Excavation

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  • Megiddo: Layers Of The Past

    was not used as it 3 should early on in excavations of this site. Currid writes though that “Pottery as chronological indicator was only sporadically used. Schumacher’s work at Megiddo is a case in point. It is almost useless for the archaeologist today because of its poor stratigraphic technique and limited use of dating by means of ceramic.” As a long-term gatekeeper through the valley, Megiddo not only saw many diverse populations, political structures and educational foundations, but also battles. Cantrell writes, “When viewed in the framework of its advantageous location for commerce, the repeated historical battles, and powerful chariotries of its neighbors (Assyria, Egypt, Aram, and Edom), Megiddo logically must have served as one of the pivotal cities in the ancient Near East for supplying and training horses. This conclusion is supported by architectural/archaeological evidence: the permanent stabling facilities for as many as 450 horses.” It is written that “Kings came, they fought, the kings of Canaan fought. At Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo, they took no plunder of silver” (NIV, Judges 5:19). Scripture also declares that “Josiah, however would not turn away from him, but disguised himself in battle. He would not listen to what Necho had said at God’s command but went to fight him on the plain of Megiddo” (2 Chronicles 35:22). Though it had been believed that Megiddo had been taken by God’s people, excavations uncover history regarding Megiddo.…

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  • Sagalassos

    Sagalassos has remained a mystery to archaeologists for the past thousands of years. Despite being occupied for thousands of years by multiple different groups, Sagalassos crumbled to ruins and was forgotten. However, in the recent years since the discovery of the site, new information has been learned through excavations. More fine details are able to be obtained today through the use of new techniques and technology. The archaeologists at Sagalassos have used the available technology and…

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  • Museums As Learning Environments

    pieces from our past, literally and figuratively. The main premise of my program is to construct a hands-on learning program for all ages. A facsimile excavation site based on a real archaeological excavation will be designed. This can be placed in an outside area of a history museum. The idea is to design an archaeological site, reversing the science, instead of finding a site, I will create one. This process will include: choosing the right area, planning the dimensions, selecting an…

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  • Zooarchaeological Analysis

    compound pre-existing issues with the record and greatly affect the results of analysis (Heinrich 2012). It is important to seek out corroborative evidence, such as ethnographic information, and to be aware of the taphonomic processes that occur at sites in order to obtain the most accurate results possible (Heinrich 2012; Tuma 2006). As mentioned earlier, pig was commonly provided to slaves by planters as part of their rations (Samford 2007:127), and this is seen in the archaeological record…

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  • Archaeology Excavation Essay

    Many people commonly associate archaeology with Indiana Jones, a risk taking adventurer who seeks distant lands to gather treasure. Booby traps and aggressive natives also concord with this instinctive fantasy. This is often not at all the case. Archaeologists are attributed to have curiosity, passion, determination and critical thinking skills. They take an unknown area of history and think to ask questions that no one has ever attempted to answer. How an archaeologist excavates an…

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  • King Tutankhaman's Excavation

    In November of 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the untouched tomb of ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. As he discovered the long-lost tomb, Carter kept a diary of his journey. His discovery of the most intact tomb ever found ignited a large interest in Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology. Despite the long excavation of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, excessive research and exploration of the tomb can find hidden treasures and unseen information about ancient Egypt. In 1907, Carter was…

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  • Case Study: Precision Landscaping And Excavation In Thurston County

    for the targeted markets seem to be consistent with the philosophy they want it now and will use credit cards. They are both value driven and like facts to make decisions. An article in Revamped & Reinvigorated states, “Today’s customers expect more out of their buying experiences than ever before. These customers are also more intelligent than ever – with the explosion of available information creating a 24/7 buying and customer service mentality, and informed consumers expecting an…

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  • Archeological Survey Techniques In Archaeology

    Modern Archeologists have a range of different non-intrusive archeological survey techniques available to them when locating and interpreting a site for excavation. These techniques prove useful in locating sites before any excavation is needed and can also assist during the excavation process. They help bring many mediums of data together to make a clear report of the archeological site and any finds that lead from that. The techniques include but are not limited to, looking at historic maps,…

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  • The Shard London Case Study

    The soil in the middle of excavation area is cut, leaving others to retain the deflection of diaphragm walls. This allows access to even farthest end without impeding the construction of struts and slabs. The dimension of the channel is determined by the space required by excavator and earth hauler. Also, the remaining soil should suffice the support required by diaphragm walls for deflection control. Thus, part A2 was completed using four vertical excavation stages of construction. Interference…

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  • Delphi's Presence In Ancient Greek Culture

    Historically significant archeological sites around the world tell a story of a past culture and looks deep into their most religious philosophies. The archeological site of Delphi fits the description better than most in terms of being very prominent in a past culture. This is the place where the oracle of Apollo spoke and was the site of omphalos, the ‘naval of the world’ (Partida). Being the center of the world was one of the many things that made this site so important to the ancient…

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