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Possible Viking boat burial found beneath Trondheim market square

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a possible Viking boat burial in Central Trondheim, Norway The post Possible Viking boat burial found beneath Trondheim market square appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Ottoman Peasants and their Local Elite

I’m always excited to read something my Michael Given who has published a series of intriguing articles unraveling the complexities of the Cypriot landscape during the Ottoman period. I was particularly intrigued by his recent pieceShow More Summary

Channel Islands' buried porpoise is not the first such mysterious find

A porpoise jawbone, discovered in the Hebrides by a 1950s schoolboy as part of an ancient treasure hoard, raises similar questions about the significance these animals held for earlier people The strange discovery of a porpoise skeleton...Show More Summary

Teotihuacan’s unique urban design

New research outlines how the urban design of the city of Teotihuacan differed from past and subsequent cities, only to be rediscovered and partially modelled on many centuries later by the Aztecs.

Not a paper, but. . . . .

So this..... is my life for the next couple of weeks. It’s a buttload of debitage. Bet you didn’t know I was a lithic analyst, huh? Well, neither did I. However, since I was the most qualified among us — because, you know, I did a small debitage analysis project 25 years ago [...]

The Guennol Stargazer

Suzan Mazur has written on the Guennol Stargazer, an Anatolian style figure ("Klejman or Hecht?—Who Sold the Guennol Stargazer to Tennis’s Alastair Martin?", Huffington Post September 18, 2017).G. Max Bernheimer described the piece:Show More Summary

Uberfication, Branding, and Competition

For this week’s reading in my graduate seminar on the history of higher education, I asked the students to read Gary Hall’s new book, The Uberfication of the University (2016). It’s sort and it’s thought provoking especially if read alongside work’s like Louis Menand’s The Marketplace of Ideas (2010) or Christopher Newfield’s The Great Mistake:… Read More ?

Medieval porpoise 'grave' on Channel island puzzles archaeologists

Animal may have been placed in carefully cut hole to preserve its meat or may have had some sort of religious significance Archaeologists digging at an island religious retreat have unearthed the remains of a porpoise that, mystifyingly, appears to have been carefully buried in its own medieval grave. Show More Summary

Too far Away to be of Concern?

World leaders need to step up to help the Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar and get the violence stopped:

Caretaker Searches Employer's Property

A primary school caretaker with a metal detector discovered a hoard of 128 silver Medieval-era coins, which were buried underneath the playground at the Warkworth Church of England Primary School in Warkworth, England The silver coins...Show More Summary

Introduction to Early Christian Archaeology: A Preprint

I’ve been in a deep writer’s funk lately and struggling to get projects going, to make progress on existing projects, and to wrap things up on time and to spec. It’s been beyond frustrating.  So it is with a bit of relief that I offer a preprint of the introduction to the Oxford Handbook of… Read More ?

A battle with prejudice: why we overlook the warrior women of ancient times | Natalie Haynes

The Amazons are not alone: from Viking warriors to racy Roman poets, we are only just beginning to find out how little we know about female history Warrior women have fascinated us for millennia. In ancient Greece, Amazons were the second most popular characters to feature in vase paintings. Show More Summary

Battlefield bounty hunters

All over the Eastern Front, enthusiasts fuelled by vodka and nationalism search for military memorabilia. Jack Losh joins a group of Poles, and meets the men trying to stop them In the quiet of the forest, Aleksander holds a rusted pistol and turns it over. Show More Summary

Papuan New Guinean peoples have huge genetic diversity

The first large-scale genetic study of people in Papua New Guinea has shown that different groups within the country are genetically highly different from each other.

Crowdhill Axe

Crowdhill axe with working drawing This axe from Crowdhill near Eastleigh, Hampshire is 6000 years old (4000 BC), a time when the Neolithic (New Stone Age) developed from the Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age). It is made in a style thatShow More Summary

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

Fall has sprung here in North Dakotaland with temperatures in the mid-60s, overcast skies, and trees changing colors. Football season is under way and in Australia, they’re beginning to look ahead to this summer’s Ashes. New fall albums provide a soundtrack and the backlog of books and articles released this summer provides the beat. If… Read More ?

How the female Viking warrior was written out of history

What Bj 581, the ‘female Viking warrior’ tells us about assumed gender roles in archaeological inquiry In the 1880s Scandinavian archaeologists unearthed a grave containing all the implements required for battle, including shields, an axe, a spear, a sword, and a bow with a set of heavy arrows, along with two horses, a mare and a stallion. Show More Summary

Introducing SESARF!

The South East Scotland Archaeological Research Framework (SESARF) is now under development covering Edinburgh City, Midlothian, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. The Research Framework, being led by the South East Scotland Archaeology...Show More Summary

Ancient Gold will end up in Collectors hands or Not?

Mark Hambleton and Joe Kania (StaffordshireCounty Council) Now we see why artefact collectors think the British Treasure act is such a 'good thing' (for them). If the nation does not cough up the money for what is already theirs (heritage,...Show More Summary

Using old data I

I was going to post a link to one of my favorite papers, one by RC Dunnell called Aspects of the Spatial Structure of the Mayo Site (15-JO-14), Johnson County, Kentucky but I’ve not been able to track down a PDF copy (I was sure I had one somewhere). Not sure why I lit upon [...]

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