Moundville has been the focus of a large amount of archaeological interest due to its impressive earthworks. Clarence B. Moore produced well-publicized works. During his time in Moundville in 1905 and 1906, Moore pierced the mounds with “trial holes,” finding numerous burials and related artifacts. Unlike many treasure hunters, Moore donated the majority of his find...
Ironically the burial ground’s discovery came from a land of no significance to prime, for an intended thirty-four-story federal office building. An environmental impact statement set off archeological test excavations, by producing an 18th century map delivering necessity to substantiate or disprove survival of a “Negro’s Burial Ground” (Kutz 1994).
Throughout the years, there have been thousands of American soldiers killed in battle. Out of these thousands, there are some that are unidentified and unknown. This means that the families of these soldiers are never able to see their son or daughter ever again. To honor these unidentified soldiers, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created in Arlington National Cemetery in 1921. On top of this hill, this monument contains the remains of unknown soldiers from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The tomb is guarded twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. It has been guarded every minute of every day since 1937. Photographer D. Myles Cullen captured one of these tomb guards in action. This visual depicts this tomb guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which is significant because it honors the many soldiers that have died in war without being identified.
The very grave you are staring at is located in La Venta Mexico, in the center of the Olmec community. The grave was thought to be created before 400 BCE. The material this grave is made out of is thick stones. The grave is near by a lot of pillars. This grave was believed by some that the grave was used as an attraction.
Vickers, K. H. A History of England: (Volume III) England in the Later Middle Ages (London, 1937).
...n Canaan. However, another explanation, beyond the mere availability of bedrock, must be sought for the presence of built tombs. This explanation may be related to cultural factors, as these are the largest tombs and required the most effort to construct. One of the shaft burials is likely associated with one of the chamber tombs, the shaft probably comprising the original access to the chamber tomb. When the massive earthen embankment was deposited over the remains of the previous occupation and tomb shaft, a new shaft was dug out. The question is whether the burials date to the shallow, pre-embankment shaft or the deeper post-embankment shaft. At least four individuals with burial goods were interred here; the uppermost was flexed and relatively intact. The configuration of flexed position and burial goods rules out the simple disposal of refuse (Ilan 1995).
Wooley, Sir Leonard. Excavations at Ur: a Record of Twelve Years' Work. London: Kegan Paul Unlimited, 2006. http://books.google.com/books?id=7jDzCOgnWxEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Excavations at Ur Woolley&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZJYgU-PGB473qQH62YGgDQ&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA
Egypt is a big rich historical country in northeast Africa, its included in the region known as the middle east and its capital Cairo. Ancient Egypt which is commonly known for its rich cultural heritage has undergone several cultural changes from pre-historic times. This paper will explore burial practices and artifacts associated with those practices. The physical body was preserved properly because of the believe in afterlife which was an important funerary practice.
I shall gather various types of archaeological publications dealing with deviant burial. It is important to include differing types of publications to see if it affects the way in which deviancy is dealt with. I will then determine if any common patterns are apparent within the study of deviant burial. If common patterns are found, each one will be explored individually. Searching for specific statements within the texts, I will attempt to determine how the patterns relate to the interpretation of deviant burial. As I have not previously dealt with deviant burials, I will also briefly convey my interpretations – as a simulated intended audience reader – of the way in which deviancy is conveyed through the material. This will give a distinctive perspective as to how the true intended audience of the publications may view the evidence as presented by the archaeologists. A discourse analysis is never complete as there are too many aspects to ever fully dissect a subject (Dijk 2001; Phillips and Hardy 2002). However, it is my intent to try to examine deviant burial as thoroughly as this thesis permits, as well as to bring a unique point of view to the
The site of Emperor Haung’s tomb is located in Lintong, Shaanxi province, near the city of Xi’an in China (Kesner 1995). After its completion in 210 BCE, it was covered by earth mined from an area near the Wei River, sealing it away from the outside world for over two thousand years (Swart 1984). While ancient historians wrote of the unbelievable tomb, hidden under a massive pile of earth, many modern historians simply did not believe it to be true. However, between 1932 and 1970, five figures of kneeling servants were found near where the tomb mound was thought to be (Swart 1984). The mausoleum itself was eventually unearthed in 1974 by farmers who were digging wells and accidentally broke into a vast pit containing life-sized statues of about 6,000 soldiers and horses. A group of Chinese archaeologists were assigned to excavate the site and dig up its ancient treasures. In 1976, two more underground pits were found with about 1,500 more soldiers and horses (Swart 1984). Other than the clay soldiers and horses, brass figures were discovered...