Category Archives: Archaeology

Native American Accounts of the Donner Party Provide New Insight into the Tragedy

Most school children have heard the story of the ill-fated Donner Party, the small group of pioneers who became stranded in the Sierra Nevada pass (now termed “Donner Pass”) and resorted to cannibalism to survive. This month’s Archaeology Magazine highlights a … Continue reading

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Explore the Pyramids in 3D Online

A new website, Giza 3D, has launched on which you can explore the Giza Pyramids online in 3D. The project was launched by engineering firm Dassault Systèmes under direction of Harvard University and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. What makes the website … Continue reading

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Stanford Posts Modeling Program for Mapping the Ancient World

Stanford has just launched Orbis, a self described: “Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity.” Scholars, laymen, educators, and students can … Continue reading

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Dogs Use Humans as Tools

The domestication of dogs is one of the few universal domestication events – everywhere that you find humans, you find dogs. Human beings have inarguably benefited from the domesticated of canines. Dogs are used as: hunting aids, herding animals, guards, … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Uncover Statues of the Children of Antony & Cleopatra

One of the most famous love stories of history, that of Antony and Kleopatra, has had a new piece to the puzzle added with the discovery of a new statue that archaeologists believe depict their children: Alexander Helios (the Sun) … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Discover Bronze Statue of a Female Gladiator

Archaeologists have recently uncovered the statue of a topless, female warrior that they believe represents the likeness of a female gladiator. Female gladiators, termed a Gladiatrix, are well documented in Roman history and archaeology (although somehow left out of popular … Continue reading

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Archaeology of the Titanic

This month’s Archaeology Magazine highlights the history of the archaeology of the RMS Titanic, the famed “unsinkable” luxury liner that sank after striking an iceberg on April 15 1912. The Titanic has been subject of romance and scholarly inquiry – especially … Continue reading

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Western Europe’s Oldest String Instrument Uncovered in Scotland

Archaeologists in Skye have uncovered the remnants of a lyre on the Isle of Skye. The artifacts looks to be around 2,300 years old and served as a bridge to the musical instrument. While lyre’s existed in the Eastern World more … Continue reading

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Construction Workers Find Largest Hoard of Roman Coins in England

Construction workers laying ground for a new hotel in the region of Roman Bath hit upon the largest hoard of Roman coins ever uncovered in England. The hoard contains more than 30,000 silver pieces dating to around 270 CE. This time … Continue reading

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Using Google Earth to View 3D Images of Buildings and the Amazon

There is no doubt that Google Earth is one of the great, innovative, and creative educational resources of the decade… no, the century. If you have followed the history of archaeology, for example, you will see what Google Earth has accomplished … Continue reading

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