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Papanui Inlet waka recovery

By Sharleen (Shar) Briden, Technical Advisor (Historic and Cultural)

A few months ago, an eroding length of timber—visible just above the sand on the foreshore of the Papanui Inlet, on the Otago Peninsula—attracted the attention of Jim Fyfe, Kuini Scott and I. 245 more words

Historic

From livescience: "Bronze Warrior Chariot Discovery Is 'Find of a Lifetime'"

October 14, 2014
Stephanie Pappas

More than 2,000 years ago, pieces of an Iron Age chariot were burnt and buried, perhaps as a religious offering. Now, archaeologists have discovered the bronze remains of this sacrifice. 649 more words

Applied Research & Technology

From Huff Post: "Ancient Cult Complex Discovered In Israel Dates Back 3,300 Years, May Be Temple Of Baal"


The Huffington Post

10/15/2014
Dominique Mosbergen

Archaeologists working in Israel have discovered an “ancient cult complex,” where people who lived thousands of years ago might have worshipped a Canaanite “storm god” known as… 295 more words

Applied Research & Technology

Midlothian Science Festival

The Midlothian Science Festival was a great success for EAOP! We were fortunate to work with other local organisations and university departments to provide local children with a fun educational experience

  

Gender in the field.

We gained a new crew member this week, he remarked how unusual (though pleasant) it was to have females working in the field. I suppose I hadn’t noticed that this was a make dominant field, though I had been warned, I hadn’t experienced it until he brought it up. 128 more words

Gender in the field.

We gained a new crew member this week, he remarked how unusual (though pleasant) it was to have females working in the field. I suppose I hadn’t noticed that this was a make dominant field, though I had been warned, I hadn’t experienced it until he brought it up. 128 more words

Ruin Photography as Democratizing Social Practice

In a recent article in the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, Þóra Pétursdóttir and Bjørnar Olsen (2014) discuss ruin porn (a.k.a. ruin photography) as a means of engaging with the materiality of (modern) ruin. 2,576 more words