Music in Archaeology: Percussion

Music in Archaeology: Percussion

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead I used to play in an orchestra. While we strings liked to think we were the most important, the reality we didn’t like to admit was that the unsung heroes were the percussion players tucked in the...
Music in Archaeology: Drums

Music in Archaeology: Drums

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead  This week, it’s all about drums. You may not immediately think of drums when listing musical instruments, but as part of the percussion family, drums play an important role in many musical traditions....
Music in Archaeology: Earliest Instruments

Music in Archaeology: Earliest Instruments

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead It is hard to imagine a world without music. In the modern world, it is rare to be in a place that is truly quiet. Music is always in the background of movies and videos, it is played in public spaces like...
Humans and Animals: Religion and Spirituality

Humans and Animals: Religion and Spirituality

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead Starting with domestication around 14,000 years ago, dogs became a part of everyday human life. Millinea later all around the world, more animals were domesticated for their wool, meat, or strength. Much...
Humans and Animals: Traditional Knowledge

Humans and Animals: Traditional Knowledge

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead  Modern humans and animals have lived together for tens of thousands of years. In that time, people have spread and adapted to almost every biome on the planet—even those  that archaeologists thought were...