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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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Children transcribe ancient texts in citizen science project - video

Children transcribe ancient texts in citizen science project - video | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Schoolchildren, pensioners and office workers are helping scholars at Oxford University to transcribe 2,000-year-old papyri (#Children transcribe #ancient #texts in #citizen science project - video http://t.co/nB1pcHsU5a...
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Gallery: Ancient Egypt Cemetery Reveals Season of Sex

Gallery: Ancient Egypt Cemetery Reveals Season of Sex | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The desert heat didn't prevent the ancient Egyptians from making babies.
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Amber yields ancient bug haul

Amber yields ancient bug haul | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
More than 700 new species of ancient insects, preserved in 50-million-year-old amber, were found in India. (RT @matthiasrascher: Ancient bugs found in 50-million-year-old Indian amber.
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Modern architects have forgotten how to build beautiful new houses - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Modern architects have forgotten how to build beautiful new houses - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Modern architects have forgotten how to build beautiful new houses Telegraph.co.uk (blog) A few organisations are fighting a rearguard action against this nihilist philosophy – Prince Charles's Foundation for the Built Environment among them – but...
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Europe's seven most endangered species of monuments and sites - Open Democracy

Europe's seven most endangered species of monuments and sites - Open Democracy | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Europe's seven most endangered species of monuments and sites
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By contrast, in Serbia a neglected Neolithic site of European importance on the Danube gradually dissolves.
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Roasting in the wadi - Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Morning Herald

Roasting in the wadi - Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Morning Herald | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Roasting in the wadi - Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Morning Herald Neolithic, Nabatean, Roman and Byzantine communities are believed to settled here, leaving behind an archaeological puzzle of copper mines, churches and...
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Archaic Greek Gems: Schools and Artists in the Sixth and Early Fifth Centuries BC by John Boardman

Archaic Greek Gems: Schools and Artists in the Sixth and Early Fifth Centuries BC by John Boardman | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1968. Thames and Hudson, Printed in Switzerland Bound in Holland. Pages CLEAN.
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The River of Heraclitus: Dealing with Authority

The River of Heraclitus: Dealing with Authority | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
I become involved recently in a conversation about "the patriarchy" (something people who self-identify as feminists often bring up as a persistent source of multiple evils in civil society). Here are some thoughts I had that ...
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Coevolution of farming and private property during the early Holocene

RT @utafrith: How did neolithic farming get off the ground? Coevolution of culture & technology: http://t.co/0gkfd2IFSh PNAS Op Acc
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Ancient Languages Research Finds 23 Words Still Used 15,000 Years Later

Ancient Languages Research Finds 23 Words Still Used 15,000 Years Later | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Linguistic researchers found 23 words known as cognates from ancient languages that are still used 15,000 years later in modern languages.
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Parmenides' case for the proposition 'It is' - Electronic Philosopher

Parmenides' case for the proposition 'It is' - Electronic Philosopher | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
In your essay, you set out to give an exposition and interpretation of Parmenides' argument for the proposition, 'It is.' It would have been helpful if you had found an examination question to respond to, because this will help ...
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Ancient billion-year-old water pocket discovered ... - ZME Science

Ancient billion-year-old water pocket discovered ... - ZME Science | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Buried deep at some 2.4 kilometers beneath the surface, in the vicinity of an underground mine near Ontario, Canada, scientists have stumbled across what m.
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ancientart: The Archaic Greek Lion of Kea,...

ancientart: The Archaic Greek Lion of Kea,... | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
ancientart: “The Archaic Greek Lion of Kea, thought to date to around the 6th century BC, sculptor unknown. Ioulida, island of Kea. Though much ambiguity still surrounds this stone carved smiling...
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History of Ancient Sparta

History of Ancient Sparta | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The Spartans of ancient Greece are famed for their martial traditions.
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Karima Sharifi's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:30 AM

A great quick history about Sparta. Talks a little about Spartan traditions, wars, kings and its later history. 

Jessica Bowman-Shorter's curator insight, May 2, 2014 4:57 PM
Talks about ancient Sparta
Vincent Uribe's comment, May 21, 2014 10:26 PM
gives a good amount of information about Sparta's history
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Calligraphy aids language learning - Chinadaily USA

Calligraphy aids language learning - Chinadaily USA | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Chinadaily USA Calligraphy aids language learning Chinadaily USA Yan believes these ancient scripts are more effective than today's standard calligraphy script used in writing because the oracle bone and bronze scripts look more like their original...
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Druid bid to have remains re-buried fails - Salisbury Journal

Druid bid to have remains re-buried fails - Salisbury Journal | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Salisbury Journal Druid bid to have remains re-buried fails Salisbury Journal King Arthur Pendragon, the Titular Head and Chosen Chief of the Loyal Arthurian Warband Druid Order, wants the cremated remains of more than 40 bodies, thought to be at...
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Site provides clearer picture of China's past - China Daily

Site provides clearer picture of China's past - China Daily | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Site provides clearer picture of China's past China Daily New archaeological discoveries in Yuyao city, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, provide a clearer picture of life in China's Neolithic age and confirm that the nation originated the...
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New discovery of ancient diet shatters conventional ideas of how agriculture ... - Phys.Org

New discovery of ancient diet shatters conventional ideas of how agriculture ... - Phys.Org | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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This shows the Xincun site under excavation, a) Neolithic living surface under cleaning. Credit: Dr Jun Wei.
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Linguistics Baking Part III: Phoenician | res gerendae

Linguistics Baking Part III: Phoenician | res gerendae | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
... colonised by Phoenicians: Carthage, of course, is the best-known Phoenician foundation, but they also settled in other areas of Northern Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, and Cyprus; in the western Mediterranean Phoenician, ...
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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:48 PM

This article explains the origin of the Phoenician language where it was believed to have originated. It also talks about the type of language it was and who were some of the people that adopted it. For example most famously known it was the basis for Greek language. 

Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:54 PM

Phoenicians is a language that was originally spoken in the southern Levant. The script was the basis for the Greek alphabet. It was not just an alphabet, but a script that represents consonants but not vowels.

JERRY KITH's curator insight, February 26, 2014 10:18 PM

A course on phoenicians baking during the ancient era. 

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Review of Irvine’s A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (2009)

Review of Irvine’s A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (2009) | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Critical review of William Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (2009).
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Billion-year-old water holds secrets to ancient life

Billion-year-old water holds secrets to ancient life | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Scientists discovered underground water dating back 1.5 billion years that may have ancient life forms in it.
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Boys Killed Pets to Become Warriors in Early Russia

Boys Killed Pets to Become Warriors in Early Russia | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have dug up evidence that boys in Bronze Age Russia had to slay their own dogs to prove their readiness to become warriors.
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Baring the Aegis: Archaic Greek in a modern world

Baring the Aegis: Archaic Greek in a modern world | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Some days I get reminded how little ancient or even modern Greek I know. I'm not the best with languages, and although I'd love to say I have a special Percy Jackson-esque ability to read ancient Greek without effort, I don't.
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