By: Jennifer Boyd
Mummies have been a fascination for many people all over the world. When King Tut was unearthed years ago the world became even more enthralled with the idea of not only seeing a mummy but also the treasures that they may have buried with them...
By: Leigh Goessl
In an stirring archeological find in Germany, excavations have unearthed fractured skulls, wooden clubs and horse remains which suggest a major battle during the Bronze Age, the first of its kind unearthed. The discovery was made in the Tollense Valley (Tollensetal) which is located in...
The origins of agriculture
By: Effie Moore Salem
The actual first beginnings of agriculture started so long ago and in so many places it's hard to be specific about the precise origins but the following are the probabilities of what created this change in human consumption. Agriculture started when the hunter-gatherers could no...
Problems encountered in explaining archaeological phenomena
By: Rosemary Redfern
Every society evolves a way of life. For modern humans it is not easy to understand how much past peoples depended on the seasons, coped without electricity, or within the confines of their climate. Climates have changed in the past to a surprising degree. To...
By: Elizabeth M Young
When an archaeological investigation is in the planning stages, the detailed steps for processing the material that is collected are also planned in careful detail. Processing can be done with new material that has been collected, or older archived materials may be reprocessed and rehabilitated...
By: Carol Smock
The importance of proper handling of archeological materials cannot be overstated. Without appropriate handling and storage, both the objects and the knowledge that can be gleaned from them can be lost forever. Processing begins in the field and continues through appropriate storage of the items...
By: Lenna Gonya
A mere 10,000 years ago, humans were hunter-gatherers, hunting animals for food, and gleaning what they could from the land. Moving from place to place, they took what the land had to offer, never settling long in one area or growing their own crops...
How archaeological materials are processed
By: DLB
Despite the image portrayed by Indiana Jones, archaeologists spend a majority of their time in the lab assessing artifacts and not out in the field excavating. Because of this, the archaeological material that they analyze must retain its physical integrity and be traceable to the...
By: Andrea Theisson
The origins of agriculture began all over the world, at least 10,000 years ago, but the archeological evidence found in the Fertile Crescent, an area including the floodplains of Northern Egypt and hooking North and East to the Persian Gulf along the Tigris and...
Branches of archaeology
By: Matthew Bersson
Archaeology is the study of human culture through material goods. These goods can include structures, artifacts, and organic material. The specific type of artifact to be examined determines which branch of archeology is best for that situation. There are seven major branches of archaeology; prehistoric...

 

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