Novelist Ben Okri on the primal appeal of archaeology – Financial Times

'Every dig is existential. Excavation is simultaneously an act of destruction and revelation’ A very interesting and though provoking read. What are your thoughts? https://www.ft.com/content/2eb7ae6e-d1a0-11e8-a9f2-7574db66bcd5

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The Forgotten City: Imagining an Authentic Ancient Roman City — Archaeogaming

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OsnshS-_xoQ?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent SPECIAL GUEST POST! Nick Pearce is the Creative Director and founder of Modern Storyteller, which is deep in development of The Forgotten City. It’s both rare and welcome to hear from a games developer, especially one with a vested interest in Classical reception, and I’m delighted to share Nick’s thoughts with you on his … Continue reading The Forgotten City: Imagining an Authentic Ancient Roman City — Archaeogaming

10,000-year-old painted lime floor discovered in Jordan — The Archaeology News Network

A Spanish archaeological team has recently restored a 10,800-year-old painted lime floor unveiled at the Neolithic site of Kharaysin (Quneya, Zarqa), which is considered by the experts as “one of the first locations in the world where communities started building households and grouping as agricultural societies”. The 9,800-year-old painted lime floor found in the Kharaysin… via … Continue reading 10,000-year-old painted lime floor discovered in Jordan — The Archaeology News Network

Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history — The Archaeology News Network

A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in ancient poo, according to new Oxford University research. Identification and enumeration of helminth eggs in Lübeck deposits reveal a temporal pattern of cestode infections. Micrographs of parasite eggs in archaeological samples from… via … Continue reading Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history — The Archaeology News Network

Georadar detects a Viking ship in Norway — Archaeology in Europe News

The outline of the Viking ship can clearly be seen in this animation of the radar data [Credit: Lars Gustavsen, NIKU]Archaeologists armed with a motorized high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship and a large number of burial mounds and longhouses in Østfold County in Norway.The discoveries were made by archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute… … Continue reading Georadar detects a Viking ship in Norway — Archaeology in Europe News

Architools 1 What is Archaeology?

So what is archaeology? Ok, let's just get one thing out of the way with first. Archaeology is not Palaeontology, WE DO NOT DO DINSOSAURS! So what is archaeology all about? Archaeology can be rather hard to define, so  let's look at some definitions: Oxford English Dictionary Online:  "A person who studies human history and … Continue reading Architools 1 What is Archaeology?

Plastics Conservation Science — La Paz Group

A very interesting and thought provoking article, especially since I am currently training in conservation. A very difficult topic, especially given the current climate. Plastics have only been around for around 150 years (in this context, plastic being something that is mokdable) and has a big impact or industry and our life's as a whole. … Continue reading Plastics Conservation Science — La Paz Group

Statistical method recreates the history of a long-abandoned village in Spain — The Archaeology News Network

Archaeologists now have new tools for studying the development of medieval villages and the transformation of the historical landscapes surrounding them. In a study recently published in EPJ Plus, scientists have attempted to reconstruct the history of Zornoztegi, an abandoned medieval village located in the Basque Country, Spain. General view of early medieval occupation of… via … Continue reading Statistical method recreates the history of a long-abandoned village in Spain — The Archaeology News Network