gominokouhai + archaeology   12

Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle | Science
100 years before the fall of Troy, an epic conflict we know nothing about.
history  archaeology 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The ancient copper mines dug by children | BBC
Fascinating insight into the degree of communication, infrastructure, and society required to succeed in the Bronze Age.
history  archaeology 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
In the Name of Humanity | Limn
Fascinating. "nothing in history has been able to destroy the idea of the universal library, open for all [...] For the better part of that history, the idea was simply impossible. Today it is simply illegal [...] the total archive is already here. Distributed among millions of hard drives, it already is a de facto common heritage. We are as gods, and might as well get good at it".
opendata  archaeology  information  livinginthefuture  books  piracy  history  zeitgeisty  I_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials  copyfight 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
'Planet of the Apes': Scientists believe modern humans lived among other ancient human species - ABC News
"There may be more accidental reasons we are still here and they are not, because they have all gone and we are left alone."
archaeology  news  anthropology  evolution  racism 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Ancient Babylonian astronomers calculated Jupiter’s position from the area under a time-velocity graph | Science
"This technique was previously thought to have been invented at least 1400 years later in 14th-century Oxford".
science  astronomy  archaeology  news  coolstuff  maths 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
The Islamic State Strategy to Draw West into Final Battle | Der Spiegel
"Islamic State is making headlines by destroying historical artifacts in Iraq. But far from being an expression of medieval nihilism, the campaign on culture is a strategy aimed at drawing the West into battle.[...] It is a calculated escalation that Islamic State is pursuing."
news  politics  fuckwits  terrorism  archaeology 
march 2015 by gominokouhai
Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray | Science | theguardian.com
Apparently skull variation between different species is because different people don't all look the same. Makes sense. Actually seeing the extent of variation is striking.
archaeology  news  science 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
How Did Humans Figure Out That Sex Makes Babies?
I've wondered this for years. There's no readily obvious causal connection, so how did we know about this before we had science?
science  anthropology  archaeology 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Cave paintings were Stone Age animations
Bonepunk zoetrope! which coincidentally is going to be the name of my next band.
archaeology  tech  coolstuff  science  video  film 
october 2012 by gominokouhai

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