Musings of an autodidact

Archaeology

The Origins of Civilization

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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