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: 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: Darren James Bighetty
The collective unconsciousness, is a concept of Jungian Psychology, in which there is the overall cellular memory of past ancestors, that is located inside of the body. The archetypes of each person is the projected ideas of the world around, and it is the way...
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...

 

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