By: Stephen Cook
The job of an archaeologist is to study the past, so that we can learn more about those that lived before us. That means that it is their responsibility to deal with delicate artifacts and important, historical sites. Because of their great responsibility, the field...
By: Lenna Gonya
Archaeology has come a long way over the past century. New techniques, and the emphasis on how research is conducted has lead to less invasive procedures. These are designed to preserve historic sites and eliminate more destructive methods while still recording vital historical and archaeological...
By: Lenna Gonya
Archaeology is no longer simply a matter of digging in the earth and retrieving relics and artifacts. It now involves many sciences, and each one contributes to completing the historic picture of the past. Archaeogenetics is the study of the DNA found in various archaeological...
By: Lenna Gonya
Archaeology is a broad and diverse field that covers nearly every aspect of the past and how it relates to the present. It is much more than the stereotypical treasure hunt. Today’s archaeologists specialize in different areas and different scientific methods to pursue their...
By: Lenna Gonya
Cities have been built on top of the ruins of previous cities, and homes, over older homes for thousands of years. This worldwide tradition has lead many people, professional archaeologists and amateurs alike, toward an interest in what lies beneath the surface of city streets...
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...

 

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