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 Jan 9-19

My roundup of history and archaeology: a Roman game board uncovered in Slovakia, catching up on the ancient mundane via papyrus mummy casing, an amazing resource website on race in the ancient world & pottery shard depicting a Parthenon scene comes clean in the Galilee with Athena emerging from Zeus’s head (patriarchy at it again?)

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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, History and Historical Fiction July 29- August 4

My weekly roundup of posts about archaeology and history: digging up Norse kings or gods in Sweden, Roman barracks in the subway, a new tomb in Egypt, archaeology in Egypt and Nubia, the genetics of Mycenaeans and Minoans, the Chinese epic horse show to tell the Trojan War

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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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Myth & Folklore: Where Did Mighty Achilles Get his Start?

The heroes of the Trojan War probably have origins in history, but there’s also been an infusion of myth and legendary grandeur. In a post on Unusual Historicals, I explore an idea of mine that the development of Achilles was significantly influenced by the Hittite myth of Telipinu.

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