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: Jonathan Greengrass
The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy with two chambers, the elected House of Commons and the appointed House of Lords. Both Houses are responsible for the creation of laws, as well as debating and questioning the government. Laws are made through a system established...
The cost of crime: How it affects citizens
By: Courtney Lindsay
The daily newspaper headlines over the last decade or two reads like a gristly tale. The same depressing stories blare from our television sets, and even watching the news is a traumatic experience for those who have not been bludgeoned into accepting the horrible truth...
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 laws are made in Great Britain
By: Raffi Varoujian
Great Britain defined The titles “United Kingdom” and “Great Britain” are often used interchangeably. Great Britain comprises England, Wales and Scotland. The first two share a common legal system, whereas Scottish law derives from a mixture of common and Roman law. Since devolution...

 

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