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Archaeology News: August 25, 2011

Archaeologist, volunteers dig up old Saginaw home
For Jeff Sommer, curator of archaeology at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, when Cheetos happen to pop up at his dig sites, they sometimes tell him stories other artifacts can't.

Archaelogists move in at ancient Highland Perthshire site
The archaeology project is being supported by a grant from the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and the permission of Glen Lyon Estate. Both archaeologists and local volunteers will be at Fortingall until the end of the month.

Eye in the sky giving new insight into St Andrews' past
"This technique will undoubtedly revolutionize the practice of commercial archaeology and I expect that surveying drones hovering over urban building sites will become a common sight in the years to come."

Buy a slice of history at house with a past
Led by the late Peter Scott, who wrote a book about the archaeology of Piercebridge, the Durham University students also excavated a site at the back of the property, revealing a Roman fort dating back to 270 AD.

'Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology' Heads to Museums
by Ethan Anderton Though you may have been disappointed with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a new event centered around everyone's favorite archaeologist should deliver the goods.

Archaeology Cafe serves up food, facts
Eat, drink and absorb ancient knowledge at Archaeology Cafe. The Destination Archaeology Resource Center (DARC) and the Leisure Club are hosting the new event at 5 pm Sept. 8.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
UW-La Crosse offers the UW System's only nuclear medicine technology program and the Midwest's only undergraduate archaeology major. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was founded in 1909 as La Crosse Normal School.

Second Kilwinning archeaological dig starts
The project costing £90000 is funded equally by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Irvine Bay, and with other support from North Ayrshire Council, Historic Scotland and West of Scotland Archaeology Service.

The Museum of Self-Archaeology takes visitors into an underground world of abandoned train stations

His project takes the form of a "Museum of Self-Archaeology," where museum visitors would be guided on a tour of individual and collective self-reflection — allowing them to re-live their pasts by exposing the history of their city's underground.


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