Book Review: Ladies of the Field by Amanda Adams

I recently finished reading Amanda Adams’ book, Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure, which delves into the extraordinary lives of seven female archaeologists who, like Lara, threw convention to the wind to travel to faraway lands in pursuit of knowledge and adventure. Some were mothers, some never married, some were…

Arte-Factual: Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask: Mask of Tornarsuk

In this edition of Arte-Factual, we turn our attention to the Golden Mask of Tornarsuk, an artefact that makes an appearance in Tomb Raider II: The Golden Mask, a five-level mini-adventure that was created for the 1999 “Gold” edition re-release of Tomb Raider II. According to Inuit mythology, Tornarsuk (also known as Torngarsuk) is a god, or supernatural being, who…

Unearthed: 20th May 2013

9 Highly Questionable Actions Committed By Indiana Jones (WhatCulture!) If you think Indiana Jones is a model professional archaeologist, you’d be wrong. Ryan Lynch takes a look at Dr Jones’s track record and lists 9 highly questionable actions committed by the much-loved fictional archaeologist. (Author’s comment: I love this article! The question is, who’s the bigger…

Archaeology News – 22nd to 28th April 2013

Africa: Angry about Senefru pyramid deterioration? (Ahram Online) New discovery solves ancient Egyptian chariot mystery (Al Bawaba) Roman industrial area uncovered in Egypt’s Suez Canal (Ahram Online) ‘Workers Town’ Fed 10,000 Giza Pyramid Builders (Discovery News) Asia: 1,100-year-old structure unearthed in Dinajpur, Bangladesh (The Daily Star) First ancient mirror workshop discovered in China (China Daily)…

Archaeology News – 15th to 21st April 2013

Africa : Black market trade of Egyptian artifacts thriving amid post-revolution chaos (Al Bawaba) KENYA: Experts dig evidences of World Heritage Site (World Footprints) Return of tomb raiders (ABC: Lateline) The Libyan desert: Natural and human heritage under threat (Libya Herald) Asia : Ancient Lord Shiva temple in neglected condition at Bandora (The Times of India)…

Archaeology News – 8th to 14th April 2013

Africa : Archaeologists Find Earliest Evidence of Humans Cooking With Fire (Discover Magazine) Egypt’s King Khufu’s harbour in Suez discovered (Ahram Online) Asia : 2012 a peak year for [Chinese] archaeologists (CNTV) 4,000-Year-Old Relics Unearthed on Banks of Narmada (IBTraveller) Ancient tomb found in Lujiang, China (China Daily) Ancient tomb raided hours after it was…