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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...

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...

Roman Towns and the Archaeology of the Revolt of Roman Britain

The Boudiccan revolt of Roman Britain in 60AD can be detected in the archaeology of roman towns such as Colchester, St Albans, London...

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 -...

Industrial Archaeology: Archaeology and Industrial History

Industrial archaeology is the study of the material culture of industry. It covers all periods of Industrial history, not just the industrial revolution. Industrial...

Egyptian Blue Frit

Archaeology looks at how the ancient Egyptians made the blue frit pigment that they widely used in decorations. Egyptian blue and green Frit are...

Wharram Percy: Archaeology and Life in a Medieval Village

The archaeology of Wharram Percy reveals life in a medieval village - from medieval houses to the health and life expectancy of medieval...

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...

Volunteer Archaeology: Discover Local History and Learn about Digs

Volunteer archaeology allows beginners and experienced excavators to take part in archaeological digs and learn about local history Volunteer archaeology is the perfect way to...

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...
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The Origins of Thumbs Up or Down: Life or Death

Thumbs up in some cultures is a sign of approval, while in others, it is a sign of disrespect. Where did it come from? The...

From Papyrus to Paper

Papyrus is an Egyptian water plant that has enabled man to preserve from oblivion the records of dynasties long since passed into history. The...

Qanats: Ancient Underground Aqueducts

Approximately 3000 years ago, clever technicians in the Middle East developed a method for moving water that was reliable, ecologically sound, pollution-free, long-lasting and...