Archaeology and Numbers: Scavenger Hunt 2013 Puzzle #2

Whether it is the number of ceramic sherds uncovered at a site or the dimensions of an exposed structure, archaeologists on excavation projects or in labs are constantly measuring and counting things. This week's puzzle deals with numbers connected to archaeological and historical sites and discoveries. You may need a calculator for this one!

Part 1

a) Take the length of the Shang Dynasty as determined by the Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project.

b) Subtract the year of La Entrada at Tikal.

c) Divide by the number of rulers on Altar Q.

d) Subtract the dynasty in which Khufu ruled.

e) Result:

Part 2

a) Take the length in miles of the most heavily fortified border in the Roman Empire.

b) Multiply by the number of languages on the Behistun Inscription.

c) Subtract the year of the deadly amphitheater collapse in Fidence.

d) Divide by the number of antediluvian rulers of Sumer.

e) Result:

Part 3

a) Take the height of the Colosseum in meters.

b) Multiply by the last 2 digits of the year in which the first recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America's Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement was born.

c) Subtract 2 times the year that "Lucy" was discovered.

d) Add the year that the first university museum in the world opened.

e) Result:


Your results from Parts 1-3 have generated the date below.


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