Long-Lost Art

Five centuries after it was largely obliterated by the Spanish conquistadors, the long-lost culture of a vanished civilisation is being rediscovered by British and local archaeologists. Before the Spanish conquest of the islands of the Caribbean, the region’s major indigenous people was a culture known as the Tainos. British and Puerto Rican archaeologists are now […]

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What Sam is doing in the ARClab

My interest in archaeology first started while I was taking ANTH202 (Introduction to Archaeology) during my fall semester sophomore year. I learned about techniques used in archaeological excavation, artifact preservation, and the effects that these finds have on how we analyze not just the past, but also the present. When my professor mentioned USC has […]

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The Flood

The first day. Saturday mornings on the USC campus are quiet and 8 AM on August 19th, 2017 is no exception. Classes have not begun; no home game; no events. Strangely, there is a flurry of activity in the Archaeology Lab building.  I can see water streaming from outside drains on the 1st, 2nd and […]

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Reflection 3

The last weeks of class consisted of the three most important things in life: shelter, food and entertainment. For shelter, we learned to make bricks out of nothing more than dirt, water and hay that would build our pre-cement home. Though the bricks consisted of only three elements, it was an exhausting job nonetheless. Our […]

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