Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:55:43 +0000
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe dust veil of AD 536 was a period of a year to 18 months when the world experienced some kind of calamity, based on historic and tree ring records.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe top ten of the 200 Aztec gods and goddesses recognized by scholars include the most famous and the important figures of the Aztec religion.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZDevil's Lair is one of the oldest securely dated archaeological cave sites in Australia.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZDrop in on a collection of quotes from historians--some professional, some decidedly not--trying their hand at defining the dark art of history.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZPredmostí is an early modern human Upper Paleolithic site, located in the Moravian region of what is today the Czech Republic.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZArchaeological investigations extend the known age of the ancient road connecting Asia and central Europe known as the Silk Road.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Aztec rain god, Tlaloc, was one of the most important in the Aztec pantheon, and distantly related to rain gods of other Mesoamerican cultures.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZAMS radiocarbon dating is a form of radiocarbon dating that is more precise and requires less carbon than conventional radiocarbon methods.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZTonatiuh (pronounced Toh-nah-tee-uh) was the Aztec sun god. This deity had both a positive and negative aspect.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZA collection of plant histories, when and where humans domesticated them, with a table of dates and places and links to the stories themselves.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZMixed cropping, also known as inter-cropping or co-cultivation, is a type of agriculture that involves planting two or more of plants simultaneously in the same field.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe discovery of fire was one of the earliest discoveries of humans, letting us add light, warmth, security, and companionship into our lives.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZCognitive archaeology is a theoretical underpinning of archaeological research that is interested in the material expression of human ways of thinking about things.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZPrehistoric archaeology (as compared to historic archaeology) refers to the archaeological remains of cultures that are primarily pre-urban.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZAnthropology is the study of human beings; their culture, their behavior, their beliefs, their ways of surviving; but that's just my opinion. Here is a collection of other definitions.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Vikings were a farming culture, who originated in Scandinavia about the 4th century AD, and began to spread out and conquer the Europe in the 9th century AD. They were mostly defeated or subsumed into other cultures by the 13th century AD.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZSkhul Cave is an important Neanderthal site located on Mount Carmel is modern-day ISrael.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZGreat Zimbabwe is an important African Iron Age site and the capital of the Zimbabwe kingdom between the 10th and 15th centuries AD.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe ancient city of La Venta was a major regional center of the Olmec civilization, despite being located in a wetland environment.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe domesticated squash, including pumpkins and gourds, is an American domesticate, first farmed by people perhaps as long ago as 10,000 years.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZHave you always dreamed of being an archaeologist, but don't know how to become one? Here's how you can get started exploring that dream job.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZBCE (or B.C.E.) and CE (or C.E.) definitions and proper usage examples.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThis annotated animal domestication table lists the dates and places that scholars have discovered about when over 30 animals were domesticated
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZTlaltecuhtli was the Aztec Earth Goddess, a terrifying being whose monstrous body was turned into the earth after a battle with Quetzalcoatl
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Iceman is the name of a 5,300-year-old human body discovered high in the Swiss/Italian Alps in 1991.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Maya Highlands includes the southeastern part of the Maya civilization, located in the volcanic mountains of Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and el Salvador.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZIn the 16th century, the Aztecs believed their world had been created and destroyed in violence four times before, and had reason to expect it again.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZWhen and where the partnership of dog and humans first occurred is currently under considerable debate.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe term Semitic tribes (or Semites) refers to several groups of nomads and camel pastoralists who spoke related Semitic languages and included Arabs, Aramaeans, Jews, Carthaginians, Ethiopians, Abyssinians, and Phoenicians.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZHuitzilopochtli was the Mexica god of the sun, war and sacrifice, and the founding patron god of the Aztec Empire
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Out of Africa or African Replacement Hypothesis argues that every living human being is descended from a small group in Africa.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZTollund Man is the name given to an Iron Age man whose body was recovered in amazingly pristine state from the Bjældskovdal peat bog near Tollund, Denmark.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZBradley E. Ensor's 2013 book The Archaeology of Kinship argues that elements of kinship studies, the way that society's organize themselves, are readily recognizable in archaeological sites.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZWheat was one of the very first crops domesticated by our ancestors, some 10,000 years ago in southeastern Turkey.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe site of Hisarlik in Turkey, is the probable location of Troy, a principal setting in the Greek poet Homer's great masterpiece, The Iliad.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZA short course on the various dating methods used in archaeological science over the centuries. Part 1: Relative Dating, Stratigraphy and Seriation
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe archaeological site of Saint-Cesaire has Middle and Upper Paleolithic occupations that are associated with Neanderthals.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZWhat kind of job can I get in archaeology? Does it pay well? What is a typical day like? An FAQ for aspiring archaeologists.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZCave art refers to paintings, murals, drawings, etchings, carvings, and pecked artwork on the interior of rockshelters and caves.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Natufian culture is the name given to the sedentary hunter-gatherers living in the Levant region of the near east ~2,500 and 10,200 years ago.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Maya Civilization refers to several independent, loosely affiliated city states who shared a cultural heritage beginning about 2,500 years ago.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe 12 statues of Mesopotamian gods and goddesses known as Asmar sculpture hoard were buried at Tell Asmar in Iraq about 5,000 years ago.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZIn archaeology, the term Site Formation Processes refers to the events that created an archaeological site.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThis collection of ancient farming includes core concept definitions, archaeological research into ancient farming, and special farming techniques.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe study of taphonomy in general is interested in how animals and plants become part of the fossil record.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Aztec capital city called Tenochtitlan was located a marsh in the middle of a lake surrounded by mountains--a place now called Mexico City.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Aztec Calendar Stone, known more properly as the Aztec Sun Stone, is a basalt sculpture with carvings related to the sun god Tonatiuh and other calendar symbols
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe end of the Khmer Empire (or Angkor civilization) came about as a direct result of the civilization's inability to adapt to an extended drought brought about by climate change.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZAn alphabetic listing of graduate schools in archaeology, whether in classics, religion, anthropology, geology or archaeology.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZLearn more about the ancient art of bodily decorations and piercing called labrets.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZAn interview with David Dearborn, on his research at the interface between astronomy and archaeology.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe history of the relationship between humans and cattle is a long and varied one, with at least two and perhaps three domestication events.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe hardest thing a student does is pick a research paper topic. Archaeology, two million years of human behavior, is an excellent starting place.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe archaeological technique of pedestrian survey, also called surface survey or reconnaissance survey, involves walking the surface of an archaeological site or large region in stratified patterns.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe flawed and racist Aryan Invasion Myth was developed in the late 19th century to explain the blossoming of the Indus River Civilization.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZHatshepsut's Deir el-Bahri (also spelled Deir el-Bahari) is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, built by the architects of Queen Hatshepsut.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZDetailed timeline of the Native American history of the Northwest Coast.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZA guided tour to the cities of the Silk Road
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2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, is one of the most famous pre-Columbian deities, worshiped by many different Mesoamerican cultures.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe archaeological use of the term horticulture is used to describe a subsistence strategy between hunting and gathering and full fledged agriculture.
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2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Denisovans are a recently discovered human species, who lived (at least) in what is today Siberia and colonized the southeast Asian islands and China.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZIn their new colonies, Viking settlers lived on isolated, regularly spaced farmsteads surrounded by grain fields, and led by chieftains.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZProcessual Archaeology is the study of process, that is to say, investigations of the way humans do things, and the way things decay.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Nenana Valley of central Alaska is the site of one of the earliest archaeological occupations in the North American continent
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe ancient Vikings were undoubtedly raiders: in that the History Channel series is correct. But they were so much more interesting than television tells us...
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Solutrean-Clovis connection suggests that at least some of the first people in North America were direct descendants of European Solutreans.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZLearn more about the Homininae subfamily, including Hominini (humans and their ancestors), Panini (chimps), and Gorillini (gorillas).
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZTezcatlipoca was the Aztec god of night, north direction and patron deity of Aztec kings
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZA guide to the Olmec civilization, including timelines, important sites, important facts, subsistence and settlement, burning issues, and a bibliography
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZBloodletting rituals and sacrifices were a widespread practice among the ancient people of Mesoamerica; royal Maya used them to speak to their gods.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZViking raids were a characteristic of the Scandinavian early medieval pirates called the Vikings, particularly during the first 50 years of the Viking Age (~793-850)
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Triple Alliance was a military and political pact formed by three city-states of the Valley of Mexico, forming what was to become the Aztec Empire.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZCrickley Hill is an important Neolithic and Iron Age occupation in Gloucestershire, primarily known for its archaeological evidence of a violent history.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe early Mesoamerican site of Tlatilco, Mexico, Tlatilco figurines, Tlatilco burials,
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZMegafauna is a term used by archaeologists and paleontologist to refer to large-bodied mammals, that is, any mammal weighing more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms)
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZAbout 5,000 years ago, Harappa was one of a handful of capitals of the Indus Civilization located on the bank of the Ravi River in Punjab, Pakistan.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Angkor Civilization (or Khmer Civilization) is the name given to an important civilization of southeast Asia, including all of Cambodia and southeastern Thailand and northern Vietnam
2017-03-13T11:55:43Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Mummies Alive!
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Aztecs had a complex set of beliefs, ceremonies and gods, each one overlooking an aspect of human life and responding to the needs of the Aztec people.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZYou don't have to wait until college to start getting ready for a career in archaeology. Here are some tips for the would-be archaeologist for back-to-school.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZHeinrich Schliemann believed that the site of Hisarlik was in fact the ancient city of Troy, site of Homer's Trojan War stories. But was he right?
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZTheobroma spp is the official name of several varieties of tropical trees that are native to the northern Amazon region of South America and were cultivated and domesticated in central America to produce the wonderful elixir of the gods, chocolate.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe modern day cat was permanently domesticated about 4000 years ago, in Egypt; but archaeologists say it may have been closer to 10,000 years ago.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Khmer Empire, also known as the Angkor civilization, were compelled to manage water through a complex of man-made canals and reservoirs, the result of which was to permanently alter the local hydrology.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Viking Age was a time of great change on the European continent. The Viking Age traditionally refers to the period in northern Europe between the first Scandinavian raid on England, in AD 793, and ends with the death of Harald Hardrada in 1066, in a failed attempt to attain the English throne.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZCoatepec, or Snake Mountain, is one of the most sacred places of Aztec mythology and religion and the birthplace of the Aztec patron god Huitzilopochtli.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe natural yellow-red-brown pigment known as ochre was humankind's first paint pot, used by our hominid ancestors nearly 300,000 years ago.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZHow the high altitude regions of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China were settled includes a story of overcoming and adapting to harsh climates.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZMapungubwe dates to the middle to late Iron Age in Africa, and it was the seat of power for the region during the 13th century AD.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZEggplants were likely first domesticated somewhere in southeast Asia, probably China or India, but post-domestication improvement is well-documented.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZChalchiuhtlicue was the Aztec goddess of running water as well as the patron of navigation and childbirth
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Pre-Pottery Neolithic (abbreviated PPN) is the name given to the people who first developed farming in the Levant and Near East.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe archaeological site of Vedbaek is an Ertebølle culture Mesolithic cemetery site located in Denmark, with early evidence of social stratification.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZThe Kingdom of Aksum (first through sixth centuries AD) was one of the most powerful kingdoms in sub-Saharan Africa, connecting with Rome and Egypt.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZEthnoarchaeology is the use of anthropological data from living groups as a somewhat fuzzy analogy for understanding of past human behaviors.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZKoonalda Cave is a karst limestone cave in the middle south of the continent of Australia, in the dry and desolate area called the Nullarbor Plain.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZNot all archaeologists are professors at college. There are many different allied jobs associated with archaeological investigations.
2017-03-13T11:55:43ZPre-Clovis is the name archaeologists have given to the oldest and now fairly well-established human occupations of the Americas.