- Archaeologists Upset Theory About Easter Island Statues
Archaeologists say they have disproved the fifty-year-old theory underpinning our understanding of how the famous stone statues were moved around Easter Island. Fieldwork led by researchers at University College London and The University of Manchester has ...
Article - News Staff - May 12 2010 - 10:41pm
- Archaeology Could Benefit From Computer Modeling
Writing in American Antiquity, researchers from Arizona State University and North Carolina State University say archaeologists can use computational modeling to study the long-term effects of varying land use practices by farmers and herders on landscapes ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2010 - 12:21pm
- Absence of Evidence
"This impatience with ambiguity can be criticized in the phrase: absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." ~ Carl Sagan The first time I heard this quote was in field school. We'd spent the majority of the summer excavating the reside ...
Blog Post - Serra Head - May 24 2010 - 10:58am
- China's Ancient Past: A Snapshot Of Rural Life During The Han Dynasty
A team of archaeologists has captured a snapshot of rural life in the village of Sanyangzhuang in western China during the Han Dynasty, over 2,000 years ago. Researchers found that the town, though located in a remote section of the Han Dynasty kingdom, ap ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2010 - 3:11pm
- Archaeology on the Wikipedia
Unless you live in a very deep cave somewhere uncharted, you no doubt have heard of the wonder that is Wikipedia. The intriguing site where the common individual can write and edit encyclopedic like entries on anything their minds can come up with. In rece ...
Blog Post - Serra Head - Jun 6 2010 - 1:34am
- George Boxley from Grant to Dig
Recently I was given the opportunity to assist with a dig from the ground up. Which means, assisting in the grant writing phase as well. Assisting may be the operative word here, but any experience is good. ...
Blog Post - Serra Head - Jun 6 2010 - 2:07am
- George Boxley from Grant to Dig Pt..2: Preliminary Survey
I have gotten the dig dates, which will be the last two weeks in July, and we have the students we'll be working with all signed up. They appear to be a great group of kids, I honestly can't wait to get them in the field and see what they' ...
Blog Post - Serra Head - Jun 25 2010 - 11:21am
- Isaiah Scroll Gets A Close-Up- Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?
The Isaiah Scroll is the oldest-known copy of any book of the Bible and after 12 years of researching the Dead Sea Scrolls, Robert Cargill, an archaeologist from UCLA, got to visit the underground vault beneath the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem. ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2010 - 10:21am
- Presentation at Incon 2010 (2 of 6)
The second of six parts of my presentation at Inconjunction 2010. I resented on Archaeology and PseudoArchaeology. It was my first live talk, so I was really serious, but the audience was great and I had some great audience participation at the end. Also, ...
Blog Post - Serra Head - Aug 13 2010 - 8:15am
- Young Archaeologist Inspiration, Courtesy Of Egyptian Megalomaniac Zahi Hawass
The great thing about being a bureaucrat in a dictatorship is you can take credit for everything that happens in your personal fiefdom and treat people like garbage and there is no recourse. Well, almost no recourse. Those guys working for Saddam Husse ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 29 2010 - 3:42pm