"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Friday, June 29, 2012

Archaeology Magazine's Top 10 Discoveries of 2011

photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Since 2006, Archaeology Magazine has published an annual list of Top 10 Discoveries, and it is always interesting to see what they come up with as they scour the globe for important findings.

This site presents these findings for 2011, complete with illustrations, photographs, and explanations.

In 2011, the key finds included a Viking boat burial in Scotland, a Mayan female ruler in Guatemala, and an Atlantic whaler in Hawaii. Also, the site includes three listings of Sites Under Threat. Recent sites have included Altamira Cave and Pompeii.

After close consideration of these sites, visitors should feel free to browse around past sites from 2006 through 2010. Visitors may also want to sign up for the free RSS feed from Archaeology Magazine and their various electronic newsletters.

Visit the site at: http://www.archaeology.org/1201/features/australopithecus_arab_spring_pompeii_altamira.html

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