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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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  • Ruin in the grounds of Drayton Old Lodge, Norwich, UK – octocopter footage

    Ruin in the grounds of Drayton Old Lodge, Norwich, UK – octocopter footage

    his is the ruin of a lodge built in around 1432, overlooking the River Wensum and the main road into Norwich at the time. It is surrounded by trees so required careful flying.I will go back in the summer as it looks very different then! For more photos and video please see: http://www.hexcam.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/hexcam Music: (extract from) “Quiet Hours” by onlymeith http://ccmixter.org/files/onlymeith/39658 is licensed under a Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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  • Archaeologists unearth Bulgarian treasure trove

    Archaeologists unearth Bulgarian treasure trove

    Archeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed a treasure dating back to the third century BC. Gold rings, figurines, bracelets and buttons have been dug up after over 2000 years of lying in a Bulgarian hillside, ear the village of Sveshtari, 400km from the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The treasure is from the Thracian Empire – a civilisation that competed with the Greeks and Romans for land and influence. Al Jazeera’s John Joe Regan explains.

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  • Trash Can Archaeology

    2013 Texas Summer Reading Program – What’s in your trash? Educator Kim Lehman invites us to go on an archaeological dig in our own house! Based on materials available in the 2013 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Children’s Program manual, Dig Into the Past chapter. Learn more about the Texas Summer Reading Program at https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/index.html What a great way to get kids to think about what they see!

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  • Vestal Hairdressing: recreating the “Seni Crines”

    Vestal Hairdressing: recreating the “Seni Crines”

    Analysis and recreation (upon a live model) of the “seni crines” hairstyle of ancient Rome’s Vestal Virgin priestesses. Research based on ancient artefacts and primary sources. An amplification of the poster presented at the Archaeological Institute of America annual meeting, January 3-6, 2013. Janet Stephens

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  • Deep Time at Tall Hisban, Jordan

    Deep Time at Tall Hisban, Jordan

    Tall Hisban is an archaeological ruin between Madaba and Amman, Jordan. While the complete story of its history and how it interacts with the present day deserves a complete feature film, this short film serves as a teaser to a wider story. Everything was shot by one person during a 3 week dig. Some shots are from the surrounding regions, such as Madaba, Jerash, and Wadi Musa. Typography is “Fontin” by Jos Buivenga of exljbris Font Foundry

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