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....
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...