Archeology

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    I love a good crime show. Especially cold cases... hundreds of years old.

    Short and sweet... My favorite documentary series. Bone Detectives. A wonderful blend of historical fact and dramatic recreation.

    I actually own the DVD series, and the only episode I can find on the net is here:



    It's a wonderful look into how modern science reveals the past.
     
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    Where's the archaeology?

    Eric (archaeologist)
     
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    What... You want to see more people just digging in the dirt? :p
     
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    Hey, I'm still getting paid to play in the dirt.
     
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    We had an exhibit of items excavated at Washington on the Brazos this past weekend. Lots of stuff but the largest volume was small pieces of glass and pottery. When it rains (which it was doing Saturday) the burrowing animals push up fresh dirt to plug the burrow holes to keep the rain out. Invariably, mixed with the mud are the bits of history from the old Washington town. I saw numerous bit of pottery sitting on top of the dirt mounds, freshly raised against the rain. I was very tempted to snag a few but that is a violation of the law.
     
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    Scotty Moore, the host of that show, is now teaching.
    https://learning.hccs.edu/faculty/scotty.moore

    I suppose for someone who works in that field, the dramatization and "crime show" format might be a little uninteresting. I personally love that show.

    There are 12 episodes across several regions - South Pacific, South America, Egypt (where he worked with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Minister of Antiquities on one episode), Iceland, and the U.K. It's fascinating to me how much can be learned about a skeleton thousands of years old using modern technology and techniques... along with plain old digging in the dirt and sifting through debris.

    Watching that series made me smarter. I actually know what strontium isotope analysis is. :D
     
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