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Neolithic Archaeology in Hungary

Unearth the remnants of some of Europe’s earliest villages with Field Museum curator and archaeologist Dr. William Parkinson. For Expeditions at The Field Museum, we asked Dr. Weckstein and his team to document their daily lives and discoveries as they excavate Neolithic settlements on the Great Hungarian Plain.

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Project Manager/Producer: Kimberly Singleton, Field Team: William Parkinson, Atilla Gyucha, Richard W. Yerkes, Apostolos Sarris, Nikos Papadopoulos, Paul R. Duffy, Roderick B. Salisbury, Julia I. Giblin, Danielle Riebe, Rebecca Seifried, Hanneke Hoekman-Sites.

Micromorphology: Sampling Soggy Soil

Watch as geoarchaeologist Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas extracts soil samples at the soggy tell site, which has been plagued by record-setting rain and snow this season. The samples will be impregnated with epoxy and then cut and polished into thin sections so that their structure and composition can be examined under a microscope to learn more about the ancient behaviors that created the tell site over time.

This is the sixth installment in a six-part series of video journals by Dr. Parkinson as he documents daily life and fieldwork during his expedition to Hungary's Körös River Valley, where he and his team are unearthing the remnants of some of Europe’s earliest villages.

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