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.
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.
Seven fired earthenware heads discovered in South Africa could have been used for ceremonial purposes or something else...
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 learn about the White River Narrows Archaeological District in Lincoln County, Nevada. WRN has some of the best examples of petroglyphs in the area and has a lot to teach us about prehistoric lifeways in that area.
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.
On today we play the lecture portion of Episode 8 from the Archaeology Show where Dr. John Whittaker talks about his research with Atlatls - the ancient dart throwing device. For the rest of the interview check out Episode 8 of the Archaeology Show.