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: River Addington
America was a continent, undivided by political borders containing a great variety of different climates and cultures. In the north there were very harsh climates, reaching subzero temperatures. Into North America were a great variety of forests and deserts. Into Central America there were rain-forests...
By: JcbsGrl
Prehistoric Art in Europe: Lascaux and Altamira Prehistoric art in Europe dates back to the Upper Paleolithic period, spanning from 40,000 to 10,000 years ago and is sometimes known as the Late Stone Age and ending with the Little Ice Age. The Upper...
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: Gemma Wiseman
Even though natural glass, (mainly obsidian or fulgerites, used for shaping the workable edges into knives or arrowheads), was known from the time of Stone Age man, the first man-made glass appeared in Egypt and Mesopotamia about 3,500B.C. This took the form of...
By: Gemma Wiseman
The Stone Age is when man fashioned tools and weapons instead of selecting them from the environment. It is the era that definitively separated human behavior from animal behavior. And by the close of the Stone Age, man was moving from a food gatherer to...
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...

 

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