Turkeys were heralded by the Mayan people as vessels of the gods and were honored as such, so much so that they were domesticated to have roles in religious rites. They were symbols of power and prestige and can be found everywhere in Maya iconography and archaeology. history.com/news/turkey-w…
Today I learned of the Proton Magnetometer. It uses the principle of Earth's field nuclear magnetic resonance (EFNMR) to measure very small variations in the Earth's magnetic field, allowing ferrous objects on land and at sea to be detected. It is used in archaeology and in the locating of wrecked ships/subs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
That, by examining high-resolution satellite imagery with algorithms developed via trial-and-error, Sarah Parcak and her team have discovered 17 pyramids, 1,000 tombs, and over 3,100 settlements in Egypt alone. She now wants to crowdsource "space archaeology" to prevent looting of ancient sites. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Neolithic stone circles dating back 7,000 years can still be found around Hong Kong today and archaeology evidence suggests the earliest human settlement trace back to 38,000 BC. Its purpose is still unidentified but some suggests it is related to worship en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Today I learned about GuΓ©delon Castle, an experimental archaeology project in France that builds a medieval castle from the 13th century using period techniques, tools and materials. The construction started in 1997 and is scheduled to be finished in 2023. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu%…
Thomas Stuart Ferguson, a devout Mormen, lost his faith looking for evdience of the Book of Mormon in Central America, but jumpstarted archaeology in that region sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
A 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum - one of the oldest ever to be discovered - was found by a British archaeology student. The discovery of the Neolithic gum, made from birch bark tar, was made by Sarah Pickin, 23, during a dig in Finland. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
There’s statistical evidence that the number of archaeology students increased after the release of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." news.nationalgeographic.c…
Adolf Eichmann's son, Ricardo Eichmann, is a professor of archaeology at the German Archaeological Institute, and professes no resentment towards Israel for the execution of his father. independent.co.uk/life-st…
There is no indication from the Bible, other ancient texts or archaeology that the average ancient Israelite ate meat on any kind of regular basis. They had an overwhelmingly consistent and basic vegetarian diet that included bread and some sort of dairy product on a daily basis biblearchaeology.org/post…
Indiana Jones has changed the image of archaeology. Before 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981), people imagined an archaeologist as a weak, older person who needs rescuing. Now the stereotype is a male Ivy League professor/adventurer with a bullwhip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
In 2006 Bill Murray joined an NYU archaeology team for a dig in the Mediterranean because he felt like it yeronisos.org/Yeronisos_F…
Archaeology shows humans living in the Americas long before the formation of the Bering Straight Land Bridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
. Archaeoacoustics is the use of acoustical study as a methodological approach within archaeology. This may for example involve the study of the acoustics of archaeological sites, or the study of the acoustics of archaeological artifacts. archaeoacoustics.org/
The United States Navy has their own Underwater Archaeology branch which manages, conserves, and studies military shipwrecks and sunken aircraft en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Und…
"One of the greatest mysteries: What did the [Egyptian] pyramid builders eat? . . . Richard Redding, a research scientist at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, has helped shed light on the answer to this question. In short, the builders ate meat. Lots and lots of meat. Often with a side of meat." lsa.umich.edu/lsa/ci.thed…
The 1992 Ig Nobel prize for Archaeology was awarded to Eclaireurs de France (A french scouting committee that removes grafitti) after they erased two prehistoric paintings in the Cave of MayriΓ¨res supΓ©rieure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cav…
Today I learned of Monte Melkonian, who went from being an ordinary Californian kid to touring war torn Vietnam at 15 and then giving up a promising career in Archaeology to travel through unstable regions, participate in various conflicts and finally becoming an Armenian martyr in the Nagorno-Karabakh war. articles.latimes.com/1993…
The meaning of the word 'sherd': a piece of a broken brittle substance of ceramic nature in the world of archaeology. Sherd most commonly refers to Native American pottery, whereas shard is used in a European context. melaniemagdalena.com/thou…
There's a separate room in the National Archaeology Museum of Naples, where ancient erotic and pornographic art (mostly from Pompeii) is exhibited. It's called Secret Cabinet, because from 1821 till 2000 visitors only had limited or no access. cir.campania.benicultural…
Thomas Jefferson is considered the father of North American archaeology. He started by digging up Indian burial grounds on his own property. franceshunter.wordpress.c…
During filming of a jousting reenactment in the archaeology show Time Team a splinter from a wood lance went through the eye-slit in the helmet of one of the participants and entered his eye socket. he died a week later in hospital en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
German native Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), the father of modern archaeology, not only knew 13 languages but also claimed that he could learn any new language in 6 weeks and that he wrote his diary in the language spoken in whatever country he was staying in. sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
The common notion of Vikings having worn horned helmets has no foundation in historical findings. Rather, it was a misconception popularized in the 1800s due to misapplied archaeology and an opera written by Richard Wagner "Der Ring des Nibelungen." scribd.com/doc/51267328/F…

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