Category Archives: Archaeology

Digging up the past in our own backyards, or half way around the world.

Amateur May Have Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids After All

These structures were spotted last year by amateur satellite archaeologist Angela Micol. She used Google Earth 5,000 miles away in North Carolina. Photo credit: Mohamed Aly Soliman

Mysterious, pyramid-like structures spotted in the Egyptian desert by an amateur satellite archaeologist might be long-lost pyramids after all, according to a new investigation into the enigmatic mounds. Continue reading…

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Untouched 1200 year-old Wari Tomb Discovered in Peru

Gold and silver riches from more than a millennium ago have been found in Peru, within what appears to be the first unlooted tomb of South America’s Wari civilization, researchers reported Thursday. Continue reading…

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Becoming an Amateur Archaeologist

Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), amateur archaeologist.

I recently ran across this interesting site that provides some how-to’s for anyone interested in getting started as an amateur in this fascinating discipline. Continue reading…

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Meet an Amateur Archaeologist Who Studies Twisted Trees

Amateur arechaeologist Bob Doidge believes this tree close to the Bruce Trail, may be a monument to a First Nations marriage. Photo by Bob Doidge.

An amateur archaeologist from Hamilton is shining light on a little-known branch of Ontario’s history. Continue reading…

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Amateur army archeologists uncover lost World War II bomber

B-24 Liberator of the type found near Lyneham, UK.

Recently, a group of these amateur army archeologists uncovered the remains of a lost Liberator Bomber in the UK, highlighting the value of the project as not just a rehabilitative effort, but a genuine scientific one as well. Continue reading…

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UK Amateur Archaeologists Uncover Racey Ancient Artifacts

Copper bust, possibly of Antonius.

Don’t let anyone tell you that your metal detector hobby is a waste of time, as some treasure hunters in the U.K. have uncovered something more than just pocket change. Continue reading…

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Dig Greater Manchester sees hundreds hunt treasure

A 19th Century Catholic medallion was a "highly personal item" found at the dig.

People love to find the archaeology but it’s the things that people have touched in the past that excite people. Continue reading…

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Amateur archaeologists make historical ‘henge’ discovery near Osterley Park

Aerial view of the discovery site of neolithic henge monuments.

A family of amateur archaeologists have dug their way to a new discovery which could be as rare as dragon poo. Continue reading…

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DNA Study Confirms Migration Patterns of First Americans

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New research appears to confirm that the earliest humans to reach the American landmass came from Siberia in three distinct waves of migration. Continue reading…

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Citizen Science Musings: The Amateur Anasazi Archaeologist

Cliff Palace. Image Source: Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park.

Richard Wetherill (1858 – 1910) lived in Colorado where his family owned a ranch. But Wetherill was more than just another cow puncher. He had an active interest in the history and culture of the various Native American tribes in the region and was on good terms with many members of various tribes. Continue reading…

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