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The Origins of Civilization



A-Z of Archaeology: ‘M – Material Culture’

Material culture in brief

Opening a geode

Podcast: Boating with the Ubaid people

An interesting look at one particular aspect of Ubaid culture, one principally found on the western shore of the Persian Gulf. While the Ubaid people have their predecessors, it was they who appear to have first occupied southern Mesopotamia near to the gulf. Among many innovations, such as their irrigation canals, were reed boats.

And now for something differently awe-inspiring

Magnetars need a new naming convention