A new approach to digital heritage and archaeology

We’ve entered a golden age in which digital methods and computational approaches have opened exciting new avenues for research, management, documentation, preservation, access, and public engagement in archaeology and heritage.…


The archaeology of home: Chinese migrants in transnational perspective

In the 19th century, more than 2.5 million Chinese left the Pearl River Delta to venture abroad, travelling in search of work and economic opportunity.…


Curating large skeletal collections: An example from the ancient Maya site of Copan, Honduras

Fifteen years ago it seemed my dreams were coming true. Jane Buikstra had just agreed to take me on as her PhD student and I was invited to begin an inventory of the skeletal remains at Copan, Honduras.…


Fossil shark teeth discovered in leftover rock that contained SUE the T. rex

Freshwater shark lived in South Dakota, had teeth shaped like “Galaga” spaceships SUE the T. rex is the most famous fossil from the Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota—the most complete skeleton ever discovered of the world’s most popular dinosaur.…


Unlocking records for North American climate change from 450 million year old teeth

Can tiny fossilized teeth from a prehistoric animal most closely resembling a lamprey provide crucial information about climatic change from over 450 million years ago?…


How researchers can solve the bottle-opener problem with compute capsules

Imagine a group of people playing a sport together on a hot day. Although it’s a friendly match, they play vigorously and at the end of their game they’re hot and thirsty.…


New wallaby-sized dinosaur from the ancient Australian-Antarctic rift valley

Upper jaws of a new dinosaur from Victoria, Australia, give fresh insight into the diversity of small herbivorous dinosaurs that once inhabited the ancient Australian-Antarctic rift valley 125 million years ago A new, wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilized upper jaws in 125 million year old rocks from the Cretaceous period of Victoria, southeastern Australia.…


Early American dogs from the Midwest

There are some things that we take for granted, but for those of us who own dogs, our pets aren’t one of them.…


The Context and Consequences of Sexual Harassment in Southeastern Archaeology

Imagine you are a new field tech, right out of college. You decided to major in anthropology, specifically archaeology, against your parent’s wishes.…


The Cambridge Classical Journal eyes the prize

Shaping 2019: Introducing the Cambridge Philological Society Prize As the year draws to its conclusion, the Cambridge Philological Society was pleased to see that three articles in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (published between 2015 and 2017 in our society journal – The Cambridge Classical Journal) featured among the most downloaded papers of 2018!…


Why do fewer women than men apply for grants after their PhD?

The Paper of the Month from the Society of American Archaeology is “WHY DO FEWER WOMEN THAN MEN APPLY FOR GRANTS AFTER THEIR PHDS” from the journal American Antiquity and is free to access until the end of October 2018 Why conduct a study about gender disparities in archaeological grant submissions?  Various studies have documented an increase in the proportion of women in academic archaeology among early and mid-career academics.…


What does it mean to do good archaeological interpretation?

If you’re new to the field of archaeology, still learning the basics of the discipline, the chances are that your experiences of archaeological interpretation are relatively limited.…