I admit that this isn’t all that “archaeological” save for the basic theme. (And who cares anyway, Susanna Hoffs is h.o.t. hot) I don’t think it ever caught on as a dance although I would wager that whenever it was played at dance clubs people probably did it. Most of the lyrics don’t have anything to do with Egypt although this little bit makes the connection explicit: All the old paintings on the tombs/They do the sand dance don’t you know (more…)
The 1,800-year-old human remains were exhumed in the city over the past decade and will be displayed in an empty shop throughout the summer.
Archaeologists say the discovery suggested the site was only well-preserved Roman gladiator cemetery in the world.
The exhibition will feature the skeletons and objects which were unearthed alongside them.
They apparently go with the gladiator hypothesis on the paleopathology and demographics of the burial population, although there may be other evidence that isn’t mentioned specifically in the article. Adult males with lots of injuries — including a carnivore bite mark — is usually taken to mean some sort of battle source.
Starting tomorrow, archaeologists from The University of Western Ontario and the Ontario Heritage Trust will begin to search for unmarked graves at Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Dresden.
The site is home to two historic cemeteries belonging to the British American Institute and the Henson family. Although many tombstones are visible at the two cemeteries, their positions do not always precisely mark the location of the underlying graves.
“Historic cemeteries are notorious for having many more burials than are marked by gravestones or recorded in the cemetery records,” says Edward Eastaugh, who will lead Western’s survey team.
From what I’ve been seeing, historic cemeteries tend to spread out much more than old maps indicate as well. Recall that many could not afford a stone marker and wooden ones were often used, which obviously don’t last all that long.
I was going to post “Walk Like an Egyptian” — which isn’t terribly archaeological except for the subject matter, sorta — but couldn’t find the original video, just a bunch of stupid made-up ones or live versions. So I have gone with the one I was going to do tomorrow: Toto’s Africa:
Probably more anthropological than archaeological, but it’s evocative of dusty old academic study. We see the eager young graduate student poring over dusty volumes while the elder professor looks on wondering why he’s wasting time when he ought to be researching whatever she wants him to research (sounds familiar). And then the mysterious African who. . .does something. I like it; it’s ambiguous and mysterious without being totally campy. Why is he looking for that torn page? What does it mean? Has he seen the shield before, much as it is in the rain outside? What happens to him? What actually happens to the woman?
This one hit a nerve with me as I was just really getting into my undergrad studies at the time and spending a lot of time in the bone lab and such. I really liked the idea of burying myself in such an esoteric profession, full of old books on foreign lands. One of my favorites.
When Neal and Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) discover wanted fugitive Keller is smuggling priceless Egyptian antiquities into the city, Neal will go undercover with an exotic and beautiful Egyptologist (Dushku) to locate and capture his foe. But during a confrontation with Keller, Neal learns his true motives for returning to New York.
Well, in the interest of providing you, our loyal reader, with added information with which to evaluate critically the potential viewability of the show. . . . .
State state regulators have begun an investigation this week into a third site that might contain Native American remains.
Allyson Brooks, director for the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, alerted the News-Times of the pending investigation just hours before press time Tuesday. She said it’s the result of an anonymous tip the agency received late Monday.
She could not confirm the validity of the allegations, but said the historic preservation office is obligated to look into the claims.
Apparently a lot of the dirt they’d been excavating found its way elsewhere. Read the whole thing though.