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Keep your eyes peeled...that's actually a pretty good way of discovering a previously unknown site!
Originally posted by Devilssecretson
Thanks I'd love to dig.I do it now but that's to lay drainage pipe not quite as rewarding as digging up the past
Check out local archaeological and historical societies, and universities. Poke around...generally something going on somewhere.
Originally posted by wilkinsonus
It seems once again archaeological sites are nowhere near New Orleans. Call me crazy, but I guess a swamp is no place for a dig site. Perhaps near Poverty Point.
The BA in Archaeology is made up of three levels, with each level taking two years for part-time students to complete, or one year for full-time students. Each level consists of six modules, lasting 12 weeks each, with short breaks in between. Part-time students study each module in turn, whereas full-time students study two modules at a time.
Level 1 (part-time years 1 and 2; full-time year 1)
•Aims and Methods in Archaeology
Plus five modules from the following:
•Historical (Post-medieval and Industrial) Archaeology
•The Archaeology of Egypt, Nubia and the Middle Nile
Level 2 (part-time years 3 and 4; full-time year 2)
•The Rise of States in the Old World
•The Mediterranean in the Medieval World
•Interpreting Archaeological Evidence
•Being Human: Evolution and Prehistory
Level 3 (part-time years 5 and 6; full-time year 3)
•Households and Families
•The Archaeology of Urbanism
•Archaeology, Religion and Belief
I'm currently doing Major and I've been to many sites by now, either excavating as part of the team or doing some kind of data analysis or reconnaissance of an area. Even though some finds were really 'attractive' for local (pre)history and interesting to put in big picture and I really loved doing it, I still dream about being part of huge expensive and world class archaeological dig somewhere in Middle East, Egypt or something like that. I think I'll seriously look into that, but I'm not interested in schools of archaeology as I consider myself somewhat experienced and I know how to do many things already, I'd like to join them for real as part of their team if possible.
I remember reading Renfrew&Bahn's introductory book on my first year, I was fascinated with ways archaeologists do things on some digs of great importance and how well organized everything has to be, but in reality, there are many improvisations and different approaches. Still, I have to see what it's like to be a part of well-funded excavation and how everything works there. Besides, it's super exciting for example to excavate ruins of Uruk, Etruscan tombs or rich burials of Bronze Age.
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
reply to post by Hanslune
Thank you fantastic,
What a wonderful way as well for many to start the new year, either as an new hobby or to get their hands dirty in an subject they love.
Originally posted by Byrd
reply to post by Hanslune
Dearly want to do some Central America stuff ...but good old USA stuff would be fun, too.
You might be able to have your cake and eat it to Byrd
Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in the mountains of North Georgia believed to be at least 1,100 years old.
When evidence began to turn up of Mayan connections to the Georgia site, South African archeologist Johannes Loubser brought teams to the site who took soil samples and analyzed pottery shards which dated the site and indicated that it had been inhabited for many decades approximately 1000 years ago. The people who settled there were known as Itza Maya, a word that carried over into the Cherokee language of the region.
1,100-year-old Mayan ruins found in North Georgia
Very cool article.
I read that one Cherokee belief is that there is another world that exists underneath our world, and that in this second world things are pretty much the same, except that when it is winter in our world it is summer in theirs and vice versa.
I think people have been in the new world much longer than 12,000 years.