Debunking, Blogging, and Public Outreach: Blogging Archaeology Carnival 2014!

Sadly, I won't be making the SAA's in Texas next year. Neither will my friend Doug over at Doug's Archaeology, but he came up with a great idea for those of us who can't make, something called a blogging carnival and he's hosting the first round of questions for November (Which is also Movember, so get to growing... Continue Reading →

Podcasts, Podcasts, Maker -Scouts: Weekly Round-Up 2/10/2013

I don't really have a whole lot to report this wee, but not because nothing is going on. On the contrary, quite a bit is happening here. Chris Webber over at Random Acts of Science has invited me to be on his CRM Podcast . He's re-worked the format for the podcast and there are several panel members, so there should be some great conversation about archaeology... Continue Reading →

Ella Sophia Armitage – Mistress of The Norman Mottes

For our next early female archaeologist I want to introduce you to Ella Sophia Armitage. Armitage was a particular challenge for me, as many of the women I will introduce you to will be, since there is so little known about her as a person, other than she lived. It's aggravating  but this is the product of so many years of ignoring... Continue Reading →

How did the Easter Island Statues Get There? They Might Have Walked!

While doing research for my Remote Sensing project I happily stumbled across an entry in the book, Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology by Sarah H. Parcak, that I just had to look up. Once I got into it, I knew I had to share, since more than a few have asked about this very topic. Specifically,  how the Easter Island Statues... Continue Reading →

The 10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: The Baghdad Battery

Ah the Baghdad Battery, such a simple, yet confounding object...or is it? Let's start at the beginning...or should I say beginnings? The story starts with one German artist/archaeologist Wilhelm Konig who either unearthed the vessel during an excavation in Khujut Rabu [2], or found the object in the basement of the Baghdad Museum when he took over as curator [6].... Continue Reading →

The 10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: The Ica Stones

As we move on down the line of the 10 most not-so-puzzling ancient artifacts, we come to the Ica Stones. These are perhaps the most perplexing to me, since I don't understand how anyone can look at these and think they are real. These little gems range in size from cobbles to boulders, and depict a wide variety of images... Continue Reading →

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