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"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...

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...

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...

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...

March 9, 2018

                                

Just to make sure we’re all on the same page when we’re learning, here are three v...

March 1, 2018

Stratigraphy is a term used by archaeologists, geologists, and the like to refer to the layers of the earth that have built up over time.  Stratification is defined by the depositing of strata or layers, one on top of the other, creating the ground we walk on today.

Str...

November 14, 2017

There are a bunch of different methods that archaeologists use to get an idea of where a past settlement might be. 

Primary Documents 

A primary document is any sort of text or recording of information that was written at the time of the event. Books, clay tablets,...

October 18, 2017

In order for us to get a clearer picture of our human history, we need to look at more than just the objects dug out of the ground.  We can gather a vast amount of information from an object, yes. But this knowledge is only a fraction to what can be deciphered if  we t...

August 8, 2017

Archaeology is technically defined as the study of human civilization through excavation and study of material remains. Every time humans interact with the planet, evidence is left of their presence. Archaeologists are tasked with finding these pieces of evidence and f...

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