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Since the first excavations at Knossos by Arthur Evans, the end of the Late Bronze Age Minoan civilization on Crete in the Aegean Sea [ca 1470/1490 BC] has been attributed...... Read more »
A NAFPLIOTI. (2008) “Mycenaean” political domination of Knossos following the Late Minoan IB destructions on Crete: negative evidence from strontium isotope ratio analysis (87Sr/86Sr). Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(8), 2307-2317. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2008.03.006
The history of maize agriculture in the Dominican Republic between about AD 500-1500 is examined through analysis of lake bed sediments in a new paper by researchers Chad S. Lane,...... Read more »
C LANE, C MORA, S HORN, & K ORVIS. (2008) Sensitivity of bulk sedimentary stable carbon isotopes to prehistoric forest clearance and maize agriculture. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(8), 2119-2132. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2008.01.019
Although a lot of the hot news in archaeology these days is centered on Pre-Clovis, many scholars are focused on the end of the Clovis big game hunters.
Since the...... Read more »
Jay Quade, Richard Forester, William Pratt, & Claire Carter . (1998) Black Mats, Spring-Fed Streams, and Late-Glacial-Age Recharge in the Southern Great Basin. Quaternary Research, 49(2), 129-148. DOI: 10.1006/qres.1997.1959
Since the 1970s, researchers have attempted to pin down the source of turquoise--that lovely blue-green mineral aka hydrated copper aluminum phosphate, cherished and used as jewelry and inlay by so...... Read more »
S HULL, M FAYEK, F MATHIEN, P SHELLEY, & K DURAND. (2008) A new approach to determining the geological provenance of turquoise artifacts using hydrogen and copper stable isotopes. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(5), 1355-1369. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2007.10.001
In 1904, the Sacred Cenote of Chichén Itzá was dredged by archaeologist Edward H. Thompson.
Thompson recovered one hundred human skeletons and hundreds of objects sacrificed by the Maya between...... Read more »
Dean Arnold, Jason R. Branden, Patrick Ryan Williams, J. P. Brown, & . (2008) The first direct evidence for the production of Maya Blue: Rediscovery of a technology. Antiquity, 151-164. http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/082/ant0820151.htm
I've been poking around in the Upper Paleolithic these days, and while I was there I discovered that Erik Trinkaus, whose papers are always interesting anyway, has recently been chasing...... Read more »
E TRINKAUS. (2005) Anatomical evidence for the antiquity of human footwear use. Journal of Archaeological Science, 32(10), 1515-1526. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2005.04.006
E TRINKAUS. (2008) Anatomical evidence for the antiquity of human footwear: Tianyuan and Sunghir. Journal of Archaeological Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2007.12.002
The history of the domestication of turkeys is one of those great questions in archaeological science.
While archaeologists are certain Meleagris spp was domesticated in North America probably at least...... Read more »
EB BEACHAM, & S DURAND. (2007) Eggshell and the archaeological record: new insights into turkey husbandry in the American Southwest. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34(10), 1610-1621. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2006.11.015
An international team lead by Sue O'Connor of the Australian National University and reported in a recent article in the Journal of Archaeological Science have developed a new rock art...... Read more »
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