Yup, it’s all ceremonial. ArchInk Prompts 15 and 27.
There are so many ways, so many lenses, to understand the past–why just ‘box’ oneself into one kind of interpretation? ArchInk prompt #12, “box”.
Essentially the beginning of archaeology . . .Archaeology Inktober 2020 Prompt #11, ‘Act’
I don’t know about you, but I measure my year in bugs. Archaeology Inktober 2020, Prompt #7: Season.
Archaeology Inktober, Prompt #6: Selfie. I may be a slow surveyor, and have tendency to trip over my own feet, but I can record the Sh*t out of a site.
Archaeology Inktober prompt #5, ‘Land.’
Archaeology Inktober, #3: Stone.
Archaeology Inktober is here again! I’m a bit behind, but here is prompt #2 “Below.” Now, I know that mice are a huge disturbance to subsurface deposits, but what else could sing a Disney parody?
You may be chuckling to yourself or asking ‘what on earth is a SHPO?’. A SHPO is a State Historic Preservation Officer, which was created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Every state has a SHPO and a SHPO Office. They oversee the compliance efforts of all federal agencies (i.e. BLM, NRCS, NPS, Forest Service), as well as private companies receiving federal funding. They are there to help ensure that we make a good faith effort in recording, reporting, protecting, persevering, etc. cultural resources.
Sometimes I think past peoples are just messing with archaeologists. You never know . . .