AntiquityNOW Month is only half over and there’s still plenty of time to celebrate how the ancient past lives today. Check the list below for fun ways to get involved and don’t forget about our #ISeeAntiquity hashtag campaign. See something that reminds you of antiquity? Post it on your Twitter or Instagram with #ISeeAntiquity! Continue reading
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What do you do when you realize that there are children who never heard of archaeology? Children who have never seen an archaeologist or know why archaeology even exists? If you are Dr. Alexandra Jones, you create an organization that reaches into those communities to show young people what this amazing field of discovery is all about. Continue reading
It’s a strange world of 3D cubes that comprise environments both hauntingly beautiful and brutally harsh. Rivers flow through peaceful meadows, deserts and jungles teem with hidden dangers and mountains loom in awe-inspiring splendor. For the high school students in Peter Albert’s class at The Hun School, a private academy in Princeton, NJ, Minecraft is a fantasy computer game with considerably high stakes and a provocative underlying premise. In this 3D virtual habitat, students confront a primal question: Do you have what it takes to survive? Continue reading
AntiquityNOW is pleased to announce a new curriculum available on our website. Submitted by Sharlyn Scott, social studies teacher at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona, the curriculum is titled “The Use of Symbols in Egyptian Religion: Ancient Egyptian, Coptic Christian, and Islamic Images.” Scott developed the curriculum after a Fulbright Hays study tour to Egypt in the summer of 2010. The curriculum leads students from the ancient to the modern, asking them to “analyze artwork, sculpture and architecture to determine different cultural world views and values”. Continue reading
It was a wonderful time with social studies teachers and administrators at the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies annual conference last Wednesday, October 23. AntiquityNOW had an exhibit and welcomed much interest in our programs. Next month AntiquityNOW will be a poster at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference on November 22 in St. Louis, Missouri. Continue reading
The gift of knowledge comes in many forms. Today we recognize those people who through the millennia have taught and inspired us, who have found a curious beauty in the unknown and who diligently pursue the truth for the betterment of us all.
In our last blog post we told you about this year’s big winner at The Archaeology Channel’s International Film and Video Festival. The 2000 Year Old Computer took top honors in both the juried competition as well as the audience vote. However, this wasn’t the only film to snag an award. The 2013 festival was full of amazing entries. Here are a few of the winners in other categories: Continue reading