This is an audio session where a lecturer of Stanford University discusses Hannibal at length
Hannibal is a name that evoked fear and anxiety among the ancient Romans for decades. His courage, cunning and intrepid march across the dangerous Alps in 218 BCE with his army and war elephants make for some of the most exciting passages found in ancient historical texts written by Polybius, Livy, and Appian.
These stories continue to inspire historians and archaeologists today. The mystery of his exact route is still a topic of debate, one that has consumed Patrick Hunt (Director of Stanford’s Alpine Archaeology Project) for more than a decade. This course tries to examine Hannibal’s childhood and his young soldierly exploits while growing up in Spain.
Then it follows him over the Pyrenees and into Gaul, the Alps, Italy, and beyond, examining his victories over the Romans, his brilliance as a military strategist, and his legacy after the Punic Wars. Along the way, students will learn the efforts of archaeologists’ to retrace Hannibal’s journey through the Alps and the cutting-edge methods that they are using. Hunt has been on foot over every major Alpine pass and has now determined the most probable sites where we can find archaeological evidence to help solve the mystery that has been a subject of discussion for many years.
An educational session on the history of development pertaining to societies and ancient civilizations
A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE – Mayan Archaeology in Mexico:
Here students will explore archaeology in marine environments and archaeology specific to oceanography and engineering.
Gresham College from London UK focuses here on the artifacts archaeologists have recovered from historic sites and the use of mathematical instruments that were found on the Mary Rose shipwreck.
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Interesting facts about careers as an Architect following courses in architecture:
Salaries vary considerably according to the location, sector and size of the employing organization. University academics and archaeologists working for national bodies such as English Heritage, Historic Scotland, or Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments tend to command the highest pay.
1. There appears to be very little correlation between the median salary and that of an Archaeologist in the USA, with a huge range between $26K and $70K on an annual scale.
2. Employees could be placed in a wide variety of circumstances, with many interesting opportunities abroad, many related to research and consultancy.
3.Currently there is no shortage or oversupply in this field, both the US and Europe produces several new graduates in this field per year and the turnover in this industry seems to be constant with the supply of new recruits.
4. The recommended starting salaries for archaeologists range from £18,700 to £20,100 at practitioner level, with a minimum starting salary of £15,836.80, in the U.S. Those who have experience can expect salaries of around £25,800 to £29,000, and salaries rise to £31,800-£37,000 for senior level archaeologists.
5. Beyond Senior Archaeologists, there are several other positions that an archaeologist can have. In a company, an archaeologist can work in many positions or as a group manager, making an average of $38.21 ($80,000 a year) according to the ACRA survey. Above that, one could own a company and make on average $43.43 ($90,000) or go as high as $160 ($330,000). The down side to owning a company means that you could also be making as little $10 an hour.