The significance of lamps and torches in late Archaic & Classical Greek archaeology
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Significance of Lamps and Torches in the Late Archaic and Classical Periods There are many ways of understanding the culture and history of civilizations - literary sources, archaeological remains, art, architecture etc, and each type can offer us different aspects of their lives...
Archaeological sites: Igbo-Ukwu
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Archaeological Sites: Igbo-Ukwu The archaeological site at Igbo-Ukwu in modern-day Nigeria offers us great insight into the history of the country. The site itself is situated at the edge of a rainforest, to the east of the Niger River and a little to the north...
Archaeology: Early Cycladic marble figures
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Early Cycladic Marble Figures The artworks that have come from Greece have fascinated and inspired scholars and non-academics for centuries. Ancient Greek art was seen as the height of civilization and of taste. Here, I wish to present and discuss the early Cycladic marble figures...
Archaeological sites: The Varna cemetery
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The Varna Cemetery The accidental discover of the Varna Cemetery (otherwise known as the Varna Necropolis) on the Black Sea coast of modern day Bulgaria, has shed light onto the lives of the people in the vicinity and the burial customs they practiced. When it...
Archaeological sites: Talepakemalai
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The History of Talepakemalai Talepakemalai is the largest site from the Lapita Cultural Complex and is one of our best sources for the understanding of the Austronesian settlement of Oceania and the people of the Lapita Culture. The site itself measures 20 acres and excavated...
By: Gary C. Gibson
Monoculturalism is a term formed with two root words; mono (meaning one) and culture. One culture is fundamentally the natural state of affairs for a stable society. Societies in transition, collision, conflict and change tend to be multi-cultural and inherently unstable. Radical multi-culturalism may be...
By: Cody Hodge
There are several things that define what a civilization is. The most important are language, culture, an agricultural surplus, and art that a civilization creates. Why are these things important to defining a civilization? No group of people can get along without food, culture, the...
The history and significance of the Uluburun shipwreck
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
The History and Significance of the Uluburun Shipwreck The shipwreck of Uluburun, just off the southwest coast of Turkey, offers us great insight into the trade organisation of the Mediterranean. This article will discuss the archaeology and the significance of the Uluburun shipwreck. The shipwreck...
Archaeological sites: Kenniff Cave
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Archaeological Sites: Kenniff Cave The archaeological site of Kenniff Cave in Australia, offers great insight into the evidence for the Aboriginal occupation of Australia during the Pleistocene. For this article, I will use archaeological evidence to show the importance and significance of this site. There...
Archaeological sites: Beinan
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Archaeological Sites: Beinan The archaeological site of Beinan in Taiwan is one of the most important sites of the island. Covering more than 99 acres, the village site is one of most remarkable sites and offers us great insight into the history and the...

 

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