Roundup of Archaeology and History Jan 24-Feb 2

My roundup of archaeology and history: Archaeology lecture for Phoenix area, Urusula LeGuin’s “remarkable spirit”, info about BBC/Netflix show Troy: Fall of a City, Reese Witherspoon on “female heroes that have always been in the shadows and now are coming into the light,” and the earliest ochre “crayon” found under a peat bog/ancient lake

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Roundup of Archaeology and History Dec 9-Jan 5

My roundup of history and archaeology: 6 Sci-fi/fantasy writers on what these genres offer to a world gone mad, the tale of an Iraqi archaeological site including griffins, evidence of human sacrifice in Greece, Netflix and the BBC’s series on the Trojan War, and Archaeology Magazine’s top 10 discoveries of 2017

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History November 6-10

My weekly round up of history and archaeology (with a little humor thrown in this week): Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey brings a woman’s smart view to the ancient poem, making medicines at the Palace of Ebla, exquisite warriors carved on a Mycenaean seal from the Griffin Grave and canine noir cartoon for the mystery & dog lovers

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History September 23-October 13

Here is my roundup of archaeology and history: Variations on the myths of Ishtar, the original goddess of love and war and a mysterious Luwian tablet, now translated, tells of a Trojan prince and his naval battle with Ashkelon, and I include photos from Madrid’s National Archaeology Museum’s extraordinary collection

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History Sept 9-15

My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: a list of best book review blogs, newly discovered Egyptian tomb of a goldsmith, Kültepe’s 23,000 clay tablets of early Anatolian writing, 7,000 yr old ceramic storage silo model reveals economic power in Jordan Valley, and a new, pretty amazing Mycenaean rock cut chamber tomb with untouched remains and grave goods.

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction July 8-14

My weekly roundup of posts from around the web: Pompeii renovations open the house of mysteries and other buildings, the secrets of Roman cement’s longevity, virtual unrolling of burned Pompeii scrolls, Hippocrates text found in Egypt’s St. Catherine’s monastery and Aztec skull towers contained women and children–blowing standard theory.

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