Tags » Archaeology

Arrowhead Springs, Drought Resistant Summer Seep

The Chumash pictograph panel at Arrowhead Springs. The arrowhead-shaped mineral stain surrounding the rock art points down to a spring issuing from under the boulder. 368 more words


The Tenth Roman Legion in Jerusalem

Students of the Bible are aware that the city of Jerusalem, including the Herodian temple, was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. Vespasian commanded the Romans in the north of the country. 414 more words


Another Hike, More Waterfalls

We found another beautiful place to hike near the cottage. The Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park (there’s a link to the park’s website at the end of this post). 106 more words

The Cottage

Digging up a Lincoln courthouse

An excavation in Bloomington, IL has uncovered traces of a courthouse where Lincoln practiced.  Archaeologists are digging at the site before construction begins on a project for the McLean County Museum of History.

Abraham Lincoln

Captain Ahab's Revenge: Brewing Beer From An Ancient Whale Bone

What happens when an amateur paleontologist with a love for beer teams up with a microbiologist? Bone beer, or beer made from yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil, to be precise. 678 more words


Field Notes: Week Five

Last week on site I finally began to see the progress we’ve made towards our main aim for this season (which is, namely, to be able to focus solely on one area of our trench and complete this in its entirety before excavating anything further). 272 more words


The Scavi - The Vatican Necropolis

Two thousand years of history beneath St. Peter’s Basilica.

St. Peter’s Basilica is an astounding and massive wonder, filled with sculpture, art, frescoes, woodworking, reliquaries, and more.  359 more words