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Blueberry Flax Muffins

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In the 1990’s Cafe Nero had just begun to appear on our streets and the healthy ingredient of choice was bran. If you were into health food, you were into bran. Unfortunately, this admittedly high fibre ingredient is also high in starch and the anti nutrient phytic acid.

A breakfast combo on the way to work for me back then, and especially in the summer, was a skimmed milk iced latte with a bran & sultana muffin. Believing this was a healthy choice I was oblivious to the sugary thickener in the lactose laden latte and the flour, sugar, and dried fruit in the muffin. But those muffins were delicious!

So, Sunday having come around again and the weather warming up, I decided to hit the kitchen and rustle-up a low carb version. The closest recipe I could find was Blueberry Muffins but for this I included two tablespoons of

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Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Late Bronze Age Clay Time!

Late Bronze Age Clay Time!

Guest post by CREWS Visiting Fellow Cassandra Donnelly

During the last week of April the Program for Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP) hosted its first ever “Late Bronze Age Clay Time! Study Break” in the Classics Lounge in Waggener Hall at the University of Texas at Austin. Approximately twenty  undergraduate and graduate students, along with some staff and their children, produced a veritable archive of Late Bronze Age (LBA) tablets.

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We provided attendees with the clay (local-fire “Longhorn Red” clay from Armadillo Clay), three types of styluses, and one of three different instruction packets. The first type of instruction packet pertained to Mycenaean Greek and Linear B, the second to Ugaritic, and the third to Cypro-Minoan. Each packet included instructions for how to make one of three tablet types, a signary in the corresponding script, and a model text to write in the corresponding language. Each of the texts, once…

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Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Genghis Khan – 12 things you should know about the first Great Khan

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Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Guest post: How Hadrian helped rebuild the Pantheon

Guest post: How Hadrian helped rebuild the Pantheon

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Learn about how Hadrian created the Pantheon as we know it today from the ruins of previous temples built by Marcus Agrippa and Domitian. A guest post by Context Travel Tours.

Hadrian – the great unifier of the Roman Empire, the admirer of Athens, the architect, the poet, the visionary. As one of Rome’s most successful emperors, and one of the “five good emperors”, his accomplishments stretched to the furthest extremes of the Empire, and his name became associated with some of the most momentous building projects in the history of man.

Hadrian, of course, was responsible for the eponymous wall which marked the northern limits of Britannia. His love for Ancient Greece saw him rebuild and regenerate huge portions of Athens, he constructed the vast Temple of Venus and Roma, and he built what is still today, the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. The Pantheon, a…

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Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Scientists Discovered a 2,624-Year-Old Tree in a North Carolina Swamp. Climate Change Could Kill It.

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Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Anthropologist Debunks the Paleo Diet-Dr Christina Warinner

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This poorly titled lecture by Christina Warinner, an archaeological anthropologist at the University of Oklahoma who, for the past ten years has been researching our food in the past by looking at the dental calculus of ancient human remains and using this to go back in time to calculate what our ancestors ate.

For someone with such an insight into the human diet, it is unfortunate that she found it necessary to claim to ‘debunk’ the Paleo diet of today stating that the diets philosophy is that agricultural diets are terrible and we should all be eating nothing but meat like the cave men of our past, that all our problems started 10,000 years ago when agriculture began and that this diet certainly does not include foods like grains legumes or dairy and that Paleo has no basis in the archaeological record.

Debunking something on YouTube is usually something I…

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Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
 
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