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Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World | Historical Updates | Scoop.it

The status of women in ancient civilizations was dictated by religion and position, rarely impacting the everyday lives of everyday female interactions.

 

For the vast majority of women in the Ancient world, daily life revolved around the home as caretakers of children or household managers. Historians that cite examples of powerful women usually rely upon exceptional females, often associated with religious rituals such as the Oracle at Delphi or Rome’s Vestal Virgins. Although the Mediterranean pantheon of goddesses reflects power and cult-following, their example inspired upper class women as well as men, as in the case of the cult of Isis. The lives of everyday women were scarcely affected.


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Loved reading this! I miss the time I usually spend reading about archaeology

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Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, September 28, 2013 2:10 PM

Its interesting to think about how the role of women is based entirely on the religion adopted by that society. If one society has a female god I believe that socitey would have more respect for the female gender. But many societies are quite patriarichal, therefore having more respect for the man than woman. 

Sarah Kerr's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:23 PM

This scoop gives some insight on what it was like to be a women in the Ancient Mediterranean World. First of all, women were seen as subservient to males, they were in charge of being caretakers of children and to take care of the home. This scoop goes into depth of the few women in ancient history who had a higher status in women kind by being included in things men were such as poetry, politics and relgious events.

Karina Moreno's curator insight, April 28, 8:38 PM

I  find it unreal that a lot of history do not mention women nor in many regions they were consider a citizens.  Back then they should have realized that women were that made everything happen.  A population of people wouldn't have been possible with women giving birth and raising to create who we are today.

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The Archaeology News Network: Ice-Age megafauna extinctions linked to humans, not climate

The Archaeology News Network: Ice-Age megafauna extinctions linked to humans, not climate | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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An interesting article that seems to throw more ideas about climate change into the mix. I think I'll need a little more convincing to prove to me that climate change didn't have anything to do with the megafauna extinction. Climate change surely played some role. 

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The Archaeology News Network: 5000-year-old water system discovered in western Iran

The Archaeology News Network: 5000-year-old water system discovered in western Iran | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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The Archaeology News Network: Skeleton linked to Irish Viking king

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom | Historical Updates | Scoop.it

That we have evolved our favorite forms of communication is obvious without more than simply watching our students walk through the hallways. It would be easy to demonize social media and each medium that it provides for human interaction. But it would be educationally valuable to embrace it, turning it into an opportunity for our students to develop an appreciation for the advanced cognitive skills they employ on a daily basis. Why not study the highly visual communication models connecting the thoughts that mean the most to them with the social networks where they live their lives?


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Visual Literacy has a new emphasis in the Australian Curriculum. This is certainly a good article to give ideas for embedding some good quality practice in digital learning. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 5, 12:18 PM

I really like that last paragraph. Nice article with some valuable points about visual communication.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 12:15 PM

Visual literacy matters


Visual literacy is the ability to:

  1. Process and make meaning of information presented in an image.
  2. Communicate our own ideas through principles of design.
  3. Create our own messages that capture our visual thinking in a way that conceptualizes problems to given solutions.
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Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe | Historical Updates | Scoop.it

  This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers ...

 

And yes, English has its deepest roots in German...the French aspects were tacked on after the Norman Conquest.


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This isn't my normal area of interest but I found this fascinating!

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Cecilia White Scow's curator insight, March 13, 2:14 PM

Very interesting visual. 

ethanrobert's curator insight, March 19, 7:20 AM

This is a wonderful map that truly shows language families and their roots. In Europe, I was rather surprised when I seen that the Romance branch was much larger than that of the Germanic. All of the ancient Germanic groups such as the Jutes, Angols, and the Saxons were well versed in combat. Considering they conquered much of Western Europe, how is it that the Romance group is bigger than the Germanic? Also, in Eastern Europe, the Albanian language has no reason to exist. In a region dominated by the Slavic group with no environmental barriers, the Albanian language should not exist.~Ethan.

Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 7:33 PM

Unit II

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The Archaeology News Network: Prehistoric rock art found in Scottish Highlands

The Archaeology News Network: Prehistoric rock art found in Scottish Highlands | Historical Updates | Scoop.it

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The Archaeology News Network: The contribution of digital reconstructions in the study of Minoan Crete

The Archaeology News Network: The contribution of digital reconstructions in the study of Minoan Crete | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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A great new insight into Minoan Crete. 

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Elusive Rock Art Exposed in Hawaii - Archaeology Magazine

Elusive Rock Art Exposed in Hawaii - Archaeology Magazine | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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Fantastic images of a not often seen site!

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The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean | Historical Updates | Scoop.it

Explore the travels and exploits of five real pirates of the Caribbean. Click through the tabs to track the adventures of each pirate overlaid on Spanish ports and pirate strongholds in the area. Zoom into the map to see additional detail.


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Excellent site... though we don;t study pirates I'm sure I'd have some kids that would love to be extended by looking at this!

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 10:54 AM

Pirates were real in this specific time period. But lets just say they were no the type we think of today that Blockbusters glorify. These types of pirates would have beeen working to discover treasures from the Tierra Firme trade line. The point of origin for the South American 'Tierra Firme' Treasure Fleets, ran from Portobelo (Panama) to the Orinoco Delta.

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 17, 7:27 AM

This is a fun exercise than can be used in many classrooms. I like being able to scroll through and zoom into what maps what I want to look at. Also, children love pirates (or most of them anyway) and this would be a great map to bring into their worlds.

Pascal Bazzea's curator insight, July 17, 5:00 AM

Un peu d'histoire... un peu 

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The Archaeology News Network: Babylonian tablet describes how to build 'Noah's ark'

The Archaeology News Network: Babylonian tablet describes how to build 'Noah's ark' | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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Study Concludes Child Sacrifice Took Place in Ancient Carthage - Archaeology Magazine

Study Concludes Child Sacrifice Took Place in Ancient Carthage - Archaeology Magazine | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to Indus civilization collapse

Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to Indus civilization collapse | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
A study of skeletal remains from the ancient city of Harappa provides evidence that inter-personal violence and infectious diseases played a role in the demise of the Indus Civilization.
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Very Interesting!

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Forgotten Dynasty Discovered in Abydos - Archaeology Magazine

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A new Egyptian King

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The Archaeology News Network: New Inca road to Machu Picchu discovered

The Archaeology News Network: New Inca road to Machu Picchu discovered | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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I always enjoy new news about Machu Picchu :)

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What a 66-million-year old forest fire reveals about the last days of the dinosaurs

What a 66-million-year old forest fire reveals about the last days of the dinosaurs | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a researchers. During an expedition in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, the team discovered the first fossil-record evidence of forest fire ecology -- the regrowth of plants after a fire -- revealing a snapshot of the ecology on earth just before the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
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Google App Scripts for Educators

Google App Scripts for Educators | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
"The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day." By Eric Sch...

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I've only just discovered the usefulness of Google Apps Scripts. This is a great help!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 7, 11:55 PM


Great list...


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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints -

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints - | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people...

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This is a great article (yet again from TeachThought). Chris' quote here is certainly a key fact we need to instill in our students. If you haven't followed any of Chris' work you should take a look, a great Aussie, doing some amazing work. 

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Bruno Conte's curator insight, March 10, 12:22 AM

To my students @Free Your Talent and all @Social4Social

RESENTICE's curator insight, March 10, 3:29 AM

Des conseils pour maîtriser son identité numérique...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 10, 5:53 AM

Their Digital Footprints....Great one¡

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The Archaeology News Network: Decline of Bronze Age 'megacities' linked to climate change

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Unknown Mummy Examined in Germany - Archaeology Magazine

Unknown Mummy Examined in Germany - Archaeology Magazine | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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Very interesting! 

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The Archaeology News Network: 'Little Pompeii' found 70 km northeast of Venice

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800,000-year-old footprints found in Britain

800,000-year-old footprints found in Britain | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are surprised to find 800,000-year-old footprints in ancient estuary mud in England.
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Fantastic find! I think this could show some really interesting information about the colonisation of Europe!

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4,600-Year-Old Step Pyramid Excavated in Egypt

4,600-Year-Old Step Pyramid Excavated in Egypt | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
The purpose of the pyramid, which predates the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a mystery. It may have been used as a symbolic monuments dedicated to the royal cult that affirmed the power of the king in the southern provinces.
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Still finding pyramids after all these years 

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Christian Mosaics Unearthed in Byzantine Basilica - Archaeology Magazine

Christian Mosaics Unearthed in Byzantine Basilica - Archaeology Magazine | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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Beautiful mosaics discovered in a Christian church Israel. It always amazes me that these creations last so long.

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The Archaeology News Network: Swedish divers unearth Stone Age settlement

The Archaeology News Network: Swedish divers unearth Stone Age settlement | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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Swedish Atlantis?  Interesting!

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Italy Wants Antiquities Held in England Returned - Archaeology Magazine

Italy Wants Antiquities Held in England Returned - Archaeology Magazine | Historical Updates | Scoop.it
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This argument comes up every so often. do you think it's important these artefacts are returned to where they came from? 

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