Archaeology, the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).
Etruscan Bronze Statuette of a Satyr Dancing, Classical, 5th century B.C.
Howling Canine, 5th–6th century. Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961 (1978.412.59) #dogs
Howling Canine | Remojadas | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Etruscan terracotta sphinx from Poseidonia sanctuary C.350BC Paestum archaeological museum
Rhyton with red-figure griffin protome Etruscan 340-320 B.C. Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale Inv. Stg. 424 The rhyton, an especially important type of vessel, often imitates heads of animals, either real or imaginary: in this case a griffin, a fabulous animal with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, thought to live in the extreme northern region of the Earth, where it watched over gold deposits.
he Stone heads in Easter Island have bodies! This is absolutely incredible. Here we've been thinking for all these years that they were just heads. They are going to be absolutely huge when they are completely excavated. It all just adds to the mystery of these amazing sculptures. Maybe now they can get more information about them seeing as they have writings on them.
The Stone Statues in Easter Island have bodies !
With 98 percent of its skeleton preserved, this young predatory theropod from southern Germany may be the most complete dinosaur ever found.
Grave stele of a little girl, ca. 450–440 b.c. Greek Parian marble
Gravestone of Philoxenos and Philoumene Greek, Athens, about 400 B.C.
Howard Carter opening the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun, Feb 12, 1924
The rings of Moray, an old Incan agricultural site in Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru.