Tag Archives: Excavation

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2013

This blog has its roots in archaeology. After all, it is named “Indiana Jen” after my hero, Indiana Jones. As such, I would like to highlight the Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2013 as posted by Archaeology Magazine. The list … Continue reading

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My First Archaeological Dig

When I was 19 years old, I ventured into the jungles of Central America to excavate a Mayan Site. It was a Classic, Late-Classic Site located at Chan Chich outside of Gallon Jug. It was when I fell in love … Continue reading

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Continued Excavations in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp

As a former resident near the Great Dismal Swamp, I’ve been following this story with great interest. The Swamp is inhabited with snakes, mosquitos, alligators, and, at one point, people. Its inhospitable nature is exactly what provided protection to those … Continue reading

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Looking for a Dig this Summer?

Summer is the height of archaeological field season  (with few exceptions – if you want to go to Egypt, plan on a winter excavation). Students are regularly asking me how they can get on a dig and where. The reality … Continue reading

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10 Funniest Archaeology Videos

Digging In the Dirt has a great blog post on the Top Ten Funniest Archaeology Videos, including my favorite from Eddie Izzard. Read and enjoy!

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Mona Lisa Digs Unearth Tombs & a Crypt

Recent archaeological excavations under the estate of Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, the woman thought to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, have revealed family tombs and crypts. Archaeologists are hoping to find Giocondo’s remains and, using her skeletal frame, to … Continue reading

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Participate in Interactive Archaeological Digs Online

The AIA (American Institute of Archaeology) has, available through their webpage, a great educational feature – online, interactive archaeological digs. You can excavate a site in ancient Greece, Byzantine Turkey, an American Civil War Prison, and much, much more. With … Continue reading

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