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Climate Change and Archaeology: Erosion

Climate Change and Archaeology: Erosion

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator It is easy to forget that land is in the minority on our planet. The ocean covers 70% of Earth, and the remaining 30% is not all habitable thanks to impassable mountain ranges, scorching deserts, or icy shelves. With so...

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We’re Having Mashed Potatoes

We’re Having Mashed Potatoes

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator This year has brought many changes to everyday life. Unfortunately, upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving will also look very different for most Americas. 2020 has been difficult for many, and though Thanksgiving is often...

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Pandemics of the Past: Tuberculosis

Pandemics of the Past: Tuberculosis

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is an infectious bacterium that has been around for millions of years. Though scientists and archaeologists speculate that it has been capable of infecting humans since approximately...

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Witch is it: Trick or Trowel

Witch is it: Trick or Trowel

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorHalloween may seem like a silly American holiday, but it has ancient origins. Halloween is not American; it originated in Europe. Celtic people created this holiday around 2000 years ago and celebrated by wearing...

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Pandemics of the Past: Smallpox

Pandemics of the Past: Smallpox

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorSmallpox is perhaps the most well-known plague in human history. Scientists and historians believe that the virus has been around for as long as 10,000 years and originally developed from human contact with animals. Like...

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Pandemics of the Past: Leprosy

Pandemics of the Past: Leprosy

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorMycobacterium leprae Leprosy is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Before modern medicine, this disease was incurable, but now there are antibiotics that can successfully treat this illness. Scientist Gerhard...

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Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorViral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) sounds like one of those things you just never want to get. Unlike the other pandemics and sicknesses that we have covered and plan on covering in this series, VHF is not one single sickness...

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The Bubonic Plague

The Bubonic Plague

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorI’ve covered a lot of ground with y’all in 2020. Together, we’ve learned about how things like sailing or alcohol happened, redefining what shelter means, the history and intricacies of wildfires and archaeology, and...

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Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse: A Free Lesson!

Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse: A Free Lesson!

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorToday we are giving you a sneak peek of Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse in the form of a free lesson! To recap about our exciting new curriculum: Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse is a regional investigation from our...

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