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Archaeology in America

And here is how with the help of archaeology attracts tourists abroad :

The government of Pompeii Italian and Spanish Tarragona already made a program to attract tourists to the archaeological site. The largest of the American Institute of archaeology, leading excavations in 250 locations around the world, have created their own travel Agency. It offers to explore traditional culture of West Africa, passing on the boat on the river in Mali along the coast of Senegal and the Gambia; dear Odysseus to sail or drive the ancient Silk road through Central Asia; Biblical archaeological society, engaged in the excavation of Christian shrines, the program was opened by Travel & Study. Steven Feldman, Director of educational programs of the Bible society, said “Friday”: “We want to talk about the historical event clearly and exciting. To do this, first, to get there, where it happened, and secondly, to attract as guides scientists involved in the study of this historical period. Five-star hotels, private planes and yachts are included.”

As a rule, throughout the trip the group is accompanied by a professional archaeologist. For example, the ruins of Troy turistipercaso of the Institute of archaeology and bringing in teachers from Harvard, and a cruise to the Greek Islands accompanied by a Professor from Columbia University, a specialist in ancient history. For seriously interested in the history of organised lectures and a list of literature for the study. For more frivolous dinners, dances, balls and meetings with local celebrities. Continue reading

HOW ARCHEOLOGISTS WORK

Methods of archaeologists very far away from the tunnels the days of Herculaneum; and obvious progress compared with the beginning of the twentieth century, when bona fide, but poorly equipped diggers attacked the mounds with shovels, wheelbarrows and hundreds of hired workers, in the calculations which was a system of “baksheesh” — everyone who found any valuable thing paid for it at the market price.

The scientific approach of Modern excavations is highly scientific, carefully controlled and is an expensive affair. Due to high costs and ever-increasing demands for scientific accuracy, the excavation can now be described as the mobile scientific laboratory, where highly qualified specialists in various fields combine their efforts, working in the field. Prior to modern archeological expedition are five main tasks: area survey, excavation, finds recording, interpretation and publication of reports. In the first place, every new excavation site should be surveyed for miles around; you need to learn as much as possible about the topography and history of the surrounding area. Continue reading

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