Topic: Archaeology

The mysteries of fossils, rocks and artifacts

Jan. 17, 2012
The mysteries of fossils, rocks and artifacts

In this video, Texas Natural Science Center experts help visitors of all ages identify natural objects they've found, and the results are often surprising.

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Got it in writing: A surprising Bronze Age discovery

June 2, 2011
Got it in writing: A surprising Bronze Age discovery

Greek scholar Cynthia Shelmerdine describes a clay tablet from more than 3,000 years ago as the most exciting find of her career.

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Two MacArthur fellows, one signature class

March 18, 2011
Two MacArthur fellows, one signature class

In a Maya signature class, first-year students get a rare learning experience: to be taught by not one, but two of the university's MacArthur fellows.

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Artifacts, descendants tell story of freed slaves in Texas

Sept. 20, 2010

Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County.

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Digging up the past

Sept. 18, 2010
Digging up the past

Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County.

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