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How is it that fossils from an ocean that was around nearly half-a-billion years ago can be found in the middle of the North American continent? The answer lies in the formation of the Cincinnati Arch.
Because most Native American pottery we discover through excavations or surface collections is broken into small pieces called sherds, people often ask us “what can those pieces tell us?“事实证明，这是相当多的!
The impending Brood X cicada invasion prompted a search of the 九游会游戏 for cicada related items. 继续往下读，看看他们发现了什么!
As the eastern portion of the United States deals with the emergence of billions of Brood X cicadas with dread and loathing, other populations around the world welcome and celebrate their existence. Find out why in our latest Off the Shelf article.
考古 is complex, multifaceted and diverse. Items of material culture are no exception as a nearly countless suite of artifacts were manufactured by prehistoric native Americans through the addition, combination and subtraction of raw materials such as stone, 粘土, 骨, 壳牌, 木材和植物纤维.
On December 21, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio Senate Bill No. 123 into law, thus designating Dunkleosteus terrelli as the Fossil Fish of Ohio. 不是每个州都需要官方的鱼类化石, 当然, 但如果你一定要有, Dunkleosteus (Dunk–ul–AHS–tee–us) might well be it, and no fish is more deserving when it comes to Ohio.
Mesa Verde is a large National Park that includes around 600 cliff dwellings which are rock and adobe structures that are built into an eroded portion of a cliff with incredible indigenous architecture and amazing landscape.
In order to dig dinosaurs, you must first really dig dinosaurs. 这是, 非常喜欢他们, because the physical digging/excavating/collecting of dinosaurs is not for the faint-hearted. 这是一个折磨人的, 精疲力尽, painful exercise in self-denial – until such time as the precious fossils are finally secured in the museum collection or exhibit hall.
The Cincinnati Dry Dredgers – a group of amateur paleontologists and geologists that have collected fossils and studied paleontology in the region for over 80 years – chose five candidates for the official Cincinnati fossil.
它们的黄色是明亮而欢快的, a sharp contrast to their dull sanitary and kitchenware predecessors – redwares and stonewares. 十九世纪的美国黄色陶器, earthenwares with a buff paste and a clear glaze, 既实用又便宜. 在大多数情况下, they were the product of an assembly line process – a system that attempted to standardize output using relatively cheap raw materials and labor.
Early in the pandemic, we encouraged people to document how their lives had changed due to COVID-19. We weren’t sure what we would get but we all agreed we should put out an invitation to the community to share and record these unusual times.
2008年9月, CMC excavated modern bison 骨s (Bison bison) that had recently been discovered in the channel of Big Bone Creek, the shallow stream that traverses the valley containing the lick. Remains of at least five sub-adult animals were collected, as were a dozen Native American stone artifacts found in close association with the 骨s. The artifacts were identified as expedient butchering tools that had been manufactured on-site from local materials and discarded after use.
Two prehistoric bison species became known to science when their fossils were discovered in Boone County, 肯塔基州, home of the Cincinnati/Northern 肯塔基州 International Airport and just down I-71/75 from Cincinnati. 巨大的野牛, 野牛latifrons, was identified from a skull fragment found around 1800 in the bed of a stream, 可能是火药或Woolper Creek.
You may wonder how Cincinnati Museum Center’s archaeologists decide where to dig when we excavate a site. In part, our decisions are based on which questions we are trying to answer (e.g. what did they eat, how did they cook, what were their houses like, etc.), and on how much we can accomplish within a short amount of time. 但, 回答这些问题, it is helpful to know with some accuracy what lies beneath the surface. For this, we turn to ground-based remote sensing, also known as archaeological geophysics.
如果你参观Maya: The Exhibition, one thing you will notice is how often animals are represented in the artifacts shown, and even in the glyphs used in their ancient writing system. Historic and modern cultures all around the world often use images of animals in their art and to decorate everyday objects. These animals might be important food sources, or religious or cultural symbols, or even pets.