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  • Archaeology keynote 2011 mine

    1. 1. ArchaeologyDigging Up the Past
    2. 2. Archaeology
    3. 3. ArchaeologyGreek for ‘the study of whatis ancient’
    4. 4. ArchaeologyGreek for ‘the study of whatis ancient’Where evidence found:
    5. 5. ArchaeologyGreek for ‘the study of whatis ancient’Where evidence found: in the ground
    6. 6. ArchaeologyGreek for ‘the study of whatis ancient’Where evidence found: in the ground under buildings
    7. 7. ArchaeologyGreek for ‘the study of whatis ancient’Where evidence found: in the ground under buildings deep at the bottom of the ocean
    8. 8. What archaeologists find?
    9. 9. What archaeologists find?
    10. 10. What archaeologists find?Primary Sources
    11. 11. What archaeologists find?Primary Sources written documents
    12. 12. What archaeologists find?Primary Sources written documents pottery
    13. 13. What archaeologists find?Primary Sources written documents pottery ruins of buildings
    14. 14. What archaeologists find?Primary Sources written documents pottery ruins of buildings human remains
    15. 15. What archaeologists find?Primary Sources written documents pottery ruins of buildings human remains animal or food remains
    16. 16. What archaeologists find?Primary Sources written documents pottery ruins of buildings human remains animal or food remains clothing...
    17. 17. Why dig up the past?
    18. 18. Why dig up the past? Information found can help us today.
    19. 19. Why dig up the past? Information found can help us today. Gives us pride about who our ancestors were and what they did.
    20. 20. Why dig up the past? Information found can help us today. Gives us pride about who our ancestors were and what they did. Links us to our human ancestry
    21. 21. Rising to the Challenge Today Roman Times
    22. 22. Rising to the ChallengeOver time, the ground level rises: Today Roman Times
    23. 23. Rising to the ChallengeOver time, the ground level rises: soil erosion, Today Roman Times
    24. 24. Rising to the ChallengeOver time, the ground level rises: soil erosion, Today rivers flooding or changing course, Roman Times
    25. 25. Rising to the ChallengeOver time, the ground level rises: soil erosion, Today rivers flooding or changing course, demolished buildings, Roman Times
    26. 26. Rising to the ChallengeOver time, the ground level rises: soil erosion, Today rivers flooding or changing course, demolished buildings, garbage, Roman Times
    27. 27. Rising to the ChallengeOver time, the ground level rises: soil erosion, Today rivers flooding or changing course, demolished buildings, garbage, people moving dirt with their feet. Roman Times
    28. 28. Rising to the Challenge Over time, the ground level rises: soil erosion, Today rivers flooding or changing course, demolished buildings, garbage, people moving dirt with their feet. Roman TimesThe city of London, UK has risenmore than 1 full story in its 2000 year history.
    29. 29. Fraction of the evidence
    30. 30. Fraction of the evidence Find only small amount of items or remains for each civilization
    31. 31. Fraction of the evidence Find only small amount of items or remains for each civilization Making guesses (educated guesses) about people from the past
    32. 32. One Giant Puzzle
    33. 33. One Giant PuzzleSmall objects do not tell much about the past civilizations bythemselves.
    34. 34. One Giant PuzzleSmall objects do not tell much about the past civilizations bythemselves.Combined with other objects, ruins, remains, and previouslycollected evidence, they can help us piece together a bitmore.
    35. 35. One Giant PuzzleSmall objects do not tell much about the past civilizations bythemselves.Combined with other objects, ruins, remains, and previouslycollected evidence, they can help us piece together a bitmore.Never ending puzzle that is past civilizations.
    36. 36. Tools of the Trade
    37. 37. Tools of the TradeMust work carefully - fragile artifacts
    38. 38. Tools of the TradeMust work carefully - fragile artifactsMust keep very detailed notes on what they foundand where they found it
    39. 39. The Afterlife
    40. 40. The AfterlifeMany past cultures believed that we could takeitems from this world to the ‘next life’.
    41. 41. The AfterlifeMany past cultures believed that we could takeitems from this world to the ‘next life’. Buried everyday items theythought they might need.
    42. 42. The AfterlifeMany past cultures believed that we could takeitems from this world to the ‘next life’. Buried everyday items theythought they might need.Most items stolen or destroyed.
    43. 43. The AfterlifeMany past cultures believed that we could takeitems from this world to the ‘next life’. Buried everyday items theythought they might need.Most items stolen or destroyed. Remaining items givearchaeologists insight into dailylife the past .
    44. 44. Just Garbage?
    45. 45. Just Garbage?Some of the greatest evidence of a past societycomes from their garbage (or even theirtoilets) -kitchen midden.
    46. 46. Just Garbage?Some of the greatest evidence of a past societycomes from their garbage (or even theirtoilets) -kitchen midden.
    47. 47. Just Garbage?Some of the greatest evidence of a past societycomes from their garbage (or even theirtoilets) -kitchen midden.What would your garbagesay about you?
    48. 48. Past Problems
    49. 49. Past Problems Archaeology became prevalent during the 19th century.
    50. 50. Past Problems Archaeology became prevalent during the 19th century. less ‘study’ and more ‘competition’. Nations sent teams all over the globe to collect as many artifacts as they could and bring them back to their own museums.
    51. 51. Past Problems Archaeology became prevalent during the 19th century. less ‘study’ and more ‘competition’. Nations sent teams all over the globe to collect as many artifacts as they could and bring them back to their own museums. Not much attention to detail
    52. 52. Past Problems Archaeology became prevalent during the 19th century. less ‘study’ and more ‘competition’. Nations sent teams all over the globe to collect as many artifacts as they could and bring them back to their own museums. Not much attention to detail Many sites damaged or destroyed
    53. 53. More Trouble Ahead? Modern Archaeologystrives to savethe past while also studying it. However,modern issuescan still get in the way.
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