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Ancient Dentistry

Ancient Dentistry

Ancient Dentistry By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorEveryone may hate flossing, but I bet no one knows how long humans have been doing it. Some form of rudimentary dentistry has been around for thousands of years. Though you’ve probably seen those...

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Communities Coming Together

Communities Coming Together

Communities Coming TogetherBy Kate Hodge, Public Education Coordinator People tend to group together based on a variety of factors, from ethnicity to gender to age. Communities, from an anthropological perspective, provide safety, comfort, and a group of people on...

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Ancient Skin and Haircare

Ancient Skin and Haircare

Ancient Skin and HaircareBy Hannah Ludlow, Student Research Assistant   Introducing the Integumentary System The largest organ of the body is skin, and it is our first line of defense against the elements. Skin is part of the integumentary system, which also...

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Learning About Archaeology

Learning About Archaeology

Learning About Archaeology: online lessons, events, and resources for teaching at home Many of you have found yourselves as a classroom teacher for the first time, or you are an educator working on getting your classroom online. Project Archaeology wants to help you....

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Accessibility for Digital Outreach

Accessibility for Digital Outreach

Accessibility for Digital OutreachAuthor: Elizabeth Reetz, Director of Strategic Initiatives, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist No one imagined a month ago that we’d be where we are today—businesses shuttered and schools closed, with teaching and...

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Plants as Medicine

Plants as Medicine

Plants as Medicine By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator at Project Archaeology A note before reading: The plants and practices described in this blog should not be considered cures or suggestions to try. You should always speak with a doctor before trying...

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Free Online Lessons

Free Online Lessons

Free Online Lessons: Project Archaeology's Response to Covid-19 I want to take a moment to reach out to you about how Project Archaeology (PA) is adapting to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. First off, I hope each and every one of you are safe and healthy. Project...

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A Tool for Any Situation

A Tool for Any Situation

A Tool for Any Situation Medicine is a discipline and science that people have been developing for thousands of years all over the world. Many of the tools that modern doctors and surgeons use in operating rooms today have long histories. In this blog, we’ll discuss...

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Trepanation

Trepanation

TrepanationA warning before you read this blog: Trepanation is a surgical practice that has been used for thousands of years. It involves drilling holes into the skull to relieve cranial pressure. This blog post contains descriptions of the practice as well as...

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

Lean On Me Humans, in our relatively modern form, have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Though biologically similar, the lives of our ancestors were quite different from our own, especially in the case of medical care. Depictions of early hominids like...

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Archaeology and Accessibility

Archaeology and Accessibility

Archaeology and Accessibility As archaeologists, we wear many hats – shovel bums, researchers, theoretical discussants, grant writers, etc. However, the hat I (Val) prefer to wear is educator. I joined Project Archaeology in 2018 as the Louisiana State Coordinator. I...

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