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December 18, 2014

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1:51 PM | Happy Holidays: Gifts for the Deceased in Anglo-Saxon England
The holiday season is upon us, and that means that many of us are thinking about gifts. As I’ve been wrapping the presents I’ve bought for my family, I’ve been […]

King, J. (2004). Grave-Goods as Gifts in Early Saxon Burials (ca. AD 450-600), Journal of Social Archaeology, 4 (2) 214-238. DOI: 10.1177/1469605304041076

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12:22 AM | World of Dig Craft: Greenpeace vs. Nasca Lines? Today, Liv...
World of Dig Craft: Greenpeace vs. Nasca Lines? Today, Liv reflects upon Greenpeace’s impact on the Nasca lines. Links: Links for the video:http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/10/peru-press-charges-greenpeace-nazca-lines-stunthttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/11286570/Peru-to-press-charges-over-Greenpeace-Nazca-lines-stunt.htmlhttp://io9.com/this-greenpeace-stunt-may-have-irreparably-damaged-peru-1669728616 Welcome to World of Dig Craft. In this series Liv Westring […]

December 14, 2014

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1:11 AM | Questions of Doom: Roman Urbanism? Today, we take a look at...
Questions of Doom: Roman Urbanism? Today, we take a look at Roman Urbanism - Was every Roman City the same? Book: Roman Urbanism - Beyond the Consumer City: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415619417/ By: Archaeosoup.

December 11, 2014

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7:32 PM | The Headless Romans: Headhunting, Defeated Gladiators or Natural River Movement?
In the Walbrook Valley near the city of London, large numbers of human remains, dating to the Roman occupation of England, have been recovered over the past 175 years- and […]

Redfern, R. & Bonney, H. (2014). Headhunting and amphitheatre combat in Roman London, England: new evidence from the Walbrook Valley, Journal of Archaeological Science, 43 214-226. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2013.12.013

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December 09, 2014

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9:06 PM | Aspects of Archaeology: Positive & Negative Today we...
Aspects of Archaeology: Positive & Negative Today we examine the difference between positive and negative archaeological features. By: Archaeosoup.

December 05, 2014

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9:06 PM | Archaeo-Scope: Is Retro - Modern? Today, I have a question...
Archaeo-Scope: Is Retro - Modern? Today, I have a question about the idea of ‘retro’. 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. By: Archaeosoup.
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5:49 PM | An Ancient Time Rich in Culture In the dawn of early humans,...
An Ancient Time Rich in Culture In the dawn of early humans, there were long periods of slow change. Then, the archaeological record shows a sudden bloom of culture, improved tools, and art forms such as decorative beads, red ochre coloring, and cave paintings. What triggered this flourishing of culture that separated us from the rest of our ancient ancestors forever? By: World Science Festival.

December 03, 2014

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2:03 PM | Where do Vampires come from? Isotopic Analysis of the Drawsko Vampires
Vampires have continued to be a hot topic in studies of deviant burial practices, and the popular news is more than happy to share these types of archaeological finds. Of […]

Gregoricka, L., Betsinger, T., Scott, A. & Polcyn, M. (2014). Apotropaic Practices and the Undead: A Biogeochemical Assessment of Deviant Burials in Post-Medieval Poland, PLoS ONE, 9 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113564

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November 28, 2014

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9:54 PM | Archaeo-Chat: In Situ Preservation Today, Liv and Rhys talk...
Archaeo-Chat: In Situ Preservation Today, Liv and Rhys talk about issues surrounding ‘In Situ’ preservation of archaelogical remains. By: Archaeosoup Productions.
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