23 January 2011

Dance Across The Centuries

Ever wanted to see what a thousand-year-old piece of wood looks like? In August 2010, while excavating a medieval settlement in northern Germany, I recovered this part of a well made from the trunk of a tree. Thanks to A. E. Douglass's invention of dendrochronology, it is possible to date wood. Please respect my decision not to reveal the location of the excavation site.

I'm not in the position to lecture you about archaeology, and even if I was, I wouldn't. Instead, I'd just like to share some links to articles I've read this past week. Maybe you're interested in archaeology too - if so, I hope you enjoy what you see.

I do believe that quizzes are a great way to enhance one's knowledge. 

Blog post title taken from a song by Johnny Clegg.

Have a nice evening.

- Dom


Brooke said...

the possible sword of blackbeard/?!?!??!?!!I!IU$JLKJLKJ! AHHHH! so exciting! when i make it down to florida this summer i want to try and see one of the REAL Jolly Roger flags in the museum in Savannah or Key West

took the Egyptian quiz... only got half of them right! lol yay for learning new things!

Dominic Doherty said...

I'm excited to see your pictures from Florida!
Hahah, neither did I know all the answers to those questions.