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Time Team: Dig Two - Secrets of Wytch Farm - Dorset  Season 23, Ep 2

We've chosen a spectacular location for a very special dig. It's Time Team's 30th birthday and we are celebrating in style... Time Team heads to Wytch Farm, in the shadow of Corfe Castle, Dorset, where Derek and Lawrence discovered two Iron Age burials back in 2021. They've called in the full team to investigate. Was this a cemetery, and how long have people been living here? Where were they living, and, above all, what were their livelihoods? Will we uncover the secrets of Wytch Farm? We have just three days to find out! [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on May 23, 2024 - 2 comments

Time Team: Dig One - Modbury Community Dig - Devon  Season 23, Ep 1

For our latest three-day dig, Time Team joins forces with the people of Modbury to uncover their dramatic history. We hunt for clues throughout the town, in attics in living rooms, and under brand new lawns. We're looking for for evidence of Civil Wars that raged through the town in the 17th century. Time Team are joined by Jim Stetson, whose family sat at the heart of the community before they left for America to find their fortune making hats. But will we piece together the dramatic ups and downs of Modbury and its fascinating history? We have just three days to do it! [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Apr 9, 2024 - 0 comments

Time Team: Time Team Special - Digging Band of Brothers with Tony Robinson  Season 22, Ep 5

He's back! Sir Tony Robinson returns to Time Team to investigate the US 101st Airborne Division in Britain. Time Team have been invited to Aldbourne, Wiltshire, by Operation Nightingale, on the 80th anniversary since Easy Company were stationed here in 1943, shortly before D-Day. Working alongside service men and women from the US and UK, the team have just over a week to investigate the camp, once home to the iconic 'Band of Brothers'. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Oct 1, 2023 - 2 comments

Time Team: Season 22 - Dig Two - Anglo Saxon Cemetery - Norfolk  Season 22, Ep 4

"Time Team have been called in by Dr Helen Geake to investigate the site of an early Medieval burial in Norfolk that has unearthed some incredible finds. Can the team relocate the grave and is it the site of a larger cemetery? We have just three days to find out!" [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Jul 2, 2023 - 4 comments

Time Team: Season 22 - Time Team Expedition Crew - Hidden City - Vlochos  Season 22, Ep 2

Time Team follows show members and working archaeologists Derek Pittman and Lawrence Shaw (co-hosts of the Career in Ruins Podcast on an ongoing dig in Thessaly to uncover the remains of a city that spans over a thousand years of Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine history. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Apr 4, 2023 - 3 comments

Time Team: Season 22 - Dig One - Knights Hospitaller Preceptory - Shropshire  Season 22, Ep 1

In the first of three episodes in Season 22, Time Team descends on Halston Hall in Shropshire to investigate if Stewart Ainsworth has found a rare Preceptory of the Knights Hospitalier near an old chapel in the middle of a giant estate landscape garden.What's a folly? What's reality? What do the bricks, coins, test pits, crypts, etc. tell us. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Mar 26, 2023 - 2 comments

Time Team: Time Team  Season 0, Ep 0

In the runup to the online premiere of the 23rd series of Time Team episodes (First up a look at a potential Knights Hospitaller that premieres on YouTube Friday March 24th at 7PM GMT / 2PM ET / 11AM PT on TimeTeamOfficial) - why not revisit the long running staple of British television? [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Mar 20, 2023 - 11 comments

Movie: The Lost King

An amateur historian defies the academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III's remains, which were lost for over 500 years. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Oct 30, 2022 - 0 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: The Stars At Night  Season 3, Ep 10

Captain Freeman and the crew of the Cerritos race for their careers against the new, automated Texas-class vessel. Mariner questions who’s funding all of these archaeologists, anyway. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 27, 2022 - 28 comments

Time Team: Season 21 - Dig Two - Oxfordshire  Season 21, Ep 2

Time Team continues with its second brand new excavation in a decade. New presenters Dr Gus Casely-Hayford and Natalie Haynes join team members old and new to investigate a huge Roman villa on the estate of Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire. Armed with new technology, and with seasoned Site Director Neil Holbrook back at the helm, Time Team have just three days to shed light on this complex site. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Apr 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Time Team: Season 21 - Dig One - Cornwall  Season 21, Ep 1

Time Team officially returns for its first brand new episode in a decade. New presenters Dr Gus Casely-Hayford and Natalie Haynes join team members old and new to investigate an Iron Age settlement in Cornwall with mysterious underground passages, known as a fogou. Armed with new technology, and with help from Site Director James Gossip and the Meneage Archaeology Group, Time Team have just three days to shed light on this fascinating prehistoric site on the Lizard Peninsula. Can they do it? [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Apr 11, 2022 - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Masks  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 17

The Enterprise encounters a rogue comet, and…there…are masks. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Nov 12, 2021 - 14 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Contagion  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

Picard is baffled when the sister ship of the Enterprise explodes after its survey of the planet Iconia. Riker is baffled when Picard decides to repeat its every step prior to exploding. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 7, 2020 - 18 comments

Book: A Little History of Archaeology

What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human history—more than three million years! This Little History tells the riveting stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian tombs, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, the incredibly preserved Pompeii, and many, many more. In forty brief, exciting chapters, the book recounts archaeology’s development from its eighteenth-century origins to its twenty-first-century technological advances, including remote sensing capabilities and satellite imagery techniques that have revolutionized the field. Shining light on the most intriguing events in the history of the field, this absolutely up-to-date book illuminates archaeology’s controversies, discoveries, heroes and scoundrels, global sites, and newest methods for curious readers of every age.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jan 25, 2020 - 1 comment

Book: The Little Ice Age

The Little Ice Age tells the fascinating story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history. Using sources ranging from the dates of long-ago wine harvests and the business records of medieval monasteries to modern chemical analysis of ice cores, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan reveals how a 500-year cold snap began in the fourteenth century. As Fagan shows, the increasingly cold and stormy weather dramatically altered fishing and farming practices, and it shaped familiar events, from Norse exploration to the settlement of North America, from the French Revolution to the Irish potato famine to the Industrial Revolution. Now updated with a new preface discussing the latest historical climate research, The Little Ice Age offers deeply important context for understanding today's age of global warming. As the Little Ice Age shows, climate change does not come in gentle, easy stages, and its influence on human life is profound.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jan 3, 2020 - 5 comments

Book: Cræft

Faced with an endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for goods bearing the mark of authenticity―hand-made tools, local brews, and other objects produced by human hands. Archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands reaches as far back as the Neolithic period to recover our lost sense of craft, combining deep history with detailed scientific analyses and his own experiences making traditional crafts. Craft brims with vivid storytelling, rich descriptions of natural landscape, and delightful surprises that will convince us to introduce more craft into our lives.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Nov 23, 2019 - 3 comments

Book: Built on Bones

Humans and their immediate ancestors were successful hunter-gatherers for hundreds of thousands of years, but in the last fifteen thousand years humans have gone from finding food to farming it, from seasonal camps to sprawling cities, from a few people to hordes. Drawing on her own fieldwork in the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, and beyond, archeologist Brenna Hassett explores the long history of urbanization through revolutionary changes written into the bones of the people who lived it. For every major new lifestyle, another way of dying appeared. From the "cradle of civilization" in the ancient Near East to the dawn of agriculture on the American plains, skeletal remains and fossils show evidence of shorter lives, rotten teeth, and growth interrupted. The scarring on human skeletons reveals that getting too close to animals had some terrible consequences, but so did getting too close to too many other people. Each chapter of Built on Bones moves forward in time, discussing in depth humanity's great urban experiment. Hassett explains the diseases, plagues, epidemics, and physical dangers we have unwittingly unleashed upon ourselves throughout the urban past--and, as the world becomes increasingly urbanized, what the future holds for us. In a time when "Paleo" lifestyles are trendy and so many of us feel the pain of the city daily grind, this book asks the critical question: Was it worth it?
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Oct 30, 2019 - 3 comments

Book: Paleofantasy

We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football―or did we? Are our bodies and brains truly at odds with modern life? Although it may seem as though we have barely had time to shed our hunter-gatherer legacy, biologist Marlene Zuk reveals that the story is not so simple. Popular theories about how our ancestors lived―and why we should emulate them―are often based on speculation, not scientific evidence. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Oct 20, 2019 - 9 comments

Book: Women's Work

New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women's unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies. Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the fiber arts were an enormous economic force, belonging primarily to women. Despite the great toil required in making cloth and clothing, most books on ancient history and economics have no information on them. Much of this gap results from the extreme perishability of what women produced, but it seems clear that until now descriptions of prehistoric and early historic cultures have omitted virtually half the picture. Elizabeth Wayland Barber has drawn from data gathered by the most sophisticated new archaeological methods—methods she herself helped to fashion.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Sep 29, 2019 - 6 comments

Book: Fishing

In this history of fishing—not as sport but as sustenance—archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but it did so with a different emphasis. Where agriculture encouraged stability, fishing demanded movement. It frequently required a search for new and better fishing grounds; its technologies, centered on boats, facilitated movement and discovery; and fish themselves, when dried and salted, were the ideal food—lightweight, nutritious, and long-lasting—for traders, travelers, and conquering armies. This history of the long interaction of humans and seafood tours archaeological sites worldwide to show readers how fishing fed human settlement, rising social complexity, the development of cities, and ultimately the modern world.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Sep 1, 2019 - 3 comments

Book: The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack

n his new book The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution. Drawing partly on his own career—from young scientist in awe of his elders to crotchety elder statesman—Tattersall offers an idiosyncratic look at the competitive world of paleoanthropology, beginning with Charles Darwin 150 years ago, and continuing through the Leakey dynasty in Africa, and concluding with the latest astonishing findings in the Caucasus. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 11, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 10, 2018 - 40 comments

Podcast: Undone: The Ancient One

In 1996, two teenagers stumbled across some very old human remains. The struggle to identify them and determine who owns them kicked off a fight that has lasted 20 years -- and is finally about to be resolved. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Nov 16, 2016 - 3 comments

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