Why is mythology important when studying history and archaeology?
By: Greggory Delman
It would seem at first that history and archaeology would stand on their own as studies. If you want to know about a society, then you should just look at their history, at the buildings they've built, or at the cultural remains they have left...
Archaeological sites: Cishan
By: Gillian Taber
The term Cishan refers to a culture which flourished on the Yellow River in China, around 6000 - 5500 BC. The area had long been known as a cradle of early agriculture, Cishan lying close to the modern city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei...
The history of the Abu Hureyra site
By: Gillian Taber
Tell Abu Hureyra is the remains of a village, found on the south bank of the Euphrates River, in Syria. It was excavated by a British team in 1972 and 1973. The village was subsequently flooded under Lake Assad, a reservoir of the Tabqa Dam...
By: Beverley Francis
Oopart meaning out-of-place-artifact was coined by zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson and is used to describe historical archaeological or palaeontological objects that are found in very unusual or impossible locations. The term is mainly used by crypto-zoologists and paranormal enthusiasts and is rarely used by historians...
By: Avril Defleurey
Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of the physical remains. Computational archaeology - Is computer-based analytical or investigative (enquiring intensely into) methods for the study of long-term human behaviour and behavioural evolution. Analytical...
Archaeological sites: 'Ain Ghazal
By: Todd Hicks
Is archaeology one of the fields you possess a serious interest in? Do you get a thrill out of learning things about various archaeological sites? Have you heard about Ain Ghazal? By reading this article, you will ascertain some very interesting insight about Ain Ghazal...
Fictional Archaeologist Inspires Interest in this Field
By: Len Morse
The Indiana Jones movies have inspired interest in archaeology, even though the movies are based around a fictitious character. These films do not give archaeology a bad name at all: They focus on the adventures of an intelligent, respectable man who is passionate about his...
Archaeology: Finding treasures in ancient trash
By: Elizabeth M Young
The evolution of trash dumps as archaeological treasure troves begins in Egypt, where the first methods of retrieving and disposing of garbage were developed. The city of Oxyrhynchus in Northern Egypt is a fascinating story that spans the centuries. In the early 1800's archaeologists found...
The value of new age archaeology to archaeology's mainstream
By: David Colello
The Value of New Age Archaeology to Archaeology's Mainstream What possible value can be added to mainstream archaeology by fringe theories regarding Atlantis, UFOs, or global conspiracies? This question is inextricably tied to broader concerns about free speech and the risks associated with it. In...
Introduction to museum studies
By: James Johnson
Museum Studies is not the study of museums, but rather the study of how to set up, organize and run a museum, it is also called museology. It is a complex field that requires the understand of numerous other fields, including business, psychology, preservation techniques...

 

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