Conservation

Conservation

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator Conservation is an incredibly important process, but we often forget to talk about what happens after an artifact is taken out of the ground or before it is put on display at a museum. It is a very important step in the...
Goodbye and Thank you

Goodbye and Thank you

By Erika Malo, Project Archaeology Program Lead I just came back from an incredible journey down the Smith River in Montana. When my husband received the heavily sought-after river permit, I wasn’t sure I would go. I decided to embark on this adventure in a solo...
Ancient Technology: Glass

Ancient Technology: Glass

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator Glass is one of those things that you probably interact with constantly without realizing it. Take a moment to look around. How many glass things do you see? For me, windows, my phone and laptop screen, the fluorescents...
Ancient Technology: Engineering and Architecture

Ancient Technology: Engineering and Architecture

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator  Archaeological sites are fun places to visit for many reasons. They can inform us about the past, reveal previously unknown history, and help us learn new fun facts. However, I think the one thing people find the most...
Ancient Technology: Navigation

Ancient Technology: Navigation

By Katherine Hodge Public Education Coordinator It is very easy to forget how recent our modern versions of navigation really are. I’m 24, and I remember printing out MapQuest directions to orchestra rehearsal. While this may be more a comment on my personal...
Ancient Technology: Mining

Ancient Technology: Mining

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator  The idea of ancient mining probably fills your head with images of golden Egyptian sarcophagi, the massive stones in the crown jewels of England, or Roman marble statues and buildings. These are all great examples of...