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Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile | NECSI via @jaycross

Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile | NECSI via @jaycross | History of religions | Scoop.it
The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems.

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How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet Is Half-Baked ... - Scientific American

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The photos Saudi Arabia doesn't want seen – and proof Islam's most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca

The photos Saudi Arabia doesn't want seen – and proof Islam's most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca | History of religions | Scoop.it
The authorities in Saudi Arabia have begun dismantling some of the oldest sections of Islam’s most important mosque as part of a highly controversial multi-billion pound expansion.

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Jared Diamond on why societies collapse | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Why do societies fail? With lessons from the Norse of Iron Age Greenland, deforested Easter Island and present-day Montana, Jared Diamond talks about the signs that collapse is near, and how -- if we see it in time -- we can prevent it.

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12,000 Years Old Ancient Temple Structure - Göbekli Tepe , Turkey -

Göbekli Tepe—the name in Turkish for "potbelly hill"—lays art and religion squarely at the start of that journey. After a dozen years of patient work, Schmidt has uncovered what he thinks is definitive proof that a huge ceremonial site flourished here, a "Rome of the Ice Age," as he puts it,

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How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet Is Half-Baked ... - Scientific American

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La Porta dell’Inferno scoperta in Turchia

La Porta dell’Inferno scoperta in Turchia | History of religions | Scoop.it
Archeologi italiani hanno annunciato di aver trovato una vera e propria porta che conduce all'Inferno nel sud - ovest della Turchia. Conosciuto come il ponte di Plutone, la...
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Full Interview of Maurice Bloch

Full interview of the anthropologist Maurice Bloch about his life and times. Made by Alan Macfarlane on 29 May 2008 All revenues donated to World Oral Litera...

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Göbekli Tepe: Making us rethink our ancestors

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German archaeologist Professor Klaus Schmidt first came to Turkey in 1978 for research but it wasn’t until 1994 that he realized the importance of Göbekli Tepe, an early Neolithic site in the southeast of Turkey.

“I was in Turkey with a fellow archaeologist to visit some Neolithic sites and Göbekli Tepe was one of a number of destinations,” he explains, noting: “The site was marked and shortly described by American archaeologist Peter Benedict in the 1960s because some stone tools were found there.

 

However, its real significance went unnoticed until we went there. Not only did we stumble upon fragments of large sculptures but we also realized that the mound is artificial; it was quite obvious that this couldn’t be a natural hill.

 

One large piece of limestone looked very familiar -- it resembled the T-shaped head of pillars I knew from Nevali Çori, an Early Neolithic place some kilometers to the north, where I worked in an excavation project before.

 

But unlike Nevalı Çorı, where they were found only in the context of several special buildings, those pillars seemed to appear everywhere at Göbekli Tepe, which made it stand out as something unique.

 

To date, none of the other sites in the area have been researched to the same extent as Gobekli Tepe. “


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New theory 'rewrites' Stonehenge history — RT News

New theory 'rewrites' Stonehenge history — RT News | History of religions | Scoop.it
New research has shed fresh light on Stonehenge's past, suggesting that it was originally a graveyard and then a venue for mass celebrations that unified the whole of pre-historic Britain.
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