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historical-nonfiction · an hour ago
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Indigenous groups that paint their bodies tend to live in areas where there is an abundance of bloodsucking horseflies, mosquitoes, or tsetse flies. A study in 2019 showed that this was not a coincidence: painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. A model with no stripes attracted ten times as many biting insects as a model with white stripes painted on.
Interestingly, archaeological evidence suggests that body painting appeared before clothes, another way to protect against insect bites.
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ancientstuff · 2 hours ago
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The Eastern Desert of Egypt is a rocky, mountainous desert that has a large number of ancient mines. Wadi Sikait is only one of them. But the new architectural evidence is pretty spectacular.
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ancientstuff · 2 hours ago
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So, an alphabet is different from a series of signs that are phonograms, which is what makes this important. Marvellous chance find. MUCH earlier than the previous first evidence.
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sciworx · 2 hours ago
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This is a brief introduction to archaeology by using the location of a known ancient village, recommended by actual archaeologists.
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ancientegyptdaily · 4 hours ago
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#076/ ∞ — [random Egypt photos]
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stoneagemonkey · 8 hours ago
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Time for a bit of a #TheoryThursday post! (I know – it’s been a while) . Today at lunch I enjoyed a delicious pesto made by the hubby from wild garlic mustard (alliaria petiolata). We have always enjoyed hiking and forest walks, and at some point started gathering wild foods to use in snacks and meals. For those who want to try something new and natural, I can definitely recommend it! . Gathering wild foods is a big part of the past and present of humanity. The term ‘hunter-gatherer’ is now commonly used, but was made popular in the field by Lewis Binford (who I mentioned in my last #TheoryThursday post), often considered one of the most influential people in the history of archaeological research. Binford’s biggest contribution to archaeological theory was his “New Archaeology” in the 1960s, which led to theories of processual archaeology. . One example of this more process-focused way of thinking is ‘Optimal Foraging Theory’, which grew out of evolutionary ecology. Briefly, OFT was a framework that archaeologists could use to predict how hunter-gatherer societies would have used the surrounding resources to greatest advantage. In other words, how past societies would have maximised their hunting/gathering efficiency. The idea of using a model of some sort to predict how people in the past would have interacted with their environment is an interesting one, and has developed a lot since the introduction of OFT to look at many different aspects of past society, including migration and expansion. . Now, those of you who have been following me for a while can probably guess my problem with this theoretical framework! And one of the most common criticisms of OFT is indeed that it does not take into account cultural influence. It assumed that the people involved were all robots, bent on maximum efficiency, without accounting for external factors such as dietary taboos, social status, or even personal preference. Never forget – people in the past were still people! . Do you ever forage for wild food? What influences your choices? . #huntergatherer #foraging #wildforaging #prehistory #wildfood #food #Archaeology #archaeologist #archaeologylife #pesto #garlicmustard https://www.instagram.com/p/CNsO0dsLdWa/?igshid=1i9bcz9urghms
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archaeologychannel · 8 hours ago
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Audio News from Archaeologica (4/4): Study finds no evidence to support claims of deforestation at Cahokia. Dig deeper on our website, or on your favorite podcast service, like Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/38w5P0A.
Photo Credit: Matt Gush
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starminesister · 8 hours ago
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Started this morning: Built on Bodies: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death by Brenna Hassett
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archaeologychannel · 9 hours ago
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This week in Audio News from Archaeologica (1/4): Hieroglyphic texts reveal the sophistication of Aztec written language. Find out more on our website, or your favorite podcast service, like Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PilzfW.
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tlatollotl · 9 hours ago
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Standing Couple
A.D. 100
Shaft tomb cultures
Jalisco, Mexico
Provenience unknown, possibly looted
Huge arched feet provide stable supports for these large ceramic figures; the upper limbs are proportionately much smaller.  The male figure brandishes a war club, and wears protective gear that may be made of basketry.  The female’s hands rest on her slightly protruding belly, suggesting that she may be pregnant.  Her shoulders are decorated with scarification, while body painting patterns her thighs, rump, and back.
Many pairs of ceramic figures have been discovered in ancient burials from the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, and Colima in western Mexico.  They may have portrayed the deceased, or provided companionship in the afterlife.  While many ceramic figures were likely made specifically to serve as burial offerings, fragments have also been discovered in non-tomb contexts. Thus they may have been used by the living in ceremonies or social activities.
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uwlmvac · 9 hours ago
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A broken Oneota vessel fills a small pit-type feature uncovered during the 2002 excavations at the Meier Farm site (47LC432), near Onalaska, Wisconsin. This site was part of the Sand Lake site complex, where tens of acres of ridged agricultural fields were created in the moist soils of a trapped floodplain. Meier farm was one of the habitation areas associated with those fields. Most of the Sand Lake complex has since been obliterated by development.
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prosepluspassion · 14 hours ago
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To improve climate models, an international team led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and the University of Glasgow turned to archaeological data. The resulting classification from the project, called LandCover6k, offers a tool the researchers hope might generate better predictions about the planet's future and fill in gaps about its past.
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archeologiazywa · 14 hours ago
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Wiemy jak mógł wyglądać zamek w Rawie Mazowieckiej [REKONSTRUKCJA]! Zamek książąt mazowieckich w Rawie Mazowieckiej został wybudowany w 2 poł. XIV w. jako najbardziej wysunięta na południowy-zachód warownia Mazowsza. Usytuowany w bagnistych widłach rzek Rawki i Rylki, na ważnym szlaku handlowym z Pomorza na Ruś. Najnowsza rekonstrukcja pokazuje jak mógł on wyglądać w czasach swojej świetności! Więcej info na naszej stronie. #archeologia #archaeology #castle #3d #history #zamki #zamek #polskajestpiekna #castles #sredniowiecze #middleages #medieval #medievaltimes #medievalworld #reconstruction #rekonstrukcja #lodzkie #rawamazowiecka #ciekawostkihistoryczne #ciekawemiejsca (w: Zamek w Rawie Mazowieckiej) https://www.instagram.com/p/CNrp-YPngTU/?igshid=tdjokwanqbw8
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wordpresstop · 15 hours ago
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ancientstuff · 16 hours ago
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Incredible thing. One sees boxes like this from much later periods, and it's interesting to see how people have been putting things in boxes almost since time began.
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peabodyfan · 18 hours ago
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📚🌂Here are some great quotes from the fourth novel in the Amelia Peabody mystery series, Lion in the Valley, written by Elizabeth Peters.📚🌂
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Sethos! We finally get the Master Criminal's nom de guerre!
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Please follow the Twitter hashtag #rereadingamelia for some great quotes from Crocodile on the Sandbank and The Curse of the Pharaohs and The Mummy Case.📚🌂⛏️
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odinistpressservice · 20 hours ago
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Grave goods show gendered roles for Neolithic farmers What are cookies? Cookies are small text files that are stored in the web browser that allows HERITAGEDAILY or a third party to recognise you.
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rslyanneangel · a day ago
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14 April 2020
We got a new friend! Found this buddy in my bank after afking hunter at charming months for hours. He’s fabulous and made me smile :D
Aside from this, I have a few small achievements and gains. Getting back to the game feels amazing. I think I didn’t realise how much of a stress relief runescape is for me and only noticed it when I was locked out for the month. So it’s really good to have it back!
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disastrid · a day ago
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Lost under desert sands for three millennia, the ruins of the “Lost Golden City” date back over 3,400 years to the reign of Amenhotep III, the ninth king of the 18th dynasty, who ruled ancient Egypt during a golden period of peace and prosperity.
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I get to go back to work on the 26th!!!!! YAAAAASSS!!!!!!
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