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Publisher's Corner: September 2016

Publisher's Corner: September 2016

Tools of the Trades By Maxine Carter-Lome Eli Whitney is credited as saying “We can’t make anything until we make tools.” That’s the take-away from this month’s issue. Every profession has its tools of the trade, and those tools have evolved as our needs have evolved and as technology has guided us. Tracking that evolution […]

Ken's Korner: Royal French hairpin is found — in a toilet

Ken’s Korner: Royal French hairpin is found — in a toilet – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Archaeologists digging at the Fontainebleau Palace, a royal residence just outside Paris, have made a most unusual find: a hairpin belonging to 16th century French Queen Catherine de Medici, bearing interlocking C’s standing for […]

Ken's Korner: Dog teeth-studded ancient purse found

Ken’s Korner: Dog teeth-studded ancient purse found – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Excavators working near Leipzig, Germany have unearthed more than 100 dogs’ teeth, all arranged together in a grave dating to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C. Archaeologists agree the teeth were likely decorations for the outer flap of a […]

Ken's Korner: Flat-faced figures were built on Keros, but why?

Ken’s Korner: Flat-faced figures were built on Keros, but why? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Archaeologists are planning a major dig on the Greek island of Keros in an attempt to explain just why the ancient people there produced flat-faced marble figurines, some of which inspired artists such as Pablo […]

Ken's Korner: Dodo fossils found on Indian Ocean isle

Ken’s Korner: Dodo fossils found on Indian Ocean isle – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 Collectors of fossils, dinosaur bones and the like will be interested to learn a mass grave of dodo birds — the first to be found since 1920 — has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island […]

Ken's Korner: Mural dates Mayas to about 100 B.C.

Ken’s Korner: Mural dates Mayas to about 100 B.C. – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Archaeologists digging at a pyramid site called San Bartolo in Guatemala have found a mural that dates to around 100 B.C. That’s about 600 years before scholars believed the “Classic” Maya society flourished. The mural depicts the writing, […]

Ken's Korner: Find just may be the oldest known church

Ken’s Korner: Find just may be the oldest known church – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Archaeologists working at a site inside a maximum-security prison in Israel have unearthed what may be the oldest church ever discovered. The church dates from the middle of the third century to the early fourth century. The […]

Ken's Korner: Skeletal remains are probably Copernicus’

Ken’s Korner: Skeletal remains are probably Copernicus’ – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Archaeologists believe they have found the skeletal remains of Copernicus, the 16th-century cleric who first postulated that the Earth revolves around the sun. Prior to that, it was widely believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Copernicus’ remains were […]

Ken's Korner: Horde of coins found at Emperor Qin’s tomb

Ken’s Korner: Horde of coins found at Emperor Qin’s tomb – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Archaeologists using a magnetic scan have determined that the tomb of China’s first emperor contains a large number of coins, most of them probably bronze but possibly silver, too. They may never find out for sure. “Excavation sometimes means […]