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Baths, Basilicas and Temples: Civic Life in Roman Leicester

The Roman City of Leicester offered its citizens a full range of civic facilities including a forum, shopping Centre, temples and public baths. Roman Leicester’s...

Ancient Greek Musical Contests at the Pythian Games, Delphi

Dedicated to Apollo, the Pythian Games at Delphi celebrated Ancient Greek music. Archaeological has uncovered the venue of the contests-the theatre. Athletics contests are the...

Archaeology and the Ancient Greek Pythian Games at Delphi

The Pythian Games at Delphi were part of the festival of Apollo. The games occurred every four years, with each Pythiad marking the halfway...

Archaeology and Human Remains from Herculaneum

Human remains are relatively recent archaeological discoveries at Herculaneum. They provide important archaeological information about lives and deaths. The people of Herculaneum were once believed...

Working in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

Forensic archaeologists and anthropologists apply their knowledge to help with modern investigations at crime scenes, disaster sites-even modern cemeteries. Jobs in archaeology don’t just involve...

Late Pleistocene Paleo Indians of the Americas

The peopling of the Americas is hotly debated by archaeologists. Theories abound, though new technologies and discoveries have shed some light on the topic. The...

Archaeological Human Skeletons – Inferring Occupation

Inferring occupation from archaeological skeletons using certain methods and techniques can provide an interesting mixed set of results. The question of occupation and what can...

Ancient Tomb Could Contain Mayan King

An undisturbed tomb in Guatemala found last May is possibly the final resting place of royalty. At the Guatemalan site of El Zotz, a team...

Archaic North America

Climate change brought changes in plant and animal life to the people of the early Holocene Epoch. How would they adapt? Folsom Man had become...

Archaeological Evidence for Roman Women Gladiators

Ancient sources suggest women gladiators fought in the Roman Arena. But does archaeological evidence really tell us more about female gladiators? Tantalising descriptions of women...
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