• Posts Tagged ‘Archaeology’

    Strange Science: Reassessing Viking Burials

    by  • April 26, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Viking burial mounds in Gamla Uppsala

    A team of scientists has been reassessing Viking burials from the settlement of Birka in east-central Sweden, and in doing so, have determined that one of the Viking warriors buried there was a high-status female warrior. Thanks to osteology and genetic analysis, coupled with archaeological analysis of the grave goods, this team is reaching...

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    Fiction: Terminus Post Quem

    by  • April 8, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Terminus Post Quem"

    An essay by Daniel Benlainey, as provided by Steve Toase Art by Leigh Legler Daniel Benlainey BA MSc Project Manager Multivallate Archaeology Unit 4 Sunray Farm YK94 1SX D.Benlainey@multivallate.org.uk Simon Campbell BSc Senior Archaeologist Historic Environment Team Callshire County Council County Hall Ostbarnton YK56 4RF Dear Simon, Please find attached the interim site report...

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    Strange Science: Massive Black Sarcophagus Found

    by  • August 10, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Recently unearthed black granite sarcophagus

    Archaeologists in Alexandria, Egypt, recently located a massive black granite sarcophagus likely from the Ptolemaic period (roughly 2,000 years ago). The sarcophagus was uncovered while preparing a site for a new building, but now researchers are faced with several problems. The sarcophagus is massive, “at 185 cm (72.8 inches) tall, 265 cm (104.3 inches) long,...

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    Strange Science: Unidentified Bones

    by  • July 28, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Mammoth bones

    When pre-industrial peoples across Europe and other parts of the world saw oversized bones eroding out of landforms, they often believed that they could have been the bones of creatures from myths and legends. Elephant skulls seemed as though they could have belonged to cyclops, and a variety of large bones were believed to...

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