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Archaeology is about reconstructing the physical past to obtain an understanding of how different civilisations and cultures have evolved over time. In this album, archaeologists from the British Museum explain the scientific processes involved in the discovery, investigation and interpretation of a variety of artefacts, such as skeletons, coins, textiles and metal artefacts unearthed at sites such as the famous Iron Age burial at Sutton Hoo, and Tell es-Sa'idiyeh in Jordan. The album also reveals how amateur archaeologists who use metal detectors contribute to creating a picture of ancient societies. This material forms part of The Open University course SA188 Archaeology: the science of investigation.

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Archaeology is about reconstructing the physical past to obtain an understanding of how different civilisations and cultures have evolved over time. In this album, archaeologists from the British Museum explain the scientific processes involved in the discovery, investigation and interpretation of a variety of artefacts, such as skeletons, coins, textiles and metal artefacts unearthed at sites such as the famous Iron Age burial at Sutton Hoo, and Tell es-Sa'idiyeh in Jordan. The album also reveals how amateur archaeologists who use metal detectors contribute to creating a picture of ancient societies. This material forms part of The Open University course SA188 Archaeology: the science of investigation.

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Archaeology: the science of investigation - for iPod/iPhone

Latest release on Apr 12, 2010

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Archaeology is about reconstructing the physical past to obtain an understanding of how different civilisations and cultures have evolved over time. In this album, archaeologists from the British Museum explain the scientific processes involved in the discovery, investigation and interpretation of a variety of artefacts, such as skeletons, coins, textiles and metal artefacts unearthed at sites such as the famous Iron Age burial at Sutton Hoo, and Tell es-Sa'idiyeh in Jordan. The album also reveals how amateur archaeologists who use metal detectors contribute to creating a picture of ancient societies. This material forms part of The Open University course SA188 Archaeology: the science of investigation.

Rank #1: Curating Jordanian artifacts

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A Tell es-Sa'idiyeh conservator explains the initial approach to preserving artefacts.

Sep 03 2008

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Rank #2: The Portable Antiquities Scheme

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The success of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which allows the mapping of coin finds by metal detector users and helps to build a more accurate picture of ancient Britain.

Sep 03 2008

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Rank #3: X-raying objects

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The importance of modern technology in the preservation of an artefact from an Iron Age burial at Sutton Hoo.

Sep 03 2008

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Rank #4: Neanderthal bones in Croatia

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A British Museum archaeologist describes her 120,000 year-old discovery in Krapina, Croatia.

Sep 03 2008

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Rank #5: Conserving archaeological finds

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The work of conservators at the British Museum.

Sep 03 2008

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Archaeology: the science of investigation

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A short introduction to this album.

Apr 12 2010

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The British Museum

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The first attempt to bring cultures of the world together under one roof.

Sep 03 2008

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Excavations in Jordan by the British Museum: part 1

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The practical approach to the exacavation of Tell es-Sa'idiyeh, Jordan in 1989.

Sep 03 2008

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Excavations in Jordan by the British Museum: part 2

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An archaeologist explains the probable reasons for settlement at Tell es-Sa'idiyeh.

Sep 03 2008

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Excavations at Wetwang in Yorkshire, UK

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The discovery of an Iron Age burial in Yorkshire - complete with chariot.

Sep 03 2008

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A Wetwang skeleton

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The discovery of a female skeleton with her chariot.

Sep 03 2008

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Neanderthal bones in Croatia

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A British Museum archaeologist describes her 120,000 year-old discovery in Krapina, Croatia.

Sep 03 2008

4mins

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Conserving archaeological finds

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The work of conservators at the British Museum.

Sep 03 2008

6mins

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Curating Jordanian artifacts

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A Tell es-Sa'idiyeh conservator explains the initial approach to preserving artefacts.

Sep 03 2008

2mins

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Conserving coins - a demonstration

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A conservator explains how careful handling is required when cleaning artefacts.

Sep 03 2008

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X-raying objects

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The importance of modern technology in the preservation of an artefact from an Iron Age burial at Sutton Hoo.

Sep 03 2008

2mins

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The Portable Antiquities Scheme

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The success of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which allows the mapping of coin finds by metal detector users and helps to build a more accurate picture of ancient Britain.

Sep 03 2008

5mins

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