Saturday, 10 August 2013
Interactions: Animals and Archaeology
So, this is an exercise to explore when you visit archaeological sites, mostly, to see how animals interact with history, and with what consequences. For example, without the dog, how would we have found the Lascaux cave paintings? But how many misinterpretations have been caused by dogs digging up ancient bones, teeth marks being mistaken for something else? And how do animals reside in archaeological sites, and what are the consequences? Is it beneficial, ever? All I'm asking you to do is keep these questions in mind when you visit historical sites, and to notice the wildlife around them, and ask yourselves about the consequences of this wildlife. And then write a blog post if you feel like it. If you are OK with it, and specify as such, I may publish that blog post additionally as a guest post on another blog of mine (and the origin of my pseudonym), amazinganimalssociety.blogspot.com.