French artist Gilles Tosello illustrates the archeological process, or how to find treasure in trash.

Second illustration finished! Just one side~

One drawing is done!
Ancient Egyptian Woman with 70 Hair Extensions Discovered



More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an incredibly elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest.

She was not mummified, her body simply being wrapped in a mat. When archaeologists uncovered her remains they found she wore “a very complex…

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This week’s archaeology cartoon of the week comes to you from The Far Side by Gary Larson!
And don’t forget to check out the trailer for our brand new show, Strata: Portraits of Humanity, coming October 15th! Watch it RIGHT HERE!
Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.
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The archaeology term of the week was OCHRE! OCHRE is a light brown pigment that has been used since prehistory, and is frequently found among grave goods in a burial context. For more on OCHRE and its history, check out THIS PAGE!

24th August 79 - Vesuvius erupts and buries Pompeii and Herculaneum
Via Stabbiana, Pompeii
source: By Jensens (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons