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Medieval London was the most violent place in England

That’s one way to settle an argument Museum of London And you thought Game of Thrones was rough. Lower-class young men in medieval London were subjected to extreme levels of violence, far worse than other parts of medieval England. “It...Show More Summary

DNA from Viking cod bones suggests 1,000-year history of European fish trade

One of the ancient Viking cod bones from Haithabu used in the study. Credit: James Barrett Norway is famed for its cod. Catches from the Arctic stock that spawns each year off its northern coast are exported across Europe for staple dishes from British fish and chips to Spanish bacalao stew. Show More Summary

Remains from Viking Warrior’s Grave Identified as Female

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—DNA testing has revealed that a warrior’s grave discovered in the Viking-era town of Birka in the late nineteenth century contained the remains of a woman. Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson of Uppsala University told The Local that the woman stood about five feet, seven inches tall, and was over the age of 30 at the time of her death. Show More Summary

Remains from Viking Warrior’s Grave Identified as Female

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—DNA testing has revealed that a warrior’s grave discovered in the Viking-era town of Birka in the late nineteenth century contained the remains of a woman. Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson of Uppsala University told The Local that the woman stood about five feet, seven inches tall, and was over the age of 30 at the time of her death. Show More Summary

A woman warrior from the Viking army in Birka

Illustration by Evald Hansen based on the original plan of the grave by excavator Hjalmar Stolpe, published in 1889 [Credit: Uppsala University] War was not an activity exclusive to males in the Viking world. A new study conducted by...Show More Summary

Archäologen sichern Warendorfer Stadtgeschichte unter dem Marktplatz

Im Zuge von Bauarbeiten auf dem Warendorfer Markplatz legen Archäologen seit Jahresbeginn die mittelalterliche Vergangenheit des Ortes frei. Nun stießen sie auf Befunde, die Warendorfs frühe Stadtgeschichte beleuchten. Während der Marktplatz...Show More Summary

A Female Viking Warrior Interred at Birka

In archaeology, we distinguish osteological sex from artefact gender. Osteo-sex is with very few exceptions (odd chromosomal setups) the same thing as what your genitals are like. Artefact gender is the material correlate of a role you play according to the conventions of your time: e.g. whether you keep your genitals in Y-fronts or lacy…

September Pieces Of My Mind #1

Five years since my first teaching gig. Still temping today, still enjoying it, still think I should have a steady job. LinkedIn suggests that I might apply for a job as home language teacher of Kannada, a Dravidian language spoken in southern India. 15% of full time. Did Timothy Leary use TripAdvisor? Richard Bradley discusses…

Perga Hercules Sarcophagus to Return This Week

Seven years after it was discovered in a Geneva free port, a rare Roman Empire-era sarcophagus carved with the 12 Labours of Hercules is returning to Turkey this week. [...] This Wednesday the ornately decorated 2nd-century AD marble...Show More Summary

Teaching Tuesday: Writing a Course Description for my Class on the UND Budget Cuts

This weekend, I put fingers to keyboard to produce a course description for my honors course in the 2015-2017 University of North Dakota budget cuts. My course description had to accommodate three basic assumptions. First, students generally are not interested in their universities from an institutional or historical perspective. I once taught a class on… Read More ?

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

Attic red-figured column-krater attributed to the Orestes painter.Virginia private collection.Source: NSLM The exhibition, 'The Horse in Ancient Greek Art', will be on show at the National Sporting Library and Museum, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Show More Summary

PAS's legacy?

REVEALED: 70 per cent of Brits want to pack up their jobs and start again elsewhere, Express Mon, Sep 4, 2017 | Top ten adventurous jobs Brits would most like to do:1. Archaeologist (24 per cent)2. Treasure hunter (21 per cent)I'm willing...Show More Summary

#IrmaSyllabus, #HarveySyllabus, #HurricaneSyllabus

As I watched Hurricanes Harvey and Irma surge through the Gulf of Mexico, I got to thinking about the environmental, historical, political, and academic context for these “megastorms.” We can easily add Sandy, Katrina, Rita, Irene, Andrew, Matthew and various other “natural” catastrophes to this list. This year, in particular, we can expand our view… Read More ?

Exquisite collection of Roman cavalry finds

Swords, arrow heads and ballista bolts amongst a cache of artefacts discovered during cavalry barrack excavations at Roman Vindolanda. The post Exquisite collection of Roman cavalry finds appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Nuffield Research Student Placement

Over the last four weeks I have had the incredible experience of working in the Geomatics department at Wessex Archaeology. I have been consistently amazed at the huge number of academic disciplines archeology draws from. Indeed, I have...Show More Summary

Roman cavalry finds unearthed at Hadrian’s Wall dig

Swords, arrow heads and ballista bolts amongst a cache of artefacts discovered during cavalry barrack excavations at Roman Vindolanda, on Hadrian's Wall, northern England.

Ancient Egyptian treasures uncovered in tomb near Valley of the Kings

Mummies, jewels and sarcophagi are among the 3,500-year-old treasures discovered in a goldsmith’s tomb in necropolis A remarkable ancient Egyptian tomb has been discovered in the necropolis of Draa el-Naga, near Egypt’s famous Valley of the Kings. Show More Summary

Unearthed near Hadrian’s Wall: lost secrets of first Roman soldiers to fight the Picts

Dig team stumble across thousands of pristine artefacts at ancient Vindolanda garrison site in Northumberland Archaeologists are likening the discovery to winning the lottery. A Roman cavalry barracks has been unearthed near Hadrian’s...Show More Summary

The the so-called 'Iraqi Jewish Archive' to the Country from which it was Takenc

The US will return a group of Iraqi Jewish artifacts that lawmakers and Jewish groups have lobbied to keep in the US, the so-called 'Iraqi Jewish Archive' to the country from which it was taken, a State Department official said (Josefin...Show More Summary

Viking warrior from Birka grave confirmed as female

A new study conducted by researchers at Stockholm and Uppsala Universities shows that women could be found in the higher ranks at the battlefield.

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