Category Archives: Archaeology

Fun Link for Fridays – The Lascaux Caves Animation

The Lascaux Caves Animation Click the title above for a fascinating viewpoint regarding the Lascaux Cave paintings (c. 15,000 BCE), which were found in the Dordogne region, southwestern France, in 1940. Many of the paintings seem to represent the animals in … Continue reading

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Fun Link for Fridays – The Gertrude Bell Archive

The Gertrude Bell Archive – Newcastle University Gertrude Bell set up the Baghdad Museum in Iraq (then Mesopotamia) and was single-handedly responsible for drafting legislation that would keep Mesopotamian artefacts in the country – at a time when artefacts were … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Reasons I Love Museums

The Top 5 Reasons why I Love Museums 1) Artefacts: Handling, Preservation and Conservation I’m first and foremost an archaeologist, and because of this I actually think a Saturday afternoon spent cataloguing and photographing an interesting archaeological collection is great … Continue reading

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My first Podcast!

I am still playing around with this podcasting thing, and I am not sure how this has turned out. Please find below my very first podcast. Be kind, I am still learning 🙂 Podcast #1 – The Mystery Vessel

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Lost Collections of the Ancient World: Online Exhibit

After two years, what I have come to call “The Lost Collections,” have finally come together into an online exhibit. Many many thanks go out to my friend Krista Carson, who has helped me put all of this together. Lost … Continue reading

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Fun link for Friday – Babylonian Poems you can HEAR!

As an archaeologist one of the things we can’t recover are the sounds of the past. Languages, accents and music are very difficult to reconstruct. Being able to understand a language is very different from hearing and appreciating all the … Continue reading

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Travel Series: My Night on Mt. Sinai

This story took place in April of 2007, on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Although I understand that it is not the safest place to travel at the present, 5 years ago it was a popular destination. The main tourist … Continue reading

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