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A mysterious fire transformed North America's greatest city in 1170

A mysterious fire transformed North America's greatest city in 1170 | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
One thousand years ago, in the place where St. Louis, Missouri now stands, there was once a great civilization whose city center was ringed with enormous earthen pyramids, vast farmlands, and wealthy suburbs.

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Native American civilization was just as prevelant as the eastern and european counterparts

 

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Roman Britain brought to life in amazing digital reconstructions - Daily Mail

Roman Britain brought to life in amazing digital reconstructions - Daily Mail | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
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Roman Britain brought to life in amazing digital reconstructions
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This CGI image shows the bustling Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, which was near Silchester in Hampshire.

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These images look really realistic

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, November 22, 2013 9:11 AM

Computer technology helps us to visualize how the past was.  We tend to think that people in the past all lived in small villages, there were great empires with huge cities and vast transportation and trading networks and being able to see a digital recreation will help many to understand this.

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Explore Mesopotamia: Foresight, Forecasting, and the Future in Ancient Mesopotamia | Royal Ontario Museum

Explore Mesopotamia: Foresight, Forecasting, and the Future in Ancient Mesopotamia | Royal Ontario Museum | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
The ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder. The ROM invites visitors to explore and enjoy extraordinary experiences of science and civilization.
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Exhbit on Mesopotamia 

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Twelve burnt mounds and Neolithic paddle found at wetland site –...

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Archaeologists have unearthed a series of hugely significant monuments forming a complex prehistoric landscape at Bradford Kaims in Northumberland

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Neolithic Paddle found, maybe fraternities were a little older than we thought

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David Connolly's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:44 PM

Archaeologists working on the Bradford Kaims Wetland Heritage Project in north Northumberland, United Kingdom and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage, have unearthed a series of hugely significant archaeological monuments forming a complex prehistoric landscape.

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It's intriguing to find out that an area of land that you've walked on always was actually an area of pre-historic life. 

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Berkeley Lecture Series Presents: A seminar by Bahram Beyzaie on "Gilgamesh" - Payvand

Berkeley Lecture Series Presents: A seminar by Bahram Beyzaie on "Gilgamesh" - Payvand | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Berkeley Lecture Series Presents: A seminar by Bahram Beyzaie on "Gilgamesh"
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The Epic of Gilgamesh: The Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from Mesopotamia, is amongst the earliest surviving works of literature.
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Bahram Beyzaie is to do a lecture on the Mesopatamian epic of Gilgamesh in Berkeley. Tickets are $60 so I think I'll have to pass on this one.

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PLOS ONE: Osteological and Biomolecular Evidence of a 7000-Year-Old Case of Hypertrophic Pulmonary Osteopathy Secondary to Tuberculosis from Neolithic Hungary

PLOS ONE: Osteological and Biomolecular Evidence of a 7000-Year-Old Case of Hypertrophic Pulmonary Osteopathy Secondary to Tuberculosis from Neolithic Hungary | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
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Turburculosis possibly could have been found during the Neolithic period.

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Ancient curse tablet shows why you should never sue a Roman - Catholic Online

Ancient curse tablet shows why you should never sue a Roman - Catholic Online | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Ancient curse tablet shows why you should never sue a Roman Catholic Online JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Catholic Online) - An ancient Roman mansion dating to the third and fourth century AD, is yielding some insights into Roman life in the...

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A woman aparently "Hexs" a man in late Rome

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:40 AM

Curses were an important part of the ancient world.  The power of belief would sometimes prevent people from breaking the curse.

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Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact

Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it

Author Tony Horwitz explores the fascinating world of first contact between the two branches of the human family who were reunited on October 12, 1492.


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The dark side of Urbanization, moreover imperialism

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everything I need and everything I want

everything I need and everything I want | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
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“ In 2007, archaelogists unearthed two skeletons from the Neolithic period locked in an eternal embrace and buried outside Mantua, Italy, just 25 miles south of Verona: the city where...
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Two relatively intact neolithic skeletons seem to be locked in imbrace when they died. awww how romantic.

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Twitter / irarchaeology: The passageway into the Neolithic ...

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The passageway into the Neolithic tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Photo by John Leonard http://t.co/iYHftKtJw3
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A Neolithic tomb

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Ancient Mesopotamia: Inventing and Reinventing Our World

Ancient Mesopotamia: Inventing and Reinventing Our World | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Three successive civilizations -- Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian -- flourished along the (Ancient #Mesopotamia: Inventing and Reinventing Our World .
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Interesting conversation on the Ancient civilaza

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The Knowth macehead: a Neolithic marvel | Irish Archaeology

The Knowth macehead: a Neolithic marvel | Irish Archaeology | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth.

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth. This object represents one of the finest artifacts from Neolithic Europe and it displays a high level of both technical and artistic sophistication.

- See more at: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/the-knowth-macehead/#sthash.t0SwsnKZ.dpuf

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth. This object represents one of the finest artifacts from Neolithic Europe and it displays a high level of both technical and artistic sophistication.

- See more at: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/the-knowth-macehead/#sthash.t0SwsnKZ.dpuf

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth. This object represents one of the finest artifacts from Neolithic Europe and it displays a high level of both technical and artistic sophistication.

- See more at: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/the-knowth-macehead/#sthash.t0SwsnKZ.dpuf

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth. This object represents one of the finest artifacts from Neolithic Europe and it displays a high level of both technical and artistic sophistication.

- See more at: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/the-knowth-macehead/#sthash.t0SwsnKZ.dpufv

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth. This object represents one of the finest artifacts from Neolithic Europe and it displays a high level of both technical and artistic sophistication.

- See more at: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/the-knowth-macehead/#sthash.t0SwsnKZ.dpuf

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth. This object represents one of the finest artifacts from Neolithic Europe and it displays a high level of both technical and artistic sophistication.

- See more at: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/the-knowth-macehead/#sthash.t0SwsnKZ.dpuf

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth. This object represents one of the finest artifacts from Neolithic Europe and it displays a high level of both technical and artistic sophistication.

- See more at: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/the-knowth-macehead/#sthash.t0SwsnKZ.dpuf

This stunning flint macehead was found deep within the darkest recesses of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Hidden for millennia, it was discovered in 1982 during an excavation carried out by Dr George Eogan. It is fashioned out a single piece of pale-grey flint, splashed with patches of brown, and is polished and decorated on all six sides.

The principle motifs employed are finely carved spirals and lozenges.  On one side these symbols appear to form a human face, with the shaft hole defining a wide, gaping mouth. This object represents one of the finest artifacts from Neolithic Europe and it displays a high level of both technical and artistic sophistication.

- See more at: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/the-knowth-macehead/#sthash.t0SwsnKZ.dpuf
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David Connolly's curator insight, March 1, 2013 2:46 AM

What a stunning piece!

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Amazing!

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Gambling of high-living Anglo-Saxons revealed by archaeological find

Gambling of high-living Anglo-Saxons revealed by archaeological find | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Top-quality backgammon piece found at 7th-century habitation site in Kent It would have been a very expensive toy, expertly crafted and imported across the Channel – and archaeologists say it provides a glimpse of the luxurious life of Anglo-Saxon...

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High rollers in Anglo-Saxon Britain 

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, November 22, 2013 9:18 AM

By seeing how people spend their free time we can understand how they lived and see the similarities to our modern lives.

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Mesopotamia - Modern Iraqi Songs and Music (Iraq) | Facebook

Mesopotamia - Modern Iraqi Songs and Music (Iraq) | Facebook | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Seeking for happiness - a poem by the great Iraqi female poet Nazik Al-Malaika
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wish you enjoy it my friends... (Seeking for happiness - a poem by the great Iraqi female poet Nazik Al-Malaika...
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Mesopotamia's impact on current Iraqi folk songs

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Neolithic Revolution: New Perspectives On Southwest Asia in Light of Recent Discoveries On Cyprus by Edited by Edgar Peltenburg & Alexander Wasse

Neolithic Revolution: New Perspectives On Southwest Asia in Light of Recent Discoveries On Cyprus by Edited by Edgar Peltenburg & Alexander Wasse | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Neolithic Revolution: New Perspectives On Southwest Asia in Light of Recent Discoveries On Cyprus by Edited by Edgar Peltenburg & Alexander Wasse newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLove...
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Blog post/Article on the neolitihic period in Asia

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T.F.G. | archaicwonder: Trethevy Quoit is a...

T.F.G. | archaicwonder: Trethevy Quoit is a... | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
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“ Trethevy Quoit is a well-preserved Neolithic dolmen tomb, known locally as “the Giant’s House”, located between St. Cleer and Darite in Cornwall, England. It was erected during the...
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Neolithic tomb in Britain. It reminds me of stonehenge because of the size of the rocks.

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Christopher Columbus: father of modern-day white supremacy (part 2)

Christopher Columbus: father of modern-day white supremacy (part 2) | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Because of the ruthless campaigns carried out by Columbus and his followers, an entire millennia’s worth of pain, misfortune, and suffering was exported from within the confines of Europe’s borders...

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Urbanization through Colonization and Exploitation.

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:59 AM


The section about harrasing the 10 - 12 year olds reminds me of stop-n-frisk. 


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A mysterious fire transformed North America's greatest city in 1170

A mysterious fire transformed North America's greatest city in 1170 | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
One thousand years ago, in the place where St. Louis, Missouri now stands, there was once a great civilization whose city center was ringed with enormous earthen pyramids, vast farmlands, and wealthy suburbs.

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Native American civilization was just as prevelant as the eastern and european counterparts

 

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Keeping the past in the future with breakthrough 3D mapping technology

Keeping the past in the future with breakthrough 3D mapping technology | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Today marks the start of National Heritage Week – a time to celebrate Australia’s unique and fascinating heritage. We are kicking off the festivities by presenting new 3D data from Fort Lytton, one...

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Interesting form of mapping the ancient world

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 25, 2013 2:53 AM

Past - Present - Future...History and Geography working together!

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Geography meets History...past, present, future!

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Clues to Lost Prehistoric Code Found in Mesopotamia

Clues to Lost Prehistoric Code Found in Mesopotamia | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Red Ice Creations (Researchers studying clay balls from Mesopotamia have discovered clues to a lost code that was used for...
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Arcaeologists try to decipher a code made 200 years before writing was supposidly started.

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Secularism is key to democracy - Ahram Online

Secularism is key to democracy - Ahram Online | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
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Secularism is key to democracy
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Egypt would have slid back to the Neolithic age. But the people saw through the Brotherhood. Fundamentalist thinking is determined. It lurks in waiting to assassinate any ....
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This reminded me about early "devine right" talks in class yesterday.

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Roman concrete was a lot greener than the stuff we make today - Treehugger

Roman concrete was a lot greener than the stuff we make today - Treehugger | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
Treehugger Roman concrete was a lot greener than the stuff we make today Treehugger Visiting the Colosseum in Rome last year, I was surprised to see that it wasn't made of brick, but that the brick is really just acting as formwork for the Roman...

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Early Architecture is more environmentally friendly despite being environmentally conscious. Most would think with new developments in technology environmental consciousness would take a front.
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Joy Kinley's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:18 AM

We tend to think that modern is always the best but for concrete it looks like the Roman methods were actually stronger and better.

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St. George's students learn Neolithic Revolution - Memphis Commercial Appeal

St. George's students learn Neolithic Revolution - Memphis Commercial Appeal | Early Urbanization | Scoop.it
St. George's students learn Neolithic Revolution
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So why did the AP World History class trek down to the river during a hot and steamy morning class period?
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