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Killer Cave May Have Inspired Myth of Hades

Killer Cave May Have Inspired Myth of Hades | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The Greek cave collapsed and killed hundreds of people living there 9,000 years ago.
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Fracture treatment in Iron Age and Roman Britain

Fracture treatment in Iron Age and Roman Britain | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The assumption had always been that the Romans brought some semblance of scientific progress to barbarian cultures, but analysis is suggesting this may not be entirely true...
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Historical Perspectives on Violence Against Women

Historical Perspectives on Violence Against Women | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Three great bodies of thought have influenced western society’s views and treatment of women: Judeo-Christian cultural beliefs, Greek philosophy and the western legal code.
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Towards a Better Understanding of the Opening of the Mouth Ritual

Towards a Better Understanding of the Opening of the Mouth Ritual | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Recent work on the funerary chapel of Amenirdis I at Meditnet Habu has proved her selections from the Opening of the Mouth ritual to be deliberately chosen and meticulously laid out on the walls of her funerary chapel...
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The Gates of Hell: Exploring Mexico’s Sacred Caves

The Gates of Hell: Exploring Mexico’s Sacred Caves | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is dotted with thousands of caves that once housed prehistoric people and later became sacred to the Mayans. German archaeologists and filmmakers are currently invo...
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Penelope’s Geese: Pets of the Ancient Greeks

Penelope’s Geese: Pets of the Ancient Greeks | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Herein lies the crux of the problem, because before we talk about the pets of the Greeks, we would be wise to define what a pet actually is. A pet is generally defined as an animal kept for companionship or amusement.
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In Pakistan, Secrets Of A 3,000-Year-Old Cemetery : NPR

In Pakistan, Secrets Of A 3,000-Year-Old Cemetery : NPR | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
A team of archaeologists is excavating an ancient cemetery in the Swat Valley. The site reveals the ancient Dardic community's burial and post-burial rituals, including using graves for more than one generation.
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The Byzantine Background to the First Crusade

The Byzantine Background to the First Crusade | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Just over nine hundred years ago, Pope Urban II closed a provincial church council at Clermont Ferrand with a rousing call to arms that launched the First Crusade.
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Genome reveals evidence for Antique Bubonic Plague pandemic

Genome reveals evidence for Antique Bubonic Plague pandemic | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Historians have long suspected that the plague of Justinian was a pandemic of bubonic plague but until now little empirical evidence existed...
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Native Americans and Northern Europeans more closely related than previously thought

Native Americans and Northern Europeans more closely related than previously thought | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Using genetic analyses, scientists have discovered that Northern European populations descend from a mixture of two very different ancestral populations, and one of these populations is related to Native Americans.
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China unearths ancient palace ruins: state media

China unearths ancient palace ruins: state media | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

China has unearthed the ruins of an ancient palace near the tomb of the country's first emperor that was already famed for its terracotta soldiers, state media said on Saturday.

The discovery is the latest at the mausoleum, which dates back more than two millennia and became one of the greatest modern archaeological finds after a peasant digging a well stumbled upon the life-size warriors in 1974.

The palace "is the largest complex ever found at the cemetery", the Xinhua news agency said, citing Sun Weigang, a researcher at the archaeology institute of northern Shaanxi province where the site is located.


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emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb with guard /statues....

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Fossil Record: A Gallery of "Bugged" Medieval Books

Fossil Record: A Gallery of "Bugged" Medieval Books | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Beetles leave their mark in medieval books.
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Roman food refuse: urban archaeobotany in Pompeii, Regio VI, Insula 1 - Online First - Springer

Roman food refuse: urban archaeobotany in Pompeii, Regio VI, Insula 1 - Online First - Springer | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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History of Mummification: Gotta-See Video : Discovery News

History of Mummification: Gotta-See Video : Discovery News | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
How did the ancient Egyptians get a human body to last for thousands of years? We still don't know.
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It's About Time: Medieval Women Spinning, Carding, Combing, & Weaving

It's About Time: Medieval Women Spinning, Carding, Combing, & Weaving | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Ibn Hazm on homosexuality

Ibn Hazm on homosexuality | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The most commonly used term for homosexual contacts between men in Arabic is fil (or amal) qawm Lût (...
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Imperial Cult and Christianity: How and to What Extent Were the Imperial Cult and Emperor Worship thought to Preserve Stability in the Roman World?

Imperial Cult and Christianity: How and to What Extent Were the Imperial Cult and Emperor Worship thought to Preserve Stability in the Roman World? | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
This paper deals with the new results of the research of the imperial cult of Rome and its relationship with Christians.
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medieval scroll tattoo by Micah Riot, Mermaids...

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medieval scroll tattoo by Micah Riot, Mermaids Tattoo, San Francisco, CA...
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Uncovering Athens' Ancient Harbour: The Zea Harbour Project Interview

Uncovering Athens' Ancient Harbour: The Zea Harbour Project Interview | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The Zea Harbour Project (ZHP) is a combined land and underwater archaeological investigation of the ancient harbours of Zea and Mounichia in the Piraeus (Athens’ harbour city) in Greece.
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Humans Have Been Evolving Like Crazy Over the Past Few Thousand Years

Humans Have Been Evolving Like Crazy Over the Past Few Thousand Years | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The past 5 to 10 thousand years have seen a surge in human genetic diversity...
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Mayans Cooked Food With Clay Balls : Discovery News

Mayans Cooked Food With Clay Balls : Discovery News | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Rounded clay balls found in Mexico reveal an ancient Mayan cooking technique.
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In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again : NPR

In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again : NPR | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
In Istanbul, construction of much-needed transit projects was halted when astonishing archaeological treasures began turning up. Now, archaeologists are poring over a stunning trove of artifacts, including some three dozen Byzantine-era ships.

 

The excavation began eight years ago on projects intended to ease Istanbul's notoriously clogged traffic.

The job included building a tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait and linking it to a rail and subway network. When the dig was stopped several years ago, eyes rolled and shoulders shrugged.

Enlarge Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty ImagesArchaeologists in Istanbul work on the remnants of a Byzantine-era ship in June 2006.

Istanbul is, after all, one of those grand and ancient places — like Rome, Athens or Jerusalem — where this kind of thing tends to happen often.


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