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“Can quantum computers assist in the decipherment of Minoan Linear A?” Keynote article on academia.edu
On Thursday and Friday, I was in Virginia–specifically at Washington and Lee University in Lexington–to attend a conference on the Ethics of Acquiring Cultural Heritage Objects. It all …
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This a most unusual post for me but maybe some of you are interested in the stars.
Nationalgeographic.com By Catherine Zuckerman All that marauding must have left the Vikings famished. It’s easy to envision a group of them around a table, ravenous after a long day of ransacking, …
Source: How to Eat Like a Viking
I love this post. Reminds me of our Re-enactment days. Great fun !! Click on the link above to read the rest of this on “Ancient Foods” Blog.
An article I was reading this morning replaced at the last minute what I had planned for February’s ARCHAEO-Crush. Yes, this Mycenaean treasure is super cool… TOMB OF THE GRIFFIN WARRI…
Source: Tomb of the Griffin Warrior
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Seeing that I have blogged about Food in the Roman period before, I will treat this post as an update, and hope you will enjoy the recipe given by Stephanie Hoss as she explores how a Mediterranean passion for the delicacy of Asparagus developed in the northern provinces.
The Romans are renowned for having been gourmets ,but their services to horticulture are less widely celebrated. Their talent for farming successfully generated many new fruit and vegetable cultivars, which were developed using selective breeding. While maps of the Roman Empire are often seen as marking territory subject to its laws and, in some cases, occupied by soldiers, the green fingered imperialists also introduced a wealth of different fruit, vegetables and herbs to their provinces north of the Alps.The list is long and includes such supposedly quintessential English herbs as mint, as well as cherries and peaches. Among the vegetables, though, asparagus…
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