Ancient History & Archaeology
How Eclipses Destroyed Empires, Enabled Columbus, and Inspired the Birth of Science The umbral shadow of the moon. Credit Rob Glover.
Archeological Discoveries in Europe
Archeological Discoveries in the Americas
Archeological Discoveries in Africa & the Middle East
Archeological Discoveries in Asia
Provides a chronological index of the history of Ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources. Emphasis is placed upon the use of primary source material, numismatics, and a focus upon the roles of women in ancient time. scroll down for the timeline Thank you for visiting!
Digging Up the Past
Archaeology , or archeology [ 1 ] (from Greek ἀρχαιολογία , archaiologia – ἀρχαῖος , arkhaios , "ancient"; and -λογία , -logia , " -logy [ 2 ] "), is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts , architecture , biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record ). Because archaeology employs a wide range of different procedures, it can be considered to be both a science and a humanity , [ 3 ] and in the United States it is thought of as a branch of anthropology , [ 4 ] although in Europe it is viewed as a separate discipline. Archaeology studies human history from the development of the first stone tools in eastern Africa 3.4 million years ago up until recent decades. [ 5 ] (Archaeology does not include the discipline of paleontology .) What is Archaeology? - Definitions