Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction Jan 14-20

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: Upcoming AIA lecture on the underwater archaeology of Athens and Corinth harbors on Feb 23 in Mesa, AZ, Surgeon’s room with medical tools found in Nea Paphos, Cyprus, DNA of a skeleton found near Troy reveals early evidence of maternal infection, Historical Fiction Round Table on Sophie Schiller’s blog

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What’s New and Old and Read All Over? The state of fiction set in the ancient world

I recently conducted a series of interviews with many writers of fiction set in the ancient world and put together one of the cover articles for Historical Novels Review. Ordinarily you need to be a member (which I highly recommend you become!) to read the magazine, but I’m allowed to post it here as an enticement.

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A piece of alternate Roman history: Guest Post by Alison Morton

Alison Morton guest posts about her novels of alternative Roman history. Ever wonder what alternative history is and is it looney? (no…) Teaser: the women get equal rights. Now that’s remarkably alternative! Alison knows her Romans and her world building, which makes this fiction very engaging.

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom March 26-April 1

Some posts I enjoyed around the web this week: a critique of Kolb on Troy’s location, a collection of 4 novels of ancient times by Stephanie Dray, Libbie Hawker, Rebecca Lochlann, Cheri Lasota, Analyzing skeletons found near Athens to reveal ancient politics and websites most helpful for writers.

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Dec 12-18

Here are some posts I enjoyed around the web this week: historical fiction box sets from several periods & authors (Libi Astaire, Libbie Hawker, JJ Toner, Rebecca Lochlann, M. Louisa Locke and Sarah Woodbury), Geraldine Brooks on recreating ancient psyches, sunken ship full of Roman fish sauce, and King Tut’s stylish beard glued on with beeswax.

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Nov 14-20

Some posts I enjoyed from around the web this week: Mysterious “Giants’ Wheel” burial in the Golan, Israel, “reading” Roman skeletons and Marylee MacDonald on intelligent selection from the mounds of research that goes into historical fiction

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