Celebrate this year’s International Archaeology Day with the officers and members of our Archaeology Division (AD)! “How do I love archaeology, let me count the ways… One of those is that archaeological research can disabuse us of stereotypes we hold about the past… and the present as well. For example, I’m working on a project extracting … Continue reading Celebrate International Archaeology Day!
Guest contributor Markus Bell is a lecturer in the University of Sheffield’s School of East Asian Studies. Follow him on Twitter: @mpsbell. Italy is in trouble. Big trouble. The Global Economic Recession hit hard. Italy’s young are disproportionately feeling the pinch with youth unemployment soaring to an alarming 43 percent. Conditions are worse in southern Italy, … Continue reading Grassroots Necro-tourism in Napoli
This post comes from one of AAA’s 2016 summer interns, Kory Cooper, an anthropology student at Missouri State University. I can’t imagine a better place to work than the NHHC’s Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB). Stationed out of the Washington Navy Yard, the amazing people at the UAB work to protect and preserve sunken military craft … Continue reading An Update From Our Interns: NHHC Underwater Archaeology Branch
My first backpacking trip in south-central Utah at age 14 was a defining moment. Some earth science teachers took my classmates and me to San Rafael Swell for hands-on learning. A fossilized dinosaur print, ancient sandstone layers, and the body of a decomposing wild horse ignited my curious teenage mind. The most memorable image from … Continue reading Dear President Obama: Protect Bears Ears
It has been a very busy couple of weeks since my last post. It is hard to believe that this internship is coming to an end. At the Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) of the History & Heritage Command (NHHC), I have continued to clean and preserve the two brass flash pans as well as work … Continue reading Intern Preserving Naval Heritage
In collaboration with the American Schools for Oriental Research, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Society of American Archaeology, AAA President Monica Heller expresses support for the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt that will be considered by CPAC at its upcoming public meeting on June … Continue reading AAA Collaborates in Support of Egypt/U.S. Memorandum of Understanding
Read the new volume of Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association on “inalienable wealth” in AnthroSource! “Inalienable possessions,” as conceptualized by Annette Weiner (1985, 1992), are objects imbued with meaning and value based on the social identity of the original and subsequent owners. They maintain attachment to their owner- even when passed to other … Continue reading New Volume of the Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association