The origins and future of exoarchaeology
By: Gary C. Gibson
Exo-archeology is a dormant science yet is does have it good points. The search for extra-terrestrial intelligence project was established in 1984. Today it has 150 scientists looking for extra-terrestrial life forms and artifacts. It is important not to be biased about what form extra-terrestrial...
The building of the Egyptian pyramids
By: Daniel Magee
PyramidsAwesome or Awful ?Without question pyramids are awesome, especially the Great Pyramid at Giza. Not only because of its enormous size, six and a half million tons of rock, (enough to build almost 18 Empire State Buildings) - but by its very existence.If it...
By: Stephen Popple
Environmental archeology includes all geological and biological studies undertaken to investigate the environments in which past human societies lived and to trace ecological changes through the period of human history. As archeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites...
An overview of archaeological sub-disciplines
By: Sarah Kiko
Archaeology, or Physical Anthropology, is one of the four branches of Anthropology, which is, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, "the scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans". The other three branches of Anthropology include Cultural...
Indiana Jones was Magic for Archeology
By: Henri Zimand
Indiana Jones is the best thing that could happen for archeology.It suddenly gave people interest in archeology in a way never known before. It opened eyes and minds to archeology. Archeology when learned in school can be boring but after seeing Indiana Jones, suddenly...
Introduction to archaeoastronomy
By: B. Stone
Archaeoastronomy is the study of the history of human interaction with the cosmos. It is a broad, and relatively new science that takes on attributes of archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, statistics, and history. Archaeoastronomers try to figure out how ancient civilizations interacted with the heavens, how...
Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: Beverly Bart
Is Indiana Jones bad for archaeology? Many years ago, as a high school student picking a career, I had chosen archeology. Sad to say I found support lacking in this choice. Neither with my family nor within my academic environment did I find support. Even...
By: Mayflor Markusic
Wouldn't it be nice to be the one to find that lost tribe in the Envira region of the Amazon forest? Wouldn't it be exciting if you were the one who will open a 3,000-year old sarcophagus inside an Egyptian tomb? And wouldn't it...
Human evolution: A timeline
By: Jeff Charlebois - 428163
In 1859, Charles Darwin published a controversial paper on evolution called The Origin of Species. By evolution, Darwin meant that all plants and animals are by their very nature, mutable, able to undergo small changes in their makeup; and that all existing plants and animals...
Introduction to archaeological science
By: Billy B. Bob
Relative Dating at SterkfonteinThere are two types of dating in anthropology. The first is absolute dating, "which ties a fossil or artifact to an absolute time scale in years" (Conroy, 2005). It can also be referred to as chronometric dating. Absolute dating involves the analysis...

 

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