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April 24, 2015

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7:57 PM | In Focus: Nimrud Today we examine the Ancient Assyrian City of...
In Focus: Nimrud Today we examine the Ancient Assyrian City of Nimrud in Northern Iraq. Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. By: Archaeosoup Productions. Get merch: http://www.zazzle.co.uk/archaeosoup
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3:29 PM | Classic Story, A City Corpse Meets a Country Corpse
I’ve been indulging in a little HGTV this week as a way to recover from post-conference exhaustion. I know that shows like House Hunters aren’t real- they already have bought […]

Redfern, R., DeWitte, S., Pearce, J., Hamlin, C. & Dinwiddy, K. (2015). Urban-rural differences in Roman Dorset, England: A bioarchaeological perspective on Roman settlements, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 157 (1) 107-120. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22693

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April 21, 2015

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12:22 AM | Hour by Hour: Reconstructing a Medieval Breton Prayer Book David...
Hour by Hour: Reconstructing a Medieval Breton Prayer Book David Gura of the University of Notre Dame talks about the exhibition ‘Hour by Hour: Reconstructing a Medieval Breton Prayer Book’, which was held at the Snite Museum of Art. More details: http://www.medievalists.net/2015/04/08/a-broken-book-of-hours-saving-a-medieval-manuscript/ By: Medievalists. Support at: http://www.medievalists.net/2012/07/09/become-a-history-builder/

April 19, 2015

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12:22 AM | Questions of Doom: Druids? Today, I explore the Druids - who...
Questions of Doom: Druids? Today, I explore the Druids - who were they and what does archaeology have to say about them? Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. By: Archaeosoup Productions. Get merch: http://www.zazzle.co.uk/archaeosoup

April 18, 2015

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8:35 PM | ISIS versus Cuneiform - the linguistics behind the news The...
ISIS versus Cuneiform - the linguistics behind the news The Islamic State is demolishing Mesopotamian history. The reason this hurts us so much has something to do with Cuneiform. A quick back-story of the peoples crushed beneath ISIS efforts to wipe out the first civilizations to speak on their own terms and in their own words. Sumerian and Akkadian Cuneiform left a legacy that shaped the Middle East and Europe. This video briefly explores that legacy and gives some linguistic nuance to the […]

April 17, 2015

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8:35 PM | Know Your Scientists! Archaeology or Paleontology? by...
Know Your Scientists! Archaeology or Paleontology? by scishow: How do you make an archaeologist really mad, really fast? Ask her if she’s found any dinosaurs. SciShow helps you Know Your Scientists by explaining the many differences between archaeology and paleontology, and how they’re each awesome in their own ways. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow

April 15, 2015

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8:35 PM | Are Ancient Potions Better Than Modern Drugs? Ancient medicine...
Are Ancient Potions Better Than Modern Drugs? Ancient medicine was so effective, that it could serve as a useful alternative to drugs we use today! Read More:Anglo Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSATraditional and Modern Uses of Natural Honey in Human Diseases: A ReviewTansy may be used to treat herpes, study suggestsHoney can reverse antibiotic resistance, study suggests By: DNews.

April 14, 2015

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8:35 PM | People of the British Isles: The genetic landscape of Islay What...
People of the British Isles: The genetic landscape of Islay What does being British mean to a scientist? How does someone from Kent differ from a native of the Hebrides? People of the British Isles is an ambitious project aiming to catalogue the genetic basis of the entire United Kingdom. By doing so, Sir Walter Bodmer and his team will amass information enabling them to mine the UK’s genetic heritage, following lineages back through time. But the genetic information gathered provides […]
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7:57 PM | What Killed Off The Neanderthals? Who were the neanderthals, and...
What Killed Off The Neanderthals? Who were the neanderthals, and what caused them to disappear? Read More:Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives Neanderthal culture: Old masters By: DNews.

April 11, 2015

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4:10 PM | World of Dig Craft: Ancient D20 Die Emerges Today, Liv...
World of Dig Craft: Ancient D20 Die Emerges Today, Liv is… dying… to tell us about an ancient D20! Link: http://www.cnet.com/news/ancient-d20-die-emerges-from-the-ashes-of-time/ Welcome to World of Dig Craft. In this series Liv Westring discusses current issues facing Archaeology, in Sweden and around the world. By: Archaeosoup Productions.

April 10, 2015

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8:00 AM | Guest Post: Brontosaurus and Me
The biggest science story this week was really, really big. Brontosaurus, weighing in at about 16 metric tons, is a taxonomic contender once again, thanks to a 300 page long cladistic analysis in the online journal PeerJ.  (Spoiler alert: Yes, the rest of this piece will include puns, jokes and allusions to classic films just […]
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8:00 AM | Guest Post: Brontosaurus and Me
The biggest science story this week was really, really big. Brontosaurus, weighing in at about 16 metric tons, is a taxonomic contender once again, thanks to a 300 page long cladistic analysis in the online journal PeerJ.  (Spoiler alert: Yes, the rest of this piece will include puns, jokes and allusions to classic films just […]

April 09, 2015

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3:33 PM | Stone Tool Technology of Our Human Ancestors Stone tools reveal...
Stone Tool Technology of Our Human Ancestors Stone tools reveal a critical transition in the lives of our early human ancestors. Learn about how technological advances went hand-in-hand with human evolution in this educational video by HHMI BioInteractive. Though tool use is not unique to humans, the sophistication of our tools and our degree of reliance upon them is unique, and sets us apart from other species. So when did human tool-making begin, and why? And what does it tell us about the […]

April 08, 2015

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12:58 PM | New Morbid Terminology: Corpse Medicine
Earlier this week, researchers at Nottingham University were able to recreate a 9th c Anglo-Saxon medical remedy using garlic, onion and part of a cow’s stomach. When I first heard […]

Gordon-Grube, K. (1988). Anthropophagy in Post-Renaissance Europe: The Tradition of Medicinal Cannibalism, American Anthropologist, 90 (2) 405-409. DOI: 10.1525/aa.1988.90.2.02a00110

Karen Gordon-Grube (1993). Evidence of Medicinal Cannibalism in Puritan New England: "Mummy" and Related Remedies in Edward Taylor's "Dispensatory", Early American Literature, 28 (3) 185-221.

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12:58 PM | New Morbid Terminology: Corpse Medicine
Earlier this week, researchers at Nottingham University were able to recreate a 9th c Anglo-Saxon medical remedy using garlic, onion and part of a cow’s stomach. When I first heard […]

Gordon-Grube, K. (1988). Anthropophagy in Post-Renaissance Europe: The Tradition of Medicinal Cannibalism, American Anthropologist, 90 (2) 405-409. DOI: 10.1525/aa.1988.90.2.02a00110

Karen Gordon-Grube (1993). Evidence of Medicinal Cannibalism in Puritan New England: "Mummy" and Related Remedies in Edward Taylor's "Dispensatory", Early American Literature, 28 (3) 185-221.

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April 02, 2015

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10:00 AM | A Complete Ottoman Soldier's Camel Found In an Austrian Basement
Researchers excavated the first complete skeleton of a camel in central Europe — one that may have started out life in the army and ended it as a curiosity.Read more...
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