Archaeology and Heritage

Drones and Archaeology?


Archaeology and Heritage

Boulder City, Nevada: Archaeologists are heritage experts in human prehistory and history, from the development of the first stone tools in East Africa 3.3 million years, through the Anasazi occupation of Chaco Canyon, and up until recent decades.

Archaeology as a field is distinct from the discipline of palaeontology, the study of fossil remains, human and animal. To reiterate, archaeologists do not scour around and excavate looking for dinosaurs, and they tend to find this misconception rather annoying.

Heritage Archaeology is particularly important for learning about advance societies of centuries past, for usually there are no written records to help.

Prehistory includes well over 99% of the human past, from the Paleolithic until the birth of literacy in societies across the world. Archaeology has various goals, which range from understanding the history of cultures to attempts to reconstruct past lifeways, documenting and explaining changes in human societies through time.

Archaeology Links:

Archaeology Magazine

Society for American Archaeology

Virtual Archaeology (Chaco Canyon, New Mexico)

Archaeologial News