Monday, May 20, 2024

Archaeology

Join us on a journey through time from prehistory to the present day. Discover Neolithic stone tools and the origins of agriculture in ancient Mesopotamia. Explore the civilisations of Rome, Greece, the Inca’s and the Mayans. Learn about our industrial past.

An Introduction to Social Complexity in the Nasca Civilization

An exploration of the emergence of social complexity in the Nasca civilization, through polychrome ceramics, geoglyphs, and ceremonial centers. Known for its abstract iconography...

Spirituality and Symbolism in the Late Stone Age

How the origins of ritual and religious thought could lie in the art and ritual of our Upper Palaeolithic ancestors of 10,000 -...

Pre-Columbian North America – Stages of Cultural Evolution

The diverse and complex history of North American peoples before Columbus is a story that is under-remembered; it deserves its place in American...

Peopling of North America

The diverse and complex history of North American peoples before Columbus is a story that is under-remembered; it deserves its place in American...

Otzi: The Iceman

Otzi, also known as Oetsi, Similaun Man, The Man from Hauslabjoch and Frozen Fritz, was discovered in 1991 frozen in a glacier near the...

Egyptian Blue Frit

Archaeology looks at how the ancient Egyptians made the blue frit pigment that they widely used in decorations. Egyptian blue and green Frit are...

Islay and Loch Finlaggan

Few hard facts are known of Somerled, an early King of the Isles and the Lord of Argyll and Kintyre in ancient Scotland. Little...

Boxgrove Man

In 1993, the tibia (shin bone) of an ancient man was discovered during an archaeological excavation at Boxgrove, near Chichester in West Sussex, England....

The History of Maize

Much controversy exists over the origins of domesticated maize/corn in the Americas. Archaeological evidence is examined to try and unearth the truth. The deliberate cultivation...

Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

As war loomed in the summer of 1939 archaeologists uncovered Britain's richest Anglo-Saxon ship burial in the Suffolk countryside. Sutton Hoo lies on an...