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Let’s Not Stumble on the Road to Economic Recovery

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on June 8, 2012 in Archaeology, CRM, History |

On May 28, 2012 John R. Roby posted a very interesting article on the bad economy’s effect upon archaeology, arguing persuasively that less budget-cutting and more support of archaeology, parks, and historic preservation is called for in the economic recovery.  He points out the devastation to archaeology programs at Parks Canada due to draconian budget […]

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“Nasty Rods of Rust and Dirt”

Posted by Andrew Farry on June 1, 2010 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

BufferAnyone who has participated in an archaeological excavation learns very fast that one of the most common artifacts found are nails.  This is true no matter what type of site is excavated, be it a colonial military settlement, a rural farmstead context, or an urban site.  Such ubiquity can often have the unintended consequence of […]

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