By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Significance of Accelerator Dating in Archaeological Method and Theory Radiocarbon dating is an important feature in archaeology; for over 35 years, there have been two types of counting systems. The first was developed by Libby and featured a screen-wall Geiger counter and a sample...
The role of aerial photography in archaeology
By: Cakir Aygun
Aerial Photography has been around only for a couple of decades for civilian use, yet a couple more for military. It has ever since been in wide use for the facility it provides in understanding a landscape. This article will try to detail, through specific...
The role of stratigraphy in archaeology
By: Poppy Sunderland
Stratigraphy is the study of the order and position of layers of archaeological remains. These layers are laid down in a sequence and this can provide important clues about the succession of events as they occurred at the site. This is why stratigraphy is a...
Archeological geology of Tel Yin'am, Galilee, Israel
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Archaeological Geology of Tel Yin'am, Galilee, Israel Tel Yin'am, in Lower Galilee, has been continually inhabited by people for thousands of years, from the Neolithic to the Roman Empire. Set in an alluvial fan at the base of a basalt fault scarp, this was...
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Archaeology of the East Slope of Jerusalem and the Terraces of the Kidron During excavations between 1961 and 1967, the famous archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon discovered tier after tier of architectural terracing buried beneath an avalanche of stone and debris on the east slope of...
Archaeology: The Search for the land of Aratta
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Search for the land of Aratta Lost kingdoms are one of the fascinating topics of archaeology – lost jungle kingdoms, abandoned desert lands – they continue to fascinate and confuse us. Some, like Atlantis, carry on remaining an enigma. Where are they? Did they...
What archaeologists mean by Iconography
By: Youngbear Roth
Archaeology is wide open in regards to its deepest meaning as a science and its profound implications as a living process, and archaeology is like water – the harder you try gripping its edges to define it, the faster it slips from your palm. Amongst...
Overview on Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites in Central Asia
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
An Overview on Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Sites in Central Asia Until the 1930s there were no identified Palaeolithic or Mesolithic sites in Central Asia. However, we know that by the Late Neolithic, around the beginning of the third millennium BCE, the region began to be...
Excavation of the Temple of the Moon at Marib
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Excavation of the Temple of the Moon at Mârib (Yemen) In April 1951, excavations began at the Temple of the Moon, some two miles southeast of Marib, in Yemen. Up to 121 men and boys and 60 oxen were employed at any one...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
Will Durant provided us a very good, brief summary of what civilization really is: “Civilization is social order promoting cultural creation. Four elements constitute it: economic provision, political organization, moral traditions and the pursuit of knowledge and the arts. It begins where chaos and...

 

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