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History of the peoples of Africa: the role of agriculture
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History of the peoples of Africa: the role of agriculture

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
What phenomenon enabled the demographic growth of Bantu farmers in Africa and led to their genetic differentiation from the Pygmy hunter-gatherer communities?...
Modern population boom traced to pre-industrial roots
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Modern population boom traced to pre-industrial roots

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
By the end of the Roman Empire, humanity had crossed a critical threshold of social organization that allowed more people to take advantage of economies of scale, says anthropologist Aaron Stutz. "The Consummation of Empire," by...
Rome’s first emperor died 2000 years ago – his tomb is now used as a toilet
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Rome’s first emperor died 2000 years ago – his tomb is now used as a toilet

August 20th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Augustus, who died 2000 years ago, was the first emperor of Rome. He brought peace after the turmoil in the republic after the assassination of Julius Caesar when he defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra....
London’s Viking Lineage
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London’s Viking Lineage

July 18th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
London is generally associated with the Romans, Saxons and Normans, but a lesser known part of London’s history is intertwined with that of the...
The engraved rocks of Montravail
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The engraved rocks of Montravail

May 30th, 2014 | by Sebastien Perrot Minnot
Rock art represents an important aspect of the Pre-Columbian heritage of the Lesser Antilles, where it appears, mainly, in the form of petroglyphs....
Springtime for Hitler and “Nazi War [Death Porn] Diggers”
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Springtime for Hitler and “Nazi War [Death Porn] Diggers”

March 31st, 2014 | by Andy Brockman
UK Production Company ClearStory and National Geographic Channel have been accused of unethical practice and ignoring advice in a new battlefield metal detecting...
What 19th-century women really did
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What 19th-century women really did

March 10th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Sophie McGeevor (Faculty of History at Cambridge University) explains how her research into a collection of autobiographies by working class women is helping to fill a gap in our knowledge of the occupational structure of 19th...
The Nazi Olympics
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The Nazi Olympics

February 21st, 2014 | by heritagedaily
The Olympics of 1936, officially called the Games of XI Olympiad took place in Berlin, Germany after winning the bid to host the games in...
‘A Study in Sherlock’ – The Case of a Revolutionary Detective
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‘A Study in Sherlock’ – The Case of a Revolutionary Detective

February 4th, 2014 | by Paddy Lambert
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character that has become a living part of our...
Heritage at Risk : Protection Status for Chernobyl?
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Heritage at Risk : Protection Status for Chernobyl?

February 3rd, 2014 | by Cindy Eccles
“Are you crazy?!?” Immediately followed by "Why?!?" were usually the first responses I received, after telling people I had toured Chernobyl and Pripyat during my May 2013 trip to the...
Heritage at Risk : Heritage v. Social Unrest
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Heritage at Risk : Heritage v. Social Unrest

January 28th, 2014 | by Cindy Eccles
The battle to preserve cultural heritage from looters and vandals is long...
The Archaeology of the Future, Part 2
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The Archaeology of the Future, Part 2

January 3rd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
. Great works of art and literature are likely to survive for a fair amount of time through replication or conservation, whether or not they are stored digitally. But there are limits to physical preservation, and the destruction...
The Archaeology of the Future, Part 1
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The Archaeology of the Future, Part 1

January 3rd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
How will our descendants in the very distant future view us, assuming they exist? Will they have a better understanding of us than we do of, say, the Romans? Or will differential preservation lead them to think we lived in a mad...
The Lost Palace of Henry The VIII
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The Lost Palace of Henry The VIII

November 12th, 2013 | by Diarmaid Walshe
A small village in Kent might now be the location for a building that would be looked upon as the jewel of Tudor...
Gender Roles and the Mass-kill Event: A Cross-cultural Analysis
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Gender Roles and the Mass-kill Event: A Cross-cultural Analysis

November 1st, 2013 | by Lisa Bond
Gender assumptions’ when interpreting past human...
High Taxes Were Always A Problem, So What’s New?
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High Taxes Were Always A Problem, So What’s New?

November 1st, 2013 | by Diarmaid Walshe
Inscriptions tell us that people have always complained about the high...
Debate still rages over date of Thera eruption
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Debate still rages over date of Thera eruption

October 29th, 2013 | by Robyn Antanovskii
During the height of the Greek Bronze Age, a volcano erupted on the ancient Greek island of Thera (modern Santorini). The violent eruption sent six times more magma and rock into the Earth's atmosphere than the notorious Krakatoa...
Examples of food and beverage in 17th century Sweden
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Examples of food and beverage in 17th century Sweden

October 28th, 2013 | by Ulrica Söderlind
This article deals with the information that can be drawn from historical written sources regarding food in a special geographic area and time period. Sweden stands as an example and the time period is the seventeenth century...
Short overview of wine in Georgia
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Short overview of wine in Georgia

October 28th, 2013 | by Ulrica Söderlind
According to a Georgian legend, God took a supper break while he was creating the...
Was Cleopatra beautiful? The archaeological evidence
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Was Cleopatra beautiful? The archaeological evidence

October 8th, 2013 | by Robyn Antanovskii
Cleopatra VII Philopator, commonly known simply as Cleopatra, ruled over Egypt during the century preceding the birth of Christ....
When Israel flew Nazi Planes
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When Israel flew Nazi Planes

September 28th, 2013 | by Diarmaid Walshe
Just how did the post-war Israeli air force end up equipping its first fighter squadrons with the famous Nazi warplane the...
Does economy affect religion? Does religion affect economy?
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Does economy affect religion? Does religion affect economy?

August 28th, 2013 | by Julie St Jean
Religion and social economy don't outwardly appear to be related. However each can affect the other in context, form and...
Is English Heritage being turned into a government development agency?
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Is English Heritage being turned into a government development agency?

August 23rd, 2013 | by Andy Brockman
Observers of the politics of culture and heritage are asking why there has been such a muted response to the publication of the new English Heritage “Improvement Plan for Planning Services” when the consequences of the new...
Roman Sex, Sexuality, Slaves and Lex Scantinia
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Roman Sex, Sexuality, Slaves and Lex Scantinia

August 6th, 2013 | by Markus Milligan
In ancient Rome, Latin has no equivalent translation for defining homosexuality, nor heterosexuality as an individual’s sexual nature. Gay or straight, there would be no...
Chauvet Cave
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Chauvet Cave

August 4th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
It has been almost two decades since the Chauvet Cave was discovered, revealing some of the most beautiful and important Palaeolithic art in the world; across its walls danced paintings of mammoths, lions, panthers and woolly...
The Archaeology of Morphine – Michael Jackson’s Darkest Hours
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The Archaeology of Morphine – Michael Jackson’s Darkest Hours

July 23rd, 2013 | by Charles t. g. Clarke
Morphine is one of the most famous drugs in the world and has brought to an end, the lives of some of the most famous people on the planet. Morphine abuse is news nearly every day of the year throughout the world. Written by...
In the Footsteps of the Missing Ninth Legion Hispana : Part One
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In the Footsteps of the Missing Ninth Legion Hispana : Part One

March 3rd, 2013 | by Paddy Lambert
The Ninth Legion ‘Hispana’, the lost legion of Rome that marched into the murky fog of history and into legend. The nature of its disappearance in the early second century AD - if it ever truly disappeared at all – has...
Archaeology: Where is it going?
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Archaeology: Where is it going?

January 15th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Where is archaeology going? As archaeologists, it’s not exactly in our nature to postulate about the future. Written by James...
Death, Narrative and Understanding the Viking Mind
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Death, Narrative and Understanding the Viking Mind

January 14th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
We think we understand the Vikings and their ways as a culture of warriors and pirates. The Vikings plagued the coast of early medieval Britain, robbing from monastic and secular sites until they finally set up permanent...
A Recap of Culver
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A Recap of Culver

January 10th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
For the last seven years the Culver Archaeological Project (CAP), under director Rob Wallace, has been investigating the historical environment of the Upper Ouse Valley in the parishes of Barcombe and Ringmer....
Revisiting La Tene Art: Ideas of Ethnicity and Diaspora
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Revisiting La Tene Art: Ideas of Ethnicity and Diaspora

January 8th, 2013 | by Lisa Bond
Prehistory has been afforded a cursory mention amongst a rather impressive coverage of history from the Romano-British period to the 20th Century....
World’s oldest shipwreck reveals incredible cargo
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World’s oldest shipwreck reveals incredible cargo

January 7th, 2013 | by Robyn Antanovskii
Accidentally discovered by a Turkish sponge diver in 1982, the remains of the 3,300-year-old Uluburun shipwreck lie 10km off the coast of southern...
Was Anne Boleyn buried in the Tower of London?
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Was Anne Boleyn buried in the Tower of London?

December 19th, 2012 | by Diarmaid Walshe
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII was executed within the grounds of the Tower of London. Her crime was a trumpeted up charge of adultery with two men of the court, and incest with her brother. The real...
The Last of the ‘True Vikings’? An Insight into the Motivation Behind Norse Exploration West
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The Last of the ‘True Vikings’? An Insight into the Motivation Behind Norse Exploration West

November 9th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Recent excavations carried out by Canadian archaeologist Patricia Sutherland may have further complimented our knowledge of Norse exploration into the New World. The excavations were carried out to establish the extent of Norse...
The Future is locked Within the Past
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The Future is locked Within the Past

November 2nd, 2012 | by Paddy Lambert
Britain is a wealth of treasure; it glitters not with gold, but with stories. It holds tales of the mundane, the horrific, and the...
Channel 4 calls time on Time Team
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Channel 4 calls time on Time Team

October 22nd, 2012 | by Andy Brockman
As Channel 4 announces Time Team will not return as a regular series Andy Brockman looks back on twenty years of legendary TV Archaeology and tries to assess it significance and...
Archaeological examination of palatial Crete
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Archaeological examination of palatial Crete

October 2nd, 2012 | by heritagedaily
The palace civilisations of Crete in mainland Greece are buildings that illustrate phenomenal architecture and artistic designs that are distinctive when compared to surrounding Asian and Near Eastern structures (Branigan, 2004)....
Possible new restrictions on Victory Salvage
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Possible new restrictions on Victory Salvage

September 20th, 2012 | by Andy Brockman
Ministers are considering placing further restrictions on Odyssey Marine Exploration and the Maritime Heritage Foundation as pressure builds on the Cameron Government to stop the Banks and Hedge Fund investors backing Odyssey...
New Battle Of Northampton Puts Leader Mackintosh under Pressure
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New Battle Of Northampton Puts Leader Mackintosh under Pressure

September 18th, 2012 | by Andy Brockman
In 1460 the first Battle of Northampton saw the forces of the Duke of York, father of King Richard III, assault the fortified encampment of the Lancastrian Army of Henry VI and amid gunfire and the clash of thousands of soldiers...
All Change (Almost) as unknown Maria Miller goes to DCMS
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All Change (Almost) as unknown Maria Miller goes to DCMS

September 6th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
The New Culture Minister will be defined by her attitude to Cuts, HMS Victory 1744 and the Proposed relaxation of planning laws says Andy Brockman in this analysis of today’s surprise appointment of new Culture Minister Maria...