Tag Archives: archaeology

Archaeology students take part in Alabama Bicentennial celebration

November 19, 2019
By Victoria Cirilli

A recent event at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park gave Troy University archaeology students the opportunity to present to the community how history is forged through excavation and research.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement Walter Givhan, who serves as president of the Alabama Historical Commission, emceed Old Cahawba State Historical Park’s celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial on…

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TROY, University of Pisa partner to let students dig through history

August 6, 2019
By Greg Phillips

A new cooperative partnership with an Italian university is giving Troy University archaeology students a chance to explore one of the world’s most historic areas.

TROY students spent this summer working on a historical dig with the University of Pisa, the first in what are planned to become yearly trips to Italy.

The partnership came…

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The Talk of TROY: Professor discusses groundbreaking tobacco discovery

July 6, 2018
By Joey Hudson

North Americans have been smoking for much longer than we originally thought, according to anthropology professor Stephen Carmody.

“Eight, nine years ago, when I started this project,” Carmody said, “the oldest evidence of tobacco use was about 2,000 years ago. We have pipes that are 5,000 years old. Maybe even older than that. So there was this pretty substantial gap.”

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