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  • Community Archaeology in the Beman Triangle

    Community Archaeology in the Beman Triangle

    Wesleyan’s Sarah Croucher – Community Archaeology in the Beman Triangle Sarah Croucher is assistant professor of anthropology, assistant professor of archaeology at Wesleyan University. She works with her students on a community archaeology project in the “Beman Triangle” in Middletown, CT. The houses built on this land from the 1840s were home to a community of African Americans living in Middletown, tied to the A.M.E. Zion Church. Artifacts discovered in 19th century buried trash pits in the area shed new […]

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  • Panther Cave rock art recorded in 3D

    Panther Cave rock art recorded in 3D

    Best viewed in High Definition. Panther Cave, named after the giant panther at the far end of the site, contains Pecos River and Red Linear style pictographic imagery dating back approximately 4,000 years. Figures range in size from less than 6 inches (~10 cm) to over 10 feet (~3 m) in height. The larger Pecos River style figures are the most prominent, and include colorful human- and animal-like figures. The portion of the shelter shown in this model is approximately […]

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  • Bronze Age Boat Build Falmouth

    Part 8 of the Bronze Age Boat build in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Since the beginning of the year, Brian and the volunteers have really cracked on with the project and the boat is now all together and on its trailer. All that’s left to do now is to put all the stitches in and move the boat to its launch site. It is estimated that the boat will be launched sometime early March. Once again I would like […]

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  • Ancient Acoustics

    Ancient Acoustics

    Classics Professor John Franklin makes music in a decidedly contemporary way: using a computer and the latest software tools. But the music he creates is anything but modern, originating more than 2,000 years ago in ancient Greece. Franklin calls himself a music archaeologist. His computer-based innovations, it turns out, are the best way to recreate a music that sounds hauntingly strange to modern ears.

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  • Exhibit Shows Evolution Of Ancient Roman Armour

    Exhibit Shows Evolution Of Ancient Roman Armour

    Thousands of years before the Italian carabinieri, the legionaries were the symbol of law and order in ancient Rome. Silvano Mattesini, an architect and historian who is an expert on the ancient Roman military, organizes a travelling exhibit of legionary armour to highlight the history of the Eternal City and the Roman empire. Search terms:roman armourrömische rüstungancient roman armorlégionnaire romainevolution of roman armor古代ローマ古代ローマ 甲冑

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  • Hidden treasures revealed in Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World at the British Museum

    Hidden treasures revealed in Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World at the British Museum

    A story of daring and intrigue – archaeologists discovered the treasures of Afghanistan’s nomadic ancestors but then had to hide them to keep them safe. Search terms:アフガニスタン 財宝アフガニスタン博物館アフガニスタン財宝古代 財宝Afganistan gizli hazinesi古代の隠された財宝

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  • Treasures of the UCLA Library: Cuneiform Tablets

    Treasures of the UCLA Library: Cuneiform Tablets

    Near Eastern Languages and Cultures graduate student Sara Brumfield recounts her experience working at the UCLA Library’s Center for Primary Research and Training, where she described and translated two collections of cuneiform tablets: the Edward A. Dickson Cuneiform Tablet Collection (ca 2100-562 BCE) and the Cumberland Clark Cuneiform Tablet Collection (ca 2250 BC). See more information about the Center for Primary Research and Training: http://www.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/researchlibrary/9613.cfm See more information about UCLA Library’s Special Collections: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special.cfm Writer, Director, Editor, and Producer — […]

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  • Battle of Maldon – Byrhtnoth’s Challenge

    Battle of Maldon – Byrhtnoth’s Challenge

    Battle of Maldon – Byrhtnoth’s Challenge, read in Old English. The battlefield view is taken from the sea-wall looking west, from the Viking viewpoint. The causeway photo shows the ‘waters flowing together’ as described later in the poem. Search terms:maldon muharebesi şiiri analizmaldon savasi türkçeمعركة مالدون

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  • Making a Bronze-Age Beaker

    Hand building one of the 60 Bronze-Age Beakers made for Kent Archaeological Trust for the Dove Boat Project you can also see my video of me decorating one of these pots.

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  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos on the Nazca Lines & Elongated Skulls

    Giorgio A. Tsoukalos on the Nazca Lines & Elongated Skulls

    Giorgio A. Tsoukalos has often been described as the real-life Indiana Jones. As a trailblazer he is changing the way the world thinks about the Ancient Astronaut Theory. As the world’s leading Ancient Astronaut expert, Giorgio has appeared on The History Channel, the Travel Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, Coast to Coast AM and many other international television and radio programs talking about the latest discoveries in the Ancient Astronaut field. It is just a shame that […]

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  • Ollantaytambo: Impossible Archaeology & Alien Technology?

    Ollantaytambo: Impossible Archaeology & Alien Technology?

    Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. Due to the enormous size of the stone blocks used to construct the city, and due to the fact that the blocks appear to have been machined, some speculate that the technology used to construct Ollantaytambo did not exist at the time of construction and therefore must have been constructed by ancient aliens. While there is no proof, some […]

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  • Archeology: Prof David Frankel at La Trobe

    Archeology: Prof David Frankel at La Trobe

    http://www.latrobe.edu.au/ Professor David Frankel discusses Archaeology at La Trobe University. The buildings, utensils and tools of past societies can help archaeologists unlock the secrets of ancient community life. Archaeologists use artefacts and fragments from the past to study the economies, social structure, art and culture of past societies. To learn more – visit the website http://www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/areas-of-study/historical-and-cultural-s…

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  • Forensic Reconstruction of Ancient Mummies

    A series of mummies & skeletons artistically reconstructed to represent a living version based on bone structure. This was done as a challenge, and the painted versions of these photos are in no way intended to be the FINAL WORD regarding any of these mummies’ actual appearances–real or imagined.

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  • Sources: Ancient Ideas that Shape our Lives (Trailer)

    Sources: Ancient Ideas that Shape our Lives (Trailer)

    Sources is a series of video podcasts exploring the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world, and their influence today.

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  • Sources: Women in Archaeology – Lisa Cooper on Gertrude Bell

    Sources: Women in Archaeology – Lisa Cooper on Gertrude Bell

    Dr. Lisa Cooper (CNERS, UBC) recounts the discoveries of intrepid British archaeologist Gertrude Bell in the early 20th century. An episode in the new “Sources” podcast series from Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia Search terms:ベル 考古学者

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