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10 facial reconstructions from history you should know about

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Posted by on April 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Avocado the High Maintenance “Green Gold”

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When I first sampled an avocado I was not impressed, to put it mildly. The texture and colour of a bar of neglected and soggy bathroom soap and a flavour reminiscent of poor quality brie combined with grass clippings. But that didn’t stop me from persevering, because I had discovered the massive health benefits of this “green gold” and now I have learned to enjoy a dose of avocado on an almost daily basis.

But there are some worrying climate and social issues I have been wrestling with when it comes to the growing and distribution of avocados. Demand for them in Europe is increasing 30% each year and there are now restaurants that put them at the center of every dish they serve.

Avocado growing and export is an important pillar of the Chilean economy but avocados require massive amounts of water to grow and in Chile their constitution…

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Posted by on April 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Graeco-Roman era tomb discovered in Egypt’s Aswan – The Archaeology News Network

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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via Liquid blood found inside 42,000 year old foal boosts hopes of bringing extinct species back to life – The Archaeology News Network

Liquid blood found inside 42,000 year old foal boosts hopes of bringing extinct species back to life – The Archaeology News Network

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

10 things you should know about ancient Carthage and the incredible Carthaginian army

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Posted by on April 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

42,000-Year-Old Foal Entombed in Ice Still Had Liquid Blood in Its Veins

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Posted by on April 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Ancient Roman Chariot Racing Was Fast and Furious (and Dominated by a Slave)

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Posted by on April 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Free our marbles from British Museum’s ‘murky prison,’ says Greek president – The Archaeology News Network

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Fat vs Starch – You Decide

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

NEWS: Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman’s Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

NEWS: Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman’s Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

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Incisor wear. (Source: Lovell & Palichuk, Bioarchaeology of Marginalized People, 2019)

“When we study ancient societies, it can sometimes be difficult to tell who fulfilled which of the various day-to-day roles. For Ancient Egypt, we have a wealth of information, including pictorial records along with sculptures and figurines, buried with the deceased so they could have workers in the afterlife.But these depictions can be idealised, or leave things out. Bones, on the other hand, don’t lie – and the teeth of an Egyptian woman who lived over 4,000 years ago show that the lives of women back then may have been more varied than some records suggest.

Two patterns of wear on 16 of her 24 teeth are inconsistent with eating, which means she was using her teeth for something else; further analysis suggests she was a craftswoman.
This, according to a research team from the University of Alberta, is…

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Posted by on April 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
 
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