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September 30, 2014

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8:00 AM | Those Who Emerged from the Earth
As we know by now, science is not the last word on anything. It is one story among many, and it alone doesn’t satisfy every inquiry. Over the last few years I’ve been visiting landscapes associated with the Bering land bridge in western Alaska. Most archaeologists believe this is where the first people crossed from […]
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8:00 AM | Those Who Emerged from the Earth
As we know by now, science is not the last word on anything. It is one story among many, and it alone doesn’t satisfy every inquiry. Over the last few years I’ve been visiting landscapes associated with the Bering land bridge in western Alaska. Most archaeologists believe this is where the first people crossed from […]

September 28, 2014

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8:05 PM | Archaeo-Scope: Sexualizing Archaeologists? Today, inspired by...
Archaeo-Scope: Sexualizing Archaeologists? Today, inspired by various conversations - I have questions regarding the phenomenon of overtly sexualized archaeologists in various media. Welcome to Archaeo-Scope. In this series we take an archaeological perspective on modern culture; asking questions about current trends and observations from around the world. Uploaded by: Archaeosoup.

September 27, 2014

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8:06 PM | Archaeo-Chat: Viking Armies = 50% Women? Today, I chat with Liv...
Archaeo-Chat: Viking Armies = 50% Women? Today, I chat with Liv about apparent the claim that Viking armies were composed of 50% women. Link: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/09/female-viking-warriors-proof-swords In this series we record unscripted conversations about archaeology, what it is like to be an archaeologist and related topics. Uploaded by: Archaeosoup Productions.

September 19, 2014

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3:50 PM | Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones
Most archeologists bristle at the mention of Indiana Jones, and for good reason. In this piece, originally featured at Last Word On Nothing, journalist Erik Vance takes a close look at the questionable professional ethics of Henry Walton Jones, Jr. and arrives at an unsettling conclusion: The man is a looter.Read more...

September 17, 2014

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2:02 PM | An Unusual Case of Scurvy found in the Maya
Scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C in one’s nutrition. Historical accounts of the disease are first recorded in 1845, noting the presence of rosy patches of skin, […]

Wrobel G (2014). A likely case of scurvy in a rural early classic maya burial from Actun Uayazba Kab, Belize., American journal of physical anthropology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25105478

White C, Maxwell J, Dolphin A, Williams J & Longstaffe F (2006). Pathoecology and paleodiet in postclassic: historic Maya from northern coastal Belize., Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 101 Suppl 2 35-42. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17308807

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2:02 PM | An Unusual Case of Scurvy found in the Maya
Scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C in one’s nutrition. Historical accounts of the disease are first recorded in 1845, noting the presence of rosy patches of skin, […]

Wrobel G (2014). A likely case of scurvy in a rural early classic maya burial from Actun Uayazba Kab, Belize., American journal of physical anthropology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25105478

White C, Maxwell J, Dolphin A, Williams J & Longstaffe F (2006). Pathoecology and paleodiet in postclassic: historic Maya from northern coastal Belize., Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 101 Suppl 2 35-42. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17308807

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September 14, 2014

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6:06 PM | How to Become an Archeologist
Even before the Indiana Jones movies came out, archeology had broad popular appeal. The tools of the trade seemed simple, and the possibilities it held out (Maybe I’ll find a fortune in treasure! Maybe I will make a famous discovery!) were seductive. Add to the mix the allure of exotic destinations, and you have a […] The post How to Become an Archeologist appeared first on Citizen Science Center.

September 12, 2014

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8:00 AM | On My Way to Burning Man
I’ve just returned from Burning Man, a Mad Max bacchanalia in the desert of western Nevada. I went to see what my civilization was up to, what fiery pinnacle we’ve invented. I also wanted to see it in context, which is why my time at this 69,000-person conflagration was only part of a larger journey. […]
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8:00 AM | On My Way to Burning Man
I’ve just returned from Burning Man, a Mad Max bacchanalia in the desert of western Nevada. I went to see what my civilization was up to, what fiery pinnacle we’ve invented. I also wanted to see it in context, which is why my time at this 69,000-person conflagration was only part of a larger journey. […]

September 09, 2014

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6:07 PM | Cemeteries: Peaceful Resting Places or Competitive Interactive Arenas?
When I think about modern cemeteries, I usually perceive them as quiet resting places for the deceased. As I drive by them they are usually well kept, maintained green spaces […]

Koji Mizoguchi (2014). The centre of their life-world: the archaeology of experience at the Middle cemetery of Tateiwa-Hotta, JapanYayoi, Antiquity, 836-850. Other:

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8:00 AM | Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones
The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which barely twitch during the windless days. Meanwhile, pasty grad […]
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8:00 AM | Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones
The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which barely twitch during the windless days. Meanwhile, pasty grad […]
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8:00 AM | Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones
The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which barely twitch during the windless days. Meanwhile, pasty grad […]
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8:00 AM | Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones
The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which barely twitch during the windless days. Meanwhile, pasty grad […]

September 06, 2014

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11:59 PM | Fear Nothing but Extinction
Dreadnoughtus schrani land’s gigantic herbivore of near sixty tons   Related articles Dreadnoughtus: Gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaur Researchers unveil Dreadnoughtus: A gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaur The Earth Groaned Meet Dreadnoughtus, The ‘Astoundingly Huge’ Dinosaur Discovered In Argentina

September 04, 2014

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5:00 PM | Performing Funerals in Mycenaean Greece (1600-1100 BCE)
I’ve been spending the last few days learning about grave goods found with the dead during the Early Anglo-Saxon period. Grave goods are an interesting artifact- as it isn’t something […]

Boyd, Michael (2014). The materiality of performance in Mycenaean funerary practices, World Archaeology,

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