Slavia Field School in Drawsko, Poland! Gahh!

Hey everyone! Yes, it’s me. It’s been a very long time since I last posted – school got very busy and I kept putting this blog on hiatus. Since I love adventures, I thought I’d start this post with my recent adventure in Drawsko, Poland where I got credit at U of T! Over this…

St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research: And I get to take part in it!

In just a few days, I will be taking part in an archaeological excavation with the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research (S.E.C.A.R)  team in the Caribbean! Here is some background information about the excavation and what is currently happening over there! Where Are We Excavating? Archaeological investigations of Colonial Period slave sites in the…

Genes Says You’re A Neanderthal…Well, A Little Bit Anyway

In my previous post about scientists cloning our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals, I pondered on the idea of what it would be like to actually meet one someday. Well, it seems the latest discovery shows that we have met them….and they are ‘us’ –  at least a little anyway. University of California Santa Cruz professor…

The Real Temple of Doom – Part 2

Welcome back everyone! We’ll be continuing off from the last post……..so let’s continue our journey to the real temple of doom! As I mentioned from the last post, archaeologist Christian Mesia and his team found something at the site in Peru; dozens of snuff tubes made from animal bones all over Chavín. These snuff tubes…

The Real Temple of Doom – Part 1

The ruins of the ancient civilization of Chavín have stood for over 2500 years. How did this empire endure without the use of weapons and warfare? Was it a Utopian society? Or was it a warped experiment in mind control? Through secret tunnels deep within the ruins in the Amazon jungles to hallucinogenic rituals of…

16th-century mummy captivates a nation

In April of 1998, a construction was about to begin on a large apartment complex in Andong City, South Korea. An earlier survey had established that the hillside contained 16 tombs. Archaeologists determined that the tombs belonged to the ancestors of the Goseong Yi, a clan indigenous to the region that rose to power at…

King Tut: Boy king or Warrior?

Known as the Golden Boy because of his golden tomb and golden mask protecting his face was found when British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. King Tut was never a really powerful pharaoh or an important one either but because of his elaborate belongings, riches, and the fact that his tomb was…

Rare artifacts help Louis come alive in Canada

Metis Henry Hall is the proud owner of Louis Riel artifacts he’s been collecting for 18 years. Hall doesn’t consider himself to be the owner but instead he would rather be considered a ‘keeper’. This collection undoubtedly the largest personal collection of Riel memorabilia in B.C., and possibly Canada, is on display which started yesterday…

Cloning an Extinct Cousin: A New Life for Neanderthals?

In the next few months, the first draft of a Neanderthal’s genetic code will be published by a group of scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. In the latest issue of Archaeology Magazine (March/April 2010), this topic is thoroughly discussed; the cloning of Neanderthals. I can’t help but wonder what life would be…