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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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December 03rd 2014:Royal Sites and Geophysics : an Irish Iron Age Case Study

The idea of performance has become increasingly interesting to archaeological inquiry. Performance is a significant part of social activity and examining the remnant structures and materials of a culture provides a context from which we may infer the rituals that shaped daily life. The material culture of a society may explain how an individual or individuals maintained and manipulated social organization. This week Dr. Pam Crabtree joins us to talk about Dún Ailinne, a large ceremonial Irish Iron Age site. She has conducted extensive research at Dún Ailinne exploring the importance of “Royal

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Dr. Pam Crabtree

Dr. Pam Crabtree is an associate professor of anthropology at New York University. She earned her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Crabtree’s primary area of research has focused on the study of animal bone remains from Anglo-Saxon sites in southeast England as a way of understanding early medieval animal husbandry practices, hunting patterns, and diet. She has taken on several new projects in the past few years. She is now the zooarchaeologist for the Amheida Project in the Dakleh Oasis of Egypt, the Early Bronze Age site of Shengavit in Yerevan, Armenia, and the Kyzyltepe project in Uzbekistan. She will also begin work on the Late Bronze Age to Iron Age o
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