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Myths as theoretical models for religious identity in ancient Greece

Myths as theoretical models for religious identity in ancient Greece

This is the final CfP for the session for Nordic TAG 2022 “What’s the use of theory?”, Oslo, Norway, April 21-23, 2022.
New finds at Ancient Tenea

New finds at Ancient Tenea

The works of this year's systematic archaeological research at Chiliomodi, Corinth, were focused on the site of the baths.
Exceptional faunal assemblage discovered on the N2 Kilshane excavation

Exceptional faunal assemblage discovered on the N2 Kilshane excavation

A large faunal assemblage could potentially change the understanding of beef and cattle herding in Middle Neolithic Ireland and Europe.
Parthenon’s “Fagan fragment” at the Acropolis Museum

Parthenon’s “Fagan fragment” at the Acropolis Museum

This piece belongs to block VI of the east frieze of the Parthenon that portrays the seated gods of Olympus.
Life in the ‘dead’ heart of Australia: McGraths Flat, the new fossil site

Life in the ‘dead’ heart of Australia: McGraths Flat, the new fossil site

New fossil site discovered in New South Wales, Australia, containing superb examples of fossilised animals and plants from the Miocene epoch.
Research reveals ancient Maya lessons on surviving drought

Research reveals ancient Maya lessons on surviving drought

A new analysis by UC Riverside archaeologist Scott Fedick and plant physiologist Louis Santiago shows the Maya had nearly 500 edible plants available to them.
Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to 230,000 years ago

Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to 230,000 years ago

Dating of a massive volcanic eruption in Ethiopia reveals Homo sapiens remains are much older than previously thought.
Foetus inside Egyptian mummy preserved thanks to unusual process

Foetus inside Egyptian mummy preserved thanks to unusual process

A foetus inside a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy was preserved due to a process similar to that of a ‘pickled cucumber’.
The statue of a woman with a full length chiton came to light in Epidaurus

The statue of a woman with a full length chiton came to light in Epidaurus

The statue was found intact, with the exception of the arms, which would have been additional, and the head, which had probably broken during its fall.
Headquarters of Ancient Egyptian mining mission found in Sinai

Headquarters of Ancient Egyptian mining mission found in Sinai

Archaeologists working in the Wadi Al-Nasab region of the Sinai have uncovered the headquarters of a mining operation that dates back to the Middle Kingdom.
Qumayrah Valley : ancient towers, copper trade and games

Qumayrah Valley : ancient towers, copper trade and games

Archaeologists identified tower in a Bronze Age settlement, found evidence of copper smelting and a 4 thousand-year-old game board!
Medieval warhorses were surprisingly small in stature

Medieval warhorses were surprisingly small in stature

Medieval warhorses are often depicted as massive and powerful beasts, but in reality many were no more than pony-sized by modern standards.
Ancient tombs reveal ‘funerary avenues’ in north-west Arabia

Ancient tombs reveal ‘funerary avenues’ in north-west Arabia

Pathways flanked by thousands of burial monuments suggest a high degree of social and economic connection between the region’s populations.
Married Life in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Married Life in Greco-Roman Antiquity

An analysis of married life in Greco-Roman antiquity, from ongoing vetting process to place where to find security and love.
Disability and Infanticide in Ancient Greece

Disability and Infanticide in Ancient Greece

This article confronts the widespread assumption that disability, in any broad and undefined sense, constituted valid grounds for infanticide in ancient Greece.
New fragments from the Parthenon at the Acropolis Museum

New fragments from the Parthenon at the Acropolis Museum

It is with great joy that the Acropolis Museum received ten fragments of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon, which were granted by the National Archaeological Museum.
Results of the 2021 Agios Sozomenos-Djirpoulos excavations

Results of the 2021 Agios Sozomenos-Djirpoulos excavations

Excavations aimed at clarifying the plan of the architectural remains where in previous years, a complex of workshops was uncovered.
The Archaeology of Egyptian Non-Royal Burial Customs

The Archaeology of Egyptian Non-Royal Burial Customs

A new evaluation of burial customs in New Kingdom Egypt, from about 1550 to 1077 BC, with an emphasis on burials of the wider population.
Participants in California’s Gold Rush dined on salted Atlantic cod

Participants in California’s Gold Rush dined on salted Atlantic cod

Atlantic cod were imported during the 1850s, likely as a (largely) deboned, dried and salted product from the East Coast of the United States.
DNA in archaeological sediments for long periods of time

DNA in archaeological sediments for long periods of time

Ancient human and animal DNA can remain stably localized in sediments, preserved in microscopic fragments of bone and feces.
Disturbing Viking ritual could have really happened, say researchers

Disturbing Viking ritual could have really happened, say researchers

The Blood Eagle ritual has been highlighted throughout history as an example of Viking brutality and ruthlessness...
Spectacular ancient treasure discovered at sea off the coast of Caesarea

Spectacular ancient treasure discovered at sea off the coast of Caesarea

Treasure from two ancient shipwrecks, including hundreds of silver coins, figurines, and a gold ring recovered off the coast of Caesarea.
Hundreds of dinosaur footprints found in Polish village

Hundreds of dinosaur footprints found in Polish village

Palaeontologists have found hundreds of fossilised dinosaur footprints dating back 200 million years in a clay pit in Poland.
“KALLOS”: the exhibition will run till January 16

“KALLOS”: the exhibition will run till January 16

Due to an increased number of visitors, the museum will extend its opening hours from Monday December 20 and over the holiday season.
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