My favorite archaeological publication has just released its 11 issue. If you haven’t checked out Past Horizons before, I highly encourage you to. The online publication is something I think every archaeologist should acquaint themselves with. Not only is it completely digital, but it’s also free! In the most recent edition of Past Horizons you’ll find these exciting articles:
Chum Balam-Nal – Belize
The Maya Research Program has been carrying out research at Blue Creek in Belize for many years now. Their main focus of study centres on why an advanced society such as the Maya collapsed so dramatically. Their plans for the 2010 field season include the excavation of an elite area known as Chum Balam-Nal.
Painted Landscapes – California
The surreal pictographs of the Californian Chumash have been recognised as among the most elaborate and exquisite examples of rock-art found anywhere in the United States. A team of archaeologists led by David Robinson is carrying out a detailed examination of the art using the latest technologies.
A Refuge in the Desert? – Western Sahara
Nick Brooks and Joanne Clarke have been examining how prehistoric populations responded and adapted to severe climatic and environmental changes, specifically the desertification of the Saharan region between about 6000 and 4500 years ago.
Lords of the Sea – Norway
The Lofotr Museum is a replica of the largest chieftain’s long-house ever found in Scandinavia. The excavation of the long-house revealed much about life in late Iron-Age Northern Norway and showed that the inhabitants had traveled widely in order to trade.
Medicine Man – United Kingdom
Re-enactor Kevin Goodman describes the fascinating world of medical history and how research helps him bring authenticity to his performance.
and much more….
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