Archaeological Oddities: Sanxingdui BronzesSource: http://bit.ly/1tzPheU
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You can see a short clip about these incredible bronzes here.
More Archaeological Odddities here.
Or buy Volumes One and Two here.
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Archaeological Oddities: Sanxingdui Bronzes
Source: http://bit.ly/1tzPheU

(image) (image)   You can see a short clip about these incredible bronzes here. More Archaeological Odddities here. Or buy Volumes One and Two here. Dr HFiled under: Archaeological Oddities, Art, Bronze Age (image) (image) Read More


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People who build together…Source: http://bit.ly/ZuD0NL
One of the aspects of public space that interests me is the way that public buildings are believed to create cohesion and community  through shared space.  These buildings seem to create cohesion even when large events aren’t being held there.  The bonds that exist within the community seem to be inextricably tied to the actual structure rather than the activities taking place there.
I wonder whether these bonds are created through the act of constructing the building.  The physical act of working in a group to erect a structure forms bonds between members that last………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
People who build together…
Source: http://bit.ly/ZuD0NL

One of the aspects of public space that interests me is the way that public buildings are believed to create cohesion and community  through shared space.  These buildings seem to create cohesion even when large events aren’t being held there.  The bonds that exist within the community seem to be inextricably tied to the actual structure rather than the activities taking place there. I wonder whether these bonds are created through the act of constructing the building.  The physical act of working in a group to erect a structure forms bonds between members that last………. Read More


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The end of a fantastic three years on Tayne FieldSource: http://bit.ly/YYv5YU
The dig has ended, the cabins are gone, and backfilling will start soon. It has been a truly epic excavation this season, with unprecedented finds and a whole host of new friends made!
(image)A wonderful view of the excavation after digging ended, looking back towards the village. Photo by AD Photographics.
The sheer amount of archaeology in the two trenches we opened, and the fact that we accomplished so much this year, is testament to our extremely hardworking volunteers and students. Thank you all for volunteering your time and efforts this summer!
(image)Grace completes the excavation of a………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
The end of a fantastic three years on Tayne Field
Source: http://bit.ly/YYv5YU

The dig has ended, the cabins are gone, and backfilling will start soon. It has been a truly epic excavation this season, with unprecedented finds and a whole host of new friends made! (image)A wonderful view of the excavation after digging ended, looking back towards the village. Photo by AD Photographics. The sheer amount of archaeology in the two trenches we opened, and the fact that we accomplished so much this year, is testament to our extremely hardworking volunteers and students. Thank you all for volunteering your time and efforts this summer! (image)Grace completes the excavation of a………. Read More


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Excavated 100 years ago: The lower Rock shelter of Le MoustierSource: http://bit.ly/1uRti1x
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Le Moustier is an archeological site consisting of two rock shelters in Peyzac-le-Moustier, Dordogne, France. The upper shelter was first excavated from 1863 by Henry Christy and Édouard Lartet, while the lower shelter was first opened for excavations by Otto Hauser during 1909.
This is a classic Mousterian point from the MTA-levels (Layer G) of the type site. The chaine operatoire of the MTA assemblage from Le Moustier  is characterized by a recurrent centripetal unidirectional Levallois concept with production of a series of unidirectional blanks. The Le Moustier………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
Excavated 100 years ago: The lower Rock shelter of Le Moustier
Source: http://bit.ly/1uRti1x

(image) Le Moustier is an archeological site consisting of two rock shelters in Peyzac-le-Moustier, Dordogne, France. The upper shelter was first excavated from 1863 by Henry Christy and Édouard Lartet, while the lower shelter was first opened for excavations by Otto Hauser during 1909. This is a classic Mousterian point from the MTA-levels (Layer G) of the type site. The chaine operatoire of the MTA assemblage from Le Moustier  is characterized by a recurrent centripetal unidirectional Levallois concept with production of a series of unidirectional blanks. The Le Moustier………. Read More


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The Numismatics of the Elder ScrollsSource: http://bit.ly/1qZPWWo
The Elder Scrolls game universe was created by Bethesda Softworks, beginning with the release of Arena (1994), then Daggerfall (1996), Morrowind (2002), Oblivion (2006), Skyrim (2011), before passing the torch to Zenimax Online for the MMO Elder Scrolls Online (2014), with a number of expansion packs released in the spaces between development of numbered titles. All of the games take place in the land of Tamriel with its nine regions united (at times contentiously) under the flag of teh Septim (aka Third) Empire:  Skyrim, High Rock, Hammerfell, Summerset Isle, Valenwood, Elsweyr, Black Marsh, Morrowind,………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
The Numismatics of the Elder Scrolls
Source: http://bit.ly/1qZPWWo

The Elder Scrolls game universe was created by Bethesda Softworks, beginning with the release of Arena (1994), then Daggerfall (1996), Morrowind (2002), Oblivion (2006), Skyrim (2011), before passing the torch to Zenimax Online for the MMO Elder Scrolls Online (2014), with a number of expansion packs released in the spaces between development of numbered titles. All of the games take place in the land of Tamriel with its nine regions united (at times contentiously) under the flag of teh Septim (aka Third) Empire: Skyrim, High Rock, Hammerfell, Summerset Isle, Valenwood, Elsweyr, Black Marsh, Morrowind,………. Read More


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New Deal Archaeology in the WestSource: http://bit.ly/1sabU5e
by Bernard K. Means
(image)C.C.C. excavations under M.R. Harrington at Nevada’s “Lost City”
Following from a suggestion I made at last year’s Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting, during the History of Archaeology Interest Group (HAIG) meeting, Mark Howe and I have put together a session for the 2015 SAA annual meeting in San Francisco, California.  Mark has done the lion’s share of the work, including pulling together most of the session’s papers, and I am happy to be the discussant for the session. We will move forward with plans to publish………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
New Deal Archaeology in the West
Source: http://bit.ly/1sabU5e

by Bernard K. Means (image)C.C.C. excavations under M.R. Harrington at Nevada’s “Lost City” Following from a suggestion I made at last year’s Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting, during the History of Archaeology Interest Group (HAIG) meeting, Mark Howe and I have put together a session for the 2015 SAA annual meeting in San Francisco, California.  Mark has done the lion’s share of the work, including pulling together most of the session’s papers, and I am happy to be the discussant for the session. We will move forward with plans to publish………. Read More


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grain dryers, malt kilns & “malting ovens”Source: http://bit.ly/1uO0Eyw
I’m taking a look at “malting ovens” and malt kilns in this post. What are they, how do they work and do “malting ovens” even exist? There’s been some news coverage recently about a rare and unusual archaeological discovery. It’s a stone built structure, it’s large and very few have been discovered in Britain. The feature that has been interpreted as a “medieval malting oven” in the centre of Northampton, dated to the 13th Century has even made it onto the local TV News. The local brewery is very keen to rescue it, rebuild it and install it at their brewery. So, it is rather important to understand………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
grain dryers, malt kilns & “malting ovens”
Source: http://bit.ly/1uO0Eyw

I’m taking a look at “malting ovens” and malt kilns in this post. What are they, how do they work and do “malting ovens” even exist? There’s been some news coverage recently about a rare and unusual archaeological discovery. It’s a stone built structure, it’s large and very few have been discovered in Britain. The feature that has been interpreted as a “medieval malting oven” in the centre of Northampton, dated to the 13th Century has even made it onto the local TV News. The local brewery is very keen to rescue it, rebuild it and install it at their brewery. So, it is rather important to understand………. Read More


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Meltdown!Source: http://bit.ly/1m3Znnz
By Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert
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On September 8, 2014, southern Arizona received heavy rains from a hurricane (Norbert) moving up along the Baja California of Mexico. Previous rains had caused some damage to our pilot pithouse experiment, but Monday’s storm dropped around 4 inches of rain in Oro Valley, melting a great deal of mud off of its superstructure and completely flooding it.
(image)The pithouse in early May 2014, shortly after we completed construction.
(image)I took this photo in late July 2014. You can see damage from the………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
Meltdown!
Source: http://bit.ly/1m3Znnz

By Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (image)   On September 8, 2014, southern Arizona received heavy rains from a hurricane (Norbert) moving up along the Baja California of Mexico. Previous rains had caused some damage to our pilot pithouse experiment, but Monday’s storm dropped around 4 inches of rain in Oro Valley, melting a great deal of mud off of its superstructure and completely flooding it. (image)The pithouse in early May 2014, shortly after we completed construction. (image)I took this photo in late July 2014. You can see damage from the………. Read More


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Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival XLIVSource: http://bit.ly/1xZ2LFg
I’m rather tardy in posting the August RBC, but classes started up again and I’m behind in pretty much everything at the moment.  Not sure if I just didn’t keep on top of the news last month or if there really were only two stories about classical bioarchaeology.19 August - Roman gold coin discovered in Sweden (Archaeology Magazine). Archaeo magazine goes the opposite headline route, downplaying the Roman-era (400-550 AD) gold coin found in a house where several people had been killed.  It’s possible the individuals made up a family and they were killed by thieves, archaeologists concluded.25………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival XLIV
Source: http://bit.ly/1xZ2LFg

I’m rather tardy in posting the August RBC, but classes started up again and I’m behind in pretty much everything at the moment.  Not sure if I just didn’t keep on top of the news last month or if there really were only two stories about classical bioarchaeology.19 August - Roman gold coin discovered in Sweden (Archaeology Magazine). Archaeo magazine goes the opposite headline route, downplaying the Roman-era (400-550 AD) gold coin found in a house where several people had been killed.  It’s possible the individuals made up a family and they were killed by thieves, archaeologists concluded.25………. Read More


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How the River Basin Surveys Shaped Historical ArchaeologySource: http://bit.ly/1qPX6Ls
This is the second installment in a series of posts about my research involving historic artifacts from the River Basin Surveys (RBS) curated by the National Museum of Natural History. In my first post, I reviewed historical archaeology in general. In this post I will discuss historical archaeology in the context of the RBS. My discussion focuses on the Upper Missouri River basin in North and South Dakota, where most of the archaeology of the RBS took place. Please see the blog’s RBS resource page for other posts on the history of the River Basin Surveys and research done in the collections……….. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project
How the River Basin Surveys Shaped Historical Archaeology
Source: http://bit.ly/1qPX6Ls

This is the second installment in a series of posts about my research involving historic artifacts from the River Basin Surveys (RBS) curated by the National Museum of Natural History. In my first post, I reviewed historical archaeology in general. In this post I will discuss historical archaeology in the context of the RBS. My discussion focuses on the Upper Missouri River basin in North and South Dakota, where most of the archaeology of the RBS took place. Please see the blog’s RBS resource page for other posts on the history of the River Basin Surveys and research done in the collections……….. Read More


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