The holiday season is upon us and whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Festivus, Wookie Life Day or one of a dozen other December rituals, chances are you’ll be buying a gift for at least one person. And what if that person is an archaeologist? Whatever will you get them? Thankfully, Sexy Archaeology has you covered with our guide to holiday gift giving.
Think you’ve got the cranial capacity to come up with the best present ever? Save all that energy and head over to Skulls Unlimited, the world’s leading supplier of osteological specimens. We watered a the mouth when we saw the extensive collection of replica fossil Hominid skeletons they have available. What better present than a museum quality Australopithecus afarensis? How about an entire disarticulated Lucy skeleton? Really get creative by wrapping each bone individually.
Head over to Skulls Unlimited now!
The Past Horizons tool store is your one stop shop for top archaeology gear at the lowest price. From trowels to finds bags, Past Horizons should be every archaeologist’s first stop to shop. We’re especially fond of their Archaeologist toolkit. This is the best toolkit we’ve seen yet; it comes complete with 4” WHS trowel, tapes, nails, plum bobs, and plenty more all in a handy 12 tool roll. You can pick one up today at the Past Horizons online store for £59.99.
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If your archaeologist conducts his or her work from the armchair, then the Time Team America DVDs are the perfect find! PBS has made all five episodes of the hit series available on DVD. Join host Colin Campbell as he takes you to some of America's hottest archaeology sites on a whirlwind three day dig. Our particular favorite is the Range Creek, Utah episode.... but we wouldn’t say no to the complete set.
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Maybe your archaeologist is more of a hands on individual. Flint knapping never went out of style; it can be a great way to understand past peoples and the methods they employed to make the artifacts we find today. Plus there's nothing more satisfying than the sound of a hammer stone against volcanic glass. 3 Rivers Archery has an excellent flint knapping kit, good for both beginners and modern day Clovis peoples. As for the source material, we suggest keeping you eyes peeled to EBay for the best deals on flint and obsidian from around the globe.
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That's all for now. If you have gift ideas you feel every archaeologist should know about, send us an email and let us know!