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Belgian Independence Day and the Walhain Dig, 2014

This year, with Belgian Independence Day falling on a Monday which was also the beginning of the last dig week it, seemed a good idea to invite the general public to an “open site” day:  relaxed on the third day of their weekend, they could thus enjoy a beer from the tent set up by Monsieur Brauwens and the local Amis du Château while watching the Americans scrape dirt off the rocks and push wheelbarrows.   447 more words


Astounding Neolithic Site — Göbekli Tepe

Ferrell Jenkins has an extended blog on the untimely death of the excavator of Göblekli Tepe, Klaus Schmidt, at the age of 61.

For those interested, I have posted 17 images of… 289 more words


Student at N.L. dig thought finding fish bones was exciting, then she found something that set the archaeology world abuzz

Archaeology isn’t for everyone. Even those who love and make a career out of it, like Barry Gaulton has at Memorial University, admit that the job, at least to the non-archaeologist, can appear to be a tad “mind-numbing.” 761 more words


West Bailey Corfe Day 2 Ben's Bottle

Today, Andy brought up the gazebo, bollards and information sign and we broke open the string and 6 inch nails and marked out the two trenches. 216 more words


It's All about the People

The Piette trip was extra-ordinary.  Literally.  Not so much because of the Louvre or the Chenonceau castle themselves, though they too had a significant impact on our participants, of course.  1,731 more words


Why the world went wild for King Tut

It must be the most celebrated exchange in the history of archaeology. “Can you see anything?” asked George Herbert, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, standing in a gloomy passageway cut into the bedrock of the Valley of the Kings, on the west bank of the Nile.“Yes,” replied Howard Carter, the British Egyptologist whose excavations Carnarvon had been bankrolling for the preceding six seasons. 12 more words


Containers and Connectivity

If you haven’t read Andrew Bevan’s recent article in Current Archaeology, you should drop everything and read it now. It’s titled “Mediterranean Containerization… 764 more words