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.
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.
A team of scientists, including a University of Alabama marine biologist, will venture into the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico on an 18-day research mission to investigate the long-term effect of manmade structures on the deep sea, and conversely, the effect of the environment on those structures.
Auditing is much in the news these days, with Enron, WorldCom and other corporate scandals dominating the business pages. But auditing almost literally came with the founding of the country, according to research done by Dr. William Samson, Roddy-Garner Professor of Accounting in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration and former president of the The Academy of Accounting Historians.
For the second consecutive summer, experts with UA's Alabama Museum of Natural History led an archaeological expedition of the state's first territorial capitol, Old St. Stephens in Washington County. They dug up new details about the boom town and how early Alabamians lived.
Dr. Paul Aharon regularly travels to two of the darkest places on the planet in an effort to shed light on the global warming debate.
Health in human beings is strongly affected by culture and societal influences. From the social value of food to the impact of economic hardship on families, and from the existence of ancient battle wounds to discovering the presence of diseases long ago, medical anthropologists seek to find the clues and connections behind the overall health of individuals today and throughout history.
It was hard to know which was hotter, the pepper sauce, the sweltering Louisiana temperatures or the secrets being unearthed.
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