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Ancient burials suggest a history of blood feuds, brutality and revenge

2 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

What callous burials, as evidenced by skeletons, in the Sonoran Desert say about violence that happened there thousands of years ago.

Book Review: The Lost History of Ancient America

Editor-Joseph, Frank. (2016). The Lost History of Ancient America:How Our Continent Was Shaped by Conquerors, Influencers, and Other Visitors from Across the Ocean. Wayne, NJ: New Page Books. 288 pp., ISBN: 978-1632650689 (paperback). Show More Summary

Stalin? Whodat???

(Scott Johnson) I think the study of ancient history begins with the advent of the first Clinton administration in 1993 or so. As we all know, and as former Latin students might say, ancient history has fallen into desuetude. I think...Show More Summary

Ancient human history more complex than previously thought, researchers say

(American Society of Human Genetics) Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations were likely more complex than previously thought, involving interbreeding within and outside Africa, according to a new estimator developed by geneticists. Show More Summary

How the First Farmers Changed History

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Skeletons from ancient settlements in the Near East are providing answers about how agriculture, and society, arose.

"Every waking hour of my life is involved with my novels" - Wilbur Smith Talks Shop with James Rollins

Two adventure-minded authors talk about history, travel, and writing thrilling stories - just in time for Wilbur Smith's newest Ancient Egypt novel.

The Rosenberg File, 60 Minutes style (2)

(Scott Johnson) This past Sunday 60 Minutes presented the Rosenberg spy case for dummies — i.e., for viewers with no knowledge of the ancient history it purported to relate. As John Schindler explains, the 60 Minutes story is deficient in critical respects. Show More Summary

Newly Discovered Dead Sea Scrolls are Skillfully Crafted Fakes, Experts Suspect

While most Americans are riveted by a tumultuous presidential campaign, archaeologists and experts in ancient writing have been focused on some newly discovered bits of ancient history: 70 alleged fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The...Show More Summary

Archaeology A-level is now ancient history | Letters

Archaeology A-level, along with art history (Letters, 17 October) and many other arts and humanities-based subjects, has been completely removed as an option by the exam board AQA. This is a great blow for our education, arts and heritage...Show More Summary

British Academy supports Artefact Hunting

The University of Leicester Press Office tells us that University of Leicester (School of Archaeology and Ancient History) visiting Professor Roger Bland has recently been awarded the prestigious President's Medal from the British Academy...Show More Summary

A Strange History Of Dog-Headed Men

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Perhaps one of the stranger creatures to pop up in ancient traveler's tales is the dog-headed man. Seemingly an absurd and unlikely beast to be sure, such creature have nevertheless been prevalent and persistent in a wide range of writings throughout history.Stories of purported dog-headed men go back well into history. Show More Summary

Art Movements

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: two new studies suggested that China's Terracotta Warriors were inspired by Ancient Greek sculpture, England scrapped its only remaining Art History A-level exam, and researchers found a long-lost film by Georges Méliès. The post Art Movements appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Ancient stone circle could rival Stonehenge

By Patrick Jones, Buzz60 Scientists looking into the human history of Australia are wondering whether stone circles found in Wurdi Youang could pre-date both the pyramids and Stonehenge. The circle is thought to be 11,000 years old,Show More Summary

‘Delicacy And Violence, Danger And Control’ – A History Of The Choker

“The choker is, on the one hand, simply one more way that the current culture has been looking back nostalgically to the ’90s. But they evoke much more than ’90s grunge: Chokers were common across ancient cultures, and cycled in and out of style during the most recent centuries in the West – prized for […]

The Long, Sweet History of Marshmallows

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Ancient Egyptians combined marshmallow sap with nuts and honey, and the dish was reserved for nobility. The gods were supposedly big fans, as well.

X-rays uncover surprising techniques in the creation of art on ancient Greek pottery

Under beams of X-rays, the colors of art become the colors of chemistry. The mysterious blacks, reds and whites of ancient Greek pottery can be read in elements—iron, potassium, calcium and zinc—and art history may be rewritten.

China's Ancient Terracotta Army May Rewrite History

Marco Polo's travels to China in the 13th century are the first well documented record of a European reaching the empire. But archaeologists studying a famous trove of terracotta figures dug up in China now suggest that the first contact with the West occurred much earlier than thought—some 1,...

15 LGBT Love Stories From Ancient Greece and Rome

October is LGBT History Month. In celebration, here are love stories that have survived the ages.

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