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…

China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors

Little was known about Qin Shihuangdi (259 BC – 210 BC) until his astonishing army of life-sized terracotta warriors was discovered in 1974 by some farmers while building a well in Xi’an, China. Still not fully excavated, the Terracotta Army is estimated to number more than 8,000 figures, including 400 chariot horses and 300 cavalry…

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…

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…