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Some cool new finds, and some interesting new published research this month. Let's hit it!New FindsTomb of a woman from the 3rd c AD.Photo by Adriana Romanska.12 January - Roman link to local cemetery (Luton Today). Seven Roman cremations were found during a dig at a modern cemetery in England (30mi north of London). No more has been reported, though.20 January - Graeco-Roman necropolis discovered in Alexandria (Ahram Online). Tomb raiders found a necropolis, but there's no mention of […]
Alright, I know I've been remiss in posting... anything. But the spring semester started on January 6 (yes, really! I don't know why it's that stupidly early), which left me pretty much zero time between semesters to plan for my courses, particularly given the kiddos' daycare/school was closed at the same time. At some point, I will dig myself out of the insanity of the start of the semester--oh wait, my teaching classroom flooded last week, so it might be a while--but until then, […]
It's time for me to take stock of my year in blogging and see what was most popular, but also what I most enjoyed writing and what I want to write about in 2015. I wrote 82 posts in 2014 and got 181,504 page views this year. Here are some Top 3 lists in a variety of categories, along with stats on number of views, as I'm still planning to argue for the importance of blogging as part of my tenure case.Most Popular Posts Written in 2014*Where did Roman babies poop? (3,535 views)How long was the […]
It was yet again a slow month in Roman bioarch news, so here's the month of December to kick off your new year...Roman Empire3 December -- Shackled individuals found in Gallo-Roman cemetery in southwest France (Past Horizons). Well, this is a super interesting find. Among several hundred graves found in a Shackled Gallo-Roman(via Past Horizons)cemetery in France were a few skeletons with metal shackles around their necks and/or legs -- four adults had shackles on their left legs, and one […]
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