Archaeology Essay Topics

Does Technology Make a Difference?

In Port Jackson, the first British colony of New South Wales arrived. When the colony arrived in January 1788, they came across Aboriginal people who were known to fish around Port Jackson. As of today, there is said to be over 580 species that live in the waters around Port Jackson. The Aboriginal people had… View Article

Sample essay on Newgrange

Nestled in a ridge near a bend in the Boyne River in Ireland is one of the most amazing examples of ancient monuments that can still be seen today. This monument is called Newgrange. It is a megalithic passage tomb that predates Stonehenge by roughly 1,000 years, according to carbon dating done at the site…. View Article

Response paper to Ian Hodder’s “Ethics and Archaeology”

Ian Hodder’s article, “Ethics and Archaeology: The Attempt at Eatalhoyuk,” basically discusses in detail the different roles that archaeologists assume during an excavation and also their ethical obligation and duty to the different communities on the site. Hodder claimed that the roles of archaeologists are not only limited to studying human culture through unearthing, recovering,… View Article

What Can Bog Bodies Tell Us About Religion and Society in Iron Age Europe?

In this essay, I have chosen to analyse human osteology in forensic and archaeological studies, covering certain techniques and methods which are involved and also going through different time scales in which explains how forensics and archaeology itself has rapidly progressed over the period of time. First of all, human Osteology is the study of… View Article

Archaeology and Mayan People

1. According to Principle 3 of the American Archaeology Statement on Ethics, an archaeologist should drop and avoid any activities or words that would enhance the buying and selling of archaeological Mayan objects. This is demonstrated in the Apocalypto movie, especially those Mayan objects that have not been introduced to the public view, or available… View Article

Kathleen Kenyon

Some of the more remarkable archaeological discoveries in the 20th century were made by Dame Kathleen Kenyon. Kathleen Kenyon was born into the heart of the English scholarly community and with all the help that influence and connections could provide became one of the foremost excavators in Great Britain. Even though Miss Kenyon was purported… View Article

Archaeology and Mayan People

1. According to Principle 3 of the American Archaeology Statement on Ethics, an archaeologist should drop and avoid any activities or words that would enhance the buying and selling of archaeological Mayan objects. This is demonstrated in the Apocalypto movie, especially those Mayan objects that have not been introduced to the public view, or available… View Article

How culture influences human development

This essay is an attempt to show how culture influences human development and interpretation of the world. Therefore, to start with this essay will define culture by different scholars. It will then show the types of culture and give a brief account on what culture constitutes (characteristics of culture). Furthermore, the concept of human development… View Article

A Mile In My Shoes

1Someone once said, you don’t really know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes. Whoever said this must have met many a person like me. Where one’s shoes have been and what they have done can give you a great deal of insight into a person. I think my shoes reveal a… View Article

Forensic Science Section

1. Where is Herculaneum located? What happened to the city? It was an ancient Roman island, near Pompeii. It stood in the shadow of an active volcano, which destroyed the island’s life form. 2. Why is Herculaneum important to archeology today? It is important because unlike other ancient cities, it was better preserved so they can… View Article

Ötzi, the Oldest Ice Body Ever Found

“Recent Finding Sheds New Light on the Stone Age” In recent years, the name “Ötzi” has been on the edge of every archaeologist’s tongue. In fact, experts estimate that the remains of the Iceman date back to 3,255 BC. The discovery of the Iceman came about when two German mountain climbers, Erika and Helmut Simon… View Article