Move your kids past simply consuming virtual reality. They need to be making it. Tour Creator can help — History Tech

I spent part of last Monday working with the awesome staff of the Eisenhower Foundation at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum. They hosted 18 teachers from around the state during a week long focus on using primary sources across the curriculum. Part of our time together was spent talking about non-traditional primary and […] … Continue reading Move your kids past simply consuming virtual reality. They need to be making it. Tour Creator can help — History Tech

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Mummification Workshop Excavated in Egypt — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

GIZA, EGYPT—The Associated Press reports that a 2,500-year-old mummification workshop and a 100-foot-long burial shaft lined with burial chambers carved into the bedrock have been excavated at Saqqara. One of the burials consists of a badly damaged wooden coffin containing a mummy wearing a gilded silver mask, thought to have belonged to the second priest of… … Continue reading Mummification Workshop Excavated in Egypt — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

5,500-Year-Old Passage Tomb Unearthed in Ireland — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

COUNTY MEATH, IRELAND—The Aberdeen Evening Express reports that a Neolithic passage tomb has been discovered in Ireland’s Boyne Valley by researchers from University College Dublin and a private agricultural technology company. A large stone cairn measuring about 130 feet in diameter had been placed over the tomb’s main passage and two burial chambers within the… via … Continue reading 5,500-Year-Old Passage Tomb Unearthed in Ireland — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

5,300-year-old Iceman’s last meal revealed — The Archaeology News Network

In 1991, German tourists discovered, in the Eastern Italian Alps, a human body that was later determined to be the oldest naturally preserved ice mummy, known as Otzi or the Iceman. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology who have conducted the first in-depth analysis of the Iceman's stomach contents offer a rare glimpse… via … Continue reading 5,300-year-old Iceman’s last meal revealed — The Archaeology News Network

New archaeological sites unearthed in Greece during construction of Trans Adriatic Pipeline — The Archaeology News Network

More new archaeological sites have been uncovered in Thrace and Macedonia as the construction phase of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) continues to traverse through Greece. More than 400 archaeological excavations have been completed along TAP's path [Credit: TAP]Thrace, Greece Archaeological remnants of human activity in Thrace from the Neolithic (4th millennium BC) to the… via … Continue reading New archaeological sites unearthed in Greece during construction of Trans Adriatic Pipeline — The Archaeology News Network

Julius Caesar may have been less heroic than previously imagined — The Archaeology News Network

The world-renowned general Julius Caesar may have been rather less heroic than we imagine, in terms of victories as well as physique. Caesar was largely bald and had a deformed skull, resulting from difficulties during his birth. As for military campaigns, he suffered his greatest defeat in the Low Countries, possibly near the Dutch city… via … Continue reading Julius Caesar may have been less heroic than previously imagined — The Archaeology News Network

Feature Spotlight: Currency Bars

A second Feature Spotlight Article this week :). Currency bars such as these might have been used as a form of trade iron in the middle to late Iron Age in southern Britain. Following his raids on south-east Britain in 55 and 54 BC, Caesar commented: "They use either gold or bronze coinage or, instead … Continue reading Feature Spotlight: Currency Bars

Feature Spotlight: The Cholderton Estate Bronze Age Hoard

Another trip to my local museum this time for the next Feature Spotlight: The Cholderton Estate Bronze Hoard. Two of the axe heads in this hoard were found in the early 20th Century, the rest were discovered in 2007. The board is comprised of both socketed and palstave axe heads. The axeheads date to the … Continue reading Feature Spotlight: The Cholderton Estate Bronze Age Hoard

Bone study sheds new light on the history of Britain’s weaning habits — The Archaeology News Network

Archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen have led a significant new study on the history of Britain's weaning habits and have discovered that the early cessation of breastfeeding is not rooted in the Victorian era, as commonly perceived, but as early as the 16th and 17th centuries. Analysis of bone remains from St Nicholas Kirk… via … Continue reading Bone study sheds new light on the history of Britain’s weaning habits — The Archaeology News Network

Studies in Skyrim: Lessons in Typologies, from Dwarven Fortresses to Nord Ruins (Part II) — Animal Archaeology

Today’s blog post is the second part of our discussion of archaeological typologies as seen in Skyrim. Last week we started off the conversation with an example of using typology to differentiate between ancient Nord and Dwemer ruins in Blackreach (you can read Part One here!). For today, we’ll be continuing this conversation by looking […] … Continue reading Studies in Skyrim: Lessons in Typologies, from Dwarven Fortresses to Nord Ruins (Part II) — Animal Archaeology