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Posts Tagged ‘Archaeology’

Using the Future to Understand the Past

From 3D imaging and printing to ground penetrating radar and photogrammetry, UA archaeologists and researchers recognize the importance of using these tools of the future to better understand the past.

Getting Ready to Rumble, Research

It’s time for another fight inside a large, second floor lab within The University of Alabama’s Science and Engineering Complex.

An Uncommon Approach: Nobles, Commoners Grant Insights into Maya Kings

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.

The Wisdom of (Non Scientific) Crowds

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.

A Search Renewed: De Soto, Tascalusa Battle Site Remains Elusive

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.

White Gold

If you were living 1,000 years ago, among your primary concerns would have been obtaining salt. Yep, sodium chloride… good ol’ table salt.

Capturing Moundville’s Magic

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.

Mighty, Mysterious Moundville

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.

‘Rubber People’: The Americas’ First Civilization

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.


It was hard to know which was hotter, the pepper sauce, the sweltering Louisiana temperatures or the secrets being unearthed.

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