Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets by Sue Alcock Part 8 (Merenptah Museum)

Unit 8 Option #2: Museum displays Visit a local museum or historical site (any ones, any where) and write a critique of its style of presentation. Consider and respond to at least three of the following questions: What is chosen to be on display? How is it arranged? (By period? …

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Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets by Sue Alcock Part 7 (Old Gurna / Qurna)

Unit 7 Option #2: Story time with the locals We said early on in this class that archaeologists often learn about sites or other ‘old things’ through conversations with local informants.  Now it is your turn… Interview at least three people from your community about an archaeological site (or monument …

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Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets by Sue Alcock Part 6 (Richard III)

Option #2: Bucket list Sit back and think of what tomb, memorial or battlefield you hope someday to visit. This can be from any time period and from any part of the world. Explain your choice: Describe the site or location you have chosen. Explain why you’ve chosen it. Provide …

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Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets by Sue Alcock Part 5 (Ra Boat)

Option3 Experimental archaeology.  Describe the case you have chosen. What was the object of the experiment? How was the experiment carried out? By whom? What materials were needed? Did the experiment ‘work’? Did you consider it a successful exercise and if so, why or why not? Provide a weblink (URL) …

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Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets by Sue Alcock Part 4 (Amarna Princess Fake)

Option #3: When is a fake a fake? A fraud a fraud? Find an example of a famous archaeological or art historical ‘fake’ (an object, an event, a person or a creature). Describe your example, including what it was, when it was created, by whom (if we know) and why. …

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Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets by Sue Alcock Part 2 (Malkata Site Management)

This was my second homework Option #1: Local site assessment One of our most active Discussion Forum threads to date has been Sites Near Where You Live. If you haven’t visited and looked already, check it out! A truly astonishing and global range on display. For this exercise, pick a …

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