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What does a microblade look like?

Amanda #therook and what we initially thought was a #microblade #archaeology

Microblades are a unique technology focused on producing thin, narrow blade-like flakes from distinctly prepared cores. The production sequence that produces these tiny blades will have some specific typological characteristics that are easy to identify. Look for: long, straight, thin flakes (1/3 width over length); parallel, lateral margins; a strong arris (sometimes two); and little … Read More What does a microblade look like?

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Be authentic.

I’m really happy to say that it has not been a year since I have written a post on the circle blog; it has only been 9 months! Ok, that’s horrible. Anyway, yesterday, I attended the AWE (Alberta Women Entrepreneurs) Leadership Summit and learned a few things I felt are worth sharing. 1. Do you … Read More Be authentic.

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What do archaeologists do exactly?

People often wonder what it is archaeologists actually do… Or maybe they don’t, and they assume we’re out there livin’ it up like Indiana Jones or, my favourite, the Relic Hunter.  But it’s not true.  For the many of us, there are few amazing finds, and certainly no guns (although I have been asked if … Read More What do archaeologists do exactly?

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Skull games! Courtesy of the Smithsonian.

Respectfully, skulls should never be played with.  As archaeologists, our minds are trained to see things as artifacts, but when excavating burials, we try to be as respectful as possible.  Playing with skulls digitally though – that ain’t so bad.  In fact, it’s very cool! The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has a Mystery … Read More Skull games! Courtesy of the Smithsonian.

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