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A Reverential Close-up of Robert Frank Leaves Questions Unasked

20 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In its day, Auguste Rodin’s now esteemed 1876 sculpture "The Bronze Age" roused the considerable ill will of art critics, most notably for the belief that it was cast from a live model.

Mummification was common in Bronze Age Britain

Ancient Britons may have intentionally mummified some of their dead during the Bronze Age, according to archaeologists at the University of Sheffield. Bronze Age skeleton from Neat's Court excavation, on Isle of Sheppey, Kent [Credit:...Show More Summary


Archaeologists in Orkney have uncovered the remains of over 30 buildings dating from around 4000 BC to 1000 BC, together with field systems, middens and cemeteries. The find includes a very rare Bronze Age building which experts believed could have been a sauna or steam house, which may have been built for ritual purposes. Show More Summary

Mummification more widespread in Bronze Age Britain

A new study by the University of Sheffield has found new evidence that mummification may have been more widespread in Bronze Age Britain than previously realized. The damp climate is not conducive to the preservation of soft tissues, so unless a body was preserved in an aerobic environment like a peat bog, trying to figure [...]

Bronze Age Britons mummified their dead

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Ancient skeletons reveal evidence that people in the British Isles took steps to preserve remains

British sites yield mummies, but no King Tuts as found in Egypt

Archaeologists have found evidence of mummies in seven Bronze Age burial sites located throughout the British Isles. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Antiquity, suggests the art of mummification may have been more widespread in ancient Britain than was previously thought. Just to be...

Teen Girls Visit Tanning Salons for Confidence, Not Bronzed Skin

As summer ends and sun-baked skin starts to blanch, New Hampshire wants to make it harder for teens to keep up their tans. The state’s legislature passed a bill in March that will prohibit people under the age of 18 from visiting indoor tanning booths and beds starting next Thursday.

Archaeologists Unearth 3700-Year-Old Wall in Poland

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Bronze Age construction is a highly unusual find, not only for Poland, but for Central Europe.

A brief history of gluten and ‘wheat intolerance’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

From spelt in the Bronze Age to baked goods in modern grocery stores, wheat — and its corresponding protein component, gluten — has been a prevalent component of human meals throughout the ages. Yet the gluten-free diet has become an increasingly popular trend due to fears of gluten sensitivity and...

Bronze Age caves of doom

2 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

New research in Scotland's Sculptor's Cave has found some potentially horrific discoveries. Radiocarbon dating found an array of dismembered body parts, including children's heads, were left there more than 3,200 years ago in the late Bronze Age from 12,000 BC......

Influential Evangelical Leader Urges Christian Conservatives To Abandon Donald Trump

"His attitude toward women is that of a Bronze Age warlord." The post Influential Evangelical Leader Urges Christian Conservatives To Abandon Donald Trump appeared first on ThinkProgress.

MARC GUGGENHEIM's Latest Hero Is Smartest Man On Earth

The ARROW co-showrunner teams with Freddie Williams II on a new creator-owned series with a "a modern-day take on Silver Age and Bronze Age kind of comics."

The Late Bronze Age?Middle Iron Age Mortuary Landscape at Cliffs End

Featured in the most recent edition of Current Archaeology, the extraordinary mortuary deposits revealed at Cliffs End Farm represent an internationally important assemblage of unusual size (for its date) and complexity. An interactive...Show More Summary

German Collector with a Conscience

A bull figure from the Bronze Age, which was purchased half a century ago, has been sent to the Antalya Museum from Vienna Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik said a person named Manfred Weinwurm, who purchased the figure from Antalya, sent the historic artefact by cargo. Show More Summary

Iron-age Britons engaged in mysterious pig trotter festivals

The discovery of thousands of bones at a site near Cardiff suggests massive bring-your-own-pig festivals helped Britons deal with the collapse of Bronze Age

British Museum transports visitors to Bronze Age via virtual reality

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

For all the textbooks and museums at our disposal, sometimes it can still be difficult to really imagine what life was like in an earlier time. Visitors to the British Museum this weekend, however, won't have to imagine. They'll be transported...Show More Summary

BR01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon

This one-off variant of the BR01 Tourbillon Airborne has a case made of titanium and aged bronze, as well as a handcrafted solid gold skull and a distressed alligator leather strap. It will be auctioned off for charity on 11/7/15.

Bronze Age knife found on Isle of Wight beach

When Oxfordshire couple Christopher and June Preece vacationed last month on the Isle of Wight, they didn’t just bring sandals and sunscreen with them. Christopher packed his trusty metal detector too, so he and his beloved could take romantic walks on the beach sweeping the sand, yearning for a sweet serenade of loud beeps. The [...]

Metal Detectorists Caught After Late Night Helicopter Chase

Ariel view of Beit Shemesh archeological site (photo IAA) The The Hovav Ruins is an archaeological site dating back to the beginning of the Bronze Age and containing later structurs and finds. A week ago there was extensive vegetation...Show More Summary

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