• Women Archaeologists make less than Men Archaeologists?

    77 cents on the dollar. Maybe you have heard 72 cents or 75 cents on the dollar or pence on the pound or cents on euro but it always ends with ‘women earn x to men’. It is a short and powerful message but like such messages hides complexities. For one, it implies that women get paid less for the same work as men but, that is false, and it actually hides a much more complicated argument than that.
    How you get that number is you combine the wages of all women and all men, average them
  • Field Archaeologist Position, California

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  • Wooden Boat Unearthed in Downtown Sydney

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—According to a 9 News report, remains of a nineteenth-century wooden boat were discovered during subway construction near the southern end of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Archaeologist Cosmos Coroneos said such roughly finished boats were used to carry goods around Sydney Harbor and to settlements along the coast, so they were designed to handle traveling the seas, but were not expected to have a long working life. The boat is thought to have been constructed in the 1830s an
  • Site of Late 19th-Century Mansion Investigated in Colorado

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO—KRDO News reports that archaeologists are investigating the grounds of the Glen Eyrie Estate, the home of William Jackson Palmer, who is remembered for founding the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1870 and the city of Colorado Springs in 1871. Palmer’s home is unusual in that he disposed of his trash on his property, rather than having it hauled away to a dump. So far, the researchers have unearthed bottles, shoes, plates, pottery, and a wooden sp
  • Pregnant Woman’s Remains Unearthed in Egypt

    ASWAN, EGYPT—Ahram Online reports that the remains of a pregnant woman who died at about 25 years of age some 3,700 years ago have been found in Upper Egypt. Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the grave was located in a cemetery used by nomads from Nubia, which is located to the south of Egypt. The mother and child may have died during childbirth, since the baby’s skeleton was found in a “head down” position in the woma
  • New Thoughts on Neanderthal Head Injuries

    TÜBINGEN, GERMANY—According to a Science News report, researchers led by paleoanthropologist Katerina Harvati of the University of Tubingen analyzed information collected from more than 100 Neanderthal skulls and 90 Upper Paleolithic modern human skulls and found that the two species suffered head injuries at about the same rate. It had been previously suggested that Neanderthals were more prone to head injuries when compared to modern humans, based upon what was assumed to be a lifes
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  • Ice Age Art Revealed in France

    TUBINGEN, GERMANY—Live Science reports that Ice Age artwork has been found in eastern France’s Grottes d’Agneux under graffiti dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Harald Floss of the University of Tubingen and his colleagues used scanning technology to look for ancient drawings under the later names, dates, and pictures, and then processed the data with special software in order to reveal the images of deer and horses. Radiocarbon dating of samples of th
  • 500-Year-Old Tombs Discovered in Bolivia

    LA PAZ, BOLIVIA—Reuters reports that human remains and artifacts estimated to be 500 years old have been found in Bolivia, in an underground burial chamber accessed through a nine-foot-deep chimney measuring just 27.5 inches in diameter. Several of the tombs were found to have been ransacked. The site, discovered by miners, is thought to have belonged to the Pacajes people of the Aymara kingdom, who were conquered by the Incas in the mid-fifteenth century. “There are objects that are
  • Etchings Found in Roman-Era Cistern in Israel

    BE’ER SHEVA, ISRAEL—Drawings thought to have been etched some 2,000 years ago have been discovered on the wall of a cistern in southern Israel’s Negev Desert, according to a Live Science report. Uncovered during construction work, the cistern was dated based on the style of the reservoir and the plastering of its stairs. A Roman settlement was also found nearby. Davida Eisenberg-Degen of the Israel Antiquities Authority said the faint drawings include images of a sailor, severa
  • Traces of 16th-Century Battle Found in New Mexico

    BERNALILLO, NEW MEXICO—KRQE News reports that evidence of a 500-year-old battle in northern New Mexico between Native Americans and troops possibly led by Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado has been unearthed. It had been previously thought the explorer and his company had just passed through the region. “The large numbers of Spanish leveled artifacts such as the musket balls and the chain metal, along with Native American weapons such as war balls, axes, [and] sling ston
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  • Miniature Terracotta Army Discovered in China

    ZIBO, CHINA—Live Science reports that a miniature terracotta army, complete with hundreds of statues of cavalry, chariots, infantry, watchtowers, and musicians, has been discovered in a pit in northeastern China. Researchers from the Cultural Relics Agency of Linzi District of Zibo City and the Shandong Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology estimate the army was placed in the pit some 2,100 years ago, or about 100 years after a life-sized terracotta army was buried near t
  • Update from Greece’s Ancient City of Tenea

    ATHENS, GREECE—According to an Associated Press report, Greece’s Ministry of Culture announced the excavation of residential areas at a site identified as the ancient city of Tenea in southern Greece. Ancient texts say Tenea was founded by Trojan War captives after the sack Troy. Archaeologist Elena Korka and her team have uncovered walls, door openings, floors, and pottery dating from the fourth century B.C. through the late Roman period at the site. Cemeteries have also been found
  • Possible Piece of Antikythera Mechanism Identified

    ANTIKYTHERA, GREECE—Haaretz reports that a bronze object that may be an additional piece of the Antikythera Mechanism or a similar device was recovered from the site of a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea last year. The Anitkythera Mechanism, discovered by sponge divers in 1901, is a 2,200-year-old complicated system of cogwheels thought to have been used to calculate the movements of the sun, moon, and planets, and predict eclipses and equinoxes. An X-ray of the newly recovered bronze disc, whi
  • Project Manager - Austin, TX

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  • Traces of First-Century A.D. Roman Fort Found

    WARSAW, POLAND—According to a Science in Poland report, researchers led by Emil Jęczmienowski of the University of Poland's Institute of Archaeology have found traces of a first-century A.D. Roman fort in a farmer’s field near the Romanian-Serbian border and mapped it with geophysical equipment. “We know that it was certainly an important strategic point,” Jęczmienowski said. “It is almost at the entrance to the Iron Gate, a rather long section of the midd
  • FIELD DIRECTOR IN NEW MEXICO Tierra ROW Services

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  • Old Kingdom Tomb Yields Cat Artifacts and Mummies

    CAIRO, EGYPT—According to an NPR report, dozens of mummified cats, 100 gilded cat statues, and a bronze statue of Bastet, the goddess of cats, were discovered in a 4,500-year-old tomb in the Saqqara necropolis. The tomb also contained mummified scarab beetles in sealed sarcophagi decorated with images of scarabs. Two of the largest beetles were wrapped in linen. “The (mummified) scarab is something really unique,” said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme
  • Ancient South Americans Quickly Adapted to Harsh Environments

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Live Science reports that people may have adapted to living in the cold temperatures, low oxygen levels, and intense ultraviolet radiation of the Andes Mountains within a few thousand years of migrating to South America. An international team of researchers collected DNA samples from the remains of people who lived in the highlands around Lake Titicaca, including hunter-gatherers who lived between 8,000 and 6,500 years ago at the site of Soro Mik’aya Patjxa, the 3,80
  • On-Call Field Technicians - PA, WV, KY, VA, OH, MD

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  • Immediate Survey Work in North Carolina

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  • Audio News for November 4th through the 10th, 2018

    News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:Iron Age Celts embalmed the heads of their enemies to display as public trophies(details)Four beautiful Greek statue fragments found in farmer’s field (details)Stunning ceremonial complexes found in world’s driest desert(details)Viking research finds industrial scale pits for tar production, to keep the ships sailing (details)
  • Genetic Studies Attempt to Track Peopling of the Americas

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO—According to a Science News report, two new genetic studies explore the complex history of the peopling of the Americas. Geneticist Nathan Nakatsuka of Harvard University and his colleagues analyzed samples collected from the remains of 49 individuals, and found that at least three waves of people traveled from North America into South America. The first wave consisted of people related to a child buried some 12,600 years ago in Montana with artifacts from
  • Traces of Twelfth-Century House Found in Scotland

    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND—City archaeologist John Lawson says he and his team have uncovered a dwelling site situated along the medieval town wall that could date to before the town of Edinburgh was founded by King David I in the mid-twelfth century, according to The Edinburgh Reporter. “We suspect that because it’s cut through by a large ditch which dates to the late twelfth century or early thirteenth century,” he explained. The ditch may have even been a boundary for th
  • Byzantine Fortress Investigated in Bulgaria

    SOFIA, BULGARIA—According to an Archaeology in Bulgaria report, Ivan Hristov of Bulgaria’s National Museum of History and his team have uncovered evidence suggesting the Early Byzantine city of Chrisosotira may have been sacked and burned by the Slavs and Avars in the early seventh century A.D. The excavators investigated the remains of a large building situated near the harbor side of the fortress that may have been part of a large commercial complex. Its roof collapsed when it burn
  • Project Manager - Tallahassee, FL

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  • Field Director - Tucson or Phoenix, AZ

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  • Senior Archaeologist Needed - El Paso, Texas

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  • Principal Investigator - History/Architecture, Cincinnati or Indianapolis

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