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October 29, 2014

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10:30 PM | Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified
A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.Read more...
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1:05 PM | Halloween Horrors: Evidence of Torture in the Prehistoric Southwest US
With Halloween coming up right around the corner, there have been an increase in the attention paid to the spookier aspects of archaeology. We are increasingly able to find evidence of […]

Osterholtz, A. (2012). The social role of hobbling and torture: Violence in the prehistoric Southwest, International Journal of Paleopathology, 2 (2-3) 148-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2012.09.011

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October 28, 2014

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11:22 PM | Archaeo-Scope: Vandalism Today, inspired by a broken window, I...
Archaeo-Scope: Vandalism Today, inspired by a broken window, I consider the ‘visibility’ of vandalism in archaeology. By: Archaeosoup Productions.

October 25, 2014

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8:05 PM | Archaeo-Chat: The ‘Elgin’ Marbles Today, Rhys and I...
Archaeo-Chat: The ‘Elgin’ Marbles Today, Rhys and I talk about the issues surrounding the so-called Elgin or Parthenon Marbles. Welcome to Archaeo-Chat. In this series we record unscripted conversations about archaeology, what it is like to be an archaeologist and related topics. By: Archaeosoup Productions.

October 22, 2014

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8:05 PM | Heartland Heritage: A Pirate’s Life! In this video Aaron...
Heartland Heritage: A Pirate’s Life! In this video Aaron discusses why the wreck of the Queen Anne’s Revenge is so important for our understanding of a pirate’s life. Link: http://www.qaronline.org/ Welcome to Heartland Heritage, in this series Aaron Colgrove explores the archaeological and cultural heritage of the Mid West, the US and other parts of the world. By: Archaeosoup Productions.

October 16, 2014

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12:11 AM | Archaeoscoop: Preserving a Roman Toilet Seat Today, we hear of...
Archaeoscoop: Preserving a Roman Toilet Seat Today, we hear of a Roman Loo Seat from Vindolana set to be preserved with a donation from a loo seat company: 1) Bespoke Toilet Seat Company Pledges Funds Towards Preservation of Ancient Loo Seat:http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/10/bespoke-toilet-seat-company-pledges-funds-towards-preservation-of-ancient-loo-seat/105259 1a) Vindolanda’s Roman toilet seat inspires manufacturer to make new Thunderbox loo […]

October 14, 2014

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5:38 PM | Meet The Archaeologist: Chelsea Rose Today, we sit down and...
Meet The Archaeologist: Chelsea Rose Today, we sit down and talk with Chelsea Rose of South Oregon University and Time Team America. Links:http://www.pbs.org/time-team/home/https://www.facebook.com/SouthernOregonUniversityLaboratoryofAnthropology Uploaded by: Archaeosoup Productions.
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3:49 PM | New Morbid Terminology: Overburden
As funerary archaeologists, we need to consider the whole range of behavior surrounding death and burial. This includes the ritual surrounding preparation of the body for burial, modes of transportation […]

McGowan, G. & Prangnell, J. (2014). A method for calculating soil pressure overlying human burials, Journal of Archaeological Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.09.016

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October 10, 2014

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5:10 PM | "Some of the students would scream when the bugs flew at them in the middle of the night, which made..."
“Some of the students would scream when the bugs flew at them in the middle of the night, which made others mad because it woke them up. We all had to get up by 5 a.m., since that’s when the howler monkeys would start screaming.” - UC San Diego’s Ryan Kastner talking about what it can be like to conduct research in the middle of the jungle. The team is developing ways to explore Mayan ruins with 3D imaging as a way to see hard-to-reach tunnels hidden underneath the thick […]

October 09, 2014

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5:10 PM | 40,000 year old Indonesian cave art may be humanity’s oldest
Art may have travelled with us out of Africa.

October 07, 2014

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5:38 PM | Was Tutankhamun Murdered? Today, we take a look at our top 10...
Was Tutankhamun Murdered? Today, we take a look at our top 10 most interesting artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Uploaded by: Archaeosoup Productions.

October 04, 2014

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11:22 PM | Tutankhamun: Top 10 Today, we take a look at our top 10 most...
Tutankhamun: Top 10 Today, we take a look at our top 10 most interesting artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Uploaded by: Archaeosoup Productions.

October 03, 2014

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6:27 PM | Tutankhamun’s Media Legacy Welcome to Tutankhamun week!...
Tutankhamun’s Media Legacy Welcome to Tutankhamun week! Today, I examine the media coverage of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. I discuss the legacy of this media coverage and how it relates to archaeology today! Uploaded by: Archaeosoup Productions.
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4:50 PM | Archaeoscoop: An Impress-ive Mummy! Today, my top three...
Archaeoscoop: An Impress-ive Mummy! Today, my top three headlines take us from a mummy’s cranium to a flooding castle (via Stirling): 1) Egyptian Mummy’s Brain Imprint Preserved in ‘Peculiar’ Case:http://www.livescience.com/48042-ancient-mummy-brain-vessels.html 2) Archaeologists find ‘totally fascinating’ medieval friary and human skeletal […]

October 02, 2014

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12:11 AM | Finding Tutankhamun Aaron introduces us to the discovery, made...
Finding Tutankhamun Aaron introduces us to the discovery, made by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, of the famous boy king - Tutankhamun. Uploaded by: Archaeosoup Productions.
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