The SAA president's response to the Spike TV show... →
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This is beyond infuriating and reckless. The fact that someone thinks it’s ok to go looting through a site, completely disturbing the context of a site, to pilfer out artifacts they can sell for profit… Is it 1935? Are we still doing this shit in America? Has a hundred years of American archaeology taught us nothing about how important it is to preserve sites? These are finite...
things that are frustrating:
Not being able to find really ANY secondary literature about African Americans outside of the south during the 18th/19th centuries, pre-Civil War. This isn’t very surprising, considering that the work that I am currently doing is so compelling to pretty much everyone I’ve talked to. At the same time, trying to write an entire master’s thesis based upon primary source information...
Archaeological News: Scientists find 4500-year old... →
archaeologicalnews: Iraqi and foreign archaeologists have uncovered a temple at the Sumerian city of Ur, which dates back to about 2500 B.C., the head of the Antiquities Department says. So far the scientists have uncovered one of the walls of the temple along with numerous graves from the same period, said Hussein…
“On one occasion,” to quote from the life of Sir William Pepperrell, “Benjamin Bullard, a merchant of Antigua, shipped to Kittery Point [Maine] five negroes, consigned to the firm of Pepperrells. He received the following answer, dated June 25, 1719: Sir:- I received yours by Captain Morris, with bills of lading for five negroes, and one hogshead of rum. One negro woman,...
Everything I'm doing is depressing and fulfilling...
Slavery Forlorn, on Senegambias arid sands, Robb’d of her hope the wretched mother stands. With eye swollen anguish & heart rending grief, She prays the savage Christian for relief; Release my son, or bind his mother too; Inflict all torments slavery ever knew; To dry the starting tear in Sanga’s eyes, I’ll bear all torture avarice can devise. But Sanga’s scourged to his dreary gloom, The...
Archaeological News: Scientists Turn to... →
archaeologicalnews: Global concerns about climate change, economic turmoil and cultural upheaval have often generated worldwide discussion through a variety of forums. For a number of scholars and scientists, some of the answers are being sought by looking at the archaeology of past societies to determine how…
Archaeological News: Archaeologists Make Big Find... →
archaeologicalnews: MEXICO CITY – A total of 23 pre-Columbian stone plaques dating back approximately 550 years, with carvings illustrating such Aztec myths as the birth of the god of war Huitzilopochtli, were discovered by archaeologists in front of the Great Temple of Tinochtitlan in downtown Mexico City, the…
gardant: Processualism vs. Post-Processualism -... →
archaeology-dig-it: gardant: zomganthro: samanthro: Archaeologists: this has been confusing me forever. Can someone explain the difference between processual and post processual archaeology? Alright, now, not everyone all at once… lemme take a crack. [caveat: my first archaeology prof was ian hodder, so yeah,… amazing :)