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CHS Research Symposium Fall 2012 | CHS Research Bulletin

CHS Research Symposium Fall 2012 | CHS Research Bulletin | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

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Video -- Millions of Puppy Mummies Found -- National Geographic

Video -- Millions of Puppy Mummies Found -- National Geographic | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
November 27, 2012—In an ancient Egyptian catacomb, a National Geographic explorer made an astonishing discovery—millions of puppy mummies.
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Pictures: Mysterious Maya Tomb Explored for First Time

Pictures: Mysterious Maya Tomb Explored for First Time | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
A 1,500-year-old burial chamber in Mexico contains vibrant red murals, jade pieces, and just maybe an ancient king, experts say.
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Greek Antiquities Found On Mentor Shipwreck | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Greek Antiquities Found On Mentor Shipwreck | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The underwater shipwreck excavation of the wreck of the ship Mentor, that sank off the island of Kythera in 1802 while carrying goods plundered from the...
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New Look Inside Warrior's Tomb Reveals Mystery Amputation

New Look Inside Warrior's Tomb Reveals Mystery Amputation | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/21/2012 04:03 PM EST on LiveScience A noble-but-brutal Renaissance warrior who fell to a battle wound may not have died exactly as historians had believed, according to a new...
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Imperial Ideology: The Idea of the Universal Christian Empire in Late Antiquity

Imperial Ideology: The Idea of the Universal Christian Empire in Late Antiquity | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
This paper examines the evolution of Christian universalist ideologies from the year 300 AD to about 800 AD, with a focus on their development in the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire.
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PLOS ONE: A Pre-Hispanic Head

PLOS ONE: A Pre-Hispanic Head | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

his report on a male head revealed biologic rhythms, as gleaned from hydrogen isotope ratios in hair, consistent with a South-American origin and Atomic Mass Spectrometry radiocarbon dating (AMS) compatible with the last pre-Hispanic period (1418–1491 AD, 95.4% probability). Biopsies showed exceptionally well-preserved tissues. The hair contained high levels of toxic elements (lead, arsenic and mercury) incompatible with life. There was no evidence for lead deposition in bone consistent with post-mortem accumulation of this toxic element in the hair. We propose that the high content of metals in hair was the result of metabolic activity of bacteria leading to metal complexation in extra cellular polymeric substances (EPS). This is a recognized protective mechanism for bacteria that thrive in toxic environments. This mechanism may account for the tissues preservation and gives a hint at soil composition where the head was presumably buried. Our results have implications for forensic toxicology which has, hitherto, relied on hair analyses as one means to reconstruct pre-mortem metabolism and for detecting toxic elements accumulated during life. Our finding also has implications for other archaeological specimens where similar circumstances may distort the results of toxicological studies.


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Amazing photos of Kanzi the bonobo lighting a fire and cooking a meal - Telegraph

Amazing photos of Kanzi the bonobo lighting a fire and cooking a meal - Telegraph | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

Extraordinary photos (11) show a bonobo - also known as a pygmy chimpanzee - named Kanzi collecting wood, breaking it up and putting it into a pile before striking a match to light the fire, and then cooking his meal on the fire.


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Artificial Cranial Modification in the Ancient World

Artificial Cranial Modification in the Ancient World | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
A short paper that reviews the practices of trephination and head-shaping in the ancient world.
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Were They Having Fun Yet? Victorian Optical Gadgetry, Modernist Selves

Were They Having Fun Yet? Victorian Optical Gadgetry, Modernist Selves | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Three large questions concern me here: (1) What inspired all this looking at looking? (2) How were Victorians coming to terms with their increasing interest in watching their own watching?
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Große Berliner Pyxis - Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

Große Berliner Pyxis - Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek...
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Mithridates Chrestos – the fate of a younger brother at Roger Pearse

Thoughts on Antiquity, Patristics, putting things online, freedom of speech, information access, and more...
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Variola Virus in a 300-Year-Old Siberian Mummy — NEJM

Variola Virus in a 300-Year-Old Siberian Mummy — NEJM | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Variola Virus in a 300-Year-Old Siberian Mummy...
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Video -- NG Live!: Walking With Giants: How the Easter Island Moai Moved -- National Geographic

Video -- NG Live!: Walking With Giants: How the Easter Island Moai Moved -- National Geographic | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
For centuries, the mystery of how the colossal stone statues of Easter Island moved captivated scientists.  See their theories come to life.
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Tasting Histories Lecture: “Seasonal and Local Dining in the Middle Ages”

Tasting Histories Lecture: “Seasonal and Local Dining in the Middle Ages” | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
This was a paper given at the University of Toronto by Yale Professor, Paul freedman, on food during the Middle Ages and Early Modern period.
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The Origins of the Great Schism

The Origins of the Great Schism | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
One of the more profound of such differences—and one which would shape the course of religious development in the eastern and western worlds—is the nature of the Latin and Greek languages.
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ROMANIKA.net | This web site is dedicated to romanesque art in Croatia and whole Europe.

ROMANIKA.net | This web site is dedicated to romanesque art in Croatia and whole Europe. | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
This web site is dedicated to romanesque art in Croatia and whole Europe.
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10 Lost Cities

10 Lost Cities | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
From Tikal to Troy, here are 10 ancient cities that disappeared, only to be rediscovered years later.
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Scientists sequence genome of man who was Aboriginal Australian

Scientists sequence genome of man who was Aboriginal Australian | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

"An international team of researchers (...) has for the first time sequenced the genome of a man who was an Aboriginal Australian. They have shown that modern day Aboriginal Australians are the direct descendents of the first people who arrived on the continent some 50,000 years ago and that those ancestors left Africa earlier than their European and Asian counterparts."


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Ancient Necropolis Pops on Bulgaria - Romania Gas Connection Path: Ancient Necropolis Pops on Path of Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Ancient Necropolis Pops on Bulgaria - Romania Gas Connection Path: Ancient Necropolis Pops on Path of Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

A necropolis with over 100 burials has been unearthed during archaeological excavations near the village of Marten in northern Bulgaria.

 

The discovery was made by the archaeologist from the Archaeology Museum in the Danube city of Ruse, Deyan Dragoev.

The necropolis is on the path of the future gas connection between Bulgaria and Romania.

 

The site includes tombs from the Thracian times to the times of the First Bulgarian Kingdom. The oldest ones date from the 5th – 4th centuries B.C. Some reveal very interesting rites such as the tomb of a decapitated soldier, whose head was laid on his lap, while others have been buried with gold and silver jewelry or with their dogs.


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Interpreting Votives, Interpreting Women: The Acropolis Korai and the Social Implications of their Dedication

Interpreting Votives, Interpreting Women: The Acropolis Korai and the Social Implications of their Dedication | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
In order to look into those questions, I have chosen to limit my examination of the korai to the statues on the Athenian Acropolis...
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Spectacularizing Justice in Late Medieval England

Spectacularizing Justice in Late Medieval England | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
I use the word ritual because in cases of treachery use of a general ‘script’ as ordered by these two accounts emerges with surprising frequency in England in the late 13th and early 14th century.
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Civilization (and Its Contents)

Civilization (and Its Contents) | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
What does it mean to say buried ruler "laid foundations for Maya civilization"?
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Seeds of Knowledge: Palaeoethnobotany in the Classical World

Seeds of Knowledge: Palaeoethnobotany in the Classical World | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Ancient plants and the ways in which humans interacted with them can be explored through the traditional methods, examining organic remains in the lab and under the microscope...Therefore, this thesis will explore a number of case studies in which...
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