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12 hours 53 min ago 'Bones' Season 12, Episode 3 Review: The New Tricks In The Old Dogs << Kristina Killgrove (Forbes) A biological anthropologist reviews Season 12, Episode 3 ('The New Tricks in the Old Dogs') of FOX's 'Bones,' summarizing the episode and looking for errors.
13 hours 4 min ago 1,000-Year-Old Tomb Unearthed in Denmark << Archaeology Magazine

Denmark noble tombAARS, DENMARK—The Copenhagen Post reports that a large tomb has been found in north Jutland by Bjarne Henning Nielsen of the Vesthimmerlands Museum. Nielsen speculates the tomb may have been constructed for the early eleventh-century Viking chief Ulv Galiciefarer, who was known for his raids on Galicia and was sometimes referred to in historic documents as an “earl of Denmark.” Nielsen says the burial site is surrounded by dark soil that may have been left by a building placed over the tomb—a practice reserved for the nobility. Nielsen also recovered a sword from the grave that dates to the early years of the second millennium. The region where the tomb was found is thought to have belonged to Valdemar the Great, king of Denmark from 1157 to 1182, whose great-grandfather is known to have been Ulv Galiciefarer. “It is private property he inherited from his father’s side,” Nielsen said, “and Galiciefarer is part of the lineage.” To read about another discovery in Denmark, go to “Bronze Age Bride.”

13 hours 44 min ago New Dates Obtained for Bones from Canada’s Bluefish Caves << Archaeology Magazine

Bluefish Caves bonesMONTREAL, CANADA—New radiocarbon dates have been obtained for animal-bone fragments discovered in northern Yukon’s Bluefish Caves in the 1970s, according to a report in CBC News. If confirmed, the results could push back the human presence in the area known as Beringia by 10,000 years. Ariane Burke and Lauriane Bourgeon of the University of Montreal examined some 36,000 bone fragments from the caves, and found 15 with cut marks and 20 others with possible cut marks. They sent the bones to Thomas Higham of Oxford University for radiocarbon dating. The oldest of the marked bones, a horse’s mandible that appears to have had its tongue removed with a stone tool, has been dated to at least 23,000 years ago. The researchers say these new dates support genetic research indicating a group of early migrants was isolated in Beringia, perhaps by glaciers, between 15,000 and 24,000 years ago. Tools and charcoal have not been found in the Bluefish Caves, however. “Is it the final chapter?” asked Yukon government archaeologist Greg Hare. “I don’t think so. But it’s good, solid work, and I’m excited they’ve been able to revisit it and come up with those dates.” To read in-depth about the peopling of the Americas, go to “America, in the Beginning.”

14 hours 33 min ago Low Water Levels Reveal Buddha Carving in Eastern China << Archaeology Magazine

NANCHANG, CHINA—Xinhua News reports that archaeologists have examined a 12-foot-tall Buddha statue that has been submerged in Hongmen Reservoir in eastern China for more than 50 years. The statue, carved into a cliff face, emerged when renovations to the hydropower gate lowered the water level of the reservoir by more than 30 feet. According to Xu Changqing, head of the Jiangxi Provincial Research Institute of Archaeology, the style of the statue suggests that it was carved during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). The research team also examined the flooded remains of the town of Xiaoshi, which had been a trade center and a hub for water transportation. Local history suggests that the statue had been placed at the dangerous intersection of two rivers noted for the rapid flow of water. “According to folk tale[s], the ancient people built the statue to pray for safety,” said Guan Zhiyong, head of the Hongmen Township government. For more, go to “China’s Legendary Flood.”

17 hours 38 min ago Resources for Teaching Ancient Geography << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online) Resources for Teaching Ancient Geography
From History From Below: Musings on Daily Life in the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean By Sarah E. Bond

Making Maps

Antiquity À-la-carte“The Antiquity À-la-carte application is a web-based GIS interface and interactive digital atlas of the ancient world, featuring accurate historical, cultural, and geographical data produced by the AWMC in addition to the entire Pleiades Project feature set. The map is completely searchable with customizable features, allowing for the creation of any map covering Archaic Greece to Late Antiquity and beyond. AWMC welcomes feedback from community members on the experience of using the application and welcomes suggestions and comments. Click here ... to launch the map application. This application works best with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. All site content and maps are released here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) license.”

Big Ancient Mediterranean: A project that marries texts, network analysis, and ancient geography. It currently allows you to see the people and places in the Book of Luke within the module Terra Biblica–built to house texts connected to early Christianity–and to explore a map of Latin authors. Project PIs are Sarah Bond, Paul Dilley, and Ryan Horne.

CartoDB: “is a Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud computing platform that provides GIS and web mapping tools for display in a web browser. CartoDB users can use the company’s free platform or deploy their own instance of the open source software. CartoDB is offered as freemium service, where accounts are free up to a certain size. For larger accounts, a fee is applied.[1] It was first released in Beta at FOSS4G in Denver in September 2011,[2] and officially debuted as a final release at Where2.0 in April 2012.” (Description via Wikipedia)

GPS Visualizer“GPS Visualizer is do-it-yourself mapping, for both beginners and power users. Its strengths are its simplicity and flexibility in terms of input, and its enormous number of options regarding the output. When you upload your GPS data, GPS Visualizer will automatically detect what kind of file it is and process it accordingly. The output can be in the form of Google Maps, KML files for Google Earth, JPEG maps, SVG drawings, elevation profiles, plain-text tables with all your raw data, or GPX files that can be used with many other GPS-related applications. Moreover, all of the maps and profiles can be adjusted in innumerable ways using the options on the input forms: you can change the size, the colors, the background map, etc. In the case of Google Maps, there is even more you can do to edit your map after it’s been created, if you’re comfortable with HTML and/or JavaScript.”

Google Earth and Google Earth Pro: Google Earth reads and produces a file called KML. “KML, or ‘Keyhole Markup Language’, is an XML grammar and file format for modeling and storing geographic features such as points, lines, images, polygons, and models for display in Google Earth, Google Maps and other applications. You can use KML to share places and information with other users of these applications. You can find example KML files on the KML Gallery and Google Earth Community site that describe interesting features and places.”

Harvard World Map: “WorldMap is an open source web mapping system that is currently under construction. It is built to assist academic research and teaching as well as the general public and supports discovery, investigation, analysis, visualization, communication and archiving of multi-disciplinary, multi-source and multi-format data, organized spatially and temporally. The first instance of WorldMap, focused on the continent of Africa, is called AfricaMap. Since its beta release in November of 2008, the framework has been implemented in several geographic locations with different research foci, including metro Boston, East Asia, Vermont, Harvard Forest and the city of Paris. These web mapping applications are used in courses as well as by individual researchers.”
Leaflet: “Leaflet is a modern open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 33 KB of JS, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps. Leaflet is designed with simplicity, performance and usability in mind. It works efficiently across all major desktop and mobile platforms out of the box, taking advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 on modern browsers while still being accessible on older ones. It can be extended with a huge amount of plugins, has a beautiful, easy to use and well-documented API and a simple, readable source code that is a joy to contribute to.”

LEGO Build with Chrome: is a web application that allows users to explore and build a world of digital LEGO creations. A collaboration between Google Chrome and The LEGO Group, Build with Chrome was originally developed by a team of Google Australia developers for the LEGO Festival of Play. In January 2014, the Google Chrome team opened up Build with Chrome to everyone and added features such as the ability to sign in with a Google Plus account to help you find builds that people in your circles have created, a new categorization system for completed builds, and Build Academy.” (Pulled from Lego.Wikia)

MapBox: “is one of the biggest providers of custom online maps for major websites such as Foursquare, Pinterest,Evernote, the Financial Times and Uber Technologies.[2] Since 2010, it has rapidly expanded the niche of custom maps, as a response to the limited choice offered by map providers such as Google Maps.[2] Mapbox is the creator of, or a significant contributor to many popular open source mapping libraries and applications, including the MBTiles specification, the TileMill cartography IDE, the Leaflet JavaScript library, the CartoCSS map styling language and parser, and the mapbox.js JavaScript library.” (Description via Wikipedia)

Pelagios Project: A great tool for geography and for finding material culture for a certain area. It plugs you into the linked open data network for antiquity–e.g. inscriptions, ceramics, coins, and archaeological remains. Via the Pelagios Blog: “The aim of [the] work with Pelagios has been to create a static (non-layered) map of the ancient places in the Pleiades dataset with the capacity to serve as a background layer to online mapping applications of the Ancient World. Because it is based on ancient settlements and uses ancient placenames, our map presents a visualisation more tailored to archaeological and historical research, for which modern mapping interfaces, such as Google Maps, are hardly appropriate; it even includes non-settlement data such as the Roman roads network, some aqueducts and defence walls (limes, city walls). Thus, for example, the tiles can be used as a background layer to display the occurrence of find-spots, archaeological sites, etc., thereby creating new opportunities to put data of these kinds in their historical context.”

Tools

DIRT: Digital Research Tools“The DiRT Directory aggregates information about digital research tools for scholarly use. It evolved from “Bamboo DiRT”, a version of the directory developed by Project Bamboo, which itself developed out of Lisa Spiro’s DiRT wiki. The DiRT Directory makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.”

Google Fusion Tables: “Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables.”

Esri’s StoryMapA video tutorial for using Esri’s Story Maps. Check out Odysseus’ Journey HERE. 

World Atlas: Find Longitude and Latitude: Find longitude and latitude coordinates quickly. Caveat internetor: Ancient places are not this Atlas’ strong point. Go with the Pleiades data.

Free Data 

Data.govDownloadable data from the US government.

Eurogeographics: “EuroGlobalMap is a 1:1 million scale topographic dataset covering 45 countries and territories in the European region.It is now available as opendata. EuroGlobalMap is perfect for use as background to many applications from planning, monitoring and network analysis to presenting environmental policies.”

Pleiades: “Get complete and regular shapshots of all Pleiades resources, available in multiple formats including CSV, KML, and RDF.”

USGS: The National Map: “The Global Map is an international effort by national mapping organizations to produce consistent and accurate mapping data of the world at a scale of 1:1,000,000. The 1997-2014 Edition of the National Atlas of the United States originally supplied all American data to the Global Map. The National Map will continue to publish two data collections at one million-scale: one for Global Map users and one for National Map users. In terms of vector geometry, the lines, points, and areas in these data collections are identical. The difference is in the attributes assigned to these features. The Global Map edition includes just the data fields and attribute values in the Global Map Specifications Version 2.2. National Map vector data includes all of the Global Map data fields and attributes plus those in the National Map data dictionary.”

GIS Classes (Some Free, Some Not So Free)

ESRI Virtual Campus Courses: online, self-paced, step by step lessons that cover a variety of topics related to GIS applications and technology. Currently there are 40+ course selections to choose from that are included with our standard subscription, and many more seminars are available that are free to the public.”

Coursera: “Maps and the Geospatial Revolution”: “This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geography beyond the surface-level. We will explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they’re effective at telling the stories we wish to share. To gain experience using this knowledge, we will work with the latest mapping and analysis software to explore geographic problems.”

Classroom Activities 

Google Editable Map: Ask students to contribute to an editable map and place information about themselves on it. This is a great way to start off a class and introduce spatial thinking, maps, layers, and data sharing.

Serpent Column: This activity explore the monument of the “serpent column” and how we can represent inscriptions and other textual sources geographically using Pleiades.stoa.org. The full Pleiades workshop video with this activity is available for viewing HERE.

Mapping Spartacus: Using Pleiades.stoa.org in order to teach the Third Servile War (i.e. The Spartacan War).

Finding Digital Humanities Projects

Centernet: Find Digital Humanities Centers.

HASTAC


17 hours 51 min ago A Comprehensive grammar of Koine Greek << ἐν ἐφέσῳ: Thoughts and Meditations

I posted a new set  of pages here on the website, providing the current table of contents of my wife and I’s in-progress reference grammar.

It’s time we stop pretending that it’s anything more than a pipe dream and start showing the evidence that this project is real, albeit slow in is progress.

We could use help, but we are still examining what that would/could look like and what our needs are.

Take a look, if you’d like: The Grammar.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.

 

 


Filed under: Cognitive Linguistics, Grammar, Greek, Historical Linguistics, Language, Linguistics
18 hours 25 min ago Conferenza Internazionale su Geomatica e Beni Culturali << Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

La prima conferenza internazionale “Geomatics and Restoration: Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era” su temi di geomatica, rilievo, conservazione, valorizzazione e restauro si terrà a Firenze dal 22 al 24 maggio 2017.

19 hours 38 min ago Intellectual Consequences of Forgeries << David Gill (Looting Matters) I attended the Second AHRC Workshop | Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder at RUSI in London yesterday. I was very struck that some of the issues that I have explored with Christopher Chippindale in our work on Cycladic sculptures were emerging for other works of art and from so many different cultures. Undetected forgeries corrupt the corpus of knowledge and undermine the genuine pieces.

Some of the lessons derived from the conference should be that academics need to be more cautious about providing attributions and opinions as these can be used to authenticate the forgeries. Secondly, the due diligence needs to be far more rigorous.

I will be revisiting Cycladic figures in February as part of a presentation in Cambridge and I expect modern creations will feature in the discussion.

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20 hours 19 min ago Personalized Necklace Recovered at Nazi Extermination Camp << Archaeology Magazine

pendant mazel tovJERUSALEM, ISRAEL—Live Science reports that excavations at the Sobibór Nazi extermination camp in eastern Poland have uncovered a silver medallion thought to have belonged to a German Jewish girl named Karoline Cohn. The pendant, along with other pieces of jewelry, was uncovered near the site of a barracks for female prisoners. It is inscribed with the birthdate July 3, 1929, the words “Mazal Tov” in Hebrew, and “Frankfurt A.M.,” referring to the city and the Main River. Researchers used a deportation database maintained by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, to link the information on the pendant to Karoline Cohn. Cohn was born on July 3, 1929, and was deported from Frankfurt on November 11, 1941, to the Minsk ghetto, where some records indicate she died. If she did not carry the pendant to Sobibór herself from the Minsk ghetto, it may have been transported by a family member. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi of the Israel Antiquities Authority is investigating a possible family tie between Cohn and diarist Anne Frank, who was also born in 1929 and owned a nearly identical necklace. “It’s exactly the same, but only with a different birthdate,” Haimi said. Additional examples of the pendant may surface as the investigation continues. For more, go to “Gas Chamber Found at Sobibór Death Camp.”

21 hours 12 min ago I’m doing a vlog on the lorica segmentata soon, so here’s me... << He has a wife you know







I’m doing a vlog on the lorica segmentata soon, so here’s me wearing it and the other types of lorica ( th shiny squamata and somewhat unforgiving hamata). The bearskin was due to the standard bearer going off to make tea in case you wondered…

21 hours 34 min ago Open Access Journal: Les Nouvelles de l’archéologie << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online) Les Nouvelles de l’archéologie
ISSN: 0242-7702
Fondée en 1979, la revue se veut à la fois un lieu de débat et le reflet des évolutions de la discipline. Quatre fois par an, elle présente aujourd’hui des problématiques scientifiques de pointe, sous forme de dossiers et dans une perspective internationale. Les articles peuvent être sollicités par la revue ou émaner de propositions spontanées. Ils sont soumis au comité de lecture qui peut demander des modifications. L’abondance d’information peut conduire à différer la publication d’un article de six mois.

Numéros en texte intégral

21 hours 43 min ago Open Access Journal: Bulletin d’études orientales << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online) [First posted in AWOL 25 December 2013, updated 17 January 2017]

Le Bulletin d’études orientales
ISSN électronique 2077-4079
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Le Bulletin d’études orientales (BEO) est une revue scientifique créée en 1931 à l’initiative des chercheurs français travaillant au Proche-Orient dans le cadre de l’institut de recherche fondé initialement à Damas en 1922 pour étudier l’archéologie islamique et l’art proche-oriental ; la création du BEO a correspondu à un élargissement des champs d’intérêt et des disciplines à bien d’autres sciences humaines. Actuellement, le Bulletin d’études orientales publie des articles écrits par des universitaires, chercheurs ou doctorants spécialisés dans les domaines suivants Archéologie et histoire de l’art du Proche-Orient à l’époque islamique (à partir du VIIe siècle) ; Histoire du Proche-Orient depuis la conquête arabe (VIIe siècle) jusqu’à la fin de l’empire ottoman (1918) ; Littérature de langue arabe, classique et contemporaine ; Linguistique arabe ; Histoire de la pensée religieuse musulmane (« islamologie »), mais aussi chrétienne ou juive de langue arabe ; philosophie médiévale de langue arabe ; Histoire des sciences et des techniques dans le Proche-Orient d’époque islamique.
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22 hours 8 min ago Anti-Archaeology Outreach: FLO Explains Lego-Looting << Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

Farmer Jack catches Bob red-handed artefact
hunting on his land without first asking
permission to enter, search and take. Naughty
Bob, not a 'bona fide detectorist', obviously.
But the PAS will handle his finds anyway, they
wont check the permits.
Archaeological outreach in Bonkers Britain hits a new low: Vanessa Oakden, 'New Year, New Detector' PAS (!) blog, 17th January 2017
Happy New Year! Metal detecting is a popular hobby and metal detectors a popular Christmas present so I thought it would be a good time to blog about what’s what for new and young people taking up the hobby with the help of some Lego friends. Bob is off to do some detecting with his new machine. 
No discussion of why artefact hunting, collection-driven exploitation of the archaeological record is not a good hobby, one condemned in most civilised countries of the world with archaeological communities with any guts. The only reason many people hear about metal detecting is because the PAS keep banging on about it. "Get permission", is all she says ("Bob makes sure to ask Farmer Jack for permission to search his land" and get the artefacts he takes away for collection and sale legally assigned to him). Documentation of archaeological context sidestepped with:
When an object is discovered note down where you found it, you can do this there and then with GPS (many free apps are available for smartphones if you don’t want to invest in a handheld GPS) or the old fashioned way by marking a map. Or you can do it when you return home with a map or online with handy to use websites such as Grid Reference Finder or Where’s the Path. By recording your grid reference your object can help us to understand more about the past, where people lived, traded, worked, changes in the economy and fashion and more.
No. A findspot alone cannot do that. Obviously. Best practice with archaeological recording (you know, what the PAS is paid to promote) involves far more than that. Then the Trumpish hyperbole
We have some fantastic researchers using your finds in their work so once the objects are recorded that is not the end of their story. They continue to work to tell us more about the past and can be used time and time again for different types of research. [...] hese can then be used in research to learn more about our shared past.
Yeah? Being dots on distribution maps is about what most of them are capable of, or used in object-centred typological studies. In other words Naked Retro Brit-Kossinnism. 

22 hours 13 min ago Thanks a million to my readers << Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog This morning the one millionth visitor accessed my site, marking an exciting milestone.

I'd like to take a moment to thank all my readers for their interest, comments, and suggestions. The popularity of the site tells me people like the content, and that motivates me to continue the research required to put these posts together.

The site has been visited by people from 117 different countries. The top five are the United States, Ukraine, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Of the 327 posts on the site, the most popular title is "The maniple as a tactical unit in the Roman Army", with 34,000 visits.

As we go forward, I would remind everyone to reach out and let me know what subject matter you'd like to see, and I will do my best to accommodate the request.
1 day 28 min ago EpiDoc training workshop, London, April 2017 << The Stoa Consortium

We invite applications to participate in a training workshop on digital editing of papyrological and epigraphic texts, at the Institute of Classical Studies, London, April 3–7, 2017. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard and Lucia Vannini (ICS) and Simona Stoyanova (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

 Ancient Documents in XML

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice and guidance for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri, Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri, and EAGLE Europeana Project. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions, identifying and linking to external person and place authorities, and use of the online Papyrological Editor tool.

The workshop will assume knowledge of papyrology or epigraphy; Greek, Latin or another ancient language; and the Leiden Conventions. No technical skills are required, and scholars of all levels, from students to professors, are welcome. To apply, please email gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk with a brief description of your background and reason for application, by February 28, 2017.

1 day 56 min ago Erfgoedcel Land van Dendermonde zoekt coördinator << ArcheoNet BE

De Erfgoedcel Land van Dendermonde is momenteel op zoek naar een nieuwe coördinator (m/v). Als coördinator neem je vooral de beleidsmatige taken op jou en sta je aan het hoofd van het erfgoedcelteam. Verder hou je je ook bezig met behoud en beheer en de verschillende vormen van ondersteuning die de erfgoedcel aanbiedt. Ben jij op zoek naar een uitdagende en afwisselende job? Ben je flexibel en heb je een hart voor cultureel erfgoed? Bekijk zeker dan de volledige vacature (pdf). Solliciteren kan tot en met 4 februari.

1 day 1 hour ago Inns, mosaics found in Şanlıurfa << Archaeological News on Tumblr Archaeological surface survey and cleaning works in the ancient site of Kızılkoyun and the outskirts...
1 day 1 hour ago Were Egyptian 'Pot Burials' a Symbol of Rebirth? << Archaeological News on Tumblr Ancient Egyptians who buried their deceased kin in pots may have chosen the burial vessels as...
1 day 1 hour ago Classics and Social Justice << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online) Classics and Social Justice
The purpose of the group is to bring together those scholars in the field who are working in various ways on social justice, using Classics. This work is a form of outreach that brings Classics out of the academy and returns it to the least privileged in our society; we seek to draw together those trained in our field who are in some cases giving intellectual life-lines to those in nearly hopeless situations: the incarcerated, veterans, and children with least access to quality education. Each of these has so many underexplored dimensions and is too little visible at the SCS even though many individuals in the discipline are doing such work. Our goal is to create a dialogue about how Classicists and their students are using Classics, texts, traditions, and receptions, to address problems of inequality–social, educational, economic, etc.

The group members will discuss the practicalities of their programs and the theoretical structures that could help individual practitioners and expand our field’s interaction in the world outside of academia. We envision addressing such questions as: Should we use our positions in the academy as a springboard for activism? How do we include students and still teach them? What kinds of engaged work helps us foster our communities? How can we use art as an instrument of social justice?
The Committee sees these programs as continuing the work of opening the Classics beyond the elite; at the same time, advancing the discipline by showing the importance of a liberal education in the 21st century: the role of Classics in these marginalized settings gives new evidence of its value. By drawing into the field voices that have previously not been part of it, Classics as a discipline stands to benefit greatly. Invigorating new perspectives on Classical texts emerge from this work outside the traditional classroom. Thus, our discussions include the ways in which teaching outside the academy changes us as educators and how we see our profession.

Many in the teaching professions are beginning to wonder how we can call attention to the fundamental inequality between those who receive an education and those who do not and the role that this inequality plays in the problem of mass incarceration, and what we can do to help mend this inequality. The work of a Committee on Classics and Social Justice can advance that conversation and potentially rehabilitate our field — by establishing real connections to the communities outside of the academy in which Classics is very much alive and proving practically useful — just as much as it considers how we as Classicists can offer something to the rehabilitation of those in difficult life circumstances.
1 day 2 hours ago Discovery adds rock collecting to Neanderthal's repertoire << Archaeological News on Tumblr Maybe this Neanderthal was a rock hound?An international group that includes a University of Kansas...
1 day 2 hours ago Agios Sozomenos Excavation and Survey Project 2016 << The Archaeology News Network The Department of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus announced the results of the Agios Sozomenos Excavations and Survey Project (ASESP) which lasted from September 6 to 27 October 2016, directed by the Curator of Antiquities, Dr Despina Pilides. This excavation season included continued excavation and geophysical surveys at the locality Tzirpoulos and at the fortress of Barsak. View of the excavations at Agios Sozomenos [Credit:...

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1 day 2 hours ago Sexism in Bronze Age China left signs of malnourishment etched on women's skeletons << Archaeological News on Tumblr Upheaval in farming methods in the Bronze Age Eastern Zhou Dynasty meant that life took a major turn...
1 day 3 hours ago Séance de la Société des Études Latines << Compitum - &eacute;v&eacute;nements (tous types) Titre: Séance de la Société des Études Latines
Lieu: Université Paris IV-Sorbonne / Paris
Catégorie: Séminaires, conférences
Date: 04.02.2017
Heure: 15.30 h - 17.30 h
Description:

Information signalée par Jacques Elfassi

Séance de la Société des Études Latines

 

Les séances de la Société des Études Latines ont lieu en Sorbonne, de 15 h 30 à 17 h 30 (plan sur le site www.societedesetudeslatines.com). Chaque séance est précédée d’une réunion libre à 15 h.

samedi 4 février, salle D 690 (galerie Claude Bernard – à l’angle de la galerie Gerson)

Jean-Christophe COURTIL : Quelles activités physiques le philosophe doit-il pratiquer ? Quelques réponses dans la Lettre 15 à Lucilius de Sénèque.
Jean-Louis CHARLET : La signification du second livre Contra Symmachum de Prudence.

1 day 3 hours ago Byzantine tombs unearthed in marble city << Archaeological News on Tumblr Some 65 Byzantine-era tombs have been unearthed in the most recent archaeological excavations in the...