archeology

The allure of archeology's mysteries

Posted 2 months 2 days ago
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David Hurst Thomas, curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke at UGA in November about his search for Georgia's lost Spanish missions. It was a fascinating discussion, detailing how myths work thier way into our culture and outlining how and why archeology remains a very important corrective:

Thomas began the lecture by discussing California, which he said is greatly influenced by its Hispanic history. Californians view St. Junipera Serra as the founding father of California. The Carmel Mission holds St. Serra's library and his cell. Visiting the site...

Unearthing Georgia's Deep Cultural Exchange: St. Catherines Island

Posted 3 months 6 days ago
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St. Catherines Island, located in Liberty County, is one of the barrier islands along the coast of Georgia. The privately owned island, a National Historic Landmark, is about ten miles long and from the 1590s to the 1680s it was home to a Spanish mission, Santa Catalina de Guale.

David Hurst Thomas, Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, will present a Signature Lecture Friday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium. Thomas’ lecture, “Unearthing Georgia’s Deep Cultural Exchange: Still Digging...

Iroquois: Population Dispersal and Signaling Networks

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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Anthropology professor Jennifer Birch co-authored a new paper in Science Advances that focuses on Northern Iroquoia to illuminate the effects of population dispersal on regional signaling networks:

What happens to regional social interaction networks when an important group leaves the network? The dispersal of Iroquoian groups from the St. Lawrence River valley during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries A.D. has been a source of archaeological inquiry for decades. Social network analysis presented here indicates that sites from Jefferson County, New York at the head of the St....

Noted and Quoted, April 2017

Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
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Franklin faculty and students continue to be quoted by and to author articles across worldwide media, including all major print publications. A sample from the past few weeks:

Research by Archeology graduate student Sammantha Nicole Holder had her featured in The Guardian (reconstructing the diet of Napoleon's Grand Army)

The other side of Confederate Memorial Day (Spalding Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus James Cobb) – Time

Four words people ask meteorologists about that are actually not weather terms (Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor...

Georgia Museum of Natural History: Dogs Exhibit

Posted 10 months 1 week ago
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The Georgia Museum of Natural History delves right into the heart of UGA with their current exhibition about the history of dogs:

It’s sort of like an old joke by Groucho Marx, who said, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

But “How ‘Bout Them Dogs: A Brief Look into the Evolution and Domestication of Our Best Friend” takes viewers inside of a dog -- into the bare bones.

The exhibit is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. To find the museum, just look for the...

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