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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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October 31st 2012:The Good Witches of Cornwall, UK: The Saveock Water Archaeology Project

A Mesolithic site in Cornwall provided evidence of human habitation along a marshy streambed in Cornwall. Its spring-fed waters preserved a sustained record of human occupation through the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. However, the site is best known for a series of animal pits whose contents vary but are characterized by similar shapes and contents for the interval A.D. 1640-1970. The earliest pits were lined with swan feathers and small stones. The latter were imported from a source 15 miles away. Through time, the remains changed and included cats, pigs, and dog teeth, with eggs and the

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Jacqui Wood

Jacqui Wood is an archaeologist and a director of Saveock Water Archaeology in Cornwall, Britain, where she also runs an archaeological field school. She has been researching the practical aspects of daily life in prehistoric Europe for the past 30 years. She regularly appears on various archaeological TV programs. Most recently she participated on a Time Team special program on the Mesolithic period, which is scheduled to be broadcasted in the New Year. Dr. Wood wrote an article in “Archaeology Experiences Spirituality” about the Witchcraft pits from the proceedings of the World Archaeology Conference. She has also published two books about prehistoric foods “Prehistoric Cooking” and “Tasti
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