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kvanm:

The term bog bodies are human burials, some likely sacrificed, placed within peat bogs of Denmark, Germany, Holland, Britain, and Ireland and naturally mummified. The highly acidic peat acts as a remarkable preservative, leaving the clothing and skin intact, and creating poignant and memorable images of people of the past.

The reason that bogs permit a high level of preservation is because they are both acidic and anaerobic (oxygen-poor). When a body is thrown into a bog, the cold water will hinder putrefaction and insect activity. Sphagnum mosses and the presence of tannin add to the preservation by having anti-bacterial properties.

archaeoblogs
archaeoblogs:

Laugerie Points in the late Magdalenian of S/W-France: The reappearance of the FlechetteSource: http://bit.ly/1uP5GwK
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This is a Flechette (“Point de Laugerie”) from Laugerie basse, found during the early 20th century excavations at the site. These armatures are known from the “Magdalenien superieur” in the Aquitaine and Vienne (Laugerie basse, Grotte Richard / Eyzies, Rochereil, Limeul, Teyjat,La Madeleine, Longueroche, Abri Morin, Abri Faustin) and although is not very common, even at large aggregation sites, points de Laugerie together with Points de Teyjat and Magdalenian shouldered points are markers of regional group identity. It is interesting that Flechettes and even large………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project

archaeoblogs:

Laugerie Points in the late Magdalenian of S/W-France: The reappearance of the Flechette
Source: http://bit.ly/1uP5GwK

(image) This is a Flechette (“Point de Laugerie”) from Laugerie basse, found during the early 20th century excavations at the site. These armatures are known from the “Magdalenien superieur” in the Aquitaine and Vienne (Laugerie basse, Grotte Richard / Eyzies, Rochereil, Limeul, Teyjat,La Madeleine, Longueroche, Abri Morin, Abri Faustin) and although is not very common, even at large aggregation sites, points de Laugerie together with Points de Teyjat and Magdalenian shouldered points are markers of regional group identity. It is interesting that Flechettes and even large………. Read More


Read and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project

archaeoblogs
archaeoblogs:

“And then they were Bodies: Medieval Royalties, from DNA Analysis to a Nation’s Identity”Source: http://bit.ly/Zi6BsW
I am very happy to announce a brand new inter-disciplinary project, focused on the exploration of political bodies: ‘Rex nunquam moritur. Comparative Approaches to Political Theologies from the Middle Ages to the Present’. The project is coordinated by two PhD students from the University of Warsaw Karolina Mroziewicz and Aleksander Sroczyński and founded by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. As presented on its lovely website, the aim of the research will be:
“to propose a broad and versatile description of the theme indicated in the………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project

archaeoblogs:

“And then they were Bodies: Medieval Royalties, from DNA Analysis to a Nation’s Identity”
Source: http://bit.ly/Zi6BsW

I am very happy to announce a brand new inter-disciplinary project, focused on the exploration of political bodies: ‘Rex nunquam moritur. Comparative Approaches to Political Theologies from the Middle Ages to the Present’. The project is coordinated by two PhD students from the University of Warsaw Karolina Mroziewicz and Aleksander Sroczyński and founded by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. As presented on its lovely website, the aim of the research will be: “to propose a broad and versatile description of the theme indicated in the………. Read More


Read and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project

micdotcom

micdotcom:

Ancient ruins older than the Pyramids have just been found in Israel

For years, residents near the city of Safed, Israel, knew of a crescent stone structure in the area, referring to it as “Rujum en-Nabi Shua’ayb” or “Jethro Cairn.” Archaeologists thought it was just part of an ancient city wall, and it wasn’t until Ido Wachtel, a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, started excavation work that they realized they were looking at an ancient, historical site.

Its purpose, explained