It’s time for another fight inside a large, second floor lab within The University of Alabama’s Science and Engineering Complex.
If tomorrow's archaeologists are inspired by an approach taken by Dr. Lisa LeCount, they might be tempted one day to learn about the long ago lives of Prince William and Kate Middleton by looking a bit further down the hierarchal chain.
Astronomers, like scientists in many other fields, are turning in increasing numbers to "citizen scientists," members of the general public who often have zero formal training in science but who have a keen interest in a particular topic and show both a willingness and an aptitude to contribute.
Shells from mollusks presented to the dead during ancient funeral ceremonies are keys to helping a University of Alabama geologist gauge ocean movements near the Peruvian coast from as much as 13,000 years ago.
Almost 500 years after Hernando De Soto explored the Americas, University of Alabama researchers are reinvigorating efforts to break one of many links between fruitless searches and the Spanish conquistador.
Carved across the surface of a 26-pound stone slab unearthed in Veracruz, Mexico is the oldest known writing ever discovered in the Americas, according to a paper published in the Sept. 15 issue of the journal Science by a 7-person team of archaeologists, including Dr. Richard A. “Dick” Diehl, professor of anthropology at The University of Alabama.
Don’t call him a break dancer; Wesley Nixon is a b-boy. While the ‘b’ does originate from the word break, it’s considered to some an insult to call it break dancing, a term coined by the media in the 1980s.
A $3 million makeover of the Moundville Archaeological Park’s museum will allow display of its world-class Mississippian Indian artifacts in a manner befitting the site of one of the Top 100 tourist events in the United States and Canada.
Twenty-eight flat-topped earthen mounds, covered in grass, rise from the ground at the outskirts of Moundville, the small Alabama town that owes its name to their presence. The area's tranquility belies the bustling economic and ceremonial center this place, at one time the largest city north of Mexico, once was.
Considering Dr. Richard A. “Dick” Diehl was born in Bethlehem, perhaps it’s no wonder much of his life’s work has focused on the birth of an ancient civilization.
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