Archaeology Archive

Rachel Engmann, Hampshire College – The Archaeology of the Slaver in Eighteenth Century Ghana

Our view of the trading of enslaved people needs a different perspective. Rachel Engmann, assistant professor

Benton Kidd, University of Missouri – The Colorful Lives of the Phoenicians

Excavation is telling us new stories about an old civilization. Benton Kidd, researcher and associate curator

Christopher Schmidt, University of Indianapolis – The Teeth of Herculaneum

We’re still learning about the cities buried by Mount Vesuvius centuries ago. Christopher Schmidt, professor in

Jack Tseng, University at Buffalo – Carnivore Skull Shape and Diet

“You are what you eat” just got more prophetic. Jack Tseng, assistant professor in the department

Cindy Strong, Cornell College – Pottery and Chemistry

Can chemistry help us better understand the past? Cindy Strong, professor of chemistry at Cornell College,

Penny Spikins, University of York – Human Origins

What caused the spread of humans across the globe? Penny Spikins, Senior Lecturer in the Archaeology

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, University of Cape Town – Fossilized Clues

Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan is a palaeobiologist and a global expert on the microscopic structure of the

Mary Kate Donais, Saint Anselm College – X-Ray Fluorescence

New tools are helping archaeologists better preserve their findings. Mary Kate Donais, a chemist at Saint

Glenn Geher, SUNY New Paltz – Neanderthal DNA

Are you a Neanderthal? According to Glenn Geher, psychologist at New Paltz, you might very well

Davide Zori, Baylor University – Viking Social Standing

When one thinks of Vikings, lavish dinner parties are probably not the first thing that come