This type of scientific lab is what we would have built anyway, but now we’re allowing the world to eavesdrop on what we’re doing.I have always dreamed of sharing the excitement we get from making a discovery with the public.ARCHAEOLOGYAn Introduction The History, Principlesand Methodsof Modern Archaeology Third Edition Fully Revised Kevin Greene Firstpublished1983by B. Batsford Ltd Routledgeisanimprintofthe Taylor&Francis Group Thiseditionpublishedinthe Taylor&Francise-Library,23.? Nopartofthisbookmaybereprintedorreproducedorutilizedinanyformorbyanyelectronic,mechanical,orothermeans,nowknownorhereafterinvented,includingphotocopyingandrecording,orinanyinformationstorageorretrievalsystem,withoutpermissioninwritingfromthepublishers. ISBN0-203-44720-4Mastere-book ISBNISBN0-203-75544-8(Adobee Reader Format)ISBN0-415-16607-1(Print Edition)ACIPcataloguerecordforthisbookisavailablefromthe British Library Contents Listofillustrations410Theauthenticityofartefacts129Acknowledgements611Conclusions129Noteonreferences6Preface75SCIENCEANDARCHAEOLOGY131Isarchaeologyascience?131THEIDEAOFTHEPAST82Theexaminationofobjectsandraw1Humanorigins9materials132Avenuesofinvestigation153Conservation1373Archaeologyandthe Enlightenment184Theenvironment1394Therecognitionofhumanartefacts245Climate1415Thediscoveryofcivilizations36Rocksandsoils1416Achievementsofearlyantiquarians357Plantremains1438Animalremains1462DISCOVERY, FIELDWORKAND9Humanremains152RECORDING3710Statistics1551Thediscoveryofnewarchaeological11Experimentalarchaeology156sites3712Conclusion1582Fieldwalkingandsiterecording383Aerialphotography416MAKINGSENSEOF4Geophysicalsurveying46THEPAST1595Archaeologyandthelandscape511Whereisarchaeologyattheendofthe6AMediterraneanfieldsurveyproject53twentiethcentury? Especially since a paleontology team reports in the current Science journal that stone tools exported themselves out of Africa to India perhaps 1.5 million years ago more than twice as long ago as previously suspected.
After he was let go from his job due to the 2008 recession, he was forced to find a new opportunity.
That’s where National Geographic comes in – they’re going to assist us in designing this remarkable lab-studio.
Imagine a state-of-the-art lab that is hyper-clean, there are preparation tables, state-of-the-art microscopic cameras, and audio-visual equipment recording the excavation from different angles.
These rocks were created by blasts in the caves by lime miners in the late 19th or early 20th centuries. My wife, Jackie Smilg, is a radiologist, and is conducting her Ph D on the CT scanning of fossil material embedded in rock. This is not the first find from Malapa and it won’t be the last. You will be building a laboratory at Maropeng, where this and other excavations will happen. We are going to be broadcasting the fossil excavations live to a few major museums in the world, and visitors to these museums will have the ability to interact with the scientists, and possibly even operate robotic cameras in the lab.
We took the rock to the Charlotte Maxege Hospital and scanned it in a state-of-the-art CT scanner, and were able to peer inside at what it held. We need state-of-the-art technology; the lab needs to be a studio.