archaeology

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What In The World Are They Doing? Visions Of The Black Drink
January 19, 2017 · 5 Comments

  When people walk through our permanent exhibit halls, sometimes they come upon an object that makes them think “what in the world are they doing?“. It can be two fossilized skeletons posed in an unusual arrangement, or an artifact with a strange ritual depicted on it. This article is the second in a weekly […]

What In The World Are They Doing?: Egyptian Sacrifice Revealed
January 11, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Women in procession, with offerings to a deceased person. From our Hall of Ancient Egypt. When people walk through our permanent exhibit halls, sometimes they come upon an object that makes them think “what in the world are they doing?”. It can be two fossilized skeletons posed in an unusual arrangement, or an artifact with […]

How We Date Artifacts (And I Don’t Mean Taking Them Out For Dinner)
January 4, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

    One of the most common questions we’ve received here at HMNS is how we know how old our artifacts and fossils are. There are a number of different ways to go about aging an object. Relative dating techniques can provide a general age range, which can be to within decades or sometimes within […]

Adventures In Atl Atl Throwing!
December 30, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

  Everyone knows about the bow and arrow, the sling shot, and the spear, but most people have never heard of an atl atl. For thousands of years, going all the way back to the Pleistocene, this was our ancestors’ weapon of choice when hunting large game. So let’s see how easy these things are […]


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