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The Archaeology of Archaeology

If there’s one thing archaeologists are good at, it’s gleaning as much knowledge as possible from the tiniest scraps of information. Today, archaeologists make a point of festooning their collections with all of this hard won data so that future generations won’t have to – er – dig for it quite as vigorously as they did. Details about which unit of a site an artifact comes from, how deep in the soil it was, the date it was excavated, and who found it only make up a portion of all the information compiled by most archaeologists working today. We call this “provenience," and it is crucial to forming an accurate understanding of the artifact, the site where it was found, and the people who created it. Some researchers even go to the trouble of recording the precise GPS coordinates of each artifact as it is discovered in the unit.
Jun 06, 2015

Day of Archaeology 2015

To our delight, Sustainable Archaeology McMaster recently participated in our first Day of Archaeology. Our post covers a bit of everything, outlining the purpose of the initiative as well as some of our ongoing projects and what our daily tasks consist of.
May 29, 2015

Social Sciences sees strong representation in YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

The YWCA of Hamilton recently handed out its Women of Distinction Awards, recognizing four women from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
May 01, 2015

Greek Media Coverage

SNAP gets its first dedicated coverage in the Greek media with online reports in Vima tis Naxou, Naxos Now, and Kykladiki.
Jun 17, 2014

September 2013 - CIG Directorial Visit

The Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project hosted the Director of the Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG), Prof. David Rupp and his wife Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou last September, the results of which were documented in the CIG blog.
Sep 06, 2013