An overview of dendrochronology
By: Michael Carroll
From the Greek dendron, tree limb, and khronos, time, dendrochronology is the scientific method for establishing the age of timber. By "reading" the annual growth rings visible in the cross section of a tree trunk the exact year of its felling can be established. The...
By: Tim Harry
The announcement of the discovery of a hoard of Saxon gold near Lichfield in the United Kingdom made headlines around the world. The discovery was one of those archaeological discoveries that can be classed as the find of the century, and was soon given the...
By: vinesh thakersee
Staffordshire has come into focus in the last few years because of the Staffordshire Hoard, reputed to be the largest collection of Anglo Saxon treasure ever. Many of the of the archaeological sites are in the West Midlands Region, these include the Anglo Saxon Hoard...
How the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered
By: Mac Pike
Just an ordinary day: July 5, 2009 must have seemed like another ordinary day to Terry Herbert, then 55 years of age and a resident of Burnford in Staffordshire, in the United Kingdom. Mr. Herbert, then unemployed from a coffin factory, was about to indulge...
By: William O'Neal Stringer
The approximate age of ancient artifacts can be determined as long as the artifact is not older than 50,000 years. It's a technique called carbon-14 dating. All organisms that live on the Earth are based on carbon. This would be wood, plants, animals and...
By: Samuel Reid
Determining the age of artifacts has helped humans to learn more about history, and about the civilizations and ages that came before the present day. For example, if you take the example of an ancient artifact (such as a fossil), it's age can be used...
By: Bruce Tyson
A discovery of ancient coins under the Western Wall of Jerusalem shed new light on how the Temple Mount was built. King Herod has largely been credited for leading the construction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem about two thousand years ago. His temple was...
By: Maria C Collins
You may think that only bearded archeology students, led by long-haired professors, wearing stripey sweaters, can do archeology. Though such people lead digs, they need volunteers to help them. At many digs, anyone, even (supervised) children, can get involved in archeology. There are many exciting...
By: J. Lang Wood
In Southern Illinois, along the Mississippi flood plain, lays an area of the state that was once inhabited by an ancient culture. The Cahokia Indians were builders of the great mounds of earth that served as ceremonial and trade structures for the people of the...
Cahokia mound builders: Ancient culture of the Mississippi flood plain
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The Cahokia Mounds are both a treasure and a mystery. There is much that is unknown about the mounds. What is clear is that there is a history and story contained around these mounds. The Cahokia Mounds are found in Collinsville, Illinois. They are located...

 

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