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© 2017 Dig it With Raven

Nothing's sexier than a little dirt on your face

Ready to learn? Grab your hat, your trowel, and your paintbrush and let's get adventuring!

"In a simple direct sense, archaeology is a science that must be lived, must be "seasoned with humanity". Dead archaeology is the driest dust that blows"
-Mortimer Wheeler

February 17, 2020

Let’s start with breaking down the word. Thermoluminescence can be broken into two words: Thermo, meaning head and Luminescence, meaning an emission of light. It essentially means that some materials that have accumulated energy over a long period of time will give off...

February 6, 2020

As I did some last minute field work this past January, it gave me the perfect opportunity to create a packing list for everything you'll ever need on an archaeological excavation! So what I have done here, is separate the list into four sections such as Tools, Health...

December 13, 2019

Quick disclaimer* the information I’m giving you in this video is a general overview, and specifics are based on protocols and standard practices in The Netherlands, so some things will differ from country to country. So please do your research to find your own local s...

October 24, 2019

Radiocarbon or carbon dating is an amazing scientific technique developed by a chemist called Willard Libby back in the late 1940s. People were so impressed by him that he also received the Nobel Prize for it in 1960. What Libby wanted to do was use the known propertie...

June 28, 2019

How old are your bones? We give ourselves a birthday every year, so what about our skeletons? One of the things Osteologists do when building a ‘biological profile’ on a skeletal individual is create an age estimate. Having a general idea of how old the individual was...

June 13, 2019

Human osteology is a branch of anatomy that focuses on the study of the human skeleton (see osteo “bone”, and logy “the study of”). Osteoarchaeology, specifically, is the study of human remains from archaeological sites. The field of osteology is rather important, espe...

May 16, 2018

Dendrochronology is a form of absolute dating that studies tree rings in order to form a chronological sequence of a specific area or region. Before radiocarbon dating came onto the field, it was one of the most reliable forms of dating for those areas that had suffici...

May 16, 2018

Another special collaboration post with Eagles and Dragons Publishing!! Adam Alexander Haviaras and I have teamed up again to bring you a special blog post the infamous archaeological site of Pompeii! This is just a brief introduction video, but it gives you everything...

April 12, 2018

I went to Pompeii and all I got you was this shaky time-lapse video! Historical information vlog coming in the next weeks! Stay tuned!

April 5, 2018

Seriation in archaeology is a relative dating technique where artefacts and assemblages (collections of artefacts) are separated and classified by style and frequency to create a relative chronology.  Seriation can be used to date just about anything!

Sir William Flinde...

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