Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: G E Barr
WAS ROCKY BAD FOR BOXING?The Indiana Jones movies I recall starred Harrison Ford. He was good looking and swashbuckling in nature. Of course, real archaeologists are not like this. Mainly because the job doesn't really require all that fighting, running and dodging. There's no...
Archaeology today
By: Brooke Wolfe
Archaeology of Anatolia December 9th, 2003 3: Megarons in Ancient Anatolia (Modern day Turkey) The megaron is an architectural form surprisingly found to last throughout most of the historical ages in Anatolia. The fist evidence of it is in Chalcolithic Beycesultan (5500-3000) and the most...
Archaeology today
By: Ray Burke
Basics of Archaeology:Archaeology is the study of Man's past through his physical and artifactual remains. Archaeology is one of those subjects that fascinate people. Why, they think, would someone spend their days and lives, usually in a field, digging for past civilisations' rubbish? Well, for...
Educational requirements for a career in archaeology
By: Laura Hinds
So, you have decided that you would like to become an anthropologist. There are many different facets of anthropology and before you decide on a specific field, you must get the basics of the educational requirements completed. At most universities anthropology and archeology are studied...
The archaeological evidence of the existence of Atlantis
By: Gary C. Gibson
If the eruption of There/Santorini in the Mediterrainian about 1500 B.C. (or 1625 B.C. per uncertain dating) that destroyed Minoan settlements followed maybe 50 years later by the fall of Crete's Knostic culture can be said to have been the Atlantan civilization referred...
Introduction to archaeobotany
By: Poppy Sunderland
Archaeobotany is the study of botanical (plant) remains that are retrieved from archaeological sites. In simple terms, the purpose of archaeobotanical study is to discover what plants were present at archaeological sites and how they were used in the past.Some terminologyArchaeobotany is a branch...
The significance of lamps and torches in late Archaic & Classical Greek archaeology
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Significance of Lamps and Torches in the Late Archaic and Classical Periods There are many ways of understanding the culture and history of civilizations - literary sources, archaeological remains, art, architecture etc, and each type can offer us different aspects of their lives...
Archaeological sites: Igbo-Ukwu
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Archaeological Sites: Igbo-Ukwu The archaeological site at Igbo-Ukwu in modern-day Nigeria offers us great insight into the history of the country. The site itself is situated at the edge of a rainforest, to the east of the Niger River and a little to the north...
Archaeology: Early Cycladic marble figures
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Early Cycladic Marble Figures The artworks that have come from Greece have fascinated and inspired scholars and non-academics for centuries. Ancient Greek art was seen as the height of civilization and of taste. Here, I wish to present and discuss the early Cycladic marble figures...
Archaeological sites: The Varna cemetery
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Varna Cemetery The accidental discover of the Varna Cemetery (otherwise known as the Varna Necropolis) on the Black Sea coast of modern day Bulgaria, has shed light onto the lives of the people in the vicinity and the burial customs they practiced. When it...

 

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