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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.

Underwater Geophysics

Check out how historic levels of rain in Hungary affect the work of geophysicist Dr. Apostolos Sarris and graduate student Dani Reibe as they attempt to establish GPS coordinates on the flooded site. Unfortunately, soggy soil can wreak havoc on ground penetrating radar, magnetometers, and other devices that let archaeologists "see" man-made structures hidden below the surface of the soil.

This is the fifth 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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