Archaeological sites: Talepakemalai
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The History of Talepakemalai Talepakemalai is the largest site from the Lapita Cultural Complex and is one of our best sources for the understanding of the Austronesian settlement of Oceania and the people of the Lapita Culture. The site itself measures 20 acres and excavated...
By: Cody Hodge
There are several things that define what a civilization is. The most important are language, culture, an agricultural surplus, and art that a civilization creates. Why are these things important to defining a civilization? No group of people can get along without food, culture, the...
Archaeological sites: Kenniff Cave
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Archaeological Sites: Kenniff Cave The archaeological site of Kenniff Cave in Australia, offers great insight into the evidence for the Aboriginal occupation of Australia during the Pleistocene. For this article, I will use archaeological evidence to show the importance and significance of this site. There...
Archaeological sites: Beinan
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Archaeological Sites: Beinan The archaeological site of Beinan in Taiwan is one of the most important sites of the island. Covering more than 99 acres, the village site is one of most remarkable sites and offers us great insight into the history and the...
Archaeological sites: Jenne-jeno
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Archaeological Sites: Jenne-jeno The archaeological site of Jenne-jeno in modern day Mali, offers us great insight to the West African way of life and the impact of the trans-Saharan trade by the North African Arabs. Jenne-jeno emerged around the 3rd century BCE and by the...
An overview of archaeological sub-disciplines
By: Egon Lass
EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY Experimental Archaeology is the carefully controlled replication of ancient processes and behaviors during the use or manufacture of material culture. It would include flint knapping - the making of stone tools that are similar to ancient ones - and then using them for...
Introduction to landscape archaeology
By: David Colello
For most people, the only archeology they come across is in movies such as Jurassic Park or Indiana Jones. The image is of scientists carrying out painstaking searches for ancient artifacts. Whether by carefully excavating fossils over the course of weeks and months, or...
Introduction to maritime archaeology
By: Frances Stanford
Man has always had a relationship with the sea and the lakes and rivers in his environment. Ever since prehistoric times, people have always found a way to develop ways of travelling on the waterways and harvesting the marine life under the ocean to supply...
Introduction to experimental archaeology
By: David Colello
Experimental and archaeology at first seem like a contradiction in terms, but upon closer inspection seems a logical combination. Traditional archaeology involves either blind luck or educated guesses followed by long periods of painstaking excavation. Experimental archaeology takes a much more hands on approach to...
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Excavations at Ohalo II The excavations of Ohalo II, situated in northern Israel, provide us with a remarkable insight of Epipaleolithic lifestyles in this area. The site has been dated 18,000 BCE and was first discovered in 1989 when the Sea of Galilee...

 

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