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The Archaeology of the Roman City of Jerash, Jordan

A major Roman City in Jordan, Jerash's archaeology is amongst the best preserved in the empire. Its public Roman architecture reveals how the city...

The Family Life and Death of Tutankhamun

Several new findings shed light on the boy king's family tree and mysterious death. He is easily the most well-known and iconic of the ancient...

Types of Ancient Civilisations

Civilisations do not spring up out of nowhere. They go through a number of stages before reaching their fully developed form. Civilisations evolve similar to...

The Main Cardo of Jerash – A Monumental Roman Road

The Cardo of Jerash was particularly splendid roman road - a visual statement about the importance of the city within the eastern Roman Empire The...

The Americas – The First Human Settlement

Archaeologists are not in agreement over when the first humans occupied the Americas. However, they do agree that they crossed the Bering Land...

Summary of Social Complexity in the Nasca Civilization

The Nasca lines of southern Peru acted as a form of materialized ideology. These lines are made up of over 1,000 figures, covering about...

The Nasca Ceremonial Center of Cahuachi

Cahuachi was an important means by which ideology was materialized into concrete, tangible culture for the Nasca civilization. This center is not only useful...

Nasca Symbolic Objects and the Materialization of Ideology

An exploration of the emergence of social complexity in the Nasca civilization, through polychrome ceramics, geoglyphs, and ceremonial centers. Symbolic objects served many purposes...

An Introduction to Social Complexity in the Nasca Civilization

An exploration of the emergence of social complexity in the Nasca civilization, through polychrome ceramics, geoglyphs, and ceremonial centers. Known for its abstract iconography...

Spirituality and Symbolism in the Late Stone Age

How the origins of ritual and religious thought could lie in the art and ritual of our Upper Palaeolithic ancestors of 10,000 -...
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