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No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death : NPR

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice found in cakes and cider, and even spiking our spinach, if we're lucky. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan back in the 1600s.
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Fossil Evidence Supports Developmental Model for the Origin of the Jaw----Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Fossil Evidence Supports Developmental Model for the Origin of the Jaw----Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Geek Gear: The Big Bang Theory ‘My Spot’ Shirt | Geeks of Doom

Geek Gear: The Big Bang Theory ‘My Spot’ Shirt | Geeks of Doom | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a The Big Bang Theory-themed shirt called My Spot by Draganmac.
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The Effects of the Mongol Empire on Russia

The Effects of the Mongol Empire on Russia | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
This paper looks at the Mongol Empire's impacts on Russia in terms of religion, art, language, government, and the ultimate rise of Moscow.
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Secrets of 12,000-year-old remains

Secrets of 12,000-year-old remains | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The unique way of decorating the dead (putting sea snails into the eye sockets) that was discovered by archaeologists of the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology in Phia Vai cave in Tuyen Quang, has re...
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Publishing your Research in Archaeology Journals

Publishing your Research in Archaeology Journals | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Part 1: How NOT to get Published in Archaeology, by Robin Skeates; Part 2: How to write a book review, by Estella Weiss‐Krejci...
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PLOS ONE: Molar Macrowear Reveals Neanderthal Eco-Geographic Dietary Variation

PLOS ONE: Molar Macrowear Reveals Neanderthal Eco-Geographic Dietary Variation | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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PLOS ONE: Lucy's Flat Feet: The Relationship between the Ankle and Rearfoot Arching in Early Hominins

PLOS ONE: Lucy's Flat Feet: The Relationship between the Ankle and Rearfoot Arching in Early Hominins | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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PLOS ONE: Presumed Symbolic Use of Diurnal Raptors by Neanderthals

PLOS ONE: Presumed Symbolic Use of Diurnal Raptors by Neanderthals | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

In Africa and western Eurasia, occurrences of burials and utilized ocher fragments during the late Middle and early Late Pleistocene are often considered evidence for the emergence of symbolically-mediated behavior. Perhaps less controversial for the study of human cognitive evolution are finds of marine shell beads and complex designs on organic and mineral artifacts in early modern human (EMH) assemblages conservatively dated to ≈100–60 kilo-years (ka) ago. Here we show that, in France, Neanderthals used skeletal parts of large diurnal raptors presumably for symbolic purposes at Combe-Grenal in a layer dated to marine isotope stage (MIS) 5b (≈90 ka) and at Les Fieux in stratigraphic units dated to the early/middle phase of MIS 3 (60–40 ka). The presence of similar objects in other Middle Paleolithic contexts in France and Italy suggest that raptors were used as means of symbolic expression by Neanderthals in these regions.


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Investigating the works of Byzantine historiographer Ioannes Malalas

Investigating the works of Byzantine historiographer Ioannes Malalas | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
A comprehensive 12-year investigation headed by Tübingen historian, Professor Mischa Meier into the Chronographia of the Byzantine historiographer Ioannes Malalas...

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Umami and the foods of classical antiquity

Umami and the foods of classical antiquity | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Fish sauce imparted to Roman dishes a moderately salty, slightly fishy taste that combines synergistically with other foods to create the umami flavor.
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An Archaeology of Land Ownership (Hardback) - Routledge

An Archaeology of Land Ownership (Hardback) - Routledge | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Within archaeological studies, land tenure has been mainly studied from the viewpoint of ownership.
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Heroes of the frontiers in European Literature, History and Ethnography: | Byzantine News

Heroes of the frontiers in European Literature, History and Ethnography: | Byzantine News | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Brooch in the form of a stag [Caucasus region] (21.166.3) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Brooch in the form of a stag [Caucasus region] (21.166.3) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Sex, Gender, and the Olympics

Sex, Gender, and the Olympics | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
I could almost feel sorry for the International Olympics Committee. Almost. But then I think about the lives that have been damaged by their insistence on sorting out who “really” is fe...
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The Schism that never was: Old Norse views on Byzantium and Russia

The Schism that never was: Old Norse views on Byzantium and Russia | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
It is my contention that, in the general view of Icelanders, the Christian world was united, ’catholic’ in the original meaning of the word.
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A Monumental Struggle to Preserve Hagia Sophia

A Monumental Struggle to Preserve Hagia Sophia | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
In Istanbul, secularists and fundamentalists clash over restoring the nearly 1,500 year-old structure...
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Monstrous ichtyocentaurs and Nereids in Plotinopolis | Αρχαιολογία Online

Monstrous ichtyocentaurs and Nereids in Plotinopolis | Αρχαιολογία Online | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it

The finds that came to light during this year’s excavations at the hill of Aghia Petra, in Didymoteicho, which has been identified with the ancient Plotinopolis, a Roman city founded by the Roman Emperor Traianus, who named the town after his wife Plotini, are once again impressive.

 

The archaeological interest of the hill has been recognized as early as before World War II, while in 1965 a golden forged bust of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus was found there. In Aghia Petra, systematic excavations were conducted by the 19th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in 1977 and the early 1980s.


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