For anybody who feels that discoveries are the heart and soul of archaeology, the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA for short, is a great place to explore. Politics and archaeology, repatriation of looted artifacts, preservation of threatened sites, differing perspectives of faith and science on the archaeological record, etc.—these are all very important topics, but discoveries are what draw people, including me, to archaeology.
I was delighted to receive a notice about a press release from NOAA yesterday. It wasn't about climate change viewed through an archaeological lens, it was simply about a really neat site—the
wreck of the airship Macon, which has just been named to the National Register of Historic Places, a federal government listing here in the U.S. that recognizes exceptionally important sites. Nothing weighty or charged with earth-shaking implications, just a neat site
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