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May 19, 2019

Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)

Cyborgs and Octavia Butler

This weekend I read Colleen Morgan’s newest piece on cyborgs archaeology in the European Journal of Archaeology. At just about the same time, I finished the first two novels of Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis series (Dawn and Adulthood Rites). 

There’s a kind of unintentional symmetry between these two pieces. Morgan’s article explores the relationship between archaeologists, their methods, their tools, and their knowledge of the past. The seamlessness of these relationships creates new spaces where the divisions between humans and non-humans, individuals and their avatars, and the past and the present cease to be meaningful.

Butler’s complex world likewise focuses on blurring the distinction between the human and non-human, the living and non-living, male and female, and many of the other dichotomies that defined how we saw the world in so much of the 20th century. It is hardly surprising that Butler’s works appeared within years of Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto.”  And Haraway recognizes the significance of Butler in her later work, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (1991), but because I’m pretty clueless, I didn’t realize how powerful the overlap between these ideas would be. Butler’s worlds provides a rich backdrop for narratives and characters that flow between genders, sexualities, time, and space. These moves are not, however, made simple, but are complicated without being unnatural or transgressive. 

As my summer moves from reading and thinking to spending time with artifacts, architecture, and landscapes, Colleen and Octavia Butler offer me thoughtful and provocative way of thinking about how our work, tool, mind, and lives produce one another. 

Scott Moore (Ancient History Ramblings)

Sunday – Lazy and Productive

Yesterday Brandon came by to pick up some items we stored at the Polis apotheke that he needs to start excavating at Vigla. It gave us a chance to visit the apotheke, and see how much cleaning we will need to do on Monday. It was a nice relaxing day, which was good because my jet lag is always worse a couple of days after my flight east. After Brandon headed back to Larnaka, Bill and I went out to eat at the Irish Pub we like to eat at because they have pretty good pizza. The view is also ok (see picture below).

So we spent today getting things ready for starting work at the apotheke tomorrow. So this was a lot of computer work and looking for files, etc. It was too bad, because it is a really nice day out there today with a lot of sunshine and a little breeze that kept it from being too hot. I did have the chance to try out a bag of potato chips. For the first bag of the season, I chose Lay’s Taste of Mediterranean 3 Peppers. The bag shows potato chips that appear to be flavored with three different peppercorns (black, red, and white), next to a small jar of olive oil. The bag mentions the chips are flavored by 100% olive oil. The taste was interesting. It was a layered taste with the black peppercorns hitting with a strong sharp taste as soon as you bit into the chip. This was then followed up by the sweeter taste of the green and white peppercorns. Not bad at all. I found them to be a nice change of pace from traditional peppered chips. I give them a – *******(7).

We went back to Yialos for dinner and I had a pretty good meal of sheftalia, salad, olives, and fries. Now the remaining question is whether I am going to get up early to watch the Games of Thrones series finale.

RSM

ArcheoNet BE

Bunkers en loopgraven in en rond het Mastenbos in Kapellen beschermd

Vlaams minister Geert Bourgeois heeft de bunkers en loopgraven in en ten zuidwesten van het Mastenbos in Kapellen voorlopig beschermd als monument. De meeste structuren vormden een onderdeel van de Nordabschnitt, een Duitse stelling die tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog ten noordoosten van Antwerpen werd aangelegd om geallieerde aanvallen vanuit het neutrale Nederland op te vangen.

De Nordabschnitt volgde min of meer het tracé van de forten en schansen van de Buitenlinie, die het Belgisch leger voor de oorlog voor de Vesting Antwerpen had aangelegd. In de intervallen tussen de forten en schansen had het Belgisch leger tijdens de eerste oorlogsmaanden veldversterkingen en bunkers opgetrokken.

De stelling was op verschillende niveaus georganiseerd in sectoren. In dit dossier zijn de bunkers en loopgraven geselecteerd die tot een bataljonssector behoorden. Bijna alle bunkers uit deze sector zijn bewaard, waardoor het een gaaf bewaard ensemble aan bunkers betreft. Net zoals elders in de Stellung Antwerpen werd de bunkertypologie van de Kaiserliche Fortifikation Antwerpen gebruikt. Door het gebruik van standaardontwerpen hoopte de Duitse legerleiding de bunkers sneller en efficiënter te bouwen. De opbouw van het systeem met gevechtsloopgraven en verbindingsloopgraven en de inplanting van de vele bunkertypes in de loopgraven kunnen nog steeds op het terrein afgelezen worden.

Tijdens het interbellum werden nieuwe stellingen gebouwd, waaronder de Antitankgracht die tussen de forten en schansen van de voormalige Buitenlinie werd aangelegd. Achter de Antitankgracht werden aan het begin van de Tweede Wereldoorlog uitgebreide veldversterkingen in opeenvolgende linies uitgebouwd, met kuilen voor fuseliers en mitrailleurs, die met elkaar verbonden werden via verbindingsgangen. Wallen werden opgeworpen om de vijand onder vuur te nemen. Zo een geheel aan veldversterkingen is in het noorden van het Mastenbos bewaard en wordt ook beschermd. In het Mastenbos vinden we dus een opmerkelijk divers pakket aan loopgraventypes en andere veldversterkingen die ten tijde van de Eerste en Tweede Wereldoorlog werden aangelegd.

Sommige Duitse bunkers van de Nordabschnitt werden aangepast, zodat ze gebruikt konden worden in het nieuwe defensiesysteem. Vele bunkers zijn de voorbije jaren ingericht als vleermuizenschuilplaats. Via de vele wandelpaden en het recent aangelegde loopgravenpad kunnen de overblijfselen bezichtigd worden.

De Lieremandepressie: unieke ge-tuige van bijna 14.000 jaar vegetatie

Op de voorbije Infodag Archeologiedag van de provincie Antwerpen werd ook een nieuwe archeologiebrochure voorgesteld. Deze brochure belicht het onderzoek van drie veensequenties uit de Lieremandepressie in Oud-Turnhout. Dankzij dit onderzoek hebben we nu een vrijwel ononderbroken beeld van de evolutie van het landschap en de vegetatie in en rond de depressie. Het verhaal begint vanaf het einde van de laatste ijstijd, ruim 13.800 jaar geleden. 

Deze rijk geïllustreerde, gratis brochure is verkrijgbaar bij de dienst Erfgoed van de provincie Antwerpen via 03/240.64.14 of erfgoed@provincieantwerpen.be.
Meer info over de brochurereeks vind je op www.provincieantwerpen.be.  

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Parekbolai. An Electronic Journal for Byzantine Literature

[First posted in AWOL 1 August 2011. Updated 19 May  2019]

Parekbolai. An Electronic Journal for Byzantine Literature
ISSN: 2241-0228 

BiblePlaces Blog

Weekend Roundup, Part 2

Archaeologists have discovered an underground chamber in Nero’s Domus Aurea palace.

“Ancient workers used molten iron to repair Pompeii’s streets before the historic and devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.”

Greek authorities have granted permission for the restoration of the interior of the Parthenon in Athens.

Turkish officials have discovered an ancient mosaic that was illegally excavated in Çanakkale.

“Ancient treasures pillaged from conflict zones in the Middle East are being offered for sale on Facebook, researchers say, including items that may have been looted by Islamic State militants.”

In light of ISIS’s plundering, researchers have attempted to quantity the market value of artifacts from a single site.

The Biblical History Center in LaGrange, Georgia, is seeking approval to build a replica of the Sea of Galilee.

The Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times has announced the list of speakers for its 2019 conference “Between Israel, Aram and Phoenicia: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives.”

BibleX has posted a mini-review of the Photo Companion to Daniel.

HT: Ted Weis, Agade, A.D. Riddle

James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)

Are Humans a Virus?

At one of the public lectures in this year’s Butler Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs, which has focused on religion, ecology, and the environment, someone in the audience asked the speaker whether humankind is a virus (specifically referencing Agent Smith’s statement in The Matrix to that effect). Thinking about it, I came up with […]

Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

Bando per ricercatore a tempo determinato in Chimica dell'Ambiente e dei Beni Culturali

Tra i 17 posti di ricercatore a tempo determinato RTDA finanziato con risorse del PON AIM LINEA1 ’Università degli Studi di Salerno pone a concorso un posto per per il S.S.D CHIM/12 - CHIMICA DELL'AMBIENTE E DEI BENI CULTURALI

May 18, 2019

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica

[First posted in AWOL 8 March 2011. Updated 18 May 2019]

Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica
ISSN (print): 1224-2284
ISSN (online): 2392-6031
The journal Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica was established in 1983, at that moment as a volume dedicated to the memory of the reputed scholar from Iași, Nicolae Gostar. Though at the onset the journal was envisioned as a periodical, because of the financial and political difficulties of the era, its publishing only recommenced in 1995, having appeared regularly since then. 
Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica is edited by the Chair of Ancient History and Archaeology from the Faculty of History within the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, and publishes studies on the prehistory, ancient history and archaeology of, primarily, the South-eastern European area, but also of Europe and of the extra-European regions. After the first issue (1983), the journal underwent, as stated above, a steady evolution, to become one of the few Romanian publications with an up-to-date release schedule. The themes are varied, encompassing eras from prehistory to the Middle Ages and domains such as archaeology, prehistory, numismatics, epigraphy, anthropology, paleobotany, and paleofaunistics. 

Interdisciplinary studies enjoyed appreciable consideration during the last years, on account of the facilities available in the laboratories of the Chair of Ancient History and Archaeology.

Starting with 1990 the journal established international collaborations, out of which special mention should be made of those with scholars from Bari (Rodolfo Striccoli, Marcello Marin, Luigi Piacente, Domenico Lassandro). These collaborations were later intensified by the contributions of the researchers from the University of Foggia (Renzo Infante, Gilda Sansone, Maria Veronese, etc.) and from other foreign universities and institutes (Konstanz, Trier, Innsbruck, Paris, Besançon, Udine, Haifa, etc.).

In conclusion, the journal focuses on ancient history and archaeology and benefitted from the contributions of prestigious authors from Romania or abroad. Worthy of attention is that internationally-recognised scholars have accepted to be members of the editorial committee (Svend Hansen, Christoph Schaefer, Wolfgang Schuller, Martin Hose, etc.).

Open Access Journal: Panta Re: Revista digital de ciencia y didáctica de la Historia

[First posted in AWOL 25 December 2016, updated 18 May 2019]

 Panta Re: Revista digital de ciencia y didáctica de la Historia 
ISSN (electrónico): 2386-8864
ISSN (en papel): 1136-2464.
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La revista Panta Rei ha vuelto a entrar en movimiento. Y lo ha hecho completamente renovada, pero con una filosofía en lo esencial exactamente igual a la que la vio nacer allá por el año 1993. El río en el que nos sumergimos ahora es distinto, más amplio y ambicioso, esperando que llegue al mayor número de público posible.

Con este fin, os hacemos partícipes de nuestro proyecto. Queda abierta la convocatoria para la recepción de trabajos susceptibles de ser publicados en lo que será el segundo volumen de la nueva época de la revista PANTA REI (2015). Dicha recepción se realizará en el período comprendido desde la publicación de la presente convocatoria hasta el 31 de mayo de 2015. Los trabajos recibidos con posterioridad a esa fecha serán susceptibles de publicarse en el siguiente número.

La fórmula de envío, así como los requisitos y condiciones que deben cumplir los trabajos, están recogidos en el apartado “Normas de publicación” de esta misma página.
2018
El estilo decorativo en las primeras producciones cerámicas en el valle del río vinalopó (Alicante). Decorative Style in Early Pottery Production of the Valley of Vinalopó river (Alicante)
Silvia Martínez Amorós
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/1
Límites históricos del Ateísmo: increencia en la Grecia Antigua. Historical limits of Atheism: Disbelief in the Ancient Greece
Ramón Soneira Martínez
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/2
Dynamics of Power: an Architectural Reading of the Concentration of Power (Ullastret, 4th-3rd Century BC). – Dinámica de poder: una lectura sobre la concentración de poder a partir de la arquitectura (Ullastret, siglos IV-III a. C.)
David Jesús Cebrián Martínez
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/3
La mujer como exemplum. Subversión, desafío y resistencia en Valerio Máximo. – Woman as Exemplum. Subversion, Defiance and Resistance in Valerius Maximus
Lidia González Estrada
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/4
The narrative framing of violence in teaching resources about the Spanish Conquest of America.Marcos narrativos de la violencia en recursos educativos sobre la Conquista de América
Ángela Bermúdez Vélez y Diego Argumero Martínez
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/5
Modelos de conciencia histórica en el alumnado de Educación Secundaria: tradición, simbología y contextualización en torno a los restos del franquismo. – Historical Consciousness Models in Secondary Education Students: Tradition, Symbology and Contextualization of the Remains of Franco’s Regime
Diego Miguel-Revilla y María Sánchez Agustí
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/6
La importancia de la contextualización curricular en la enseñanza de la Historia en México. –The Importance of the Curricular Contextualization in History Teaching in Mexico
Enrique Bautista Rojas
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/7
Experiencia didáctica para la enseñanza de la historia contemporánea a través de las fuentes en Educación Superior.Teaching Experience to Teach Late Modern History through Historical
Sources in Higher Education

Nayra Llonch-Molina y Verónica Parisi-Moreno
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/8

Reseñas
Prados, F., Jiménez, H., Martínez, J.J. (Eds.) (2017). Menorca entre fenicis i púnics / Menorca entre fenicios y púnicos. Murcia: Centro de Estudios del Próximo Oriente y la Antigüedad Tardía de la Universidad de Murcia. 320 págs.
Pete Missingham
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/9
Bravo Bosch, M.ª J. (2017). Mujeres y símbolos en la Roma Republicana. Análisis jurídico-histórico de Lucrecia y Cornelia. Madrid: Dykinson. 333 págs.
Borja Méndez Santiago
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/10
Karp, M. (2016). This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 360 pages.
Kevin Caprice
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/11
Livi-Bacci, Massimo (2012). A Short History of Migration. Cambridge: Polity Press. 157 pages.
Alejandro Salamanca Rodríguez
DOI: 10.6018/pantarei/2018/12

Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

Nuovo LiBackPack DG50, con doppio sensore LIDAR

Il 6 Maggio a Genova abbiamo presentato ufficialmente LIDAR Italia, nata dalla partnership tra Gter, JP Droni e GreenValleyInternational (GVI), in cui Gter stesso ricopre il ruolo di rivenditore unico per l'Italia degli strumenti SW. E' stata l'occasione importante per vedere all'opera il nuovo LiBackPack DG50, con doppio sensore LIDAR, nelle vie del centro di Genova.

Leica 3D Experience: nuove opportunità di business

Leica Geosystems organizza Leica 3D Experience, un evento della durata di due giorni, composto da corsi di formazione e conferenza utenti, per tutti coloro che desiderano avvicinarsi al mondo 3D in genere.

Indagine sulla digitalizzazione dei musei italiani e innovazione digitale

Vieni a scoprire i risultati della prima indagine sulla digitalizzazione dei musei italiani ed i progetti di innovazione affrontati in quest’anno di ricerca con la Community dell’Osservatorio Innovazione Digitale nei Beni e Attività Culturali.

Scott Moore (Ancient History Ramblings)

And the research begins.

I have received thousands of emails from people wondering how my potato research is coming along. So, let’s recap: So far I have tested and evaluated 51 different flavors of potato chips (see ratings below). They are rated on a simple 1-10 scale. I picked up 3 new flavors last night at the grocery store and will start tesing them tomorrow.

The Potato Chips of Cyprus: An Exhaustive Study:

  • Argentinean Steak — ***** (5)
  • Baked Lays with Mediterranean Herbs — *****(5)
  • Barbecue — ******** (8)
  • Brazilian Mango and Chile — **** (4)
  • Caramelized Onion and Balsamic Vinegar — ******* (7)
  • Cheese and Onion — *** (3)
  • English Cheese on Toast — ***** (6)
  •  Frit Ravich Onduladas Jamon Chips (Ham Flavoured) – ** (2)
  • Frit Ravich Mediterraneo Chips – **(2)
  • Goldies Bacon Extreme. Bacon – *(1)
  • Goldies Extreme – *****(5)
  • Greek Salsa — **** (4)
  • Handy Snacks Cyprus Potato Chips Vinegar and Oregano – *** (3)
  • Lay’s Baked Barbecue potato chips – ***** (5)
  • Lay’s Cream Cheese and Bacon – ******(6)
  • Lays Greek Salad Flavor – ****(4)
  • Lay’s Heinz Ketchup flavored – **(2)
  • Lay’s Pesto and Mozzarella with Cool Effect – ******(6)
  • Lay’s Scoops Chili Flavoured – ***(3)
  • Lays Cider Vinegar – **** (4)
  • Lays Lasagna Flavored chips – ****** (6)
  • Lays Maxx Deep Ridged Chicken Wing Flavour – ** (2)
  • Lays Maxx Deep Ridged Salt & Vinegar Flavour chips – ******* (7)
  • Lays Mozzarella and Pesto flavored — ******** (8)
  • Lays Mushrooms in Cream – ***(3)
  • Lays Sensations – Japanese Teriyaki – *****(5)
  • Lays Smokey Bacon – ****(4)
  • Lays Sour Cream and Black Pepper – ****(4)
  • Mama’s sundried tomato and basil chips -***(3)
  • Mediterranean Herb — ****** (6)
  • Mexican Peppers and Cream — ******** (8)
  • Oregano — ******** (8)
  • Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme — **** (4)
  • Prawn Cocktail — ********** (10)
  • Pringles Texas BBQ Sauce – ******(6)
  • Quavers with Cheese — ******* (7)
  • Replay’s Cheese flavored chips – ********(8)
  • Replay’s Ketchup Flavored Potato Chips – *(1)
  • Replay’s Terra Bites – **(2)
  • Salt and Vinegar — ******* (7)
  • Thai Sweet Chile — ** (2)
  • Tsakiris Bacon and Cheese Flavoured Chips – * (1)
  • Tsakiris Chips with Florina Peppers Flavor – ** (2)
  • Tsakiris Chips with Graviera Cheese Flavour – ******* (7)
  • Tsakiris Chips with Ketchup and Mustard – ** (2)
  • Tsakiris Chips with Mytilene Sea Salt Flavour – ******* (7)
  • Tsakiris Chips with Oregano – ****** (6)
  • Tsakiris Chips with Vinegar Flavour – ****** (6)
  • Tsakiris Chips with Santorini Tomato Flavor – ******** (8)
  • Tsakiris Chips Sweet Barbeque – **** (4).
  • Tzatziki — * (1)

RSM

BiblePlaces Blog

Weekend Roundup, Part 1

In an article posted on his Academia website (abstract here), Joe Zias argues that the “Cave of John the Baptist” actually depicts the Crusader patron saint of leprosy suffers, the man Lazarus from Jesus’s parable in Luke 16.

A military fortress from the 26th Dynasty has been discovered in North Sinai.

The April Newsletter of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities provides the latest in archaeological discoveries, exhibitions, inaugurations, and more. (As of this writing, the pdf has the pages in reverse order.)

The Harvard Gazette describes the background and value of the Digital Giza Project.

If you haven’t visited the Harvard Semitic Museum, you can now take a very nice virtual tour.

The topics on this week’s The Book and the Spade are the four-room house, slavery, and Selah.

Leon Mauldin writes about “the hearing ear” in the biblical and ancient world.

Israel’s Good Name took a birdwatching trip to Eilat.

Max Richardson has been photographing in Jerusalem since 1985 and he shares some of his photos in The Jerusalem Report.

Mark Hoffman reviews the new Daniel and Esther volumes in the Photo Companion to the Bible series.

HT: Charles Savelle, Ted Weis, Agade

Archaeological News on Tumblr

Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch

New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa’s southern Cape, where charred...

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

Detecting holidays: 40 years of Holiday Evidence Destruction


More hunters destroying for the fun of it
Pay to loot Britain's heritage metal detecting hobbies in the UK , who benefits?
the group of people who have benefited most from selling about 100,000 heritage prospecting days over 4 decades are the salesmen. We calculate they’ve taken about £20 million. It’s to be hoped the pending metal detecting reforms will involve the discouragement of this unique-to-Britain trade.

James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)

Smartphone as Mobile Library

I really appreciate the “Book Addict’s Defense of the Smartphone” which made the following case: My point is not that I don’t think that smartphones can cause problems for attention, focus, and interpersonal relationships.  I’ll stipulate that we have not adjusted to the downsides of having the internet – and everything that comes along with […]

ArcheoNet BE

VLAC lanceert enquête over veiligheid in de Vlaamse archeologie

Het Vlaams Archeologencollectief (VLAC) voert momenteel een enquête uit over het thema veiligheid, één van de vijf aandachtspunten die vorig jaar werden gelanceerd. Met deze enquête wil het VLAC een beeld vormen over hoe er wordt omgegaan met veiligheid (en hygiëne) op het archeologische werkveld. De vragenlijst is voornamelijk bedoeld voor archeologen en veldtechnici in de commerciële archeologische sector, maar ook de archeologen in de publieke sector worden uitgenodigd om deze enquête in te vullen. De enquête is volledig anoniem.

Vul hier de enquête in (voor 9 juni)

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

2019.05.28: Afterlives of Augustus, AD 14-2014

Review of Penelope J. Goodman, Afterlives of Augustus, AD 14-2014. Cambridge: 2018. Pp. xv, 418. £90.00. ISBN 9781108423687.

2019.05.27: Greek Federal Terminology. Akanthina, 12

Review of Jacek Rzepka, Greek Federal Terminology. Akanthina, 12. Oxford: 2017. Pp. 110. £20.00. ISBN 9788375312379.

2019.05.26: Pseudo Arcadius' Epitome of Herodian's 'De Prosodia Catholica': Edited with an Introduction and Commentary. Oxford Classical Monographs

Review of Stephanie Roussou, Pseudo Arcadius' Epitome of Herodian's 'De Prosodia Catholica': Edited with an Introduction and Commentary. Oxford Classical Monographs. Oxford; New York: 2018. Pp. xxxviii, 596. £120.00. ISBN 9780198805588.

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

Greek Pot of Questionable Origin Found in Another US Museum


The Toledo Museum of Art has reached an agreement with the Italian government on an ancient Greek pottery piece whose origins came into question a few years ago. The skyphos, (ceramic drinking vessel) decorated with the story of the return of Hephaistos to Olympus, is attributed to the Kleophon Painter of Athens, dating to about 420 B.C. (Roberta Gedert, 'Toledo Museum of Art to keep for now Greek vessel of questionable origin', The Blade MAY 17, 2019)
The Toledo museum purchased the piece for $90,000 in 1982 from an antiquities dealer in Geneva [...] Its record of ownership was challenged in 2017 by Christos Tsirogiannis, a forensic archaeologist who listed it among objects in collections without a clear record of origin [...] “In the absence of no knowledge of where the work had come from, he wrote to us and questioned us on its background,” he said. “It was shipped to the United States from Zurich, but it did not have an export license, so therefore it could not be shown exactly where it had come from, so this then raised the question of a lack of provenance, which caused us to raise the matter with the government of Italy.” Per the agreement TMA came to in the past couple of weeks with the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, the piece will be repatriated to the Italian government, but remain on view at the museum for the next four years. At that time, TMA can ask to renew the loan or request another significant piece from the Italian government as part of a rotating exchange [...] In his 2017 paper, Mr. Tsirogiannis accuses the Toledo museum of not acting on the questionable history of the piece more quickly after returning a rare 2,500-year-old water jug in 2012 to Italy that had been linked to the same questionable antiquities dealers. “The Toledo Museum of Art … seems to follow the pattern that all American museums that return illicit antiquities have established; they silently are holding onto their tainted antiquities until (and if) someone identifies them …” he wrote.

US Authorities and Greek Policeman-Archaeologist Stop Illegal Coin Shipment from Munich


Archaeological evidence or
 mini-woks-of-art? 
US Homeland Security Investigations repatriated 10 Greek coins to the Government of Greece, Tuesday, during a reception at the San Francisco Greek Consulate. HSI Special Agent David Keller of San Francisco and Hellenic Police Sgt. Orfeas Sotiriou of Athens, Greece, had collaborated to intercept these artefacts:
The 10 coins were allegedly smuggled out of various Aegean islands such as the Island of Samos. The island of Samos is not covered by modern structures and has a lot of open, unprotected fields. These unexcavated archaeological sites are subject to the illegal use of metal detectors by collectors who remove artifacts, such as coins, for unlawful sale and profit.[...] In late August 2016, HSI detained a FedEx package with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the FedEx facility in Memphis, TN. The shipment originated from a Munich-based, online coin dealer with previous violations for selling suspicious antiquities. This shipment contained five coins.[...] In September 2016, Keller interviewed the buyer of the intercepted package. During this interview, the buyer informed Keller that he made a purchase from the same seller a few months earlier for five other coins. Subsequently, the previously purchased coins were also evaluated and found to be Greek artifacts. “The seller never provided any documentation showing the coins were acquired and sold legally,” Keller said. “The buyer cooperated with our investigation and ultimately surrendered all 10 coins to HSI to be forfeited and repatriated to the Government of Greece.” Also an archeologist in Athens, Sotiriou reported that all 10 coins are estimated to be dated as early as 600 BCE and were minted in various locations throughout the Aegean Islands.
News Release: ICE Homeland Security Investigations returned looted Greek artifacts to rightful owner 16/05/2019

Archaeology Magazine

Sarmatian Kurgan Discovered in Russia

Russia Sarmatian kurganNIKOLSKOYE, RUSSIA—A farmer who discovered a kurgan on his property in southwestern Russia alerted archaeologist Georgiy Stukalov of the Astrakhan State Museum and his team, according to a Live Science report. Their excavation revealed that the kurgan had been looted in antiquity, but still contained three human skeletons, a horse skull, a harness, weapons, gold jewelry, and a bronze cauldron. The three individuals are thought to have been buried in wooden coffins some 2,500 years ago and to have belonged to a group of nomads known as the Sarmatians, who later migrated to eastern and central Europe. The artifacts and bones will be analyzed at the Astrakhan State Museum. To read about another recent discovery in southwestern Russia, go to “Hellenistic Helmet Safety.”

Rock Art in Australia May Depict 19th-Century British Ship

Australia ship engravingPERTH, AUSTRALIA—Mirage News reports that an image of an early nineteenth-century British naval ship has been found scratched into a boulder on an island in the Dampier Archipelago, off the coast of Western Australia. Peter Veth of the University of Western Australia and rangers from the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation Land and Sea Unit found the rock art during a survey of the area in 2017. The image is thought to depict HMC Mermaid, a cutter captained by Phillip Parker King during his survey of the continent’s coastlines between 1817 and 1822. The ship’s crew of researchers, which included an Aboriginal man from Sydney named Boongaree and botanist Allan Cunningham, also wrote about the Yaburara people’s traditional lifeways. The image was probably created by King or members of his crew, according to Jo McDonald of the University of Western Australia. For more on rock art in Australia, go to “Off the Grid: Kakadu National Park.”

DNA Extracted From Sweden’s Prehistoric “Chewing Gum”

Sweden chewing gumSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—According to a Cosmos Magazine report, scientists have recovered DNA from pieces of birch bark chewed into sticky pitch by toolmaking hunters and fishers some 10,000 years ago. Archaeologists Per Persson and Mikael Manninen of the University of Oslo found the chewed bits of “gum” at a Mesolithic campsite on Sweden’s west coast, and asked Natalija Kashuba, then a researcher at Oslo’s Museum of Cultural History, to check them for genetic material. Although the style of artifacts at the site suggests the people who camped there came from the east, in what is now Russia, the DNA analysis indicates the two women and one man who chewed on these pieces of bark actually came from Europe, to the south. Persson explained that DNA obtained from such gums at other sites could offer information about migration patterns, relationships, diseases, and food preferences. To read about an engraved pendant dating to around the same period, go to “Mesolithic Markings.”

May 17, 2019

ἐν ἐφέσῳ: Thoughts and Meditations

Brill’s Dictionary of Ancient Greek

A few months ago, I was asked to write a blog post about The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek for the Logos Academic blog. That proved to be a fairly substantial task. The first post is now live and examines the context into which this new (at least in dictionary years) Greek dictionary exists relative... Continue Reading →

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Open Access Monograph Series: Collections electroniques de l'INHA

Collections electroniques de l'INHA
ISSN électronique: 2108-6419
Les publications de l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art (www.inha.fr) sont destinées à valoriser les manifestations – expositions, colloques, travaux de recherche en histoire de l’art et archéologie occidentale depuis l’Antiquité jusqu’à nos jours – conçues et organisées en partenariat avec d’autres institutions – université et musées. Elles complètent les ressources élaborées par l’Institut et mises à la disposition des chercheurs, professionnels de l’art ou amateurs éclairés (bases de données, catalogue de la Bibliothèque de l’INHA…), qu’ils soient conservateurs de musée, universitaires, antiquaires ou étudiants en histoire de l’art.
Cet espace de publication centralise aussi les documents ou informations intéressant les mutations qui affectent l'édition en histoire de l'art du fait du numérique: ainsi par exemple des questions de droit (voir ici) ou de nouvelles formes d'éditorialisation (voir ).
Volumes dealing with antiquity include:
« Bronzes grecs et romains, recherches récentes » — Hommage à Claude Rolley 
Dialogues artistiques avec les passés de l'Égypte : une perspective transnationale et transmédiale
Petits musées en vers. Épigramme et discours sur les collections antiques
L'iconographie du Caire dans les collections patrimoniales françaises
L’Orientalisme architectural entre imaginaires et savoirs
Concours pour le musée des Antiquités égyptiennes du Caire 1895
Le Caire dessiné et photographié au XIXe siècle
De l'Orient à la mathématique de l'ornement. Jules Bourgoin (1838-1908)
Ô dieux de Crotone ! Lieux et témoignages du sacré à l’intérieur d’une ville antique de Calabre
Histoires d'archéologie. De l'objet à l'étude
L'architecte Marcel Dourgnon et l'Égypte
Le Caire sur le vif. Beniamino Facchinelli photographe (1875-1895)

See AWOL's Alphabetical List of Open Access Monograph Series in Ancient Studies

Open Access Journal: NEARCO - Revista Eletrônica de Antiguidade e Medievo

NEARCO - Revista Eletrônica de Antiguidade e Medievo
ISSN 1982-8713
Publica artigos, resenhas, entrevistas, dossiês, textos, documentos históricos e análises historiográficas de interesse para os campos da História Antiga e Medieval (oriental e ocidental), centrados nas sociedades grega, romana, judaica, africana, outras comunidades culturais mediterrâneas. Tem por missões democratizar o saber acadêmico, socializar os resultados de pesquisas, trazer para o primeiro plano o conhecimento em História Antiga e Medieval, promover o intercâmbio de ideias e resultados de pesquisas com pesquisadores estrangeiros.
A missão acadêmica da revista conduz ao diálogo interdisciplinar com produtores do saber nas áreas de História, Filosofia, Arqueologia, Antropologia, Geografia, Sociologia, Linguística, Letras e Ciência Política. A revista pertence ao NEA - Núcleo de Estudos da Antiguidade e integra o PPGH - Programa de Pós-Graduação de História da UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.
A revista foi fundada em 2008 e é hoje um periódico de referência para os especialistas das áreas de História Antiga e Medieval no mundo de língua portuguesa e espanhola. Temos periodicidade semestral e recebemos em fluxo contínuo.

2018

Capa da Edição 2018.2 Teatro no Mundo Antigo

v. 10, n. 2 (2018): Teatro no Mundo Antigo

Imagem: Winged Victory of Samothrace (Reconstructed) by James J. Choi

2008

Capa da revista

v. 1, n. 2 (2008): NEARCO

Open Access Journal: Les Mélanges de l’École française de Rome – Antiquité (MEFRA)

[First listed in AWOL 19 December 2012. Updated 17 May 2019]

Les Mélanges de l’École française de Rome – Antiquité (MEFRA)
ISSN électronique: 1724-2134 
Les Mélanges de l’École française de Rome – Antiquité (MEFRA) publient des articles portant sur l’histoire, la culture et l’archéologie des mondes anciens en Méditerranée, en particulier en Italie, en Afrique du Nord et dans les Balkans, mais portant également sur les interactions entre cet espace et le reste du monde antique. Ils publient aussi des dossiers thématiques en lien avec les fouilles et les programmes scientifiques de l’EFR, et plus généralement des études relevant de diverses disciplines (histoire, archéologie, archéométrie, épigraphie, philologie, droit etc.), de la Préhistoire à la fin de l’Antiquité.

Numéros en texte intégral


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ISBN 978-2-7283-1347-1

Mélanges de l'école française de Rome [back list at Persée]
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Ranging from the Mélanges d'archéologie et d'histoire to the Mélanges de l'École française de Rome, this journal, started in 1881, publishes studies in history and archeology, centered on Italy and the western basin of the Mediterranean, from ancient times to the present.  (1881 -2000), 224 Issues, 4202 Articles

Available periods  :


1881 - 1977 - Mélanges d'archéologie et d'histoire


1971 - 1988 - Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome. Moyen-Age, Temps modernes


1971 - 2009 - Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome. Antiquité


1989 - 2009 - Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome. Moyen-Age



1989 - 2009 - Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome. Italie et Méditerranée

Compitum - événements (tous types)

Rencontres lyonnaises des jeunes chercheurs en linguistique historique

Titre: Rencontres lyonnaises des jeunes chercheurs en linguistique historique
Lieu: Université Lyon 3 / Lyon
Catégorie: Colloques, journées d'études
Date: 06.06.2019
Heure: 14.30 h - 16.30 h
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Rencontres lyonnaises des jeunes chercheurs en linguistique historique

6 juin 2019
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Amphi Huvelin — 15, quai Claude Bernard



9h30 Accueil des participants | Amphi Huvelin

Modes verbaux
C. OLIVIER
Amphi Huvelin
10h J. ŽIVOJINOVIĆ (Verona)| Variation and change in the use of gerund: the case of Ladin
10h30 J. VANGAEVER (Lille 3) | Gérondif ou participe présent ? Nouvelles perspectives sur un débat ancien
11h F. BEN BARKA (Orléans) | Étude du subjonctif sur un corpus oral micro-diachronique

11h30 Pause café

Humanités numériques
P. PⱢOCHARZ
Amphi Huvelin
12h A. PINCHE (Lyon 3 & ENC) | Annoter facilement un corpus complexe : l’exemple de Pyrrha, interface de post-correction, et Pie, lemmatiseur et tagueur morphosyntaxique, pour l’ancien français
12h30 E. POGGIO & T. PREMAT (Paris 8) | Le PAM, un Programme d’Annotation Métrique pour le français médiéval

13h Pause repas

Syntaxe
C. GUILLOT
Amphi Huvelin
14h30 A. PUJOL I CAMPENY (Cambridge) | Si in Old Catalan
15h I. KONRAD (Paris 7) | Des questions indirectes déguisées en relatives : étude syntaxique et diachronique de ‘ce que’ en français

Variations linguistiques et textuelles
J.-M. EFFANTIN
Salle Falleti
14h30 P. DELEVILLE (Lyon 2 & Genève) | Entre ancien et moyen français : le traitement de l’Ovide moralisé
15 h V. SURREL (Paris 8 & ENC) | Variation textuelle et variation linguistique dans les textes occitans d’Antoine Clet

15h30 Pause café

Morphologie et phonologie
M. RUSSO
Amphi Huvelin
16h J. ROUQUIER (Lyon 3) | Étude diachronique du gascon béarnais au sein des textes officiels : quelle(s) variation(s) par rapport au gascon ?
I. FABRY (Lyon 3) | La possession externe dative : trouve-t-on un emploi plus large de la construction ? Recherche sur un français non-littéraire pré-classique
F. ZUK (Lyon 3 & Montréal) | L’accent roman en Gaule : acquisition et effets de contact

17h30 Clôture


Source : Diachronies contemporaines

The Archaeology News Network

Climate a driver of language diversity

A region's climate has a greater impact than landscape on how many languages are spoken there, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. Credit: Sherrie Thai/FlickrThe research team mapped language diversity around the world and found areas with more productive climates tend to have more languages. "We were able to show that despite popular belief, climatic factors have a stronger effect than landscape factors...

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Toledo Museum of Art to return ancient Greek vase to Italy

The Toledo Museum of Art and the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities announced today that they have reached an agreement for the repatriation of an object in the Museum’s collection. The Attic red-figured skyphos, an earthenware drinking vessel decorated with the story of the return of Hephaistos to Olympos, is attributed to the Kleophon Painter of Athens, Greece, and dates to approximately 420 B.C.E. Per the...

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Temple of Nemesis found under remains of ancient theatre on Greek island of Lesvos

A temple of Nemesis has been found under the ancient theatre of Mytilini, on the northeast island of Lesvos, according to a report by a local news website. View of the excavation [Credit: Sto Nisi]The remains uncovered on the south parodos of the ancient theatre, under successive layers of large stone plinths originating from the south parodos and skene, and which were removed. Latest dates show that the theatre had two construction...

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Sporen van Oorlog: expo over WO I- archeologie opent in Vroenhoven

In het Belevingscentrum De Brug in Vroenhoven (Riemst) opent dit weekend de tentoonstelling ‘Sporen van Oorlog. Archeologie van de Eerste Wereldoorlog’, die eerder te zien was in Ieper. Overal in de Westhoek sluimeren, nauwelijks dertig centimeter diep en onzichtbaar voor het blote oog, de resten van de oorlog in de bodem. Sinds een tiental jaar wordt intensief en met geavanceerde technieken archeologisch onderzoek uitgevoerd. De tentoonstelling ‘Sporen van Oorlog’ presenteert de vondsten en vertelt het verhaal van het onderzoek.

Aan het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog was het landschap langs de frontlijn omgevormd tot een grote woestenij. Na de oorlog kwam de bevolking terug en wachtte hen de enorme uitdaging om de regio opnieuw op te bouwen en bewoonbaar te maken. Op dat moment werden de sporen van de Grote Oorlog weggevaagd en werden ze een deel van het archeologische bodemarchief. Overal in de Westhoek sluimeren in de bodem, nauwelijks dertig centimeter diep en onzichtbaar voor het blote oog, de archeologische resten van de oorlog.

De expo toont de resultaten, vondsten en inzichten van verschillende kleine en grote opgravingen die het afgelopen decennium in de Westhoek plaatsvonden: van amateuropgravingen aan het begin van de 21ste eeuw tot grootschalige archeologische opgravingen zoals tijdens de aanleg van de Fluxys gasleiding. Dit archeologische project was vorig jaar te volgen in de reeks ‘Onder Vlaamse Velden’.

Talrijke spectaculaire bodemvondsten komen aan bod die aangetroffen werden in militaire kampen en hospitalen achter het front en de slagvelden aan het IJzerfront en de Ieperboog. Objecten uit de loopgraven tonen het dagelijkse leven aan het front. De materiële relicten van de stellingenoorlog en het verhaal van gesneuvelde soldaten, waarvan de lichamen geborgen werden, komen aan bod. Blikvangers zijn het skelet van een paard, een Britse en Duitse originele loopgraaf, een ondergrondse tunnel en de persoonlijke objecten van enkele Duitse gesneuvelden die in een massagraf werden begraven en onlangs bij toeval aan het licht kwamen.

‘Sporen van Oorlog’ loopt van 18 mei tot en met 8 september in Belevingscentrum De Brug in Vroenhoven (Riemst). Meer info op debrugvanvroenhoven.be.

Deze tentoonstelling is een initiatief van het In Flanders Fields Museum, UGent en CO7 in samenwerking met De Brug van Vroenhoven, De Vlaamse Waterweg nv, IOED Oost-Haspengouw & Voeren en het Agentschap Onroerend erfgoed.

Duitse WO I-bunkers in Turnhout voorlopig beschermd

Vlaams minister Geert Bourgeois heeft een bruggenhoofd met Duitse bunkers in Turnhout voorlopig beschermd als monument. De bunkers werden tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog aangelegd ten noorden van het kanaal Dessel-Turnhout-Schoten, als onderdeel van de zogenaamde ‘Turnhoutkanalstellung’. Deze Duitse stelling moest een eventuele geallieerde aanval vanuit het neutrale Nederland opvangen.

De ‘Turnhoutkanalstellung’ bestond uit een reeks bruggenhoofden aan de noordelijke zijde van het kanaal ter hoogte van strategische punten zoals bruggen. Het bruggenhoofd bestond uit een dubbele rij draadhindernissen op een drassig terrein, met daarachter stukken loopgraaf waarin men houten en betonnen posten en open mitrailleurstellingen aanlegde. Vanuit de loopgraven kon men elkaar zijdelings dekking geven. De bunkers waren goed gecamoufleerd omdat ze in de wal van loopgraven lagen. 

De bunkers waren bedoeld als schuilplaats voor mitrailleurs en militairen. Vanuit de bunkers konden de soldaten via loopgraven open mitrailleurstellingen bereiken, van waaruit het kanaal met flankerend vuur werd beschoten. De Stad Turnhout heeft één bunker van dit type ingericht als vleermuizenschuilplaats.

Tijdens WO I kwam het niet tot een confrontatie langs de ‘Turnhoutkanalstellung’. Door de afwezigheid van Brug 3, die nu ook wel gekend is als ‘de gesprongen brug’, verwijzen de bunkers van het voormalige bruggenhoofd indirect naar gebeurtenissen uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De brug werd door het Belgisch leger vernietigd op 10 mei 1940, tijdens de Duitse inval in België. Vooral in mei 1940 en tijdens de bevrijding van de regio in september 1944 werd er zwaar gevochten in de buurt van het kanaal. Brug 3 werd na WO II nooit meer heropgebouwd.

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Free Articles from Culture and History of the Ancient Near East

Free Articles from Culture and History of the Ancient Near East
With the publication of Keeping Watch in Babylon, Brill is happy to have published the 100th volume of the series Culture and History of the Ancient Near East.

To celebrate, we are offering a selection of free articles from some of the most successful volumes in the series.
Access to these articles will remain free until July 31st, 2019


Overturning Certainties in Near Eastern Archaeology (Volume: 90)

The Religious Aspects of War in the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome (Volume: 84)


Historical and Archaeological Aspects of Egyptian Funerary Culture (Volume: 73)


The Dawn of the Bronze Age (Volume: 72)


Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem (Volume 71)


The Decoration on the Cult Chapel Walls of the Old Kingdom Tombs at Giza (Volume: 70)


The Double Kingdom Under Taharqo (Volume: 69)


Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt (Volume: 65)


Luwian Identities (Volume: 64)

  • Introduction
    By: Alice MoutonIan Rutherford and Ilya Yakubovich
    Pages: 1–21

Archaeology, Artifacts and Antiquities of the Ancient Near East (Volume: 62)




Scott Moore (Ancient History Ramblings)

Back in Cyprus

flowersSo, another field season has arrived. Bill and I arrived in Cyprus yesterday afternoon. It was an interesting trip over. I upgraded my ticket to include priority boarding since I always seem to be in the last group to board. I have to admit that in Pittsburgh I did not feel it was worth it since when they called for priority (group 4) boarding, about 80% of the people got in line. It was a bit better in Philadelphia where fewer people were in the priority boarding group. This was balanced by the elderly Greek couple sitting next to me since it turned out that they could only speak to each other by shouting at each other, or so it felt like while I was trying to sleep.

I was stunned by the difference in the Athens Airport. It had a brand new passport control area and they moved everyone through it very efficiently. I was impressed. When I have time to kill in the Athens Airport I usually go upstairs and sit in the McDonalds and watch the planes come and go. When I headed that way, I was stunned to notice that the McDonalds had become a Burger King. I have to admit that I did not find it as good as the McDonalds.

Anyway, I met up with Bill in Athens. Despite the fact that his plane left New York City an hour after my plane left Philadelphia, he beat me to baggage claim. We arrived in Cyprus about 3:00 PM and picked up my rental car. The woman who always rents me my car (I have been renting from them for 14 years), asked me if this was my first time in Cyprus. It is actually my 22nd field season in Cyprus if my math is right. After a little confusion over finding my car reservation we headed out to Polis. When we arrived at our hotel, we had a little more confusion over finding our reservation. While we were waiting for it to be sorted out, the gentleman checking us in asked if this was out first trip to Cyprus. This is our 10th year of staying in the same hotel and the guy checking us in has talked to us during our last two seasons. Weird. Anyway, we checked in, went to the grocery store, and then went out to dinner at Yiolos’ which has a nice view of the sunset.

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Large Mound in Russia Reveals 2,500-Year-Old Skeletons of Elite Nomadic Tribesmen...And a Horse Head

A farmer in Russia has uncovered the remains of three elite members of a nomadic tribe from 2,500...

Temple of Nemesis Discovered Under Ancient Theater in Mytilene, Greece

An ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Nemesis has been discovered in the ruins of an...

ArcheoNet BE

Gentse stadsarcheologen vinden grafkelders aan kerk van Mariakerke

Archeologen van de Stad Gent doen momenteel opgravingen in en rond de Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Geboortekerk in Mariakerke. De graafwerken aan de buitenkant van de kerk brachten al een reeks bakstenen grafkelders aan het licht.

Ten noorden van het koor, vonden de archeologen al een aantal kistbegravingen. Deze begravingen dateren waarschijnlijk uit de 19de eeuw. Aan de binnenzijde van de kerk, in de ruimte van de oorspronkelijke sacristie, vonden ze het originele tegelvloertje met geglazuurde bakstenen tegeltjes met een geel-zwart patroon. Het onderzoek gebeurt naar aanleiding van een geplande vloerverwarming en de vernieuwing van het sanitair in de kerk.

“Dit onderzoek toont aan dat het de moeite loont om ook bij kleinere werken doordacht op zoek te gaan naar sporen uit het verleden,” reageert Filip Watteeuw, schepen bevoegd voor Stadsarcheologie.

Archeologiedagen 2019

Het archeologisch terreinwerk loopt nog even door in de kerk van Mariakerke, maar wie graag meer wil weten over archeologie, is van harte welkom op de Archeologiedagen (14-16 juni), waarvoor Stad Gent een interessant programma uitwerkte. Op vrijdag ligt de focus op workshops voor scholen, op zaterdag en zondag zijn er themawandelingen en lezingen voor het grote publiek. Heel het weekend staat er ook een heus Middeleeuws kampement op de Korenmarkt en een infomarkt in de Sint-Niklaaskerk.

James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)

Is an Appeal to Consensus an Argument?

In response to a question about appeal to consensus on Facebook, and the suggestion that “an appeal to consensus isn’t an argument,” I wrote the following: It is a summarized reference to conclusions drawn by the majority of experts after engaging in arguments spanning decades and often longer. Those arguments cannot be repeated every time […]

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

2019.05.25: Die 'Ilias' und ihr Anfang: Zur Handlungskomposition als Kunstform bei Homer. Studien zu Literatur und Erkenntnis, Band 14

Review of Sven Meier, Die 'Ilias' und ihr Anfang: Zur Handlungskomposition als Kunstform bei Homer. Studien zu Literatur und Erkenntnis, Band 14. Heidelberg: 2018. Pp. 205. €39,00. ISBN 9783825368821.

2019.05.24: Episcopal Networks and Authority in Late Antique Egypt: Bishops of the Theban Region at Work. Orientalia lovaniensia analecta, 264

Review of Renate Dekker, Episcopal Networks and Authority in Late Antique Egypt: Bishops of the Theban Region at Work. Orientalia lovaniensia analecta, 264. Leuven: 2018. Pp. xvi, 350. €96,00. ISBN 9789042935600.

2019.05.23: Les savoirs d’Apulée. Spudasmata, Band 175

Review of Emmanuel Plantade, Daniel Vallat, Les savoirs d’Apulée. Spudasmata, Band 175. Hildesheim; Zürich; New York: 2018. Pp. 403. €98,00. ISBN 9783487156385.

Thibaut Castelli (Spartokos a Lu)

Greek Religion and Cults in the Black Sea Region: Goddesses in the Bosporan Kingdom from the Archaic Period to the Byzantine Era

Braund, D. (2018) : Greek Religion and Cults in the Black Sea Region: Goddesses in the Bosporan Kingdom from the Archaic Period to the Byzantine Era, Cambridge; New York. L’ouvrage s’intéresse à des cultes de déesses qui ont connu leur … Lire la suite

Archaeology Magazine

Tooth Study Suggests Earlier Neanderthal-Modern Human Split

Neanderthal teeth shapesLONDON, ENGLAND—According to a Science News report, Neanderthals and modern humans split from a common ancestor more than 800,000 years ago, or significantly earlier than previously thought. Paleoanthropologist Aida Gómez-Robles of University College London calculated the rate of changes in tooth shape for eight ancient hominid species, and then examined 430,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth recovered from Sima de los Huesos, a site in Spain. Based upon the steady rate of change of tooth crowns in the other hominid species, she determined that the distinctive shape of the Neanderthal teeth began forming between 800,000 and 1.2 million years ago. Analysis of Neanderthal DNA has suggested the last common ancestor of the two species lived between 550,000 and 765,000 years ago, but researchers do not agree on the speed of genetic mutations, or how consistent that change may have been over time. For more, go to “A Traditional Neanderthal Home.”

New Dates for Florida’s Ancient, Underwater Burial Site

SARASOTA, FLORIDA—The Herald Tribune reports that a Native American burial ground located off Florida’s Manasota Key is about 8,000 years old, or some 1,000 years older than previously thought. Ryan Duggins of the Bureau of Archaeological Research for the Florida Department of State said the site, which was discovered in 2016, was once a shallow, freshwater burial pond that was used for about 1,000 years before it was innundated by the rising waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Surveys in 2017 revealed a six-foot-deep bed of peat containing human remains, an infilled river channel, and three infilled springs. Charred wood at the northern end of the site has been dated to between 8,949 and 8,200 years ago. For more, go to “Letter from Florida: People of the White Earth.”

Altar Dedicated to Nemesis Uncovered in Mytilene

LESBOS, GREECE—According to The Greek Reporter, a temple dedicated to Nemesis, a goddess who enacted retribution against those guilty of foolish pride, was discovered in an entrance to the ancient theater in Mytilene, a port city on the Greek island of Lesbos. The temple is thought to date to the first century A.D., as is a later construction phase of the theater, which had room for at least 10,000 attendants. Pavlos Triantafyllides of the Lesvos Ephorate said the temple, which was identified by its altar and dedicatory inscriptions, was placed near an arena dedicated to gladiator combat. “As their contests had to conclude with the serving of justice and the awarding of victory to the best gladiator,” Triantafyllides explained, “the existence of a temple dedicated to Nemesis was obligatory.” To read about another discovery in Greece, go to “A Bronze Age Landmark.”

May 16, 2019

The Archaeology News Network

Sarmatian warrior tomb discovered in southern Russia

A farmer digging a pit on his land unearthed 2,000-year-old treasure inside the ancient burial mound of the tomb of a nomadic 'royal', along with a 'laughing' man with an artificially deformed egg-shaped skull. Tomb of elite Sarmation warrior with grave goods  [Credit: Astrakhan Archaeology]Stunning gold and silver jewellery, weaponry, valuables and artistic household items were found next to the chieftain's skeleton in a grave...

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Greek President calls on Britain to return 'Stolen Parthenon Sculptures'

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos asked for the return of the “stolen Parthenon sculptures” from the British Museum during his speech at Tsinghua University of China on Wednesday. Figures from the East Pediment of the Parthenon held by the British Museum [Credit: Funkystock]Pavlopoulos, speaking at the headquarters of the Classical and Modern Greek Studies department of the Chinese university, referred to the...

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New research reveals what was on the menu for medieval English peasants

Scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered, for the first time, definitive evidence that determines what types of food medieval peasants ate and how they managed their animals. Credit: University of BristolUsing chemical analysis of pottery fragments and animal bones found at one of England's earliest medieval villages, combined with detailed examination of a range of historical documents and accounts, the research has...

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Archaeological discovery upends a piece of Barbados history

Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever...

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: CIPEG E-News (Comité international pour l’Égyptologie)

[First posted in AWOL 8 July 2016, updated 16 May 2019]

CIPEG E-News
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The “Comité international pour l’Égyptologie” (CIPEG) is one of 30 International Committees of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The scope of CIPEG deals with the international representation of Egyptian collections and museums in a worldwide community. CIPEG provides a unique panel for museum professionals and scholars who deal with Ancient Egyptian heritage.

The Mission of CIPEG is to promote collaboration among colleagues for the study, preservation, and presentation of Egyptian collections, monuments and sites. In addition, it supports collections of Egyptian art and archaeology, including the heritage of the Ancient Sudan, with a special focus on smaller collections, within the framework of ICOM and in close co-operation with the International Association of Egyptologists (IAE).

CIPEG also seeks to promote collaboration among museums, universities and research institutes as well as supplying partnership opportunities, sharing resources, knowledge and experience for an international forum, and holding an annual conference. CIPEG frames resolutions and policies to promote actions and, if requested, advises museum staff, scholars or institutions.

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Germans return priceless reliquary case looted from Turkish occupied North Cyprus

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works has announced that on the 14th of  May 2019, a reliquary case stolen from the Agios Mamas Church located in occupied Morfou was returned to its rightful owner, in Dusseldorf, Germany. The wooden reliquary case has the body of a book and contains the remains of Agios Panteleimon, Agios Charalambos, Agios Neophytos, Agios Tryfonos, Agios Philippos, Agios...

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Analysis of the Palaeolithic diet shows no social divisions in food consumption

Biochemical analysis of human remains has become a key feature in our understanding of past peoples. Ancient DNA and stable isotope analysis are now considered primary sources of information in the study of the geographic mobility of populations, their genetic affinities, and their diets. Credit: University of GranadaThe study of the human diet in Palaeolithic times is currently among the research areas generating the greatest...

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More mysterious jars of the dead unearthed in Laos

ANU Archaeologists have discovered 15 new sites in Laos containing more than one hundred 1000-year-old massive stone jars possibly used for the dead. Jar in Xiengkhouang Province, Laos [Credit: ANU]The jars of Laos are one of archaeology's enduring mysteries. Experts believe they were related to disposal of the dead, but nothing is known about the jars' original purpose and the people who brought them there.  (adsbygoogle =...

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Opensleufdag op de archeologische site van Parking 58 in Brussel

Op zondag 19 mei organiseert Urban.brussels een opensleufdag op de archeologische site van de voormalige Parking 58 in het centrum van Brussel. Sinds februari brengen de archeologische opgravingen op de 6000m² grote werf beetje bij beetje de oudste geschiedenis van onze hoofdstad aan het licht: de Zenne, haar oeverbeschoeiingen, het leven en de activiteiten die eraan verbonden waren.

De opensleufdag biedt een unieke gelegenheid om de archeologen te ontmoeten en de archeologische resten van dichtbij te zien: de 14de-15de-eeuwse kademuur, de 15de-eeuwse lagen van de Zenne, een doorsnede door de Zenne van meer dan 10.000 jaar geleden, de molensteen uit de 10de eeuw en enkele andere objecten.

Praktisch: zondag 19 mei van 10u tot 17u. Ingang: Kiekenmarkt. Rondleidingen in FR en NL/ENG – groepen van max. 15 personen. Aangepast schoeisel aanbevolen.

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Winchester Cathedral’s mortuary chests unlocked

A team of archaeologists and anthropologists from the University of Bristol have been gradually unlocking the secrets hidden within Winchester Cathedral’s mortuary chests as part of an on-going research project supported by the Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral. The six chests have been found to hold the remains of at least 23 individuals [Credit: John Crook/Winchester Cathedral]It has long been believed that the six mortuary...

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New research reveals what was on the menu for medieval peasants

Scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered, for the first time, definitive evidence...

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Nieuwe kaarten tonen topografie Vlaanderen tot in het kleinste detail

Op basis van gedetailleerde opmetingen met laseraltimetrie hebben het agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed en Informatie Vlaanderen twee nieuwe kaarten ter beschikking gesteld, die zeer gedetailleerd de topografie van Vlaanderen tonen. De hoge-resolutie kaarten bieden een belangrijke bron van informatie voor het onderzoek en beheer van archeologische en cultuurhistorische relicten en landschappen.

Het gaat enerzijds om een zogenaamde ‘hillshade’, en anderzijds om een ‘sky view factor’ verwerking. Met de ‘hillshade’ verwerking wordt als het ware een 3D-beeld gecreëerd. Bij de Skyview factor (SVF) analyse worden lokale en kleine reliëfverschillen, zoals grachten, via specifieke zichtbaarheidsanalyse nog beter in beeld gebracht. De twee kaarten hebben een resolutie hebben van 0,25m².

Nu deze data vrij beschikbaar zijn, zijn er veel mogelijkheden voor het onderzoek en beheer van het onroerend erfgoed. Universiteiten, overheden, erfgoeddiensten, maar ook geïnteresseerde burgers kunnen er immers mee aan de slag om gebieden te verkennen en cultuurhistorische relicten in kaart te brengen. De mate van precisie van de kaartbeelden laat toe om waardevolle relicten te herkennen, en biedt meestal ook een goed beeld van de staat van bewaring van de relicten.

De nieuwe kaarten zijn beschikbaar via het geoportaal onroerend erfgoed.
Je vindt meer achtergrondinformatie op onroerenderfgoed.be.

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More mysterious jars of the dead unearthed in Laos

ANU Archaeologists have discovered 15 new sites in Laos containing more than one hundred...

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Genetic studies shed light on social structure of Catalhoyuk inhabitants

The social structure of the inhabitants of one of the oldest cities in the world, Catalhoyuk in Turkey, was more complex than scientists assumed. Kinship could have a secondary role in it, scientists determined on the basis of DNA tests of the deceased. The northwest platform of Building 3 showing the multiple burials beneath its floors [Credit: Catalhoyuk Project]Catalhoyuk, an archaeological site in central Turkey, was inhabited...

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Guest post: How Hadrian helped rebuild the Pantheon

Learn about how Hadrian created the Pantheon as we know it today from the ruins of previous temples built by Marcus Agrippa and Domitian. A guest post by Context Travel Tours. Hadrian – the great unifier of the Roman Empire, the admirer of Athens, the architect, the poet, the visionary. As one of Rome’s most… Continue reading Guest post: How Hadrian helped rebuild the Pantheon

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Quantum physicists shining new light on cave art

Leslie Van Gelder, a well-known American-born archaeologist has been working with Dr. Harald Schwefel, and other physicists at Otago University to develop a lamp that mimics the flickering torch light that paleolithic cave artists worked by many thousands of years ago. The lamps will help Leslie and other archaeologists reveal intimate details of these ancient people. Tallow candle burning in stone lamp [Credit: Leslie Van Gelder]The...

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Open Access Monograph Series: Berlin Studies of the Ancient World / Berliner Studien der Alten Welt

Berlin Studies of the Ancient World / Berliner Studien der Alten Welt
ISSN: 2366-665X

The book series “Berlin Studies of the Ancient World”, issued by the Excellence Cluster Topoi, brings together contributions from all fields of classical studies, from pre- and early history and classical archeology to ancient philosophy, theory of science and theology. Monographs and volumes which present the research results of the Excellence Cluster Topoi form a major focus of the series. 
All publications are issued in high-quality print editions and simultaneously in electronic form. Since 2014 Topoi has made this series available at the research plattform Edition Topoi on an open access basis – thus facilitating rapid exchange of research worldwide.
More information on the book series and the publication strategies of the Excellence Cluster Topoi are available on www.edition-topoi.org/publishing_with_us



Vol. 66
BookDaniel A. Werning, Das Höhlenbuch im Grab des Petamenophis (TT33): Szenen, Texte, Wandtafeln, Berlin: Edition Topoi, [inpress]

Vol. 64
CollectionMichael Meyer (Ed.), Approaching Economic Spaces. Methods and Interpretation in Archaeometric Ceramic Analysis, Berlin: Edition Topoi, [inpress]

Vol. 63
BookBernhard Fritsch, Die Dekonstruktion antiker Räume und die Spolienverwertung beim Neubau von St. Peter in Rom, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 60
CollectionChiara Ferella and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Paths of Knowledge. Interconnection(s) between Knowledge and Journey in the Greco-Roman World, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 59
CollectionMarkus Hilgert, Henrike Simon and Kerstin P. Hofmann (Eds.), Objektepistemologien. Zur Vermessung eines transdisziplinären Forschungsraums, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 58
ProceedingsUlrich Mania and Monika Trümper (Eds.), Development of Gymnasia and Graeco-Roman Cityscapes, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 57
CollectionVerena Olejniczak Lobsien, Bernd Roling, Lutz Bergemann and Bettina Bohle (Eds.), Vom Seelengefährt zum Glorienleib. Formen aitherischer Leiblichkeit, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 55
CollectionSusanne Grunwald, Kerstin P. Hofmann, Daniel A. Werning and Felix Wiedemann (Eds.), Mapping Ancient Identities. Methodisch-kritische Reflexionen zu Kartierungspraktiken, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 54
BookPetra Wodtke, Dies ist kein römisches Objekt. Ein archäologisch-semiotischer Zugang zur materiellen Kultur der römischen Provinz Epirus, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 53
CollectionJonas Berking (Ed.), Water Management in Ancient Civilizations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 52
BookStefan Schreiber, Wandernde Dinge als Assemblagen. Neo-Materialistische Perspektiven zum ‚römischen Import‘ im ‚mitteldeutschen Barbaricum‘, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 51
BookOlivier Defaux, The Iberian Peninsula in Ptolemy’s Geography. Origins of the Coordinates and Textual History, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 50
CollectionMichael Meyer, Piotr Łuczkiewicz and Björn Rauchfuß (Eds.), Eisenzeitliche Siedlungskeramik der Przeworsk-Kultur / Ceramika osadowa kulturyprzeworskiej z młodszego okresuprzedrzymskiego, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 49
CollectionUte Luig (Ed.), Approaching the Sacred. Pilgrimage in historical and intercultural perspective, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 48
BookSebastian Fischer, Raumrelationen. Die Lokalkasus im Hurritischen, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 47
CollectionInes Beilke-Voigt and Oliver Nakoinz (Eds.), Enge Nachbarn. Das Problem von Doppelburgen und Mehrfachburgen in der Bronzezeit und im Mittelalter, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 46
BookStefanie Kühn, Neue Untersuchungen zur Pythaïs-Prozession von Athen nach Delphi, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 45
CollectionReinhard Bernbeck, Kerstin P. Hofmann and Ulrike Sommer (Eds.), Between Memory Sites and Memory Networks. New Archaeological and Historical Perspectives, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 44
CollectionJohn Steele and Mathieu Ossendrijver (Eds.), Studies on the Ancient Exact Sciences in Honour of Lis Brack-Bernsen, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 43
CollectionStefan Burmeister and Reinhard Bernbeck (Eds.), The Interplay of People and Technologies. Archaeological Case Studies on Innovation, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 42
BookSven Greinke, Landschaft und Stadt als literarisierte Räume in den Panegyrici Latini der Tetrarchie, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 41
CollectionFelix Wiedemann, Kerstin P. Hofmann and Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Eds.), Vom Wandern der Völker. Migrationserzählungen in den Altertumswissenschaften, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 40
CollectionStefan Altekamp, Carmen Marcks-Jacobs and Peter Seiler (Eds.), Perspektiven der Spolienforschung 2. Zentren und Konjunkturen der Spoliierung, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 39
ProceedingsFabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 38
ProceedingsSvend Hansen, Daniel Neumann and Tilmann Vachta (Eds.), Raum, Gabe und Erinnerung. Weihgaben und Heiligtümer in prähistorischen und antiken Gesellschaften, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 36
BookAxel Schäfer, Die Spur des Heiligen. Raum, Ritual und die Feier des Santiago in den südlichen zentralen Anden, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 35
ProceedingsBarbara Armbruster, Heidemarie Eilbracht, Oliver Hahn and Orsolya Heinrich-Tamáska (Eds.), Verborgenes Wissen. Innovation und Transformation feinschmiedetechnischer Entwicklungen im diachronen Vergleich, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 34
ProceedingsUndine Lieberwirth and Irmela Herzog (Eds.), 3D-Anwendungen in der Archäologie. Computeranwendungen und quantitative Methoden in der Archäologie. Workshop der AG CAA und des Exzellenzclusters Topoi 2013, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 33
BookTilmann Vachta, Bronzezeitliche Hortfunde und ihre Fundorte in Böhmen, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 32
ProceedingsGisela Eberhardt and Fabian Link (Eds.), Historiographical Approaches to Past Archaeological Research, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2015

Vol. 31
ProceedingsErnst Baltrusch and Julia Wilker (Eds.), Amici - socii - clientes? Abhängige Herrschaft im Imperium Romanum, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2015

Vol. 30
ProceedingsSusan Pollock (Ed.), Between Feasts and Daily Meals. Towards an Archaeology of Commensal Spaces, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2015

Vol. 29
CollectionAlmut-Barbara Renger and Isabel Toral-Niehoff (Eds.), Genealogie und Migrationsmythen im antiken Mittelmeerraum und auf der arabischen Halbinsel, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2014

Vol. 28
BookAnton Gass, Das Siebenstromland zwischen Bronze- und Früheisenzeit. Eine Regionalstudie, 2016

Vol. 27
ProceedingsUte Kelp and Olivier Henry (Eds.), Tumulus as Sema. Space, Politics, Culture and Religion in the First Millenium BC, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2016

Vol. 26
BookDaniel Neumann, Landschaften der Ritualisierung. Die Fundplätze kupfer- und bronzezeitlicher Metalldeponierungen zwischen Donau und Po, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2015

Vol. 25
BookClaudia Gerling, Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BC. An isotopic Approach, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2015

Vol. 24
BookManfred Woidich, Die westliche Kugelamphorenkultur. Untersuchungen zu ihrer raumzeitlichen Differenzierung, kulturellen und anthropologischen Identität, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 23
ProceedingsSilvia Polla and Philip Verhagen (Eds.), Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology. Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformation, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 22
ProceedingsKlaus Corcilius and Dominik Perler (Eds.), Partitioning the Soul. Debates from Plato to Leibniz, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 21
BookJan Moje, Herrschaftsräume und Herrschaftswissen ägyptischer Lokalregenten. Soziokulturelle Interaktionen zur Machtkonsolidierung vom 8. bis zum 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 20
BookCyril Brosch, Untersuchungen zur hethitischen Raumgrammatik, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 19
CollectionSilvia Kutscher and Daniel A. Werning (Eds.), On Ancient Grammars of Space. Linguistic Research on the Expression of Spatial Relations and Motion in Ancient Languages, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 18
CollectionEleftheria Paliou, Undine Lieberwirth and Silvia Polla (Eds.), Spatial analysis and social spaces. Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 17
CollectionEva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Nicole Brisch and Jesper Eidem (Eds.), Constituent, Confederate, and Conquered Space in Upper Mesopotamia. The Emergence of the Mittani State, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 16
ProceedingsSvend Hansen and Michael Meyer (Eds.), Parallele Raumkonzepte, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 15
ProceedingsStefan Altekamp, Carmen Marcks-Jacobs and Peter Seiler (Eds.), Perspektiven der Spolienforschung 1. Spoliierung und Transposition, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 14
ProceedingsKlaus Geus and Michael Rathmann (Eds.), Vermessung der Oikumene, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 13
CollectionCosima Möller and Eberhard Knobloch (Eds.), In den Gefilden der römischen Feldmesser. Juristische, wissenschaftsgeschichtliche, historische und sprachliche Aspekte, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 12
ProceedingsDominik Bonatz (Ed.), The Archaeology of Political Spaces. The Upper Mesopotamian Piedmont in the Second Millennium BC, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 11
ProceedingsOrtwin Dally, Susanne Moraw and Hauke Ziemssen (Eds.), Bild – Raum – Handlung. Perspektiven der Archäologie, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 10
ProceedingsSvend Hansen, Daniel Neumann and Tilmann Vachta (Eds.), Hort und Raum. Aktuelle Forschungen zu bronzezeitlichen Deponierungen in Mitteleuropa, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 9
ProceedingsElke Kaiser and Wolfram Schier (Eds.), Mobilität und Wissenstransfer in diachroner und interdisziplinärer Perspektive, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 8
BookSalvatore De Vincenzo, Tra Cartagine e Roma, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 7
CollectionErnst Baltrusch, Morten Hegewisch, Michael Meyer, Uwe Puschner and Christian Wendt (Eds.), 2000 Jahre Varusschlacht. Geschichte-Archäologie-Legenden, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 6
ProceedingsFelix Mundt (Ed.), Kommunikationsräume im kaiserzeitlichen Rom, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 5
ProceedingsElke Kaiser, Joachim Burger and Wolfram Schier (Eds.), Population Dynamics in Prehistory and Early History. New Approaches by Using Stable Isotopes and Genetics, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 4
ProceedingsTherese Fuhrer (Ed.), Rom und Mailand in der Spätantike. Repräsentationen städtischer Räume in Literatur, Architektur und Kunst, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2011

Vol. 3
CollectionFrank Daubner (Ed.), Militärsiedlungen und Territorialherrschaft in der Antike, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2010

Vol. 2
BookAlessandra Gilibert, Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2011

Vol. 1
ProceedingsEva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Margarete van Ess and Joachim Marzahn (Eds.), Babylon. Wissenskultur in Orient und Okzident/ Science Culture Between Orient and Occident, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2011

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

"Ime just feet away frum Konservashun Area M8s"


On social media near you, you could not make this stuff up if you tried:
Mark Turner  47 mins
My field markd red is rolld ready. yellow dot is roman hill fort. on it today with dad [...] Only thing is nobody allowd on hillfort field. diffrent land owner to mine so ime just feet away from it. theres sumsort land management aggreements on it no detecting. but all my perm is otherside of road
So, it's "responsible" as long as he's feet outside the conservation area?



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Precursors of a catastrophic collapse

On the morning of the 13th of March 1888, the inhabitants of the Finschhafen trading post on the east coast of New Guinea were awakened by a dull rumbling sound. An eyewitness later reported that the water in the port had receded at the same time. A short time later, several two- to three-metre high waves hit the coast. It was a tsunami on that fateful morning that devastated the surrounding coasts. Several thousand people probably...

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3-D Earth in the making

A thorough understanding of the 'solid Earth' system is essential for deciphering the links between processes occurring deep inside Earth and those occurring nearer the surface that lead to seismic activity such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the rise of mountains and the location of underground natural resources. Thanks to gravity and magnetic data from satellites along with seismology, scientists are on the way to modelling...

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Bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago

Bedbugs - some of the most unwanted human bed-mates - have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time as dinosaurs. Bedbugs are older than bats - a mammal that people had previously believed to be their first host 50-60 million years ago. Bedbugs in fact evolved around 50 million years earlier [Credit: Mark Chappell, University of Cailfornia,...

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A global map to understand changing forests

An international collaboration of hundreds of scientists—led in part by the Forest Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence (FACAI) Laboratory in Purdue's Department of Forestry and Natural Resources—has developed the world's first global map of tree symbioses. The map is key to understanding how forests are changing and the role climate plays in these shifts. The Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative developed the first map of...

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Australian islands home to 414 million pieces of plastic pollution

A survey of plastic pollution on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory's beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic debris. A Cocos island beach. The world may be seriously underestimating the amount of plastic waste along its coastlines, according to new research [Credit: Silke Struckenbrock/AFP]The study led by IMAS researcher Dr Jennifer Lavers and published in the journal...

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James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)

Persecutions vs. Persecution Complexes

After becoming a born-again Christian in my teens, I thought I faced persecution. I became a vocal proclaimer of the gospel as I understood it. Not everyone agreed with me. Some around me gave expression to what might be called “New Agey” types of viewpoints. People didn’t typically repent of their sins and convert to […]

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Mapping the global distribution of phytoplankton

Researchers at ETH have charted the distribution of phytoplankton in the world's oceans for the first time and investigated the environmental factors that explain this distribution. They concluded that plankton diversity is only partially congruent with previous theories of biodiversity for the seas between the equator and the poles. Phytoplankton boasts an amazing variety of forms and species [Credit: www.secchidisk.org]With some...

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24% of West Antarctic ice is now unstable

By combining 25 years of European Space Agency satellite altimeter measurements and a model of the regional climate, the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) have tracked changes in snow and ice cover across the continent. Iceberg at Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula  [Credit: Andrew Shepherd]A team of researchers, led by Professor Andy Shepherd from the University of Leeds, found that Antarctica's ice sheet has...

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Bryn Mawr Classical Review

2019.05.22: Galeni, Vocum Hippocratis Glossarium: Testo, Traduzione e Note di Commento. Corpus Medicorum Graecorum V 13,1

Review of Lorenzo Perilli, Galeni, Vocum Hippocratis Glossarium: Testo, Traduzione e Note di Commento. Corpus Medicorum Graecorum V 13,1. Berlin: 2017. Pp. 417. $207.00. ISBN 9783110480726.

2019.05.21: Non-Scribal Communication Media in the Bronze Age Aegean and Surrounding Areas: The semantics of a-literate and proto-literate media. Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca, 196

Review of Anna Margherita Jasink, Judith Weingarten, Silvia Ferrara, Non-Scribal Communication Media in the Bronze Age Aegean and Surrounding Areas: The semantics of a-literate and proto-literate media. Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca, 196. Firenze: 2017. Pp. viii, 256. €19,90 (pb). ISBN 9788864536361.

2019.05.20: Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age

Review of Donna Zuckerberg, Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age. Cambridge, MA: 2018. Pp. 270. $27.95. ISBN 9780674975552.

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New Horizons team publishes first Kuiper Belt flyby science results

NASA's New Horizons mission team has published the first profile of the farthest world ever explored, a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69. This composite image of the primordial contact binary Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule) – featured on the cover of the May 17 issue of the journal Science – was compiled from data obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it flew by the...

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Galaxy blazes with new stars born from close encounter

The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new generation of stars, and presumably planets. Irregular galaxy NGC 4485, captured by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) [Credit: NASA, ESA; acknowledgment: T. Roberts (Durham University, UK), D. Calzetti (University of Massachusetts) and...

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ALMA discovers aluminum around young star

Researchers using ALMA data discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star. Aluminum rich inclusions found in meteorites are some of the oldest solid objects formed in the Solar System, but their formation process and stage is still poorly linked to star and planet formation. The discovery of aluminum oxide around a young star provides a crucial chance to study the early formation process of meteorites...

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Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and Augmented REality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater CULTURal heritagE - Baia Italy

imareculture

Project’s i-MareCulture scope is to raise public awareness of European identity by focusing in maritime cultural heritage, which by default bridges different civilizations. In particular, i-MareCulture aims in bringing inherently unreachable underwater cultural heritage within digital reach of the wide public by implementing virtual visits, serious games with immersive technologies and underwater augmented reality.

La nuova visione della Cooperazione Italiana con il mondo dell'Impresa per uno sviluppo condiviso

EXCO2019

Archeomatica sta partecipando all’Exco2019 che si svolge in questi giorni alla Fiera di Roma con successo di partecipazione ed interesse da parte di molteplici differenziati attori. Un nuovo modello e nuove opportunità che cercano di recuperare lo sbilanciamento del rapporto per arrivare ad un nuovo equilibrio che veda il superamento del rapporto del paese donatore e paese beneficiario, nato decenni fa, a seguito dell'opera di decolonizzazione.

May 15, 2019

Archaeology Magazine

Paleolithic Footprints Studied in Italian Cave

Italy cave footprintsJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—A team of researchers led by Marco Romano of the University of the Witwatersrand used laser scans, sediment analysis, geochemistry, archaeobotany, and 3-D modeling to analyze 180 footprints discovered in northern Italy’s Grotta della Bàsura in the 1950s, according to a Live Science report. The evidence suggests that some 14,000 years ago, a group of two adults, one preteen, and two children—aged six and three—entered the cave barefoot while carrying bundles of burning pine sticks to light their way. As they traveled through the cave, they crouched and crawled when the ceiling was too low to walk upright. At times, they moved in single file, with the youngest bringing up the rear. “[They] walked very close to the side wall of the cave,” Romano said, “a safer approach also used by other animals (e.g. dogs and bears) when moving in a poorly lit and unknown environment.” The group eventually reached the cave’s final room, where Roman said the children smeared clay from the cave floor on a stalagmite, at different levels according to their height. Charcoal on the walls is thought to have been left by their torches, he added. To read more about cave archaeology in Italy, go to “Ice Age Necropolis.”

Romans May Have Repaired Roads with Molten Iron

Pompeii road AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS—Live Science reports that Eric Poehler of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, independent researcher Juliana van Roggen, and Benjamin Crowther of the University of Texas at Austin suggest iron droplets, spatters, and stains found on Pompeii’s streets are evidence of ancient road repairs. Over decades, the repeated passage of carts on the city’s stone-paved streets eroded away ruts and holes that made travel difficult. The researchers said complete repaving of the streets would have been difficult and expensive, and would have blocked important routes through the city for months at a time. Molten iron, however, when poured, would have filled the holes and ruts and hardened into a smooth surface. Stone and ground-up pieces of terracotta may also have been placed in the holes. Poehler explained that the small amounts of iron that team members identified on the streets may have been spilled as slaves carried molten iron from furnaces to ruts and holes in need of repair. The researchers plan to analyze the chemical composition of the iron next, in order to determine where it was mined. To read more about the archaeology of Pompeii, go to “Return to Pompeii.” 

Calixtlahuaca Archaeological Project

Bezotes (Lip Plugs or Labrets)


By Angela Huster
One form of Aztec jewelry were decorative objects worn through a piercing in a person’s lower lip, known as bezotes in Spanish and lip plugs or labrets in English. They can be made out of different materials – bone, clay, obsidian, or other stones – and come in various shapes. While there are a few very fancy examples in museums, with gold and turquoise inlays, most examples are much simpler. In Central Mexico, “T-shaped” lip plugs are traditionally associated with the Otomi ethnic group, based on historic documents. In her excavations at Xaltocan, Lisa Overholtzer (2015) showed that T-shaped lip plugs were used during the Middle Postclassic, and and wider, flatter "Button-shaped" ones were used during the Late Postclassic. However, people seem to have switched forms before the Aztec conquest of the site, suggesting that they may have actively manipulated their ethnic identity in anticipation of shifts in regional power. 

The rock crystal and obsidian lip plugs from Calixtlahuaca (plus a copper earspool on the left)

At Calixtlahuaca, we recovered two T-shaped lip plugs (one made out of obsidian and one of rock crystal), and two button-shaped ones (both made out of clay). Both T-shaped pieces come from Ninupi phase contexts. One of the button-shaped ones comes from a Ninupi phase context and the other from a Yata phase context. The fact that we recovered so few examples of lip plugs is interesting, since the Otomi were one of the ethnic groups who lived in the Toluca Valley. The phasing of the few lip plugs we did find parallels the findings from Xaltocan; T-shaped lip plugs are earlier and from prior to the Aztec conquest of the site, and button-shaped ones are more likely to be later, from the period under Aztec rule, but there’s some fuzziness. However, because Calixtlahuaca was conquered by the Aztecs later than Xaltocan was, the transition in forms occurs later in calendar time; instead of a change between the Middle and Late Postclassic, the switch in forms occurs between the two halves of the Late Postclassic.
The ceramic lip plugs from Calixtlahuaca


Because lip plugs are low frequency objects (even at sites where they are more common than at Calixtlahuaca!), it can be hard for any one project to find enough to identify meaningful patterns. As a result, it is important for projects to publish good descriptions of their rare finds and their proveniences, so that a larger regional sample can eventually be put together. We are currently writing the informe chapter on miscellaneous ceramic objects at Calixtlahuaca – which includes, but certainly isn’t limited to, lip plugs.



Works Cited:

Overholtzer, Lisa M.
                2015       Agency, practice, and chronological context: A Bayesian approach to household chronologies. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 37:37-47.

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Los acueductos de Hispania: construcción y abandono. Colección Juanelo Turriano de Historia de la Ingeniería.

Los acueductos de Hispania: construcción y abandono. Colección Juanelo Turriano de Historia de la Ingeniería.
By Elena Sánchez López, Javier Martínez Jiménez
Madrid:  Fundación Juanelo Turriano, 2016.  Pp. 295.  ISBN 9788494269578.

ÍNDICE
NOTA PRELIMINAR Y AGRADECIMIENTOS PRÓLOGO
I INTRODUCCIÓN
LOS ACUEDUCTOS EN HISPANIA
LOS ACUEDUCTOS ROMANOS EN HISPANIA: ESTADO DE LA CUESTIÓN METODOLOGÍA DE ESTUDIO DE LOS ACUEDUCTOS
ARQUEOLOGÍA
INGENIERÍA APLICADA A LOS ACUEDUCTOS
LOS MÉTODOS DE DATACIÓN APLICADOS A LOS ACUEDUCTOS FUENTES ESCRITAS

TEXTOS LITERARIOS DOCUMENTACIÓN JURÍDICA EPIGRAFÍA
INGENIERÍA Y FUNCIONAMIENTO DE LOS ACUEDUCTOS INGENIERÍA Y PLANIFICACIÓN
PARTES DE UN ACUEDUCTO

CAPUT AQUAE
LA CANALIZACIÓN
CASTELLUM AQUAE
FUNCIONALIDAD SUMINISTRO A FUENTES
SUMINISTRO A TERMAS Y ESPECTÁCULOS ACUEDUCTOS Y DESAGÜES
USOS INDUSTRIALES
SUMINISTRO EXTRAURBANO FUNCIONALIDAD SIMBÓLICA

II LOS ACUEDUCTOS EN CONTEXTO
LOS ACUEDUCTOS EN EL URBANISMO ROMANO LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE LOS ACUEDUCTOS REPARACIONES Y AMPLIACIONES
LOS CONTEXTOS DE ABANDONO

III LOS ACUEDUCTOS DE HISPANIA. CATÁLOGO RAZONADO CONSIDERACIONES PREELIMINARES
CATALOGACIÓN
TARRACONENSE
BALEARICA:
1. MUNICIPIUM FLAVIUM EBUSSITANUM (IBIZA)

TARRACONENSE. CONVENTUS CAESARAUGUSTANUS:
2. CAESARAUGUSTA (ZARAGOZA)
3. CALAGURRIS NASSICA IULIA (CALAHORRA, LA RIOJA) 4. LOS BAÑALES (UNCASTILLO, ZARAGOZA)
5. RECCOPOLIS (ZORITA DE LOS CANES, GUADALAJARA)

TARRACONENSE. CONVENTUS CARTHAGINENSIS:
6. BEGASTRI (CEHEGÍN, MURCIA) - ACEQUIA DE LA POLLERA
7. COLONIA URBS IULIA NOVA CARTHAGO, CARTHAGO SPARTARIA (CARTAGENA, MURCIA) 8. CONSABURUM (CONSUEGRA, TOLEDO)
9. ILUGO (SANTISTEBAN DEL PUERTO, JAÉN)
10. CASTULO (LINARES, JAÉN)
11. SEGÓBRIGA (SAELICES, CUENCA)
12. TOLETUM (TOLEDO) - ACUEDUCTO DE LA POZUELA
13. TOLETUM (TOLEDO) - ACUEDUCTO DE ALCANTARILLA/LA ROSA
14. ¿VERGILIA? (HUELMA, JAÉN)

TARRACONENSE. CONVENTUS CLUNIACENSIS:
15. ANDELOS (DESPOBLADO DE ANDIÓN, MENDIGORRÍA, NAVARRA) - PUENTE DEL DIABLO DE

MENDIGORRÍA
16. SEGISAMO (SASAMÓN, BURGOS) - ACUEDUCTO DE LOS ANILLOS 17. SEGISAMO (SASAMÓN, BURGOS) - ACUEDUCTO DEL ARCA
18. MUNICIPIUM FLAVIUM SEGOVIENSIUM (SEGOVIA)
19. TERMES (TIERMES, SORIA)
20. UXAMA ARGAELA (OSMA, SORIA) - ACUEDUCTO NORTE
21. UXAMA ARGAELA (OSMA, SORIA) - ACUEDUCTO ORIENTAL

TARRACONENSE. CONVENTUS TARRACONENSIS:
22. COLONIA FAVENTIA IULIA AUGUSTA PIA BARCINO (BARCELONA)
23. CELLA (TERUEL)
24. SAGUNTUM; ARSE (SAGUNTO) - ACUEDUCTO DE DIANA O ACEQUIA DE GAUSA
25. COLONIA IULIA URBS TRIUMPHALIS TARRACO (TARRAGONA) - ACUEDUCTO DEL GAYÁ
26. COLONIA IULIA URBS TRIUMPHALIS TARRACO (TARRAGONA) - ACUEDUCTO DEL FRANCOLÍ 27. COLONIA IULIA URBS TRIUMPHALIS TARRACO (TARRAGONA) - ACUEDUCTO DEL SUBURBIO 28. VALENTIA EDETANORUM (VALENCIA)

BAETICA
BAETICA. CONVENTUS ASTIGITANUS:
29. FLORENTIA ILIBERRITANA (GRANADA)
30. SINGILIA BARBA (ANTEQUERA, MÁLAGA) 31. UCUBI CLARITAS IULIA (ESPEJO, CÓRDOBA)

BAETICA. CONVENTUS CORDUBENSIS:
32. AURGI (JAÉN)
33. COLONIA PATRICIA CORDUBA (CÓRDOBA) - ACUEDUCTO DE VALDEPUENTES, AQUA AGUSTA, AQUA VETUS 34. COLONIA PATRICIA CORDUBA (CÓRDOBA) - AQUA NOVA DOMITIANA, ACUEDUCTO DEL

ARROYO PEDROCHE
35. COLONIA PATRICIA CORDUBA (CÓRDOBA) - ACUEDUCTO OCCIDENTAL/ACUEDUCTO DE LA ESTACIÓN

DE AUTOBUSES/AGUAS DE LA CATEDRAL/QANAT DE AL-HAKAM/FONTIS AUREAE AQUAEDUCTUS
8
LOS ACUEDUCTOS DE HISPANIA. CONSTRUCCIÓN Y ABANDONO
36. COLONIA PATRICIA CORDUBA (CÓRDOBA) - ACUEDUCTO DE CERCADILLA/AQUA MAXIMIANA/ ACUEDUCTO DE LA HUERTA DE SANTA ISABEL
37. EGABRUM/IGABRUM (CABRA)
38. MELLARIA (FUENTE OBEJUNA, CÓRDOBA) - AQUA AUGUSTA

BAETICA. CONVENTUS GADITANUS:
39. BAELO CLAUDIA (TARIFA, CÁDIZ) - ACUEDUCTO DEL MOLINO O ACUEDUCTO NOROESTE 40. BAELO CLAUDIA (TARIFA, CÁDIZ) - ACUEDUCTO DE PUNTA PALOMA
41. BAELO CLAUDIA (TARIFA, CÁDIZ) - ACUEDUCTO DEL REALILLO O ACUEDUCTO NORTE 42. AUGUSTA URBS IULIA GADITANA (CÁDIZ)
43. LACIPO (CASARES, MÁLAGA)
44. SEXI FIRMUM IULIUM (ALMUÑÉCAR, GRANADA)
45. OCURI (UBRIQUE, CÁDIZ)

BAETICA. CONVENTUS HISPALENSIS:
46. ARUCCI (AROCHE, HUELVA)
47. CELTI (PEÑAFLOR, SEVILLA)
48. COLONIA IULIA ROMULA HISPALIS (SEVILLA) 49. ILIPLA (NIEBLA, HUELVA)

50. COLONIA AELIA AUGUSTA ITALICA (SANTIPONCE, SEVILLA)
51. ONUBA AESTUARIA (HUELVA)
52. ARUNDA (RONDA, MÁLAGA) - ACUEDUCTO DE FUENTE DE LA ARENA

LUSITANIA
LUSITANIA. CONVENTUS SCALLABITANUS:
53. CONIMBRIGA (CONDEIXA-A-VELHA, PORTUGAL)
54. FELICITAS IULIA OLISIPO (LISBOA, PORTUGAL)
55. CIVITAS IGAEDITANORUM, EGITANIA (IDANHA-A-VELHA, PORTUGAL)

LUSITANIA. CONVENTUS PACENSIS:
56. AMMAIA (MARVÃO, PORTUGAL)
57. URBS IMPERATORIA SALACIA (ALCÁCER DO SAL, PORTUGAL)

LUSITANIA. CONVENTUS EMERITENSIS:
58. COLONIA AUGUSTA EMERITA (MÉRIDA, BADAJOZ) - ACUEDUCTO DE LAS ABADÍAS
59. COLONIA AUGUSTA EMERITA (MÉRIDA, BADAJOZ) - AQUA AUGUSTA, ACUEDUCTO DE CORNALVO 60. COLONIA AUGUSTA EMERITA (MÉRIDA, BADAJOZ) - ACUEDUCTO DE LOS MILAGROS/PROSERPINA 61. COLONIA AUGUSTA EMERITA (MÉRIDA, BADAJOZ) - ACUEDUCTO DE SAN LÁZARO/LAS TOMAS/

RABO DE BUEY
62. CAPERA (CÁPARRA, CÁCERES)

GALLAECIA
GALLAECIA. CONVENTUS ASTURIACENSIS: 63. LEGIO VII GEMINA (LEÓN)
GALLAECIA. CONVENTUS BRACARENSIS:
64. AQUAE FLAVIAE (CHAVES, PORTUGAL) 65. BRACARA AUGUSTA (BRAGA, PORTUGAL)

GALLAECIA. CONVENTUS LUCENSIS: 66. LUCUS AUGUSTI (LUGO)
IV APÉNDICES
BIBLIOGRAFÍA GENERAL PUBLICACIONES

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True identity of imposter 'pigs' on 17th century map overturns early colonial history of Barbados

Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever since the first English colonists arrived on the island in 1627 to encounter what they thought was a herd of wild European pigs. Credit: Simon Fraser UniversityA recent discovery by an SFU archaeologist is shedding new light on the matter. Christina Giovas uncovered the jaw bone of a peccary, a South American mammal that resembles a wild...

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The Index Thomisticus Treebank Project

The Index Thomisticus Treebank Project
dependency tree structure
Started in 2006, the Index Thomisticus Treebank project is hosted at CIRCSE research centre of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy). The project includes a number of language resources for Latin, namely: the Index Thomisticus Treebank (Medieval Latin), a semantically annotated portion of the Latin Dependency Treebank (Classical Latin) and two valency lexica (IT-VaLex and Latin VALLEX). The project is partly funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), FIR-2013 "Developing and Integrating Advanced Language Resources for Latin" (ID: RBFR13EWQN).

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Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than...

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Ancient fish ponds in the Bolivian savanna supported human settlement

A network of fish ponds supported a permanent human settlement in the seasonal drylands of Bolivia more than one thousand years ago, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Gabriela Prestes-Carneiro of Federal University of Western Para, Brazil, and colleagues. The study is the first to document the full range of fish species likely kept in these constructed ponds, and provides new insights into how...

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Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Non-scribal communication media in the Bronze Age Aegean and surrounding areas : the semantics of a-literate and proto-literate media (seals, potmarks, mason's marks, seal-impressed pottery, ideograms and logograms, and related systems)

Non-scribal communication media in the Bronze Age Aegean and surrounding areas : the semantics of a-literate and proto-literate media (seals, potmarks, mason's marks, seal-impressed pottery, ideograms and logograms, and related systems)

2017 - Firenze University Press
ID: 4284492
Permalink: http://digital.casalini.it/9788864536378
ISBN: 9788864536378
 
Table of contents
VII PREFACE
Anna Margherita Jasink, Judith Weingarten, Silvia Ferrara
AREAS
AEGEAN
3
A MEASURED WORLD? MEASURES IN MINOAN DAILY LIFE
Maria Emanuela Alberti
41 TO HAVE AND TO HOLD: HIEROGLYPHIC SEALS AS PERSONAL MARKERS AND OBJECTS OF DISPLAY
Silvia Ferrara, Anna Margherita Jasink
55 MANAGEMENT, POWER AND NON-LITERATE COMMUNICATION IN PREPALATIAL AND PALATIAL MESARA
Pietro Militello
73 ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS WITHOUT WRITING: THE CASE OF SEALINGS AND FLAT-BASED NODULES
Massimo Perna
81 THE ROLE OF NON-WRITTEN COMMUNICATION IN MINOAN ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES
Ilse Schoep
99 WHEN ONE EQUALS ONE: THE MINOAN ROUNDEL Judith Weingarten
ANATOLIA AND CYPRUS
111 HOW TO READ THE SIGNS: THE USE OF SYMBOLS, MARKING AND PICTOGRAPHS IN BRONZE AGE ANATOLIA
Willemijn Waal
131 CYPRO-MINOAN IN MARKING SYSTEMS OF THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN: NEW METHODS OF INVESTIGATING OLD QUESTIONS Miguel Valério, Brent Davis
VI NON-SCRIBAL COMMUNICATION MEDIA IN THE BRONZE AGE AEGEAN AND SURROUNDING AREAS
153 WRITING «SYSTEMS»: LITERACY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF WRITING IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE CONTEXTS
Philippa Steele
NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
175
MAKING TOKENS TALK
Denise Schmandt-Besserat, Niloufar Moghimi
185 SEAL IMPRESSIONS ON JARS: IMAGES, STORAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Stefania Mazzoni
207 NON-SCRIBAL COMMUNICATION IN THE SOUTHERN LEVANT DURING THE MIDDLE AND LATE BRONZE AGES
Assaf Yasur-Landau
221 PREDYNASTIC EGYPTIAN ICONOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTIONS AND RELATIONS WITH THE HIEROGLYPHIC SYSTEM'S ORIGIN
Gwenola Graff
233 IDENTITY MARKS IN ANCIENT EGYPT: SCRIBAL AND NON-SCRIBAL MODES OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION
Ben Haring
247 FINAL REFLECTIONS John Bennet
255 LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
 



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Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than indicated by most DNA-based estimates, according to new research by a UCL academic. Dental morphology [Credit: Aida Gómez-Robles]The research, published in Science Advances, analysed dental evolutionary rates across different hominin species, focusing on early Neanderthals. It shows that the teeth of hominins from Sima de los Huesos, Spain -...

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American School of Classical Studies in Athens: Events

Akhenaten’s and Nefertiti’s “Monotheism”: What the Images Reveal

May 15, 2019 19:00 - LECTURE Prof. Arlette David (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA

The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps made from birch bark pitch. This is shown in a new study conducted at Stockholm University and published in Communications Biology. Masticate being examined [Credit: Natalija Kashuba/ Stockholm University]There are few human bones of this age, close to 10 000 years old, in Scandinavia, and...

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Digital Classicist Wiki editing sprints

The regular Digital Classicist Wiki editing sprints that we used to run have stalled in the last year or so, but we will be restarting them as of next month.

For now, sprints will run on the first Tuesday of every month, at 16:00–18:00 UK time.

  • June 4, 2019
  • July 2, 2019
  • August 6, 2019

Information on what we get up to and what we would like to achieve can be found at the Wiki Editing page.

If you want to chat with other sprinters in real time, you may join the DigiClass IRC Channel.

If you don’t yet have an account on the Digital Classicist Wiki and would like one, please contact any of the administrators named at the Members page and we will create an account for you.

We would be happy to receive suggestions of themed sprints in the future. (In the past we have run sprints on geography, papyrology, language technologies, and other topics.) Maybe suggest them here on the Digiclass list, and see who else might be interested.

Other suggestions and ideas welcome!

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Academic cracks Voynich code, solving century-old mystery of medieval text

A University of Bristol academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed - by cracking the code of the 'world's most mysterious text', the Voynich manuscript. Vignette A illustrates the erupting volcano that prompted the rescue mission and the drawing of the map. It rose from the seabed to create a new island given the name Vulcanello, which later became joined to the...

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JCW organiseert archeologiekampen voor jongeren in Kortrijk!

Zoals ieder jaar organiseert Jeugd, Cultuur & Wetenschap (JCW) ook deze zomer weer archeologiekampen voor jongeren met een passie voor het verleden. De archeologiekampen vinden plaats van 4 tot 10 augustus in Kortrijk, en zijn opgesplitst in de leeftijdsgroepen 13-15 jaar en 16+.

De kampen worden georganiseerd op een echte archeologische site, zo sta je zelf in de schoenen van een echte archeoloog. Sinds enkele jaren werkt JCW hiervoor samen met BAAC Archeologie en Bouwhistorie. Een ervaren team van archeologen, fysisch geografen en materiaalspecialisten voeren op een professionele manier alle facetten van archeologisch onderzoek uit. En jij kan ze hierbij helpen! Naast het opgraafwerk is er uiteraard ook ruimte voor de nodige randactiviteiten.

Alle details zijn te vinden op de website van JCW:
kamp 13- 15 jaar
kamp 16+

Provincie Vlaams-Brabant vernieuwt subsidieregeling onroerend erfgoed

De provincie Vlaams-Brabant heeft haar subsidieregeling onroerend erfgoed uitgebreid en licht gewijzigd. Zo komt nu ook het beheer en onderhoud van archeologische zones en sites in aanmerking voor financiële ondersteuning. Voor wie meer te weten wil komen over de subsidiemogelijkheden wordt een reeks infomomenten georganiseerd op verschillende locaties in de provincie.

Bekijk het programma van de infosessies en schrijf je in via vlaamsbrabant.be.

Neanderthalers en Kelten op de Kemmelberg: lezing op dinsdag 21 mei

Eind vorig jaar werd de privécollectie Putman-Soenen geschonken aan de gemeente Heuvelland. Archeologische vondsten van op en rond de Kemmelberg keren zo terug naar de streek en vinden een bewaarplaats in het regionaal erfgoeddepot. Op dinsdag 21 mei geeft Jean Luc Putman in Heuvelland een lezing over de collectie. Aan de hand van enkele archeologische stukken uit de collectie zal hij het verhaal van de Neanderthalers, de eerste landbouwers en de Kelten in de regio vertellen.

De lezing vindt plaats om 19u30 in OC de Galoye in Loker (Heuvelland). Deelname is gratis, maar inschrijven is verplicht. Meer informatie op vormingplusow.be.

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Greece to restore section of the Royal Palace of Pella

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) earlier this week approved a study which aims to preserve, restore part of the 'Monumental Propylon' and 'Building I' of the massive Royal Palace complex of ancient Pella in Greece’s Central Macedonia. Courtyard with a pebble-mosaic paving in Pella [Credit: Archaeological Museum of Pella]This resolution comes as the finalization of the 2016 decision which aimed, for the first time, to...

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AMIR: Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources

Alphabetical list of Open Access Islamic Manuscripts Collections

62 collections as of May 15, 2019
[First posted 12/10/2010, updated 5/15/2019]

    Hill Museum & Manuscript Library


    "vHMML offers resources and tools for the study of manuscripts and currently features manuscript cultures from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The site houses high-resolution images of manuscripts, many of them digitized as part of HMML’s global mission to preserve and share important, endangered, and inaccessible manuscript collections through digital photography, archiving, and cataloging. It also contains descriptions of manuscripts from HMML's legacy microfilm collection, with scans of some of these films...

    Virtual HMML [vHMML] Reading Room, the digital library of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, has thousands of Islamic manuscript records, with 400,000 West African Islamic manuscript images and metadata coming from Timbuktu, Mali in the coming years.

    The vHMML platform also includes a component called School, a resource for teaching Arabic paleography from the 9th to 20th centuries, using Christian Arabic manuscripts from Sinai and HMML’s collections.

    See also: Alphabetical list of Open Access Islamic Manuscripts Collections

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    Inca artefacts returned to Peru from US, Argentina

    More than a hundred pre-Columbian treasures including clay idols and textiles from the Inca Empire have been returned to Peru from the United States and Argentina. View of one of the 130 textile and ceramic archaeological pieces belonging to the Moche, Chimu, Nazca, Chancay, Huari, Vicus, Inca and other cultures, after being successfully repatriated from the US and Argentina, on display  at the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign...

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    Archaeology Briefs

    TRANSCONTINENTAL RR BUILT BY CHINESE & OTHERS


    Thousands of workers from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds labored in grueling terrain and conditions to connect the Atlantic and Pacific. Most of them were Chinese workers who were paid less for their labor than their European counterparts.

    For years, railroad workers were largely overlooked in memorial events marking the railroad's completion. This year, however, their contributions and descendants are more visible than ever in 150th anniversary celebrations.

    Friday marked the sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike Ceremony on May 10, 1869, in what was then Utah Territory where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads were joined. "The Transcontinental Railroad was a tremendous feat of engineering, innovation and manpower that was key to unleashing the economic prosperity of the United States for generations," US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, whose parents are of Chinese descent, said Friday in a reenactment of the ceremony at Golden Spike National Historic Park in Promontory, Utah.

    In addition to Chinese workers and Latter-Day Saints who worked for Central Pacific, Irish immigrants fleeing famine and newly freed slaves laid track across the Great Plains for the Union Pacific Railroad.

    Before the transatlantic railroad, train travel was available from points east to as far as St. Louis, Missouri. Anything west of the Mississippi River required travel by wagon, a trip that could take anywhere from three to six months. After the railroad was built, it took about seven days and as little as $65 to ride from New York to San Francisco.

    "Snow fell so deeply that they had to build roofs over 37 miles of track so supply trains could make it through. The conditions were merciless, dangerous and harsh." Yet, even after the Chinese workers reached wage parity, they still had to pay for their own housing, clothes and food, unlike other workers.
    Chinese workers are said to have laid the last rails to complete the line at the Golden Spike Ceremony before dignitaries tapped four precious metal spikes into a polished tie made from California Laurelwood.
    The tie bore a silver plaque that included the officers and directors of Central Pacific along with the names of the tie maker and the donor. The spikes were symbols of the "elites" who presided over the ceremony," Stanford University history professor Gordon Chang said.

    This year, however, the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association and other cultural groups championed visibility of railroad workers in events and official celebrations throughout the week.
    Chinese workers were included for the first time in the annual reenactment of the driving of the Golden Spike. A lion dance was performed at the start of the Golden Spike Ceremony.
    "The railroad laborers and innovators of 150 years ago helped unite our country," Chao said.

    Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

    RI-TRATTI D’ARTISTA. Giovambattista Cuocolo.

    Vedere una mostra in galleria oggi è più che un evento: non richiede solo partecipazione, carica emozionale, senso critico e voglia di esporsi, di esserci, ma anche la forza di sondare quella che una volta, in bocca ai critici, era la tua realtà.

    Archaeology Briefs

    IN 1492 COLUMBUS BROUGHT DISEASES

    In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, bringing to the New World a bounty of wonder: coffee, horses, turnips, grapes, wine. But Columbus and his fellow explorers, in addition to bringing crops and animals we now take for granted, were also the Typhoid Marys of their time. The New World before Columbus: no typhoid, no flu, no smallpox, no measles. The New World after Columbus: epidemics of death.

    For Native Americans, the problem was a lesson in basic virology. Because these microbes were as new to society as horses and coffee, nobody had built any immunity to them. Without immunity, wide swaths of people were quickly infected and killed.

    Modern medicine is helping most sufferers to recover. Centuries ago, most cases ended in death.

    “Indigenous peoples suffered from white brutality, alcoholism, the killing and driving off of game, and the expropriation of farmland, but all these together are insufficient to explain the degree of their defeat,” wrote the late Alfred W. Crosby, a University of Texas historian considered the preeminent expert on the Columbian Exchange. “The crucial factor was not people, plants, or animals, but germs.”

    Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

    Word Formation Latin

    Word Formation Latin
    This is the work-in-progress web application site for the EU funded Word Formation Latin project. Please click on 'Explore' to browse the data. 

    WFL has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 658332-WFL. The project is based at the Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche per la Computerizzazione dei Segni dell'Espressione (CIRCSE), at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.
    For more information, please visit the project website.

    Archaeology Briefs

    BRITAIN'S EQUIVALENT TO TUT'S TOMB FOUND IN ESSEX


    An Anglo-Saxon burial chamber found on a grassy verge next to a busy road and not far from an Aldi is being hailed as Britain’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Archaeologists on Thursday will reveal the results of years of research into the burial site of a rich, powerful Anglo-Saxon man found at Prittlewell in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

    When it was first discovered in 2003, jaws dropped at how intact the chamber was. But it is only now, after years of painstaking investigation by more than 40 specialists, that a fuller picture of the extraordinary nature of the find is emerging.

    For one thing it is in free-draining soil, meaning everything organic has decayed. “It was essentially a sandpit with stains,” she said. But what a sandpit. “It was one of the most significant archaeological discoveries we’ve made in this country in the last 50 to 60 years.”

    The remains of one of the wooden drinking cups which provided the crucial material for carbon dating the burial chamber, and the top of a wooden drinking bottle with decorated gold neck, found in the burial chamber. The research reveals previously concealed objects, paints a picture of how the chamber was constructed and offers new evidence of how Anglo-Saxon Essex was at the forefront of culture, religion and exchange with other countries across the North Sea. It also throws up a possible name for the powerful Anglo-Saxon figure for whom the grave was built.

    Previously, the favorite suggestion was a king of the East Saxons, Saebert, son of Sledd. But he died about 616 and scientific dating now suggests the burial was in the late-6th century, about 580. That means it could be Saebert’s younger brother Seaxa although, since the body has dissolved and only tiny fragments of his tooth enamel remain, it is impossible to know for certain. Gold foil crosses were found in the grave which indicate he was a Christian, a fact which has also surprised historians. Sue Hirst, Mola’s Anglo-Saxon burial expert, said that date was remarkably early for the adoption of Christianity in England, coming before Augustine’s mission to convert the country from paganism. But it could be explained because Seaxa’s mother Ricula was sister to king Ethelbert of Kent who was married to a Frankish Christian princess called Bertha. “Ricula would have brought close knowledge of Christianity from her sister-in-law.”

    Recreating the design of the burial chamber has been difficult because the original timbers decayed leaving only stains and impressions of the structure in the soil. But it has been possible. The Mola team estimates it would have taken 20 to 25 men working five or six days in different groups to build the chamber and would have involved felling 13 oak trees. “It was a significant communal effort,” said Jackson. “You’ve got to see this burial chamber as a piece of theater. It is sending out a very strong message to the people who come and look at it and the stories they take away from it. It says ‘we are very important people and we are burying one of our most important people’.”

    Objects found include a gold belt buckle, a copper alloy flagon from the Mediterranean, a decorative hanging bowl, and gold coins. Object found include a gold belt buckle, a copper alloy flagon from the Mediterranean, a decorative hanging bowl, and gold coins. The remains of a lyre with decorative copper-alloy fittings with garnets at the center. Objects identified in the grave include a wooden lyre – the ancient world’s most important stringed instrument – which had almost entirely decayed apart from fragments of wood and metal fittings preserved in a soil stain.

    The burial chamber was discovered only because of a proposal to widen the adjacent road. It was fully excavated and the research has been undertaken by experts in a range of subjects including Anglo-Saxon art, ancient woodworking, soil science and engineering.

    The new Mola findings are published on Thursday ahead of a long-awaited new permanent display of Prittlewell princely burial objects at Southend Central Museum. It opens on Saturday and will include objects such as a gold belt buckle, a Byzantine flagon, coloured glass vessels, an ornate drinking horn and a decorative hanging bowl. People will also be able to explore the burial chamber online at www.prittlewellprincelyburial.org. Essex has sometimes been seen as something of an Anglo-Saxon backwater but the Prittlewell burial chamber suggests otherwise.

    “What it really tells us,” said Hirst, “is that the people in Essex, in the kingdom of the East Saxons at this time, are really at the forefront of the political and religious changes that are going on.”

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    N. Freer et B. Xinyue (éd.), Reflections and New Perspectives on Virgil's Georgics

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    Nicholas Freer et Bobby Xinyue (éd.), Reflections and New Perspectives on Virgil's Georgics, Londres-Oxford, 2019.

    Éditeur : Bloomsbury Academic
    304 pages
    ISBN : 9781350070516
    85 £

    Virgil's Georgics, the most neglected of the poet's three major works, is brought to life and infused with fresh meanings in this dynamic collection of new readings. The Georgics is shown to be a rich field of inherited and varied literary forms, actively inviting a wide range of interpretations as well as deep reflection on its place within the tradition of didactic poetry.
    The essays contained in this volume – contributed by scholars from Australia, Europe and North America – offer new approaches and interpretive methods that greatly enhance our understanding of Virgil's poem. In the process, they unearth an array of literary and philosophical sources which exerted a rich influence on the Georgics but whose impact has hitherto been underestimated in scholarship. A second goal of the volume is to examine how the Georgics – with its profound meditations on humankind, nature, and the socio-political world of its creation – has been (re)interpreted and appropriated by readers and critics from antiquity to the modern era. The volume opens up a number of exciting new research avenues for the study of the reception of the Georgics by highlighting the myriad ways in which the poem has been understood by ancient readers, early modern poets, explorers of the 'New World', and female translators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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    Low Water Levels Reveal Riverboat Artifacts in Canada

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    Four Families Detected in Late Neolithic Burial in Poland

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    Jomon Woman’s Genome Decoded in Japan

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    When Kings Read Literature: How Literature Shaped the Ancient World

    May 15, 2019 19.00 - LECTURE Martin Puchner, Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature Chair of Theater, Dance & Media Harvard University

    The birth of the Arkadian dream in classical Greece

    May 15, 2019 19.00 - LECTURE Dr. Antonio Corso, Society for the Archaeological Messenian Studies

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    Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

    Open Access Journal: Open Journal of Archaeometry

    [First posted in AWOL 1 August 2016, updated 14 May 2019]

    Open Journal of Archaeometry
    eISSN: 2038-1956
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    The Open Journal of Archaeometry is a new, peer-reviewed, Open Access, international scientific journal published by PAGEPress Publications. It is devoted to the publication of research articles, short communications and review papers on every aspect of archaeometry.
    Archaeometry – also known as archaeological science – applies scientific techniques to the analysis of archaeological materials. Research topics mainly comprise the following disciplines and analyzing techniques:
    • chemical and physical analyses of artifacts, concerning provenance, technology types of use and authenticity;
    • dating methods providing archaeologists with numerical and relative chronologies;
    • environmental approaches providing information on past changes in landscape, climate, flora, and fauna;
    • anthropological studies dealing with diet, nutrition, health and pathology;
    • mathematical methods for data treatment with the purpose of handling, analyzing, and modeling large data sources;
    • remote-sensing and geophysical-survey applications assisting underground and underwater archaeology;
    • conservation sciences involving the study of decay processes and the development of appropriate methods of conservation and restoration.
    The Open Journal of Archaeometry may also host contextually relevant announcements, book reviews and abstracts from scientific meetings. Every article published in the Journal will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field and decided upon by members of the Editorial Board.

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    Op het raakvlak van 2 landschappen: de vroegste geschiedenis van Brugge

    In Brugge presenteerde Raakvlak vandaag de tweede uitgave van het boek ‘Op het raakvlak van twee landschappen. De vroegste geschiedenis van Brugge’. In de nieuwe uitgave zijn de resultaten van het recentste onderzoek verwerkt. Naast de geactualiseerde teksten, werden heel wat nieuwe bijdragen toegevoegd.

    Archeologisch onderzoek in de binnenstad en in de regio, de inbreng van geologie en bodemkunde, en de toepassing van de modernste onderzoekstechnieken hebben in de jongste decennia voor een uitgebreide nieuwe kennis gezorgd. Deze kennis werd voor het eerst in 2011 overzichtelijk samengebracht in het boek ‘Op het raakvlak van twee landschappen – de vroegste geschiedenis van Brugge’.

    De titel van de publicatie verwijst naar de bijzondere ligging van Brugge op de grens van twee sterk verschillende landschappen: de zandstreek en de kustvlakte. Sinds het verschijnen van het boek kwam het onderzoek in een stroomversnelling. Het werd dan ook tijd voor een grondige update.

    In vier chronologische hoofdstukken wordt de geschiedenis van de Brugse regio geschetst vanaf de eerste menselijke sporen 70.000 jaar geleden tot het begin van de 12de eeuw, wanneer Brugge een volwaardige stad geworden is. Daarnaast behandelen niet minder dan zesentwintig kaderartikels telkens een specifiek deelaspect. Talrijke (en deels nieuwe) afbeeldingen, alsook een volledige set nieuw getekende kaarten illustreren dit uitermate boeiende verhaal.

    Het boek is voor 35 euro te verkrijgen in de museumshops van Musea Brugge en via Raakvlak, maar ook in de boekhandel of bij uitgeverij Van de Wiele.

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