November 20, 2019

Early Bronze Age

The Bronze Age extends from 3300BC to 1200BC – the time of the great migration. As any good archaeological age, the Bronze Age is split up into three periods: early, middle, and late.

Early Bronze is split into four periods of time: EBI, EBII, EBIII, and...

November 18, 2019

Anthropological and Archaeological Thought

It is important to note that although many theories and approaches have founders or authors, dates of use or extent of practiced theories are impossible to ascertain. Many within a certain theoretical school did not know that t...

November 18, 2019

We could perhaps say that the history of archaeological research began when the first man picked up a broken piece of pottery or worked stone from before his time and wondered about it. Mankind has always had a fascination of the unknown, and it was this fascination th...

August 1, 2019

Time is not a string

There is a common belief, perpetrated by monotone history teachers across the world, that time can be represented by a string. As we progress down the string, we view history; as we progress up the string, we view the future. Want to view a point in...

March 20, 2019

What is a nick?

My son asked me today this odd question: "What is a nick?" His tiny eyes saw my confusion, so he finished: "Like 'nickname.'" The result was a fun lesson in, you guessed it, the laziness of humanity (Isaac will tell you this is a primary concept that I t...

February 11, 2017

Can't Take It With You

One of the bad things about excavating overseas is that very often you can't take the pottery with you. What do we do? We study the pieces in-depth while overseas and put everything together back home based on photographs, 3D scans, etc. 

These ves...

January 31, 2017

Revy Smith: Battle of the Bulge

He was a small man who sat slumped over in his chair. I met him while living in southwest Michigan, and it was a great honor to sit and hear his stories. You see, Revy was a combat veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, the costliest battle...

November 29, 2016

Books?

I've been recently studying for my comprehensive exams...well, I should be studying. As I study for the four eight-hour tests that I'm about to face, I keep thinking of other topics that I would much rather be studying. Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know...I should enjoy...

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