archaeology http://wkms.org en MSU Archaeologist on New Findings at Poverty Point http://wkms.org/post/msu-archaeologist-new-findings-poverty-point <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tracy Ross speaks with Anthony </span>Ortmann<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Murray State </span>Archaeologist<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, contributing to new thinking about the prehistoric earthworks at Poverty Point. These were built about 3500 years ago on the edge of the Mississippi floodplain in northeastern Louisiana. One of the mounds stands 72-feet high and has a base almost the size of 10 football fields. They speak about how Anthony came to work at Poverty Point and why the site is historically significant, also, new findings and research about the site. </span><a href="http://www.nps.gov/popo/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Click here for more about Poverty Point and how to visit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:48:14 +0000 Tracy Ross 33337 at http://wkms.org MSU Archaeologist on New Findings at Poverty Point December 21 and 'The Maya Sense of Time' http://wkms.org/post/december-21-and-maya-sense-time <p>Are we just under one month away from the end of the world on December 21 as predicted by the Mayan calendar? Well, this is news to modern-day Mayans. Kate Lochte brings us more about “The Maya Sense of Time” with Zach Zorich, who wrote the article of this title for the November/December issue of Archaeology, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America. First, we hear about time-keeping by the Maya, whose culture spread across what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, northern Honduras, and El Salvador.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:00:34 +0000 Kate Lochte 24902 at http://wkms.org December 21 and 'The Maya Sense of Time' Army Corps of Engineers Signs Agreement with Indian Tribes for Handling Remains http://wkms.org/post/army-corps-engineers-signs-agreement-indian-tribes-handling-remains <p></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers’ Memphis District and six Indian tribes signed an agreement Tuesday about the disposition and handling of human remains. <span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span class="il">Corps</span> archaeologists have identified nearly 250 archaeological sites in the 11,000 acres of the floodway that are most susceptible to flood damage.</span> <span style="font-size:11.5pt">Dr. Robert Dunn is an archaeologist with the <span class="il">Corps</span>. He says his organization consulted with tribal leaders to reach an agreement that calls for the respectful treatment of human remains.</span> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:11:13 +0000 Jacob McCleland 24770 at http://wkms.org Army Corps of Engineers Signs Agreement with Indian Tribes for Handling Remains