Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

The British suffered for their fashion as a vogue for shoes with a pointed tip led to a sharp increase in hallux valgus of the big toe.
Forest regrowth and widespread Indigenous mortality

Forest regrowth and widespread Indigenous mortality

Research tests significance of forest regrowth following widespread mortality among Indigenous populations in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Researchers link ancient wooden structure to water ritual

Researchers link ancient wooden structure to water ritual

The Noceto Vasca Votiva is a unique wood structure that was unearthed on a small hill in northern Italy in 2005.
The Glass Ark in Venice

The Glass Ark in Venice

The exhibition focuses on the extraordinary glass animal collection of Pierre Rosenberg, former Director/President of the Louvre in Paris.
Two tombs for one man: the case of Maya

Two tombs for one man: the case of Maya

Maya managed to remain active during the Amarna ad post Amarna period. How do we know? From two tombs that survive under his name. 
Video game music played with an ancient lyre

Video game music played with an ancient lyre

About six years ago, Theodoros Koumartzis, a graduate of Information Technology, first held an ancient lyre in his hands.
Uncovering the lost Indigenous settlement of Sarabay

Uncovering the lost Indigenous settlement of Sarabay

The UNF archaeology team is fairly confident they have located the lost Indigenous Northeast Florida community of Sarabay.
Discovery of the oldest plant fossils on the African continent!

Discovery of the oldest plant fossils on the African continent!

The analysis of very old plant fossils documents the transition from barren continents to the green planet we know today.
A glass of wine from… Neolithic times

A glass of wine from… Neolithic times

Remains of food brought to light through research conducted by the AUTh include the oldest wine in Europe.
10,000-year-old DNA pens the first tales of the earliest domesticated goats

10,000-year-old DNA pens the first tales of the earliest domesticated goats

The findings were assimilated from DNA taken from the remains of 32 goats that died some 10,000 years ago in the Zagros mountains.
Mosaic of Theros in the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum

Mosaic of Theros in the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum

Theros in ancient Macedonia has golden brown hair, a sheaf of corn but no… gender.
Indigenous peoples were stewards of the Western Amazon

Indigenous peoples were stewards of the Western Amazon

Study points to a history of indigenous sustainable use of the Western Amazon stretching back 5,000 years.
Revival of historic Syntagma flower shops

Revival of historic Syntagma flower shops

A long Athenian tradition is thus being reborn and a historic place in the capital city upgraded and regaining its former prestige.
New insights into survival of ancient Western Desert peoples

New insights into survival of ancient Western Desert peoples

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have used more than two decades of satellite-derived environmental data to form hypotheses about the possible foraging habitats of pre-contact Aboriginal peoples living in Australia's Western Desert.
ASCSA’s 139th Annual Report

ASCSA’s 139th Annual Report

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the release of its 139th Annual Report, highlighting the School's significant achievements during its 2019–2020 academic year.
Pharaonic border stela received at Ismailia Museum

Pharaonic border stela received at Ismailia Museum

The stela was found recently in a field in the area of Ismailia during farming.
Acropolis: Accessibility to the archaeological site to be completed

Acropolis: Accessibility to the archaeological site to be completed

Unanimous positive opinion by the Central Archaeological Council during last Tuesday's meeting.
Stone Age raves to the beat of elk tooth rattles?

Stone Age raves to the beat of elk tooth rattles?

In the Stone Age, some 8,000 years ago, people danced often and in a psychedelic way. This is a conclusion drawn from elk teeth discovered in the Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov burial site.
Nikos Stampolidis elected Director-General of the Acropolis Museum

Nikos Stampolidis elected Director-General of the Acropolis Museum

Eleftherna's excavator, Archaeology Professor and Director General of the Museum of Cycladic Art for 24 years,.
“Archipelago”: Installation at the Cycladic Café

“Archipelago”: Installation at the Cycladic Café

The installation “Archipelago” is based on the heritage of the Cycladic culture and the stylized marble statuettes depicting everyday forms or human figures.
Surveys to locate Pleistocene deposits in the Akamas area

Surveys to locate Pleistocene deposits in the Akamas area

The surveys are part of the innovative, interdisciplinary research program “Water Routes in Human Island Dispersals: Modeling the Pleistocene Exploitation of Cyprus” (PLEICY).
Oldest human traces from the southern Tibetan Plateau in a new light

Oldest human traces from the southern Tibetan Plateau in a new light

A new optical dating technique to directly constrain the age of prehistoric stone artefacts from an archaeological site southern Tibet.
The Alonissos underwater museum opened on June 1

The Alonissos underwater museum opened on June 1

To date, the shipwreck of Peristera is considered the largest shipwreck of the Classical period and the most important accessible ancient shipwreck in the world.
“Slavery”: the new exhibition at the Rijksmuseum

“Slavery”: the new exhibition at the Rijksmuseum

Ten personal stories of people who lived through the years of the slave trade, either as merchants or as slaves, is the focus of the landmark exhibition.
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