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Blog Archive: archaeology

[image] How Hollywood Turned Mummies Into Monsters

How Hollywood Turned Mummies Into Monsters

Archaeological discoveries provided the impetus for mummies to become staples of silver screen horror. This post is a companion for the upcoming talk by Stuart Tyson Smith, "Hollywood Fantasies, Egyptian Realities," part of this fall's Stories from Egypt series.
[image] Ancient Egyptian Love Songs Connect Romance Across Time

Ancient Egyptian Love Songs Connect Romance Across Time

Ancient Egyptians wrote beautiful love songs to each other. Egyptologist Cynthia May Sheikholeslami--a featured speaker in our October program "Stories from Egypt"--is an expert on these tunes from a different time.
[image] When Mummification Was For the Birds

When Mummification Was For the Birds

The sacred burial practices of ancient Egypt were applied to animals as well as people. Learn more about the work of Alicia Cunningham-Bryant, the first speaker in our online series "Stories from Egypt."
[image] My Introduction to Range Creek: A Greater Appreciation for Archaeology

My Introduction to Range Creek: A Greater Appreciation for Archaeology

Our executive director describes his first visit to the amazing field station in Range Creek Canyon.
[image] The Ecological Legacy of Bears Ears

The Ecological Legacy of Bears Ears

Indigenous subsistence of the Bears Ears region modified the landscape, leaving ecological legacies that persist today.

[image] Plants Reveal How People Lived in Bears Ears

Plants Reveal How People Lived in Bears Ears

A collaborative effort is revealing which plants were important to people who have lived in Bears Ears over millennia.
[image] New Archaeology Guidelines Set to Save Old Collections

New Archaeology Guidelines Set to Save Old Collections

A handy new guide will help expert archaeologists better preserve collections that have gone neglected until now.
[image] New Study Explores How Utah's Fremont Farmers Watered Their Crops

New Study Explores How Utah's Fremont Farmers Watered Their Crops

Research by NHMU archaeologists considers how Fremont people balanced the costs and benefits of watering crops.
[image] Objects Tell Stories of the Fremont People

Objects Tell Stories of the Fremont People

Objects found at Baker Village give insight into Fremont ways of life.
[image] The Birth of the Antiquities Act

The Birth of the Antiquities Act

Read about the early days of the Antiquities Act.