Possibly produced in the Frankish part of Europe, these swords have long been a mystery. Some have agreed that they represent a new technology of crucible steel. However, there are examples of them found that have been pattern-welded, a method which usually indicates a different form of metal production.
There are other things you can record on a site besides artifacts and features. There's other visual ways to record, including photogrammetry, 360 videos, and imagery for augmented and virtual reality. You can also record sounds, scents, and even taste. Not sure what that would do for you, but, it's certainly an option.
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Extending between the Iberian Peninsula in the West, Central Europe and Italy in the East, Britain, Ireland and Jutland in the North, and Sardinia, Sicily, and the Balearic Islands in the South the ‘Bell-Beaker’ culture is the most widely distributed and coherent prehistoric ‘culture’ that has been identified in Europe.
The Pazyryk culture is thought to have been a purely nomadic culture of the Iron Age since it is only identified through burials and associated artefacts. No settlements have been linked to it. These burials are found in the Altay Mountains in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia, and were placed in long barrows similar to the tomb mounds of the Scythian culture in modern-day Ukraine.
Launching what he calls “The Archaeologist’s Manifesto” Tristan is back again (after another hiatus) and will be bringing a propaganda fuelled monthly podcast to your ears. Todays episode focuses on Decay and what that means in modern society – looking at how histories are treated and whether forgetting a history is as bad as damaging it for other ideological reasons.
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Prehistoric shellfish exploitation in the Chesapeake Bay
This podcast is about prehistoric shell middens in the Chesapeake Bay region on the Atlantic coast of the United states. Archaeologists use the term midden to refer to trash deposits, and a shell midden is just the result of prehistoric shellfishing.
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Today we talk about cultures south of the US border. We talk about what we expect to see, and do see, when early European cultures come in contact with Native American cultures. We also talk about immigration and how we can track that with archaeology.
National Monuments dedicated to immigration and the experience of immigrants and African captives:
- African Burial Ground, Manhattan
- Manzanar Internment Center
- Liberty Island-Ellis Island National Monument
- Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
The Baltic has become a major focus for maritime archaeology over the last three decades with a huge variety of different types of wreck dating from the medieval period to the 20th century in close proximity to each other.
On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we are joined by Dr. Donna Yates to discuss trafficking of archaeological materials. We talk about whose looting, whose brokering, whose buying, and what you can do to help stop looting and trafficking.
A fulacht fiadh, as it is called in Ireland, or burnt mound as it is known in the UK is a type of cooking pit which usually dates to the Bronze Age (2500-500BCE).
Located in the south-east of modern Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe, the 7.2 hectare World Heritage Site of Great Zimbabwe was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe which existed between c.1220 and 1450 CE.
Initially uncovered by bedouin shepherds in the first half of the 20th century the Dead Sea Scrolls, also known as the Qumran Cave Scrolls, contain the second oldest dated fragments of texts which eventually formed the canon of the Hebrew Bible.
A career in CRM isn't straight forward like other careers. Often, if you want to keep doing it, especially in the early years, having a side-hustle, or, other way to make money and learn, is important. On today's episode we talk to archaeologist Richie Cruz about his early side-hustle and his new side-hustle. Take a listen, learn, and start your own side-hustle.
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Bathing was not only one of the most common daily activities in Roman culture but was a highly communal activity that was raised to the level of high art through extensive ritual.
On today’s episode, Jessica interviews Dr. Sean Gantt, Acting Director of Education for Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. He talks about his vision for education at Crow Canyon, the value of public anthropology, and what drew him to this type of work. Sean also talks about his work as a graduate student working for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. There he helped with the development of an interpretation plan for the Nanih Waiya cultural landscape, the Choctaw Mother Mound, which was transferred to the tribe from a state park. From there we discuss videography and ethnography, including the importance of community based and reciprocal methods. Finally we close out by talking about specific ways that anthropology can improve as a discipline, including the role of conferences, and specific actions individual anthropologists can take to make anthropology a safer space for indigenous people.
- Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
- Sean Gantt Professional Website (Including Videography)
- Native Historians Write Back
- Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians website (Nanih Waiya Mound Page- One of the Interpretive Signs Sean Developed)
- Guide and Call to Acknowledge Native Land
During the construction of a predecessor to the present Chelsea Bridge, over the River Thames, workers dredging the river bed found a large quantity of Roman and Celtic weapons amongst a significant number of skeletons.
Sometimes storms cause nothing but destruction but sometimes they reveal secrets of our past. This is the case of Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement on the Island of Mainland, part of the Orkney archipelago, North of Scotland.
Melting ice in Northern Norway is revealing more about human activity than ever suspected.
Where DO archaeologists present there work? Conferences. Often, prior to an article publication, book, or other format an idea or research is presented at a professional conference. Sometimes, this is the ONLY place a site is talked about. How can you go to a conference? Do you need to be an archaeologist? Once you're there, how do you dress and act? All this and more on today's episode.
- Chris Webster