The Not Quite Adventures of a Professional Archaeologist and Aspiring Curmudgeon

Friday, May 27, 2011

Infrared Archaeology

Not much to say on this one, but it's an interesting story. Infrared cameras have been used to find previously unknown structures in Egypt. You can read about it here.

Actually, I will say this: the article quotes an archaeologist who says that "To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist."

Not this archaeologist. I love reading about Mediterranean history, but the archaeology of Greece, Rome, and Egypt puts me to sleep.


Lynn said...

ahhh... denial!

Anthroslug said...

Is a river in Egypt.

Seriously, though, I can think of nothing more dull than reading a classical archaeology journal. Reading anthropological archaeology journals can be neat and kind of exciting, but classical?

Lynn said...

The human stuff is always more interesting, I think. But then, maybe tht's why I was a psychologist.

Anthroslug said...

I may be misunderstanding what you mean, so please understand that my response might be based on that.

Anthropological archaeologists have a very broad range of research questions and topics. So, I am a North American anthropological archaeologists, which means that my focus is on the people who lived in North America before Columbus arrived. Paleoanthropology is the type of anthropology focused on the pre-modern homonids (so, Lucy and the like).

Lynn said...

Nope, you're right... I'd find your area more interesting.