By: Laura Pattillo - 264897
Common perceptions see aerial archaeology as an archaeologist sitting in a plane taking pictures of sites. This perception is partially true. However, it is more than just taking photographs. Yes, photography is its prime subject, but it is more than just photography. It is the...
By: Dhani Schimizzi
If what fellow HELIUM writer Sarah Piper says is true, that "artifacts are the butter of archaeology" then I have a lot of "butter" under my belt in the form of a little-known literary treasure that details the exact location and contents of an ancient...
By: Gina Gallacher
An Introduction to Aerial ArchaeologyYou can be sure that an aerial photograph of a potential archaeological site is worth more than a thousand words to an archaeologist and they can thank O.G.S. Crawford, known as the inventor of the scientific use of aerial...
By: Gina Gallacher
Osteology and ArcheologyForensic ArcheologyWhen most of us think of the word archeology we automatically assume prehistoric finds or "old bones". Forensic Archeology is a relatively new study and predominately deals with crime scene grave sites or "new bones".Forensic Archeology is a method of using...
By: Shirley Lake
SMALL DIG, BIG RETURNSFor fifty years, a shade-dappled site in the Atlantic Coastal Forest has produced scores of local artifacts and countless hours of inspiration, occupation, and education for the children of my clan. This secret spot, rich in old-time bottles, vintage china plates and...
By: Gemma Wiseman
An "artifact" (or "artefact") is any object, small or large, created, shaped or "selected" by human hands. The object may be complete, broken or a fragment of a whole object. An artifact is valuable to an archeaologist, a paleontologist, an anthropologist or a historian. Even...
By: Nancy Seddens
The goal of archaeology is to recreate the past from what those that lived it left behind. History, it is said, is written by the victors and nowhere is this more true then in the recorded accounts of battles. Archaeologists are able to step in...
By: Nancy Seddens
Archaeology is the science of learning about a culture by using the mom method. What is the mom method? Ask any mother and she can tell you, all she has to do is walk in her house and she knows what her kids and husband...
By: Nancy Seddens
Environmental archaeology is just what its name suggests, a branch of archaeology that focuses on how humans have over time impacted and been impacted by their environment. Today environmental archaeology is a part of most excavation projects but that's not always been the case because...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Many consider Emperor Qin's terracotta army, silently waiting in battle lines, should rank as the 8th ancient wonder of the world. Here was a man so proud of his achievements, (unifying chaotic China in this life), he wished to maintain them in the next. Life-size...

 

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