Thanksgiving Blog: The Turkey Looks Great

Thanksgiving Blog: The Turkey Looks Great

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving next week, a new year is fast approaching. As is our tradition, Project Archaeology has put together some excellent, free resources on how to teach Thanksgiving in a...
Music and Archaeology: String Instruments

Music and Archaeology: String Instruments

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead This week, we’ll be looking at the string instrument family.  String instruments are characterized by having strings that are caused to vibrate in some way, either by plucking or using a bow. String...
The Archaeology of Fear

The Archaeology of Fear

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead I am probably one of the few archaeologists who will freely admit to enjoying the movie The Mummy, especially on Halloween. When researching the archaeology of fear, I immediatly thought of one scene ....
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....