Stonehenge is a British cultural icon that is also one of the best known archaeological sites in the world. It is set within one of the most extensive Neolithic and Bronze age landscapes in Britain.
Seven fired earthenware heads discovered in South Africa could have been used for ceremonial purposes or something else...
It's a prehistoric Native American site in Vermont that was first identified in 1972 and listed on the National Register in 1978. Winooski has a lot to say about the prehistoric past and right now there are more questions than answers.
One of the most important sites in New England, the Neville site has a rich history and a massive series of archaeological deposits that archaeologists have learned a lot from, and will continue learning from, in the future.
She was found in a quarry, ate mostly bison and elk when she was alive, and died mysteriously. This is Idaho's Buhl woman - known as Buhla.
Trapped in the heart of downtown Miami, Florida, the Miami Circle represents the ancient ruins of a prehistoric structure that is thought to have been used for ceremonial reasons, and, perhaps as a place for the dead to rejoin the soil and the environment.
On today's show we talk to Dr. Geoff Smith of the University of Nevada, Reno about a paper he co-authored in a recent issue of American Antiquity. It's all about dating sandals from a famous cave in northern Nevada, Last Supper Cave, and what they can tell us about the last 11,000 years of history and occupation in that area.
On today's episode we learn about petroglyphs and pictographs - ancient art that has filled researches and the public with wonder, fascination, and a desire to get to the bottom of the mystery of their creation.
On today's site Kirsten Lopez talks with Loren Davis at the Northwest Anthropological Conference about the Cooper's Ferry Site.
Today we'll learn that arrowheads are actually called projectile points - among other things.
Dr. Don Blakeslee (Wichita State University) joins Chris Sims at the APN booth during SAA2017 to talk about his work at Etzanoa, a site in Southern Kansas that's changing what we know about North American archaeology.
On today's episode Dr. Alan Gold tells us about Newberry Cave - a fantastic prehistoric resource in southeastern California.
On today's show we learn about obsidian. No, not the dragon glass from Game of Thrones - the volcanic glass used for millennia by prehistoric peoples around the world.
- Obsidian Wikipedia Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsidian
- Dictionary of Archaeology - Edited by Paul Bahn
- 2004 “Dictionary of Archaeology”. Penguin Reference, Penguin Books, London, England.
Two children's picturebooks are the subject of episode 16 of Prehi/stories. Picturebooks may be the first contact children have with prehistory, so we're looking at how two of the best, The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein and Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura, represent the remote past. In this episode my guests are Ghislaine Howard, a painter of powerful and expressive means whose works chart and interpret shared human experience. Her drawing Pregnant Self Portrait 1987 was part of the British Museum's exhibition Ice Age Art: arrival of the modern mind in 2013. I also talk to Andrew Needham, Associate Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology and Post-Doctoral researcher on the Templeton funded 'Hidden Depths: The Ancestry of our Most Human Emotions' project at the University of York.
A short film, Ice Age Art: The Female Gaze, featuring Ghislaine Howard can be found at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2hv2ssmB_MU
Ghislaine Howard: The Human Touch, Paintings Drawings and Prints 1980-2016, published by Manchester School of Art in association with Martin Heaps on March 16th 2017. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ghislainehoward.com
Some of the following may be behind a paywall, but some are open access.
Women and Children in art
Pal Art beyond Europe
Early Pal domestication of the dog
Andrew Needham @andyneedhamarch
Ghislaine Howard @ghislainehoward @ghislainehowar4