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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Top 10 Posts: Sunday July 3, 2011

Find out what articles visitors and loyal readers are sharing every week on Ancient Digger. These posts are the most popular and read articles for the week, starting on Sunday and ending on Saturday.

30 Reasons Why You Should Become An Archaeologist
Sometimes it’s not about the school, money, or where you’ll move your family after you graduate. It takes a special individual to do what archaeologists do, and there are some perks and not so nice aspects of the field, but you have to be willing to sacrifice.

Brother-Sister and Father-Daughter Marriage in Ancient Egypt
Anthropologists recognize that marrying one’s sister, brother, father, or mother was quite common in Ancient Egypt. Marriage of kin functioned "to preserve the purity of the royal blood line," to keep privilege and rank rigidly within the group .
Brother-Sister and Father-Daughter Marriage in Ancient Egypt

Monday Ground Up: The Mystery of the Pyramids Revealed in Coral Castle
Edward charged visitors 10 cents to tour the property, and while he guided them along their journey, allowed them to ask him questions about his Coral Castle. On many occasions, he would tell tourists that his castle was easy to build, if you know how to do it. His answers were vague and his demeanor bizarre, believing that he held the secrets to the pyramids and he would bring them to his deathbed.
The Mystery of the Pyramids

Best Graduate Schools, Universities, and Colleges for Archaeology and Anthropology
I have compiled several lists in order to help you determine the best archaeology colleges and universities with the best programs for archaeology, as well as the top undergraduate colleges, universities and school programs for anthropology and archaeology.

Archaeology News and Discoveries: June 27, 2011
The H.L. Hunley, a Confederate submarine, sealed its place in history on a February night in 1864 when it became the world's first sub to sink an enemy warship in combat. Then its own fate was sealed when it sank mysteriously to the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Charleston, S.C., killing its crew of eight.
Archaeology News and Discoveries: June 27, 2011
The Best Schools For Nautical, Maritime, and Underwater Archaeology in the US
Typically nautical, maritime, and underwater archaeologists study artifacts in ocean or sea environments. However, specialization usually doesn't occur until graduate school after the student has received a BS in Anthropology.
The Best Schools For Nautical, Maritime, and Underwater Archaeology in the US

Fossils 101: Caesar’s Creek Ordovician Fossil Hunting
When I was a child growing up in Ohio, my class would take yearly fieldtrips to the Caesar’s Creek Spill off to go fossil hunting. As a child, it was hard to stay focused on the task at hand. We would never read the signs stating we had to leave behind the fossils bigger than our palms, and now that I’m older, I can appreciate why the signs were posted.
Ordovician Fossils

Monday Ground Up: The History of the Submarine and the Launching of the German U-boat Fleet
In 1620, Cornelius Drebbel, a Dutch inventor working for the English Royal Navy, tested the first submarine on the Thames River in England. Between 1620 and 1624 Drebbel successfully built and tested two more submarines, each one bigger than the last.

Monday Ground Up: Early Years of Flight Week
It’s one of the first hangers most visitors at the National Museum of the Air Force start with. You walk in and the feelings of nostalgia take hold, as you gaze upon the gravity defying aircraft that changed history. The delicate contours of the fabric frame the airplane like a painting and you wonder how perfection could ever be rivaled.
Read more: Early Years of Flight Week

Monday Ground Up: Greek Architecture
Initially, there was a borrowing of Asian ideals which evoked structures that were both wholly and represented simplicity; moreover, the specific design spread from Sicily to India, making the Greeks cultural exporters.

Greek Architecture


Emma Springfield said...

I have spent most of my Sunday afternoon engrossed in your site. I hated history when I was in school but I am very interested now. I enjoyed reading your articles and checking the links and videos you provide. I am not posting only on your latest post but on many of the posts you have done. I hope to go through them all over time.
Ancient Digger is Nature Site of the Week at Nature Center Magazine beginning July 5, 3011.

Emma Springfield

Lauren Axelrod said...


I am so glad to hear you say that. This site has been an huge challenge since I try to maintain it during a fulltime school schedule.I really appreciate the fact that you're enjoying history because of this site. Like you, when I was a child, I really didn't like history. That may have been because my teachers and I never saw eye to eye. Today, it's a different story.

Thanks so much for the kind comment and also the feature on your site. Much appreciated!

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