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This blog originally appeared on October 13th, 2016 on the ever excellent Archaeology Southwest blog. It was written within a series of blog posts about what the day to day work life of an archaeologist looks like. 1,341 more words

The Tattooed Trowel

Fortresses, farmlands of the Maya emerge from massive LiDAR survey

(Source: arstechnica.com)

A recent aerial survey revealed thousands of ancient Maya structures previously hidden beneath the dense Guatemalan jungle, including houses, irrigation canals, fortifications, and even a pyramid. 1,187 more words


New Tomb Discovered in Cairo

Ancient Eqypt is fascinating, and recently Archaeologists discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb.

The archaeologists say that the tomb may have belonged to a high-ranking official identified as Hetpet throughout the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. 79 more words

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Archeologists unearth mummies of Chinese immigrants in Peru

Archeologists in Peru have unearthed three 19th century mummies of Chinese immigrants found inside their wooden coffins by workers of Calidda, a natural gas distributor in Lima and Callao. 118 more words


Eroded Adobe and Allergic Anaphylaxis (well almost)

Following the conclusion of excavation fieldwork for the Edge of Salado project that I ran  in conjunction with Jeff Clark and Bill Doelle at Archaeology Southwest (and for which I am finalizing reports and some articles still), the tireless Mike Brack (from Desert Archaeology) and I went out and finished up some mapping odds and ends. 740 more words

The Tattooed Trowel

Finding history with a metal detector

Let’s suppose that you got a metal detector for Christmas. You are waiting for the first nice Saturday or Sunday afternoon to take it out and explore with it. 752 more words


I have had a change of heart: classical archaeology and it’s flaws.

I have spent three and a half years of my life studying Ancient Greece and before that had spent my life trying to avoid the fact my ethnicity is Greek. 530 more words