In last weeks archaeology in the news post, I wrote about an article that spoke of the many archaeological monuments right here in Michigan. This is my favorite article that I read throughout this class for one reason: it highlights the fact that archaeology is going on everywhere. When we first started this class, one of the biggest misconceptions that I had was about where archaeology really goes on. As I’ve said in a number of other posts, when I thought of archaeology I imagined it to only be happening at desert sites in Egypt or in ancient cities like Teotihuacan. While these sites are absolutely incredible and rich archaeological sites, they are not the only places where archaeology goes on. Archaeology goes on everywhere in the world, even in our backyards. This idea is something that has been consistently reinforced throughout the course of this class, and I think this article is a good representation of that.
This class went a long way in dispelling misconceptions that I had about archaeology. As a business major, I had little to no previous knowledge about what archaeology truly was. I am glad that I will be able to take this information with me moving forward.