Have you ever noticed the old truss bridges located throughout Fujairah’s Wadi Ham? These bridges were built by the Trucial States Council and the Development Fund. They were constructed in the period immediately before, during and after the formation of the UAE. Keith Whibley, a former member of the British Royal Engineers worked on two of these bridges between 1969 and 1970. For more details see a full published article about the bridges of Wadi Ham in the journal Liwa. Published by the National Archives in Abu Dhabi. www.na.ae/en/pdfviewer.aspx?path=/en/images/LIWA16E_1.pdf
Another mystery thing that I would like suggestions about! This fragipan-like layer was found on a ridge or berm type section of the project area (the terrain of the project area in its entirety is very uneven). A similar, but thinner and wetter layer was found at lower elevations, and could be described as a gley. However, this is not a wetland, so there are not supposed to be gleys. This layer was very hard, a few inches thick, and did not extend farther than several feet outward from the original test pit. It had a sandy texture, and could be broken with a heavier tool like a pickaxe. Is it possible that this is concrete slurry or some other related material?
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Based on our archaeological finds, I recently acquired this yellow transfer printed brown ware, or Portobello ware, jug. Portobello ware is a rare find on archaeological sites in North America as it was produced sparingly in Britain during only the first and perhaps into the second decade of the 19th century. I am quite excited about the three sherds that we have found thus far - fingers (or trowels?) crossed that we will find more! For more on this jug and what I collect here at the Chancognie House, see today's blog post - link in profile. #theaccidentalpreservationist#chancogniehouse
Wearing my Archaeological hat - next week archaeological excavations kick off in Kings Square, Fremantle. We will be looking for the foundations of Freo’s first church and late 1800s commercial shops and halls. There are lots of opportunities for the public to participate with talks and kids/teens/adults workshops all week - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/archae-aus-education-amp-museum-of-moving-objects-9801217602 #infreo#freolife#historicalarchaeology#fremantleheritage#archae -aus #fremantlestory
Utah could use one of these on the Jordan River...add a bit of flair to the area. Estimated 1300 Historical archaeologists in one place...two papers from Utah. Dr. Ben Pykles if LDS Church History will present on the Hawaiian experience at Iosepa, and the Utah National Guard presented on the archaeology of Camp Floyd. ..
Dreaming of a tropical vacation? Here are photos from the 2017 field season at Hostel la Vista in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize. This project was directed by Scott Simmons (University of North Carolina, Wilmington) and our own Dr. Tracie Mayfield.
The site dates from the Late Postclassic, through the colonial period, and is still settled today. The site has always been near the main island port on the town square, where people have gathered for at least 800 years to trade with the mainland, live with their families, cook very similar foods through time, and spend evenings on the beach enjoying the cool breezes.