By: Alan Parker
Like the disciplines of Psychology, Biology, Zoology, and numerous other fields, ethics plays a key role in the field of Archeology. Archeology is defined as the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures. Ethics can be defined as the moral principles that...
By: Lenna Gonya
People have been curious about the past since the earliest beginnings of time. They have found artifacts from previous generations, and unearthed monuments, and even cities built by people that left no known written history. Thousands of years ago, some of these cities and tombs...
By: Lenna Gonya
In 1996, the Society for American Archaeology adopted a set of principles regarding the behavior and work ethics of those involved in the field of archaeology. According to the Society for American Archaeology, these were laid out in eight basic principles that the Society strongly...
By: Alan Parker
One major field of education is often forgotten about with all the talk of law, medical, and historical programs in the United States. That major field is archaeology, and it is still a prominent part of many universities' and students' lives today. For all students...
By: Gioia Degenaars
Dendrochronology is a type of tree ring dating that is done by evaluating the patterns of rings on a tree trunk. These rings, known as growth rings occur as a tree grows and matures. A ring is added each year as the vascular cambium cells...
A history of palynology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Among the many questions future palynologists may ask each spring is what happens to the yellow pollen that is seen on cars, plants and is being breathed in? Thanks to earlier scientists that question can now be answered. In 1640, pollen fossils were discovered by...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Until the late 1940's, archaeologists and anthropologists faced an uphill battle when it came to dating early modern human remains and other prehistoric artifacts. At the time, the most reliable technique consisted of a relative dating method devised by geologists known as stratigraphy. The basic...
By: Amity Green
Archaeological Palynology is the science of applying botanical and paleo-botanical techniques to archaeological investigations. Basically, microscopic pollen, spores, and Particulate Organic Matter, or palynomorphs, are removed from sedimentary rock and are examined to determine the history of everything from climate change and the impact of...
By: Kay Ellis
The term Archaeology refers to the study of cultures through processing and interpreting remains left behind. Through interpreting and understanding the past, we are able to more clearly understand the behaviors of individual people groups. Because the earliest societies did not leave written records, Archaeology...
By: Mike Dover
Radio carbon dating is a method for estimating the age of archaeological samples by comparing the amount of unstable carbon 14 found in the sample with the amount of stable carbon 12 found in the sample. A team of University of Chicago researchers led by...

 

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