August 11, 2014

6:40 PM | Chianti Wine Ancestor Found
The ancestor seeds of Chianti wine were found in an ancient well in Tuscany.

August 10, 2014

9:00 PM | Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
Today I spent the day in London supporting my friend from back home on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. This is a cycle race with a course that goes through London and Surrey, finishing on Pall Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately due to bad weather the course had been cut down to miss out […]

August 08, 2014

3:39 PM | The Wit and Wisdom of Discowrld: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
This week’s ‘Wit and Wisdom’ is of ‘The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents’. I am currently re-reading this book and it makes me smile just as much as the first time I read it. Maurice is a cat, who talks, and overseas and overseas a pack of rats – all of who can also […]

August 07, 2014

9:15 PM | New Nazca Lines Found in Peruvian Desert
A sandstorm exposes undiscovered geoglyphs near the mysterious Nazca rock lines.
12:55 PM | Stone Age Skull May Contain Bits of Brain Matter
The skeletal fragment is about 8,000 years old and may have once belonged to an infant or a small child.
8:15 AM | Ski piste archaeology, elusive hunter-gatherers and WWI – Traversar VIII
Time to finally write a last “Traversar” post for this year. There are really two sides to our Passes of the Grison Project. Mostly we do inventory related work. We survey the study areas and record any archaeological sites we … Continue reading →

August 06, 2014

3:41 PM | 6,500-Year-Old 'Noah' Skeleton Found in Museum Closet
Some have nicknamed the ancient skeleton Noah, since the man had survived a great flood that may have later inspired the Biblical story. Continue reading →
3:20 PM | Ancient Skeleton Found in Closet: Photos
A 6,500-year-old skeleton was found in the basement of the Penn Museum. See photos.
12:55 PM | Giving the Past a Face: Facial Reconstructions
Excavations in Edinburgh revealed a previously undiscovered cemetery dating to the 1500s. The South Leith Parish Church cemetery was discovered while working on the new Edinburgh Trams project. Over the last five […]

August 05, 2014

4:45 PM | Roman Road Reveals Oldest Potholes
Some ancient road hazards are unearthed at Romano-British settlementm outside of Exeter, U.K. Continue reading →
12:20 PM | Sigfrid Steinberg: “Only Teach Such People To Read Who Will Like Good Books”
I’ve been reading a 1974 edition of Sigfrid Steinberg’s 1955 classic Five Hundred Years Of Printing. Overall I’ve found it interesting and instructive, with a fine touch of sarcastic humour. But I came across a few paragraphs on the value of universal literacy that are so alien to me that I almost had to rub…
3:45 AM | Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival XLIII
As predicted, bunches of stuff came out in July, which tends to be the most popular month for announcing Roman-era (and other-era) bioarchaeology finds.Pre-Roman Europe14 July. Vintage bling: Ancient Celts may have had shiny dental implants (LiveScience). A dental implant dating to the 3rd century BC was found in France. It seems the researchers who found the female skeleton can't actually tell if the implant was inserted before or after death.  They assume, though, that it was for […]

August 04, 2014

6:10 PM | 2,100-Year-Old Royal Mausoleum Found in China
Although the mausoleum had been plundered, archaeologists found that it still contained more than 10,000 artifacts.

August 02, 2014

3:55 PM | Week 18 Volunteering at the Royal College of Surgeons
So this is my last week for two weeks. Next Thursday I have my cousins wedding and the week after I’m off to Spain for a week for a bit of a break! This week I wanted to get through quite a bit to make up for the lost time over the next couple of […]
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