Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is claimed to be one of the world’s oldest, largest and best-preserved buffalo jumps (that we currently know about). What is a buffalo jump, you might ask? Well, it’s where North American Indians “led” Bison along the prairie towards the edge of a cliff, … Read More Walk back in time at Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
There was finally an open window of dry, warm weather – hurrah! Archaeologists all over the world cheer for this. This means we are able to get back outside and dig some holes without having to wear and lug around excess gear. Yesterday, this involved revisiting a known stone feature site, which happened to be … Read More Site protection at its finest
Another inspiring TED talk, but this time less inspiration, more, “holy crap, that’s me” – thanks Tara Hunt for delivering the goods on the rough life of a start-up entrepreneur. We have dreams, we’re somewhat delusional, and we have the audacity to keep going amidst all the hard times. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zykK0oUS8aw&w=500&h=350] (Click here to read … Read More The spirit of entrepreneurship, aka, my life right now
I have always wanted a scooter. Winters in Calgary, Canada, however, are not really great for zipping around in uncovered transport with tiny wheels. Mint and Vespa have recently teamed up to quantify the benefits of using a scooter (Vespanomics). Not only will save you tons of money at the pump; if all your friends … Read More Scooterrific!
Wessex Archaeology, which makes up half of Framework Archaeology (the other half being Oxford Archaeology), has recently been posting pictures and 3D reconstructions to their Flickr set. These are some of the findings from the excavations done in advance of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5. There is some amazing stuff here: a Neolithic hand axe, Roman … Read More And now for some amazing archaeology
We love tools that are specifically designed and built for archaeology (see earlier post). This handpick is no exception. Designed by archaeologist Larry Ingalls (not to be confused with Laura Ingalls), of Ingalls Archaeological Supply, this pick comes in four different sizes, depending on the amount of dirt you need to move, and is made … Read More The Ingalls Handpick