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The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History

The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
By Nicky Rackard, Arch Daily(Read the original story here) Looking back on architectural history, you could be forgiven for thinking that women were an invention of the 1950s, alongside spandex and power steering.
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Just in for Women's History month: 

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Archaeologists for Autism - Popular Archaeology

Archaeologists for Autism - Popular Archaeology | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
Archaeologists for Autism Popular Archaeology Tom Penders is an archaeologist who wears a number of hats.
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It sounds like an awesome program, and an excellent way to reach out using archaeology.
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Archaeologists baffled at 'dodgy osteology' on Fairford skeleton

Archaeologists baffled at 'dodgy osteology' on Fairford skeleton | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
ARCHEOLOGISTS are scratching their heads over the photo of a skeleton found in Fairford and have pointed out that a number of bones have been placed upside down.
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Because Dr. Kilgrove is awesome. 

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Metal Detecting and Archaeological Advocacy – Some Observations and Ideas from a Detectorist

Metal Detecting and Archaeological Advocacy – Some Observations and Ideas from a Detectorist | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
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A very well written blog post by a well informed Detectorist. I hope he does manage to open the dilouge he desires. #dayofarch

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Let's Be Honest: Grad School Right Out of Undergrad

Let's Be Honest: Grad School Right Out of Undergrad | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
source I was asked to sit on a panel last week. The Undergraduate Research Division at my university hosted myself and several other phd's, grad students, and post-doc's to come and speak to any un...
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Really think about Grad School, before you commit. 

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Jackie Chan criticised for donating ancient Chinese buildings to Singapore | Bangkok Post: breakingnews

Jackie Chan criticised for donating ancient Chinese buildings to Singapore | Bangkok Post: breakingnews | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
An expert in cultural relics has condemned actor Jackie Chan's plan to donate the last of the ancient Chinese houses that he owns to a Singapore university.
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Not sure how I feel about this, if one government is not intrested in preserving a structure, is it okay to move it to a country that is? Is preservation more important than contest?

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Mysterious stone monument found submerged under the Sea of Galilee

Mysterious stone monument found submerged under the Sea of Galilee | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Israel report that an enormous stone structure discovered underneath the Sea of Galilee might have been constructed by human hands more than 4,000 years ago.
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I remain skeptical, but if it's true, this is pretty damn cool.

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Bamburgh Research Project needs your support : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Bamburgh Research Project needs your support : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
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A simply gorgous place, it'd be a real loss. 'Bamburgh, fortress palace of the Anglo-Saxon Kings of Northumbria, has been continuously occupied for more than 3,000 years. Since 1996 this legacy has been investigated by archaeologists, students, and volunteers participating in the Bamburgh Research Project’s (BRP) annual excavations'.

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Pre-Viking tunic found by glacier as warming aids archaeology - AlertNet

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Sad news or good news? As excited as I am about the new areas opeing up to archaeology due to global warming, I'm really not happy about global warming. 

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It didn't sink! Full-size, sewn-together replica of a Bronze Age boat launched to trials success

It didn't sink! Full-size, sewn-together replica of a Bronze Age boat launched to trials success | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
For the first time in almost 3000 years – a full size Bronze Age style sea-going boat has been launched in Britain.
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Bronze Age boat replica floats! 

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Gnarly Mummy Head Reveals Medieval Science : DNews

Gnarly Mummy Head Reveals Medieval Science : DNews | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
A skullcap and brain of a man from the 1200s shows how much more advanced medieval medicine was than thought.
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State of the art anatomical preservation in the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages are looking less dark these days. 

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Archaeologist: Bodies may be earliest remains found in Charleston

Archaeologist: Bodies may be earliest remains found in Charleston | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
Friday proved to be another fascinating day of discovery at the Gaillard Auditorium construction site.
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Early Bodies, Early coins

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Hidden Landscapes: LiDAR survey allows public to discover new sites : Past Horizons Archaeology

Hidden Landscapes: LiDAR survey allows public to discover new sites : Past Horizons Archaeology | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
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The whiteness of history

The whiteness of history | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
Last week, Fox News personality Megyn Kelly announced on her program as a true fact that Santa Claus and Jesus were white. You can see the segment here, and as for the reactions, they run the gamut...
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A well written piece on the topic of race and whiteness. I really can't recommend it enough. 

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Invisible Cities — Mµseum

Invisible Cities — Mµseum | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
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Intresting and cool idea. If you're in New York, give it a look. 

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Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Circa 1890 : NPR

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In Japan, cherry blossom trees have been appearing in art for about as long as art has existed. And with the advent of photography, the tradition continued.
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Very Pretty, and kinda history too. I didn't know that we were gifted the Cherry Blossom Tree. 

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500-year-old arrest warrant for ‘The Prince’ author Niccolò Machiavelli discovered by British professor

500-year-old arrest warrant for ‘The Prince’ author Niccolò Machiavelli discovered by British professor | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
A British academic has discovered the arrest warrant for famed Italian Renaissance man Niccolò Machiavelli.
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500-year-old arrest warrant for ‘The Prince’ author Niccolò Machiavelli discovered by British professor.

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You Can’t Convey What You Don’t Have

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So not okay with that language: "Auctioneer Gilles Néret-Minet has dismissed Hopi claims because “they rely on an article of the Hopi constitution which is not recognized in France because it is not a State."

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Byzantine wine press and miniature model church discovered : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Byzantine wine press and miniature model church discovered : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
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the Mini church is intresting, wonder what it coul have been used for?

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The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History

The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
By Nicky Rackard, Arch Daily(Read the original story here) Looking back on architectural history, you could be forgiven for thinking that women were an invention of the 1950s, alongside spandex and power steering.
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Just in for Women's History month: 

The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History.
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ScienceShot: Sunstone Unearthed From Shipwreck - ScienceNOW

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ScienceShot: Sunstone Unearthed From Shipwreck - ScienceNOW
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We may have found the mythical Norse Sunstone, which would be really cool if we did.

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Ancient Shoes Turn Up in Egypt Temple : DNews

Ancient Shoes Turn Up in Egypt Temple : DNews | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
The shoes were stuffed into a jar 2,000 years ago, never to be found -- until now.
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Fancy footwear has it's roots in history. How far would you go to protect your expensive shoes?

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What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted

What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
In the late '40s, the executive mansion was in a condemnable state. To save it, everything had to go.
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This is, by far, one of the coolest things I've seen. Not to mention the work and detail that was put into the restoration of the building. Amazing. 

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Upper Palaeolithic burials no more sophisticated than Neanderthals : Past Horizons Archaeology

Upper Palaeolithic burials no more sophisticated than Neanderthals : Past Horizons Archaeology | Hand Picked By ArchFantasies | Scoop.it
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Somtimes culture can move from complex to simple, as these prehistoric human burials demostright. 

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