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January 28, 2015

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6:23 PM | Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History...
Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222 by thecrashcourse: In which John Green teaches you about water! So, we talk about resources a lot on Crash Course, and today is no exception. It turns out people can’t live without water, which means it’s absolutely necessary for civilization. Today John talks about water in the context of classical civilizations, but not like Greece or Rome or something. We’re talking about the Maya civilization in Central […]

January 27, 2015

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3:48 PM | Reuse of Cemeteries in Prehistoric Ireland
With the cold weather and ice descending upon the Midwest, I’ve found myself spending more time watching HGTV than I normally do. My favorite shows are the fixer upper ones, […]

Quinn, C. (2015). Returning and reuse: Diachronic perspectives on multi-component cemeteries and mortuary politics at Middle Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Tara, Ireland, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 37 1-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2014.10.003

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9:00 AM | Hard Times in the Younger Dryas
This time last year, most of North America was buried in an unusual cold period. The jet stream had hemorrhaged in early January and the Polar Vortex that usually sits atop the hemisphere like a halo came pouring down. Known as the 2014 North American Cold Wave, temperatures plummeted, particularly in the Northeast and Upper […]
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9:00 AM | Hard Times in the Younger Dryas
This time last year, most of North America was buried in an unusual cold period. The jet stream had hemorrhaged in early January and the Polar Vortex that usually sits atop the hemisphere like a halo came pouring down. Known as the 2014 North American Cold Wave, temperatures plummeted, particularly in the Northeast and Upper […]

January 23, 2015

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7:27 PM | World’s 10 Strangest Out-Of-Place Artifacts Out-of-place...
World’s 10 Strangest Out-Of-Place Artifacts Out-of-place artifacts, or OOPArts, are mysterious objects discovered in a seemingly impossible context. By: Hybrid Librarian. Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hybridlibrarian

January 20, 2015

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2:00 PM | Mostly Dead, but Slightly Alive: The Life After Death of Dismembered Remains in Ancient Peru
In the Princess Bride, the deceased body of Westley is brought to Miracle Max in order to bring him back to life. Famously, May says ‘There’s a big difference between mostly dead […]

Tung, T. (2014). Agency, ‘Til Death Do Us Part? Inquiring about the Agency of Dead Bodies from the Ancient Andes, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 24 (03) 437-452. DOI: 10.1017/S0959774314000614

Arnold, B. (2014). Life After Life: Bioarchaeology and Post-mortem Agency, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 24 (03) 523-529. DOI: 10.1017/S0959774314000572

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2:00 PM | Mostly Dead, but Slightly Alive: The Life After Death of Dismembered Remains in Ancient Peru
In the Princess Bride, the deceased body of Westley is brought to Miracle Max in order to bring him back to life. Famously, May says ‘There’s a big difference between mostly dead […]

Tung, T. (2014). Agency, ‘Til Death Do Us Part? Inquiring about the Agency of Dead Bodies from the Ancient Andes, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 24 (03) 437-452. DOI: 10.1017/S0959774314000614

Arnold, B. (2014). Life After Life: Bioarchaeology and Post-mortem Agency, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 24 (03) 523-529. DOI: 10.1017/S0959774314000572

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January 19, 2015

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9:06 PM | How to Decipher an Ancient Script - Decipherment Club...
How to Decipher an Ancient Script - Decipherment Club Nº1 History’s hiding something from you. Learn what it takes to read an undeciphered script. Let’s discuss the basics of decipherment. Does decipherment mean digging into ancient symbols to unearth the hidden meaning beneath them? If you’re going to join our secret decipherment club, you’ll have to change how you look at decipherment. This video will be part of a series on the decipherment of ancient scripts. In […]
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7:27 PM | From Tablets to Tablets: A History of Writing Disruptive...
From Tablets to Tablets: A History of Writing Disruptive technology is defined as a new innovation that displaces established technologies. In particular, the way we disseminate information has had this effect with each new innovation. Director of user experience at The New York Times, Alex Wright, takes us through the history and technology of writing. From the very beginning when people first began writing things down, to the invention of the printing press, which allowed information to be […]

January 18, 2015

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10:43 PM | Hunting Lost Cities from Space - Future Thinking If you want to...
Hunting Lost Cities from Space - Future Thinking If you want to find lost cities or the traces of ancient civilizations, Sarah Parcak believes you need to head into space. Professor Parcak is a space archaeologist who uses satellite imagery to map and locate previously unknown archaeological sites around the world. Find out more here - http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120717-hunting-lost-cities-from-space By: Head Squeeze.

January 15, 2015

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11:33 PM | Archaeo-Chat: Exodus - Hollywood Vs. Archaeology? Today, Liv,...
Archaeo-Chat: Exodus - Hollywood Vs. Archaeology? Today, Liv, Rhys, Aaron, Andy and Bethany talk about issues surrounding Hollywood and the representation of the past. By: Archaeosoup Productions.
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2:02 PM | Trepanation! Not Just For Headaches: Tibial Surgery in Ancient Peru
Over the past two years, I’ve been commuting from my home to my university. It’s about an hour drive each way (unless it’s snowing, and then it could be two […]

Toyne, J. (2015). Tibial surgery in ancient Peru, International Journal of Paleopathology, 8 29-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2014.09.002

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January 13, 2015

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12:00 PM | Not All Are Buried Here: Selective Burial in Prehistoric Spain
Interpreting cemeteries in order to understand the living population is a dangerous and difficult task. On the one hand, cemeteries are really our only form of information about the actual […]

Fernández-Crespo, T. & de-la-Rúa, C. (2015). Demographic evidence of selective burial in megalithic graves of northern Spain, Journal of Archaeological Science, 53 604-617. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.11.015

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January 11, 2015

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10:44 PM | 4 Mysterious New World Monuments For modern archaeologists, the...
4 Mysterious New World Monuments For modern archaeologists, the ancient world continues to hold many secrets. The following is a list of four awe-inspiring sights whose codes haven’t been cracked yet. By: How Stuff Works.

January 09, 2015

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7:10 PM | Crowd-Sourced Search Aims to Find Genghis Khan's Tomb
More than 10,000 volunteers sifted through high-resolution images of Mongolia taken by orbital satellites to locate potential sites.

January 08, 2015

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9:00 AM | Gender in the Paleolithic
Camped with six adults and five children on the south-central coast of Alaska, I was doing a little writing experiment. I had been following possible Paleolithic routes, taking off with adventurers across glaciers and mountains to get a sense of living and traveling in the same landscapes people faced tens of thousands of years ago. […]
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9:00 AM | Gender in the Paleolithic
Camped with six adults and five children on the south-central coast of Alaska, I was doing a little writing experiment. I had been following possible Paleolithic routes, taking off with adventurers across glaciers and mountains to get a sense of living and traveling in the same landscapes people faced tens of thousands of years ago. […]
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