Tuesday 28 May 2019

Archaeology News: Star Carr, Jars of the Dead, Old Ale

Here is a round-up of some recent news stories about archaeology that offer insights into the lives of our pagan ancestors:

"Review – A Survival Story: prehistoric life at Star Carr" - review of an exhibition currently on at Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, posted in Current Archaeology: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/review-a-survival-story-prehistoric-life-at-star-carr.htm (You can find out more about the exhibition itself here: http://maa.cam.ac.uk/)

"ANCIENT MYSTERY: Two-ton, 1000 year-old 'jars of the dead' baffle archaeologists" - story at Express.co.uk: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1129117/jars-of-dead-mystery-archaeology-laos-burial-urns

"Archaeologists Find 2300-Year-Old Bark Shield in England" - story at Sci-News.com: http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/enderby-shield-07223.html

"Beer Archaeologists Are Reviving Ancient Ales — With Some Strange Results" - story at NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/05/26/723983713/beer-archaeologists-are-reviving-ancient-ales-with-some-strange-results?

"Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old 'Sphinx Room' hidden in Emperor Nero's Golden Palace" - story at The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emperor-nero-discovery-sphinx-room-rome-golden-palace-archaeologists-a8907166.html

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