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It’s Star Wars Day!

May 4th is an unofficial holiday to Star Wars fans, dating back to 1979 when an advertisement in The London Evening News, congratulating Margaret Thatcher on being elected the first female Prime Minister, read, “May the fourth be with you Margaret. Congratulations.”  Being a Star Wars fan (though not as hard core as some people … Read More It’s Star Wars Day!

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Walk back in time at Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It is claimed to be one of the world’s oldest, largest and best-preserved buffalo jumps (that we currently know about).  What is a buffalo jump, you might ask?  Well, it’s where North American Indians “led” Bison along the prairie towards the edge of a cliff, … Read More Walk back in time at Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

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Site protection at its finest

There was finally an open window of dry, warm weather – hurrah!  Archaeologists all over the world cheer for this.  This means we are able to get back outside and dig some holes without having to wear and lug around excess gear.  Yesterday, this involved revisiting a known stone feature site, which happened to be … Read More Site protection at its finest

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A basic lesson in the sequence of the world

Thanks again SwissMiss for the tip on this video, via Devour. If any of you were wondering what came first, the caveman or the Egyptian, find out here (among other things)… and all they really wanted to do was water a flower!? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdPDn1KUz_A&w=500&h=305]

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Happy Easter

Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter weekend and was able to spend it eating and relaxing, like I did. I probably didn’t need to eat as much as I did this weekend, but family get-togethers often involve really good food that you can’t help but eat, and then eat some more. Good thing spring has … Read More Happy Easter

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We always wanted to be in a centrefold

Click here for the centrefold spread! If you aren’t aware of the SVG Public Archaeology Program, check it out now at www.svgdigs.com.  It was our chance to rescue and record some signfiicant (and very cool) archaeology on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent earlier this year.  This centrefold piece (by the International Airport Development Company) … Read More We always wanted to be in a centrefold

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