Of all the ruins and monuments in #MesaVerdeNationalPark , certainly #CliffPalace is the crown jewel!
From the snowy December morning in 1888 when the “magnificent city” was glimpsed by cowboys Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason the site has been a true sensation: attracting a steady stream of visitors, explorers and adventurers until being designated a National Park in 1906.
Have you visited this magnificent city?
#MWAC staff recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Theodore Roosevelt NP, Badlands NP, and Scotts Bluff NM. They spent time at archeological sites where erosion monitoring stations were set up to understand the rates at which sites are eroding and being lost or altered. This was the last trip for the project, which ends this year.
My love heart shape of a piece of Lapis Specularis found in the hills surrounding the old Roman mines outside of Huetta, not far from Madrid in Spain. We visited three Roman mines one afternoon for this beautiful crystal - used by the Romans as the first pre-glass windows. It's transparent and easy to split and cut - the Roman Empire growing rich from this expensive commodity until glass was discovered and much cheaper to produce. The extent of the mines are both genius and terrifying - where children worked in them as much as adult slaves. The landscape surrounding the mines completely barren, rocky and harsh but glittering in the sun like a spectacular wonderland of sparkle were hundreds of crystal shards of all sizes scattered everywhere. Lapis Specularis (hence the word speckles) was also ground up into fine sparkle dust to throw onto the arena of the Collosseum and other gladiator spectacles to give a little extra dazzle to the show. @archaeospain #archaeology#archaeological#roman#romanhistory#romanhistorique#spain#spaintravels#spaincountryside#huetta#ilovetravelling#lapisspecularis#crystals#lovehearts#iloveprettythings#gladiators#ilovehistory
Fotoğraf adı: AH'17 Ekip.
Peki en son 3 yıl önce gittiğim projenin bu seneki ekip fotoğrafında ne işim var?
Aşıklı özelinde öğrendim ki; ekip üyesi olmak demek projede bilfiil çalışmak demek değil. Projeyle ve içerisindekilerle iş dışında başka bir bağ ile bağlanmak demek.
"Başak ben, Aşıklı'dan."
#ThrowbackThursday to the Danger Cave expedition's camp in the barren West Desert of Utah. Of the region, Jesse Jennings wrote in his archaeological papers: "The human story inferred in this report was set in one of the most remarkable of North American environments--the desert West. The natural subsistence resources of this land are today quite sparse; the balance between success and failure in survival has always been delicate." Jennings began his introductions with a thorough description of the climate and resources of the region at the time of the expedition, to gain "a full appreciation and understanding of the archeologic data" they collected.
Crossbeams from an old building piled up at the end of the lot where they're building a 12 story Hilton Hotel. Would have been nice to see that spot excavated by archaeologists before they started building the hotel. #archaeology#bulldozinghistory