Musings of an autodidact


The Origins of Civilization



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

Material culture in brief

A phoenix from the ashes: Oppenheim’s legacy at Pergamon Museum

Beer quite possibly a key cause of civilization

Archaeology300As Paul Ratner at Big Think puts it, “Patrick McGovern, a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania, has one of the coolest jobs in the world.”

Yes. Yes he does. (more…)

Endings and beginnings: when the asteroid hit

Another wonderfully executed video. 90 minutes collapsed to less than 5, ending millions of years of evolution for some, kickstarting the next round for others.

A brief, broad view of the history of Sumer