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Everyone gasped when they saw what was inside: International Archaeology Day 2016

by Bernard K. Means Today is International Archaeology Day, and I spent the morning at an archaeological conference in Williamsburg, Virginia–not the beautiful historic area, but rather a somewhat rough-around-the-edges hotel in a rather built up area. The conference was the Archeological Society of Virginia annual meeting, and the first conference in a long time … Continue reading

Dawn of the Space Age: A Trinket for the Ages

by Bernard K. Means Laura Galke, Small Finds Analyst/Archaeology Field Director at the George Washington Foundation blogged yesterday on an unusual discovery–a mid-20th century plastic ring highlighting the launch of Sputnik.  The finding of that ring during archaeological discoveries led her to wonder why someone would wear such a “bauble” during the Cold War.  Read … Continue reading

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