Anthropology News & Events
Pre-Viking tunic found on glacier as warming trend aids archaeology
The greenish-brown, loose-fitting outer clothing — suitable for a person up to about 5 feet, 9 inches tall (176 centimeters) — was found 6,560 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level on what may have been a Roman-era trade route in south Norway. Carbon dating showed it was made around the year 300.
Melting ice is a boon for archaeology
As glaciers melt and recede, they are revealing archaeological treasures from the civilizations that came before ours.
Quantifying faunal isotopic variation in the British Isles
Archaeological science is well versed in the technique of isotopic analysis of bone collagen to address questions of past diet in humans, by looking at the variability in carbon and nitrogen values in populations.