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  • Archaeologists uncover Viking Army Camp

    Archaeologists uncover Viking Army Camp

    Via Heritage Daily : A huge camp which was home to thousands of Vikings as they prepared to conquer England in the late ninth century has been uncovered by archaeologists. Established in Torksey, on the banks of the River Trent in Lincolnshire, the camp was used as the Vikings’ defensive and […]

  • Archaeology is far more than the study of the ‘dead’

    Archaeology is far more than the study of the ‘dead’

    Via The Pueblo Chieftain : “We Dig the Past”, Pueblo Archaeology & Historical Society’s (PAHS) unofficial motto, underscores the excitement members have in the various avenues addressed by this scientific discipline. Actually older than anthropology but long an adjunct to it, Herodotus (484-425 BCE) is credited with being the first scholar […]

  • Ever Dreamed of Being an Archaeologist?

    Ever Dreamed of Being an Archaeologist?

    Via National Geographic : Growing up, I was obsessed with Indiana Jones—and today, I’m lucky enough to be an archaeologist who digs regularly in Egypt. Now, I get to help others live out the dream with GlobalXplorer. Here are some of their stories. Sean Kohler, 42, works in Phoenix, Arizona as […]

  • Gold Coins

    Are Archaeologists Legitimate Treasure Hunters?

    Via Huffington Post : It rains a lot in the Carpathian Mountains. You can see the storm clouds roll over the top of the hills, threatening any fair-weather archaeologists in the valley where Sarmisegetuza is nestled, far below. Unfortunately, on several occasions I was part of that group of fair-weather archaeologists. […]

  • A Lost City Found?

    A Lost City Found?

    Via The Archaeological Conservancy : Earlier this year the media reported that a scientific expedition had discovered a 1,000-year-old lost city in a remote area in eastern Honduras. But rather than celebrating this news, a number of other researchers were up in arms. On March 2, 2015, a news story on the […]