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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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How Paper Happened

How Paper Happened

How Paper HappenedBy Hannah Ludlow The Origin of Paper Paper as we know it originated in China a little over 2,000 years ago. The pulp of fibrous plants such as rattan, hemp, bamboo, rice straw, and mulberry were dried in thin sheets, creating paper. Paper technology...

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How Plumbing Happened

How Plumbing Happened

How Plumbing Happened Plumbing is one of the many things we don’t think about very often, but what would life be without it? Plumbing has had many fluctuations throughout history. Humans invented running water and sewage systems fairly early on all over the world....

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