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April 23, 2014

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5:00 PM | Archaeo-Scope: Disabled Access to Archaeology? Today, I have a...
Archaeo-Scope: Disabled Access to Archaeology? Today, I have a question about access for ALL to archaeological sites. Welcome to Archaeo-Scope. In this series we take an archaeological perspective on modern culture; asking questions about current trends and observations from around the world. via Archaeos0up.

April 14, 2014

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6:31 PM | Archae-Facts: Finding Fingerprints! Today, we examine the...
Archae-Facts: Finding Fingerprints! Today, we examine the history of finding fingerprints. via Archaeos0up.

April 13, 2014

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7:20 PM | Archaeoscoop: Cave Art Saved with Lasers Today my top three...
Archaeoscoop: Cave Art Saved with Lasers Today my top three examine a project saving cave art in Scotland, release WWI spy files and how farming alters human bone density: 1) Digitizing Cave Art will Prevent it Being Lost Forever:http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229644.500-digitising-cave-art-will-prevent-it-being-lost-forever.html 2) Secret WW1 Spy Files have Been Made Available Online:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26959349 3) Farming Changed Human Bones, Study […]

April 12, 2014

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2:40 PM | The Lady Fossil Hunter Meet Mary Leakey, one of the...
The Lady Fossil Hunter Meet Mary Leakey, one of the world’s foremost paleontologists and archaeologists — and also a rare woman digging in the Olduvai Gorge dirt for the bones of human ancestors. via Stuff Mom Never Told You.

April 11, 2014

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6:40 PM | Questions of Doom: The Importance of Writing? Today, we examine...
Questions of Doom: The Importance of Writing? Today, we examine the relationship between writing and civilization. Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. via Archaeos0up.

April 07, 2014

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6:40 PM | Archaeology in Oceania: Humans vs Saber-tooth Tigers? Today,...
Archaeology in Oceania: Humans vs Saber-tooth Tigers? Today, Rhys examines prehistoric spears and their fascinating implications. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/04/03/saber-toothed-tiger-humans_n_5083376.html Welcome to Archaeology in Oceania. In this series Rhys Booth will discuss new discoveries, shed light on current theories and pose topical debates surrounding the archaeology of Australia and beyond. via Archaeos0up.

April 05, 2014

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12:00 PM | The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s...
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada is hosting a new exhibition looking at hundreds of years of Chinese history. The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors will be on display from March 8 to September 1, 2014. Presented in collaboration with Beijing’s Palace Museum, the show brings to Canada for the first time approximately 250 treasures that were part of Chinese imperial life for five centuries in […]

April 04, 2014

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5:20 PM | Update: Film Launch/ Nazi War Diggers Cancelled! Today, I...
Update: Film Launch/ Nazi War Diggers Cancelled! Today, I attended the launch of a local museum, marked with the premier of the ‘1915: James Joins Up’ and the public exhibition of our Heritage Trail in North Shields. I am also happy to share with you the cancellation of the Nazi War Diggers TV series. via Archaeos0up.
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11:30 AM | An ancient case of cancer
We sometimes think of cancer as a disease of modern life, both because it can be caused by modern living conditions (smoking, pollution) and because it doesn’t usually manifest until later in life. If most of a population dies at a young age, they will probably never get cancer. Add this to the fact that it’s difficult to find archeological evidence of specific diseases and you have scant evidence for the early appearance of cancer. That doesn’t mean that cancer wasn’t […]

April 03, 2014

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7:06 PM | Re-Analysis and Death in Iron Age Britain
Re-analysis is an interesting phenomenon in archaeology. It can be both a good thing and a bad thing depending on the collection and type of materials. Re-analysis is exactly what […]

Armit, I., Neale, N., Shapland, F., Bosworth, H., Hamilton, D. & Mckenzie, J. (2013). The Ins and Outs of Death in the Iron Age: Complex Funerary Treatments at Broxmouth Hillfort, East Lothian, Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 32 (1) 73-100. DOI:

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April 02, 2014

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4:40 PM | Nazi War Diggers - What Should Nat Geo Learn? This is a follow...
Nazi War Diggers - What Should Nat Geo Learn? This is a follow up to our recent news video about National Geographic’s ‘Nazi War Diggers’ TV series. In this video we examine, more closely, the reasons why archaeologists are up in arms over this controversial television show. For more on Andy’s perspective check out this article:http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/03/springtime-for-hitler-and-nazi-war-death-porn-diggers/102632 Note: The clip and images in this video are […]

April 01, 2014

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5:20 PM | Nat Geo’s Nazi War Diggers Shame This is a special edition...
Nat Geo’s Nazi War Diggers Shame This is a special edition news video bringing you a story which has appalled the archaeological world: National Geographic’s: Nazi War Diggers :http://natgeotv.com/za/nazi-war-diggers Conflict Antiquities :https://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/national-geographic-clearstory-nazi-war-diggers-delete-craig-gottlieb-quote/ The clip in this video is used under the protection of US copyright Law Fair Use for the purpose of review, […]

March 30, 2014

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5:20 PM | Archaeology Gastronomy: Chicken Stew with Dark Beer Today we try...
Archaeology Gastronomy: Chicken Stew with Dark Beer Today we try Chicken Stew With Dark Beer This recipe is modified from Vikingars Gästabud (The Viking Feast), and is for four servings. Ingredients: 1 chicken, about 2 to 2-1/2 lbs. 3-4 carrots 3 yellow onions 1 turnip, about 1 lb. 1 & 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash black pepper Thyme 1 bottle (12 oz) dark beer Method: Chop the chicken into pieces. Peel and cut the vegetables into bite size chunks. Fry the chicken in butter for around 5 […]

March 28, 2014

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12:30 AM | Richard’s remains questioned
Uh oh, someone is doubtful that the remains really are of the king. Not surprising. ‘Richard III remains’ found in Leicester car park have doubt cast upon them. Leading archaeologists have challenged one of the most sensational discoveries of the last century, insisting there is no proof that the man with the twisted spine found… Source: Doubtful News

March 27, 2014

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6:40 PM | Archae-Facts: Watering Cans & Roman Helmets? Today I answer...
Archae-Facts: Watering Cans & Roman Helmets? Today I answer the riddle: Why is a Watering Can like a Roman Helmet? via Archaeos0up.

March 25, 2014

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4:40 PM | Archaeoscoop: WWI Bombs Still Dangerous Today my top three...
Archaeoscoop: WWI Bombs Still Dangerous Today my top three examine the hazard of WWI ordinance, a mystery uncovered in Bishop Auckland, CT scans and an Egyptian princess: 1) WWI Bombs still a serious danger 2a) Unknown history discovered by archaeologists at Auckland Castle 2b) English Civil War Artefacts unearthed at Auckland Castle 3) Digital unwrapping of the Egyptian Priest Neswaiu via Archaeos0up.
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11:52 AM | Pigs on the Pyre- Solving Cremation Mysteries
There is a mystery in archaeology that numerous regions and eras have to deal with- where are the infants? Deceased infants are potentially treated differently when they die- the argument […]

Jæger, J & Johanson, V (2013). The cremation of infants/small children: An archaeological experiment concerning the effects of fire on bone weight, Cadernos do GEEvH, 2 (2) 13-26. Other: Link

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