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: Maureen Leung
Anthropology is the study of humankind. Its primary concern is to gain knowledge about human origins, evolution, cultures, diversity, and development. It also concerns about solving human problems. Anthropology builds knowledge from humanities, biological, social, and physical sciences. Anthropology is divided into four subfields as...
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...
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...

 

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