Solving the Mesopotamia timeline puzzle with tree-rings and radiocarbon research

ITHACA, N.Y. – Tree-ring dating and radiocarbon research led by Cornell University archaeologist Sturt Manning has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second millennium B.C. Manning, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology and director of the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory, resolved how to more accurately […]

ISIS destruction of antiques an opportunity for education, say archaeologists

Two Cornell University experts in anthropology and archaeology respond to the recent video released by ISIS showing the destruction of unique and important archaeological artifacts in the Mosul Museum.   Adam T. Smith, Chair and Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University and Director of Graduate Studies for the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies […]