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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Archaeology News: August 23, 2011

The museum of the Manila’s walled city, Intramuros, scheduled to open next year will hold US$35 million worth of antiques and artifacts. The museum will feature displays dating back to the 17th century.

State archaeologists are hoping thousands of artifacts they uncovered at a site in Des Moines will provide some insight into how people in the area lived nearly 7,000 years ago, from the way they made a living to what they ate and how they interacted socially.

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP), a not-for-profit corporation based out of Newport, Rhode Island, USA, is offering two 1-day underwater archaeology-related workshops in October 2011.

Tatiana Proskouriakoff was a Russian-born American epigrapher and archaeologist, who is justly famous for her detailed architectural drawings and research into Maya hieroglyphs.

I created this comprehensive list of Archaeology and Anthropology Schools in the United States and their Disciplines to assist students looking into the fields of anthropology and archaeology. When I first started looking for schools I quickly figured out, it was overwhelming. I had to visit dozens of websites just to gather the information I needed, to determine whether the college or university had the archaeology discipline I was interested in.

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the University of Pennsylvania is presenting an exhibit of everyday items transformed into stirring symbols of loss and remembrance.

Rats weren't the carriers of the plague after all. A study by an archaeologist looking at the ravages of the Black Death in London, in late 1348 and 1349, has exonerated the most famous animal villains in history.

The special issue of Quaternary International mainly consists of contributions from a selection of those presented during the first International Workshop on Earthquake Archaeology and Palaeoseismology held at the ancient Roman City of Baelo Claudia (South Spain) in September 2009.

New images of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy that were produced by a CT scanner show that its vital organs had been removed and replaced with rolls of linen.

A 3-D optical survey of World War II-era shipwrecks in deep water off the coast of North Carolina will eventually produce detailed maps for researchers. Scientists will also be looking for the wreckage of the last of the known German U-boats.

Students from Queen’s University, Belfast, and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, are working together to learn about Irish immigrants to the United States, both before and after they left home. “These people don’t get the credit they deserve. Without them, there would have been no Industrial Revolution,” said Lowell resident John McLaughlin.

In Ireland’s County Meath, students are assisting in the excavation of the Black Friary, which was built in the thirteenth century near Trim Castle. “This was a busy town and there was a constant bustle and activity here for a couple of hundred years,” said Finola O’Carroll, director of the field school.

1 Comment:

Emma Springfield said...

I cannot keep up with all the information you have. It is so fascinating and when I go to your link I then have to look further and further. I'll never get through it all.

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