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Killing time the Viking way!

Killing time the Viking way! | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A new study uses archaeological evidence and carefully researched Viking sagas to describe how the men killed time when they were in mood for entertainment...

 

Life in the Viking Age was tough, but their lives were not without leisure. A new study by Leszek Gardela uses archaeological evidence and carefully researched Viking sagas to describe how the men killed time when they were in mood for entertainment.

 

Many of the physical games which entertained Vikings were violent and served as ways of demonstrating masculine qualities and according to written accounts, an ideal man had to be strong and skillful, with games playing a part in the training.

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Ancient Aboriginal rock art site found in suburban Sydney

Ancient Aboriginal rock art site found in suburban Sydney | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An Ancient Aboriginal site discovered in a Sydney suburb could date back tens of thousands of years.
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Fred Stenson's curator insight, November 20, 12:03 PM

OK not either of Canada's Sydneys but this harkens back to the time of universal language.

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Dates from Viking fortress confirm it could have been built by Harald Bluetooth

Dates from Viking fortress confirm it could have been built by Harald Bluetooth | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Two samples were taken from the outermost tree rings of charred logs found in the northern gateway of the fortress. The results are almost identical to each other, showing the fortress was built sometime between the 10th and 11th centuries AD.
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Late Bronze Age population collapse needs new explanation

Late Bronze Age population collapse needs new explanation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A commonly held assumption that climate change accounted for the significant fall in population at the end of the Bronze Age, needs a new explanation, say a group of researchers.
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Latrines, sewers show varied ancient Roman diet

Latrines, sewers show varied ancient Roman diet | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and trash dumps at Pompeii and Herculaneum have found tantalizing clues to an apparently varied diet there before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed those Roman cities in 79 A.D.
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Joy Kinley's curator insight, November 17, 9:12 AM

Trash and sewers show a lot about a culture.  It sounds disgusting going through a sewer but these sewers and cesspits haven't been used for hundreds of years so the smell at least is gone.

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9 World Heritage Sites That Will Leave You in Awe - Yahoo Travel

9 World Heritage Sites That Will Leave You in Awe - Yahoo Travel | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
UNESCO was created in 1945 as a means to help ensure the preservation of our natural, cultural, and intellectual heritage. Of the nearly 1,000 awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage sites, the following places should be at the top of your list.
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HERITAGE MAKES YOU HAPPY

HERITAGE MAKES YOU HAPPY | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Taking part in heritage is good for our happiness and wellbeing, according to this year’s Heritage Counts report published yesterday by English Heritage on behalf of England’s leading heritage orga...
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Nikauly Vargas Arias's curator insight, November 19, 2:36 PM

Resultados del informe anual "El patrimonio cuenta" publicado por English Heritage.

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New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guide to Good Practice

New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guide to Good Practice | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In theory, even a very minor archaeological site can now benefit from its very own aerial survey. But while the possibilities for archaeology are immensely exciting, many of the actual results are ...
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OA launches special magazine and vision for 2020

OA launches special magazine and vision for 2020 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
 In Touch has been produced since April 2007, but has until now only been available to OA staff. While many items that have appeared in In Touch have featured on the OA website as news stories, the...
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Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Government proposes to widen the A303 trunk road to the south west. This road crosses the iconic Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), which has been called “the most archaeologically significant land surface in Europe”.
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David Wilson's curator insight, November 2, 3:42 AM

Stonehenge Wiltshire

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Risks in resurrecting ancient viruses from poo - The Press West Coast

Risks in resurrecting ancient viruses from poo - The Press West Coast | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Defrosting ancient poo could reintroduce some age-old bugs to the modern world, scientists say.
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Orkney archaeology video

Orkney archaeology video | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
There is a saying in Orkney that if you scratch the soil it bleeds archaeology. It's almost true as the islands are notoriously rich in archaeological remains, more concentrated here than anywhere ...
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Studies show early contact between Easter Island and the Americas

Studies show early contact between Easter Island and the Americas | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
People may have been making their way from Easter Island to the Americas well before the Dutch commander Jakob Roggeveen arrived with his ships in 1722, according to new genomic evidence showing th...
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UConn Archaeologist Discovers 17th-century Shipwreck

UConn Archaeologist Discovers 17th-century Shipwreck | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
eam went on to survey and map the wreck over the summer.

The find is a significant source of information for the maritime history of the period. “Although we have some written records of the battle itself, we possess no detailed plans of 17th-century warships,” Batchvarov says, “so our only sources of information about the ships of the day are the wrecks themselves. It isn’t overstatement to say that what has been discovered is a treasure trove for archaeological researchers.”

What is known about the battle is that all told, 2,000 people, including 250 Dutch women and children and 300 African slaves, were killed. In addition to the Huis de Kreuningen, which was the largest ship in the Dutch fleet, the flagship of French Vice Admiral Comte D’Estrée – the Glorieux – was also sunk and all but 80 of the 450 men aboard were lost. In the end, the Dutch lost more vessels, but they succeeded in repelling the French landing party and retained possession of the island.

Batchvarov says although his team didn’t find much of the hull structure intact, they have found a wealth of other material, including nine canons; Delft and Bellarmine pottery jars that date to the third quarter of the 17th century; lead shot that wa
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New Preservative Could Save Ancient Ships for Archaeologists - Scientific American

New Preservative Could Save Ancient Ships for Archaeologists - Scientific American | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Chemical based on shrimp protein could preserve famous wooden ships like the Mary Rose
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Fragment of ancient grave stele unearthed at Kerameikos in Athens

Fragment of ancient grave stele unearthed at Kerameikos in Athens | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The stele almost certainly marked a grave within the important Athenian cemetery, but appears to have been re-used at a later date as a sewer cover.
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Intact Macedonian Tomb Discovered in Northern Greece - Archaeology Magazine

Intact Macedonian Tomb Discovered in Northern Greece - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
RT @archaeologymag: A gold-plated bronze vase has been unearthed in an intact 4th-century B.C. tomb in Greece http://t.co/Gngpbk3CLN http:/…
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Is this what Siberian men used to shave in 2000BC? - The Siberian Times

Is this what Siberian men used to shave in 2000BC? - The Siberian Times | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists intrigued by discovery of Bronze Age razor blade in Novosibirsk region.
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Archaeology for All: improving the experience of the hearing impaired community

Archaeology for All: improving the experience of the hearing impaired community | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Friday 5th December 2014 The aim of the training is to widen access to the historic environment for individuals with hearing impairment,
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5,000 year-old footprints in the sand capture a moment in time

5,000 year-old footprints in the sand capture a moment in time | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An unusual find of 5,000-year-old human footprints provides an insight into the everyday lives and challenges of the local population.
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International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works's curator insight, November 15, 5:33 PM

An unusual find of 5,000-year-old human footprints provides an insight into the everyday lives and challenges of the local population

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Dig York Stadium

Dig York Stadium | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The project aims to learn more about the site’s past as Roman fortification. Was this a temporary camp created by an army marching north to expand the empire? Was it a short-lived fortification des...
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Francesco Vezzoli Paints Up Ancient Roman Busts - New York Magazine

Francesco Vezzoli Paints Up Ancient Roman Busts - New York Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A bit of color and they look like new!
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1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online

1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Between the 9th and 19th centuries, Arabic-speaking scholars translated Greek, Latin and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy, fostering a vibrant scientific culture within the Islamic world.
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Heritage Together - 3D models of Welsh monuments

Heritage Together - 3D models of Welsh monuments | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The project is funded under the Humanities Research Council’s ‘Connected Communities’ call. The project is a collaboration between the schools of Computer Science at Bangor University and Aberystwy...
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MicroPasts launch crowd-funding platform for community archaeology projects

MicroPasts launch crowd-funding platform for community archaeology projects | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In a new venture, MicroPasts are launching a crowd-funding section for their platform to support archaeological and historical research involving collaborations between community organisations and ...
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Rock Art Panels May Be Linked to Hallucinogenic Plants - Archaeology

Rock Art Panels May Be Linked to Hallucinogenic Plants - Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Rock Art Panels May Be Linked to Hallucinogenic Plants Archaeology New-Mexic0-Rock-Art ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO—Archaeologist Lawrence Loendorf of Sacred Sites Research was documenting rock art sites in southern New Mexico when he realized that...
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