Archaeology talks 2021-2022

Archaeology 

Our group meets to learn about and discuss archaeological findings from around the world. Archaeology is an exciting field of science that is rapidly changing, due to the adoption of new scientific methods. Objects found through archaeological excavations are being studied in new ways. Archaeologists have analysed the genetic make-up of ancient human remains to find out where they were born, what they ate and what their lives were like. We do not follow a curriculum, rather each member follows his or her own area of interest and presents to the group. We also watch videos. The last year has been a challenge but with the help of Zoom we have been able to enjoy still meeting, even if virtually! 

First year Meeting Archaeology



This Special Interest Group - Archaeology had its first meeting on the 16 February 2009. On the left is a group meeting photo from November 2009 .   All of our monthly meetings are held in the Community Centre Browns Bay. 
Below are our May 2018 meeting images. Peter gave a presentation on the Musica of Columbia, the fourth largest confederation of tribal groups of South America.  Fay gave a brief presentation on another Viking ship site at Ardnamurchan. Gill showed samples of fossels 309 million years old.
 The fossil site is near Payson Arizona which is slightly north east of Pheonix Arizona. It is easily accessed from a car park just off the highway.
It's called the Indian Gardens Paleo Site. This area was once covered by a warm shallow basin. At this time a Pennsylvanian shale- limestone was deposited on the sea bed. Now called the Naco formation.
Amoung this deposit were many shells ,such as brachiopods and stick bryozones. It was really easy to obtain these fossils from the sloping hillside.
And heaps of fun!  Gill

Archaeology Fossels Examimed

Gill shows the Fossils 2018

Archaeology. In container the 309 million year old fossels.

Fossels 309 Million years old

Archaeology May 2018

Fossils 309 Million years old beng passsed around.

Fay's Talk May 2018

Fay's Talk May 2018

Fay gave a brief presentation on another Viking ship site at Ardnamurchan.

Fay's Talk May 2018

Fay's Talk May 2018

Fay gave a brief presentation on another Viking ship site at Ardnamurchan.

Archaeology Group Mangere Mountain 2012

Archaeology 2012

Archaeology Group visit to Mangere Mountain March 2012