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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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August 27, 2014

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5:19 PM | 2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered
A Phoenician trading ship dating to 700 B.C. is discovered off the island of Malta. The wreck is one of the oldest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading →
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5:19 PM | 2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered
A Phoenician trading ship dating to 700 B.C. is discovered off the island of Malta. The wreck is one of the oldest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading →

August 20, 2014

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5:22 PM | Agriculture, Inequality and Cremation in Iron Age Spain
One of the major debates in archaeology is when do we begin to see inequality among human groups, and what caused this this to happen. Social inequality has been defined […]

JORGE DE TORRES RODRÍGUEZ (2014). A PLACE FOR EVERYONE. THE STRUCTURE OF ARROYO CULEBRO D CEMETERY AND THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION IN THE MIDDLE TAGUS VALLEY IRON AGE (SPAIN), Oxford Journal of Archaeology,

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