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  • Panther Cave rock art recorded in 3D

    Panther Cave rock art recorded in 3D

    Best viewed in High Definition. Panther Cave, named after the giant panther at the far end of the site, contains Pecos River and Red Linear style pictographic imagery dating back approximately 4,000 years. Figures range in size from less than 6 inches (~10 cm) to over 10 feet (~3 m) in height. The larger Pecos River style figures are the most prominent, and include colorful human- and animal-like figures. The portion of the shelter shown in this model is approximately […]

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  • Faces of Human Ancestors

    Faces of Human Ancestors

    (Dan Petrovic): http://dejanseo.com.au/dan-petrovic/ morphed images recently featured on discovery.com Music: Nothing more than random stabbing at different keys in reaction to the video. Recorded live while watching the morph sequence. Credits: Washington State University; Sven Traenkner (c), “Safari zum Urmenschen” (“Safari to Human Ancestors”) exhibition, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

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  • Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets with Sue Alcock

    Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets with Sue Alcock

    The course Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets by Sue Alcock from Brown University will be offered free of charge to everyone on the Course Sign up at http://www.coursera.org/course/secrets.

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  • Scottish Island Find Digs Up New Info on Neolithic Religion

    Scottish Island Find Digs Up New Info on Neolithic Religion

    A new archaeological find in the Orkney Islands off the northern tip of Scotland could have connections to Neolithic religion. Jeffrey Brown examines the background of the discovery and explores some of its surrounding mysteries, including why the site might have been part of one of the biggest barbecues in history.

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  • Ignite Galway 2011: Finn Delaney. Archaeology 2.0

    Ignite Galway 2011: Finn Delaney. Archaeology 2.0

    A senior archaeologist for Eachtra, Finn Delaney, @finndelaney, discusses the rise and fall of archaeology through the boom and bust and today’s technology. ‘Archaeology 2.0′ — It’s not your parents’ Time Team anymore! Filmed at Ignite Galway on October 13th, 2011. Video: Stephen Kavanagh Audio: Bryan Rabbitte Editing: Ciarán Winters

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  • HCC Dig in Bibracte, France

    HCC Dig in Bibracte, France

    This summer, students from Howard Community College worked alongside 10 other European Universities at an excavation site in Bibracte, France. Bibracte was one of Europe’s earliest towns — a capital for the Aedui, a Gallic ‘tribe’ conquered by Julius Caesar during the Gallic Wars. HCC is the only US institution to work at the archaeological site. Many thanks to the team’s instructor, Dr. Laura Cripps, for producing this video. http://www.howardcc.edu/academics/international/office_international_education/FranceArchaeologyStudyAbroad/FranceArchaeologyStudyAbroad.html http://www.bibracte.fr/index_uk.php

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  • Great Riddles in Archaeology: King Arthur, Camelot, and the Quest for a Holy Grail

    Great Riddles in Archaeology: King Arthur, Camelot, and the Quest for a Holy Grail

    For centuries, the legend of King Arthur, Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail has captivated the world. Was there really a Holy Grail, and how did it find its way to Britain and the Arthurian legend? Were Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table real historical figures? What does the archaeology of this era tell us? Dr. Richard Hodges, the Williams Director of the Penn Museum and a noted Medievalist, is the kickoff speaker of this popular […]

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  • The Search for King Richard III – Medieval Archaeology

    The Search for King Richard III – Medieval Archaeology

    Mathew Morris describes the process of undertaking a Archaeological dig in an Urban environment looking for Medieval remains. Mathew Morris is an Archaeologist working for University of Leicester Archaeological Services and was the dig manager on the Greyfriars project – The Search for King Richard III.

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  • Cooper’s Ferry Archaeological series 1: Unpacking the Site

    Cooper’s Ferry Archaeological series 1: Unpacking the Site

    While we’re on the topic of interesting studies from Oregon state researchers, let’s take this moment to pivot to our Cooper’s Ferry archaeology series. Tonight marks the first video in an investigative series produced by Beaver news reporter Hayden Wilcox. Hayden was able to travel with associate professor of anthropology Dr. Loren Davis for the summer for an inside look at what it means to be an archaeologist. This report was supported by OSU and the Bureau of Land management. […]

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  • Sword Fighting As It Was For the Vikings

    Sword Fighting As It Was For the Vikings

    Watch this webisode and find more videos narrated by Colm Feore at http://www.museumsecrets.tv. Museum Secrets Season 3 – Premiere TV Broadcast in Canada Starts March 14, 2013! Broadcasts on History (Canada) on Thursdays at 9 PM; Fridays at 10 PM and Saturdays at 8 PM. Museum Secrets is a hit TV series and rich media website that travels to the world’s extraordinary museums, revealing the stories of irreplaceable treasures, probing familiar legends and assumptions, and using cutting edge research and […]

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  • You Had to Be Strong Just to Wear the Armor as a Viking

    You Had to Be Strong Just to Wear the Armor as a Viking

    Watch this webisode and find more videos narrated by Colm Feore at http://www.museumsecrets.tv. Museum Secrets Season 3 – Premiere TV Broadcast in Canada Starts March 14, 2013! Broadcasts on History (Canada) on Thursdays at 9 PM; Fridays at 10 PM and Saturdays at 8 PM. Museum Secrets is a hit TV series and rich media website that travels to the world’s extraordinary museums, revealing the stories of irreplaceable treasures, probing familiar legends and assumptions, and using cutting edge research and […]

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  • Sand casting of a Bronze Age sword

    Sand casting of a Bronze Age sword

    Experimental casting performed in St.Fagans Open Air Museum on 12th January 2013 during the 7th Uk Experimental Archaeology Conference. http://experimentalarchaeology.org.uk/ http://exarc.net/ http://openarch.eu/ http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans/ http://www.parcomontale.it/

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  • Mapping the Layers of Life

    Mapping the Layers of Life

    Bulgaria has several little known archaeological sites that potentially hold the answers to key questions about the foundation of western civilisation. Dr Shawn Ross of UNSW’s Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences led a field trip for the Tundzha Regional Archaelogical Project. With a group of students accompanying him, Mapping the Layers of Life is great example of the research/teaching nexus in action. More info on this project, including the revolutionary digital processes used to share and analyse data: http://humanities.arts.unsw.edu.au/news-and-events/archaeology-goes-digital-1…

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  • Digital dig- The scanning technology revolutionising archaeology

    Archaeologists may not need to get their hands so dirty any more, thanks to the kind of digital technology being pioneered at Southampton University. Its ‘µ-VIS Centre for Computed Tomography’ possesses the largest, high energy scanner of its kind in Europe: a ‘micro-CT’ machine manufactured by Nikon. Capable of resolutions better than 0.1mm – the diameter of a human hair – it allows archaeologists to carefully examine material while still encased in soil.

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  • The Rock Art Mapping Project (RAMP)

    The Rock Art Mapping Project (RAMP)

    As technology moves forward, new methods of capturing, presenting and storing valuable rock art data has become available. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) together with the African Conservation Trust (ACT) are using state-of-the-art technology to create the first digitized archive of every known San rock art site in the Drakensberg mountain range. This is done using digital photography, 360° digital video, GPS plotting of each site, GIS mapping and 3D laser scanning. All known sites (some not visited since the […]

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