Archaeology

How My Research On Ancient Egyptian Poetry Led To An Amazing Great Pyramid Discovery

What began as an expedition to record the inscriptions of ancient Egyptian quarry workers produced a remarkable discovery about the Great Pyramid at Giza. My colleagues and I in the Anglo-French joint archaeological mission to the ancient quarry site of H ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 8 2018 - 2:00pm

15th Century Fishing Fashion: Thigh-High Leather Boots?

A new sewage treatment project in London discovered something in the mud of the Thames; the remains of a human, leg bones still covered by thigh-high leather boots. When you say thigh-high leather boots it sounds much sexier than fishing waders, which are ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 6 2018 - 1:02pm

Like Stonehenge? Brits May Have To Thank The French

By Charles Choi, Inside Science – New research suggests that megaliths-- monuments such as Stonehenge created from large rocks during the Stone and Copper Ages in Europe-- owe their origins to a mysterious culture from northwest France with advanced seafar ...

Article - Inside Science - Feb 19 2019 - 12:24pm

Ancestors Of Humans Recycled Flint Tools For These Very Specific Purposes

Ancestors of modern humans "recycled" broken flint tools 400,000 years ago in order to create small, sharp utensils with specific functions in the processing of animal products and plant materials. The results were found in digs at Qesem Cave, lo ...

Article - News Staff - May 29 2019 - 11:06am

Ancient Archipelago: Haadala Gwaii-ai

A wreck with tales to tell at Naikoon in Haida Gwaii. The islands have gone by many names. To the people who call the islands home, Haida Gwaii means “island of the people,” it is a shortened version of an earlier name, Haadala Gwaii-ai, or “taken out of ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 16 2019 - 12:17pm

First Nation Middens: History In The Bones

Many First Nations sites were inhabited continually for centuries. These sites were both home, providing continuity and community and also formed a spiritual connection to the landscape. The day to day activities of each of these communities would much li ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 20 2019 - 9:38am

Mount Zion Archaeological Evidence Confirms First Crusade Attack

In 637, a few years after the founder of Islam, Muhammad, died, one of his military commanders completed the Arab conquest of Jerusalem, prior to that a holy city for Jews and Christians. It was over 400 years before Christians were able to take it back. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2019 - 12:01pm

Nordic Bronze Age Metallurgy: Metal Trading Networks Of The Late Neolithic To The First Bronze Age

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Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 24 2019 - 6:10pm

Archeologists Uncover The Church Of The Apostles

While traveling around the Sea of Galilee, visiting Tiberias, Magdala, Capernaum and Kursia in 725 A.D., a Bavarian bishop named Willibald passed through a place called Bethsaida where he saw a church built over the house of the Apostles Peter and Andrew, ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2019 - 5:06pm

Australopithecus Africanus

Two views of a natural endocranial cast articulated with a fragmentary skull of  Australopithecus africanus, an early hominid living between 2-3 million years ago in the late Pliocene and into the early Pleistocene-- and the first pre-human to be discover ...

Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Aug 3 2019 - 1:29am