My post for Day of Archaeology is up, enjoy. Also read all of the other great posts on the site. #dayofarch#archaeology#crmarch http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/archaeology-10000-square-feet-929-03-square-meters-at-a-time/
Following federal law is part of being an archaeologist too. This includes the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), which requires the repatriation of ancestral remains and cultural objects to federally recognized tribes. Katie's doing contextual research in our document archives in order to identify associated funerary objects.
An authentic replica of a Viking merchant ship called Ottar. Ottar is a reconstruction of Skuldelev 1, which is believed to be the kind of vessel used to embark on trade voyages across the Atlantic in the 11th century.
Skuldelev 1 was a sturdy, ocean-going trading vessel, possibly owned by a chieftain or a group of merchants who used it to sail on trading expeditions. It was 16 metres long, 4.8 metres wide, and would have had a crew of six to eight men. Its pine, oak and lime construction supported a cargo capacity of 24 tons.
Typical of all Viking ships, Skuldelev 1 had one mast with either a wool or linen sail. It was originally built around the year 1030 in Sognefjord in Norway, with repairs along the way in Denmark.
For more: cbc.ca/natureofthings
As we celebrate the #DayofArch in Argentina, take a look at what current IFR students just discovered and hear what it means about the civilization there at Uspallata! 🌎✨
(Click LINK in bio to learn more about open IFR programs!)
It's #DayofArch and TRCA Archaeology is making our debut with two special blog posts to show you what a Day in the Life of our Archaeology Team is like at http://bit.ly/2eTrGYF and a Day at the Boyd Archaeological Field School http://bit.ly/2eTOsiN! ⠀
It's official 'day of archaeology' today apparently, here's a photo of me excavating the killing zone at Hougoumont Farm on the Waterloo battlefield. Archaeology is hard. It consists of long days, backbreaking work and I have to wear a hard hat quite often which ruins my hair (lol).... but it is also hugely rewarding and one of those rare jobs with which you can really make a difference. Those moments when you uncover an artefact, and you're the first person to see and feel it for thousands of years are completely priceless. In the killing zone for example, we were finding French musket balls. The last people to see those were soldiers desperately fighting for their lives during the Battle of Waterloo. It's crazy really. The closest thing to actual time travel we have. If you can, volunteer on a dig near you this summer! #dayofarch
What do cows and ponies have to do with archaeology? Head over to www.dayofarchaeology.com/from-castles-to-cows-exploring-the-photographic-archives-at-aberdeenshire-council/ to see my #dayofarch post and find out. #archaeology#archive#photographic
#tbt to this photo of American Archaeologist and photographer Mary Alison Frantz, at the Agora in 1947. Frantz was the Agora's official photographer from 1939 to 1964 and was famous for her photos of Greek sculpture. In 1939, as WWII was breaking out, Frantz had to photograph over six hundred tablets of Linear B script in two days before they were stored. These photographs led to the eventual decipherment of Linear B.
You can look through her whole collection in our archives: http://ow.ly/uUs2302BGNq
Our first ever teacher expedition came to a close today on #dayofarch , and it was amazing. Huge thanks to our @montpelier_arch staff for being incredible every day, for @aitc_dc for this incredible partnership, and for the amazing educators who spent the week with us: teachers are the most important people in our society, and I'm so grateful they took time out of their well deserved summer breaks to spend a week working in the dirt with us @jmmontpelier ! #digmontpelier#teachers#archaeology#pubarch
Spent my #dayofarch at a super cool historic site!
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Pot-menders at work in the Old #Excavation House, 25 Asteroskopeiou Street, in March 1937 during excavations in the Athenian Agora. According to the Athenian Agora fieldnotes from 1937, archaeologist discovered remnants of a pottery studio while excavating “filling behind retaining wall of Stoa of #Zeus . The remains of unfired clay adhering to the interior of various pieces make it probable that the material in this filling is a mass of debris from the floor of a #pottery works destroyed by subsequent building.” Ancient Greek pottery pigments from this excavation are part of the @harvardartmuseums#pigment collection. Learn more via the link in bio... #ancientruins#ancientgreece#greekpottery#dayofarch#archaeology
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Nails in the soil mark the border of a dog burial at the VIMS site in Gloucester, VA. This is one of five animal burials that have been uncovered during our excavation here. #dayofarch
Today, July 29th is the official Day of Archaeology! All over the world, Archaeologists will be sharing what their day to day duties involve. Here in Alaska, our summers are short, meaning we have a very quick and busy field season! Currently, OHA’s Archaeology Survey Team is out in the field working in an area only contactable by a Satellite Phone. Their current project is conducting data recovery (excavation) on a site before a development project starts so that the artifacts and data are preserved for the benefit of the public. Routine survey work also includes conducting subsurface testing, walking transects across areas of interest to look for surface features, recording and photographing sites, and lots of research! In this photo from a previous season, you can see our team screening the dirt coming out of a test unit—these give archaeologists an idea about the soil stratigraphy of the area and sometimes unveils a hidden cultural resource site! Alaskan Archaeologists also have the advantage of enjoying what we think is one of the prettiest landscapes around! Check out more stories at www.dayofarchaeology.com #DayofArchaeology#DayofArch#AKStateParks