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Time Sifters Archaeology Society Newsletter June 2020

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JUNE-2020 PRESERVATION  EDUCATION  RESEARCH  INSPIRE Dear Member: Our May lecture was given over ZOOM and it went very well. We had 26 attendees who heard Dr. Derfler talk about “Archaeology & the Bible: Excavations of Nahal Yatir - A Biblical City”. The video of the presenta- tion is available on the website and also on our YouTube Channel. We are going to take a break for the next three months to prepare for the fall season. Look for the newsletter each month in your email box. We have some interesting stories lined up including more “Archaeologists You Should Know” and a new series “You Never Forget Your First One” about experiences archaeologists had on their early excavations. Our calendar for next season is on page 4, including the “In-Depth Series: USS Monitor and the Navies of the Civil War”. Our speaker will be Dave Alberg. He presented in November “Preserving a Lost WWII Battlefield off of North Carolina - Sunken German U-boats and their Prey”. Thank you for being a Time Sifters member. Darwin “Smitty” Smith, President [email protected] Archaeologists You Should Know Howard Carter Discoverer of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb (KV62) By Smitty, Time Sifters Board Member; Sources - Wikipedia, Educational Resources, Encyclopedia Britannica. Howard Carter innovative and improved method Photos: Library of Congress, Wikipedia was born in of copying tomb decoration. By Kensington, 1892, he worked under the tutelage near Thebes. Gaston Maspero England, on of Flinders Petrie for one season at had recommended Carter to May 9, 1874 to Amarna. From 1894 to 1899, he Carnarvon because of his ability Samuel John worked with Édouard Naville at Carter and Deir el-Bahari, where he recorded Continued on page 3... Martha Joyce the wall reliefs in the temple of Carter (Sands). Hatshepsut. His father was an artist who In 1899 at the age of 25, Carter trained and developed Howard’s was appointed Chief Inspector of artistic talents. the Egyptian Antiquities Service Carter spent much of his childhood and supervised a number of with relatives in Swaffham, Norfolk. excavations at Thebes. In 1904, Nearby was the mansion of the he was transferred to the Amherst family, Didlington Hall, Inspectorate of Lower Egypt. which contained a collection of Carter was praised for his Egyptian antiques that sparked improvements in the protection Carter's interest. In 1891, at the of and accessibility to existing age of 17, Carter was invited by excavation sites, and his the Egypt Exploration Fund to development of a grid-block system assist an Amherst family friend, for searching for tombs. Percy Newberry, in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom Carter resigned from the tombs at Beni Hasan. He blossomed on Antiquities Service in 1905. In this excavation, developing an 1907 Lord Carnarvon employed him to supervise excavations of nobles' tombs in Deir el-Bahri,

Archaeology is a Process Please join us this Fall at the New College Public Archaeology Lab By Uzi Baram - Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab; Professor of Anthropology, New College of Florida Looking for Time Sifters are safely stored at the New College lab, comes the next step in the Volunteers for Lab Work in Public Archaeology. In the fall – archaeological process: Fall 2020 predicated on the COVID-19  Cleaning Excavations and the recovery pandemic receding allowing safe  Identification of material culture receive the conditions for the campus and  Conserving most attention in the dissemi- especially for working in the  Descriptions and Comparisons nation of archaeological  Cataloging Artifacts research. Not surprising: excavations are photogenic The Manatee Mineral Spring and offer the potential for Restoration Archaeological revealing interesting objects, Investigations project organizes even spectacular finds that the lab work but, with so many add to the library of knowl- belongings and the wide range edge on the human past. In of materials recovered, volunteers January 2020, excavations by from Time Sifters will be the Manatee Mineral Spring appreciated. in east Bradenton brought out thousands of artifacts - What does volunteering entail? belongings is the most Once New College announces interesting label for the that the campus will be open materials once made, used, for the fall semester, twice a and then discarded by people – week there will be an open lab: revealing facts of daily life for you can come and find your the early 19th century niche for contributing to the project. maroons of Angola, the Some might enjoy washing inhabitants of the mid- to late belongings, holding an object 19th century Village of that has been buried for decades if Manatee, and even later not centuries; others can residents and visitors. contribute to identifying the objects, detective work using All the recovered materials resources in the lab and online. Some Time Sifters will remember a smaller-scale opportunity in April/May 2017 for Community Heritage Awareness and Management Program for Phillippi Estate Park. If you have the interest, my team will find the right role for you. With your Time Sifters’ membership, you will get the information delivered right to your email.

Continued from page 1 ... poisoning while staying in Luxor and died in Cairo on April 5, Howard Carter … continued 1923. But Lady Carnarvon retained her late husband's concession in to apply modern archaeological gold and ebony treasures were the Valley of the Kings, which allowed methods and systems of recording. still in place. Carnarvon asked, Carter to continue his work. In 1914, Lord Carnarvon employed \"Can you see anything?\" Carter Carter's meticulous cataloguing of Carter to lead an excavation in the replied with the famous words: the thousands of objects continued Valley of the Kings. However this \"Yes, wonderful things!\" Carter until 1932, most being moved to was interrupted by World War I. had discovered Tutankhamun's the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Carter spent the war years working tomb (KV62). Carter's notes and for the British Government as a photographic evidence indicate Despite being involved in the diplomatic courier/translator. that he, Lord Carnarvon, and greatest archaeological find of his Excavation work resumed at the Lady Evelyn Herbert entered the time, Carter received no honor end of 1917. burial chamber in November from the British government. After a break, 1922 saw Carter 1922, before the official opening. However, in 1926, Carter received returning to the Valley of Kings. The next several months were the Order of the Nile, third class, During the excavation, on November 4, spent cataloguing the contents of from King Fuad I of Egypt. 1922, a young water boy accidentally the antechamber. On February 16, stumbled on a stone that turned 1923, Carter opened the sealed After the clearance of the tomb out to be the top of a flight of steps. doorway and found the burial had been completed, Carter retired Carter had the steps partially dug chamber, and the sarcophagus of from archaeology and became a out until the top of a mud-plastered King Tutankhamun. The tomb part-time agent for collectors and doorway was found. The doorway was considered the best preserved museums. In 1924 he toured was stamped with indistinct and most intact pharaonic tomb Britain, France, Spain and the cartouches. Carter ordered the ever found in the Valley of the United States, delivering a series staircase to be refilled, and sent a Kings, and the discovery was eagerly of illustrated lectures. He passed telegram to Carnarvon, who arrived covered by the world's press. away in London on March 2, on 23 November. Only H. V. Morton from The 1939, aged 64 from Hodgkin's On 26 November 1922, Carter Times was allowed on the scene, disease and is buried in Putney made a \"tiny breach in the top and his vivid descriptions helped Vale Cemetery in London. left-hand corner\" of the doorway, to increase Carter's reputation with Carnarvon in attendance. He with the British public. The epitaph on the gravestone was able to peer in by the light of a In early March 1923, Lord reads: \"May your spirit live, candle and see that many of the Carnarvon contracted blood may you spend millions of years, you who love Thebes, sitting with your face to the north wind, your eyes beholding happiness\", a quotation taken from the Wishing Cup of Tutankhamun, and \"O night, spread thy wings over me as the imperishable stars\". Photo: Educational Resources,,, Library of Congress, Jon Bodsworth Officers: Board of Directors Copyright © 2020 Darwin \"Smitty\" Smith, President Time Sifters Archaeology Society, Inc., Sherry Svekis, Vice President Directors: Don Nelson All rights reserved. Marion Almy, Secretary Jean Louise Lammie We send newsletters to people Laura Harrison, Treasurer Evelyn Mangie who have attended or expressed Karen Jensen, Membership interestin our lecturesand given us their email address.

The 2020 - 2021 Time Sifters Board During May, elections were held Their term starts on the first of Interested in learning more for the new Board. The Board of September 2020. about this program, or want to Directors and Officers for the But we must say goodbye to sign up to become an HMS 2020—2021 Season are: two members who are leaving Scout? Go to this link (https://  Smitty Smith - President us. Dorothy Cascio (Media Liai-  Sherry Svekis - Vice President son) who has done a fantastic job HMSflorida.php) and click the  Laura Harrison - Treasurer of getting our name out to the public “Apply to Become a Scout” button  Marion Almy - Secretary and Dr. Steve Derfler who is to sign up for the program. You  Karen Jensen - Membership now teaching full time at the will get monthly emails about up-  Evelyn Mangie - Director Ringling College. We want to coming trainings and meet ups, thank them both for their work, as well as interesting information  Don Nelson - Director ideas and service. on different sites to visit. We plan  Jean Lammie - Director on setting up a special HMS training for Time Sifters members Lifetime: $350 Pay online at: this Fall, so keep an eye out in Individual: $25 future newsletters for more infor- Family: $35 Or mail checks to: mation and dates. Student: $10 Time Sifters, Inc. Supporting $40 PO Box 5283 Sarasota, FL. 34277

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