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Restructuring National Program

Restructuring National Program

restructuring National program      The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Montana State University (MSU) are working closely on a path forward for Project Archaeology that respects and honors our long, successful partnership. The Project Archaeology program has...

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Goodbye

Goodbye

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadHello everyone, and Happy New Year! There are a few changes happening for Project Archaeology in 2022. I have been offered a new job and accepted. This unfortunately means that I will be stepping down from my...

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Music and Archaeology: Woodwinds

Music and Archaeology: Woodwinds

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadBesides the human voice and percussion, woodwind instruments are among some of the oldest musical instruments humans have created. Though there is a great deal of debate, the oldest woodwind instruments...

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Music and Archaeology: Brass Instruments

Music and Archaeology: Brass Instruments

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadThis week we will be picking back up with the archaeology and music series. Today, we will be focusing on brass instruments and our final blog in this series next week will look at woodwinds. Can you...

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Thanksgiving Blog: The Turkey Looks Great

Thanksgiving Blog: The Turkey Looks Great

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadWith 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...

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Music and Archaeology: String Instruments

Music and Archaeology: String Instruments

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadThis 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...

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The Archaeology of Fear

The Archaeology of Fear

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadI 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 . Around...

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Music in Archaeology: Percussion

Music in Archaeology: Percussion

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadI 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 back....

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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. There...

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Music in Archaeology: Earliest Instruments

Music in Archaeology: Earliest Instruments

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadIt 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...

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Humans and Animals: Religion and Spirituality

Humans and Animals: Religion and Spirituality

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadStarting 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...

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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 far...

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