Archaeological News: World's Oldest Purse... →
archaeologicalnews: The world’s oldest purse may have been found in Germany—and its owner apparently had a sharp sense of Stone Age style. Excavators at a site near Leipzig uncovered more than a hundred dog teeth arranged close together in a grave dated to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C. According to archaeologist…
Best/worst part about public archaeology:
Dealing with descendant communities. Particularly if there are some who suddenly feel COMPLETELY entitled to a place which they didn’t even know existed a year ago and should somehow be involved in decisions regarding whether or not the site should be open for other people to visit. Should the place be a shrine to people that only they are privy to? Or would they rather have visitors able...
Archaeological News: Archaeological team searches... →
archaeologicalnews: MYSTIC, Conn. — Most local residents are familiar with the massacre and burning of the Pequot Indian fort in 1637 by English forces and their Native American allies. What is lesser known is that as the surviving 75 British soldiers and 200 allies retreated toward ships on the Thames River, they…
Roman jewelry found in Japan →
museion: Damn, Romans.
quitting my corporate job and got a job doing CRM for the rest of the summer. Fuck it. Much money money, and frankly, I’d rather spend my last summer in Maine for the foreseeable future to be spent digging holes with my friends.
Archaeological News: Archaeologists Unearth Rare... →
archaeologicalnews: It was discovered while archaeologists were carefully digging fill soil above a cellar dated to the early James Fort period (1607-1610) at Jamestown, Virginia, the site of North America’s first successful English colony. The artifact was the lower leaf of an ivory pocket sundial known in the…
Archaeological News: Seventy Egyptian artefacts... →
culturalsecurity: archaeologicalnews: The archaeological committee of the central administration for confiscated antiquities, led by Youssef Khalifa, verified the authenticity of a collection of ancient Egyptian objects that were found in the possession of three people in Giza. The Tourism and Antiquities Police (TAP) was… For similar news stories...
Archaeological News: Divers Go To Incredible... →
archaeologicalnews: In June 1991, treasure hunters discovered some iron helmets, guns, jars and cannons about 15 feet underwater in the Bahamas. Archaeologist Corey Malcom realized within moments of seeing the area that the marine salvagers had come upon an important shipwreck from the European colonization of…
Archaeological News: Update: Pictures: "Emergency"... →
archaeologicalnews: Though separated by a thousand years, two newfound “emergency hoards” from Israel—including gold jewelry and coins—may have been hidden by ancient families fleeing unknown dangers, archaeologists say. Revealed late last month, these 3,000-year-old rings (foreground) and earrings, from the…
Discovery of mammoth proportions | Iowa Now - The... →
cennoreth: An Iowa farmer and his family discovered an assortment of mammoth bones in their backyard; they hope assistance from the University of Iowa will uncover many more. The UI Museum of Natural History, with the cooperation of the Department of Geoscience and the Office of the State Archaeologist, is organizing the ongoing excavation and scientific evaluation of the find.
Archaeological News: Archaeologist who found... →
archaeologicalnews: FOR as long as the Queen has been on the throne, Kent archaeologist Brian Philp has been excavating and protecting threatened historical sites. But when he was called in to excavate a site in Faversham in 1965, he had no idea he was about to discover one of the most significant buildings in…
Archaeological News: World's Oldest Cave Art... →
archaeologicalnews: Prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils on Spanish cave walls are now the world’s oldest known cave art, according to new dating results—perhaps the best evidence yet that Neanderthals were Earth’s first cave painters. If that’s the case, the discovery narrows the cultural distance…
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Archaeological News: Fort Erie dig reveals trove... →
archaeologicalnews: From the original British gun positions at the fort’s southeast bastion, you can look across to Buffalo, N.Y., as the narrowing lake turns into the Niagara River. Even now, it doesn’t take much imagination to understand just how strategically important the place had been two centuries ago. …
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