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1/ An evening thread! Yesterday #Pollen next its beetles #Palaeoentomology - preserved in #peat fragments of bugs (wing cases, head capsules etc) are difficult to ID but provide key evidence of #Palaeoenvironments - #Prehistoric #woodland, #Biodiversity changes+extinctions! Two people, stood in a pit with an exposed face of peat in f
2/Dr Eileen Reilly (photo 1, r) passed away too young. Her #Palaeoentomological work was groundbreaking. Demonstrated presence of beetles in #prehistory now extinct/rare in 🇮🇪 many associated with wood/trees (Saproxylic), 'Urwald relict' group (see table!) A table showing extinct/rare species found in peat samples f
3/E.g: photos 1+2 #Archaeological excavations, Lisheen Bog, Co.Tipp. Samples from Bronze Age oak wood plank trackway, contained remains of Prostomis mandibularis+other bugs. Primary #woodland present in this period despite clearance/farming. A table showing rare/extinct beetles including wood loving t
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𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 🧵

As part of works along the N26 Cloongullaun Bridge Realignment Scheme, Co. Mayo, we completed the excavation of a large intact 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 *and* two (2⃣) underlying 𝘄𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘀!

Read on for more! ⤵️

Clients: @MayoCoCo @TIINews
𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗻𝘁 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱: We discovered a large burnt mound of charcoal and heat shattered stone. The mound was divided into quarters (quadrants) and opposing quadrants excavated to give cross sections across the mound layers. This revealed several similar layers of material.
𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 1⃣ (021)

Orientated E-W. Cut directly into the peat and located at the northern edge of the main mound. A layer of sand and moss had been laid down across the base of the feature. This is often interpreted as a filtration layer (see O’Kelly 1954)
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Depiction of #BronzeAge settlement of Akrotiri in #Santorini some 3600 years ago and how it looks today.

1st picture: ©
2nd picture:©mightymightymatze
View to the so called “ Triangle Square” with the Westhouse (left) and the Delta West Complex. (© 7reasons, Michael Klein)
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#BronzeAge frescoes from Knossos, Thera (Santorini) and Mycenae✨
17th - 13th century BCE

1/ Detail of the fresco "Saffron Gatherers", 1650 BCE

Akrotiri was a settlement of the Cycladic culture that came under the influence of the Minoans. It was destroyed in the Theran eruption around the 16th century BCE and buried in volcanic ash.

©Museum of Prehistoric Thera
50 times more powerful than the eruption of Vesuvius, the eruption of Thera was one of the largest volcanic events in human history, resulting in earthquakes, tsunamis and a volcanic winter.

©Modern reconstruction of the "Saffron Goddess" fresco, a griffin stand guard. 1650 BCE
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Detail from the "Ship procession" fresco of room 5 of the West House in Thera(Santorini).
Created almost 4,000 years ago, a masterpiece of the Aegean #BronzeAge.

National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Since its discovery in the 1970s these frescoes have been causing discussion between archaeologists about the sort of the depiction.
Covering the 3 sides of a room is approximately 12m long and 43 cm wide.
Here: a town with visible Minoan influence and the characteristic elements of Akrotiri (in the island of Thera) architecture, such as the flat roofs and multiple storeys.
It could be the island of Santorini, Crete or some other place?
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Mycenae, one of the most important centers of #BronzeAge Greece. At its peak in 1350 BCE, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 people.

According to #mythology Mycenae was ruled by the House of Atreus and his descendants are known as Atreidae.
Mycenae developed into a major power during 1550 - 1450 BCE when the Cretan (Minoan) hegemony over the Aegean started to decline. Mycenaeans took over Crete, the islands and expanded even in small parts of W. Anatolia. They replaced the Minoans as the maritime power.
Mycenaeans created the first organized bureaucratic civilization of mainland Europe and they were using the Linear B syllabic script, the earliest attested form of Greek. The oldest Mycenaean writing found dates to about 1400……
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#Solstice #Sunrise at the Barrow - a meditation on time, what litte, we know of #AngloSaxon "#Litha", and on what #livinghistory #history and #archaeology is truly "for". 🧵 Image
Very early yesterday morning members Æd and AlexP travelled to @SoultonHall @SacredStonesLtd Soulton Long Barrow to experience a unique moment in the solar calendar which, though concerned with the reckoning of time, is essentially universal and #timeless. 1/32
The Midsummer Solstice has always been a significant moment in the year, across many cultures, as far back as deep #prehistory. In Britain our landscape is dotted with #stoneage #neolithic and #bronzeage #prehistoric monuments which bear witness to this. 2/32 Image
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Our Bronze Age Roundhouse virtual reality experience case study is now live ⚡

Jono Sutton, our in-house 3D Environment Artist, has created an engaging and informative 3D reconstruction of the Bronze Age Roundhouse excavated at Bitham Park, Westbury 👨‍🎨
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by RPS Consulting Services Ltd on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes to undertake a large-scale excavation.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #virtualreality #bronzeage #postexcavation #archaeology #history #heritage #heritageinterpretation
The excavation revealed evidence from the Bronze Age including a field system, ring ditch and a unique ‘palisaded’ enclosure around a central roundhouse.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #virtualreality #bronzeage #postexcavation #archaeology #history #heritage
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Hi, my name is Neil Burridge. I am a professional #BronzeAge metalsmith who has over 2 decades of experience replicating artefacts for museums & private collections…
#Archaeology #BurridgeBronze
My replica of an early #BronzeAge dagger blade with dot decoration from the Boscombe Down burrow group. Image
See more about the #BronzeAge replica work I do on my YouTube channel… Image
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Don't get me wrong, I adore Gil Kane's art. But his covers? Meh. They all look the same!

#comicbooks #BronzeAge #GilKane ImageImageImageImage
I guess this is what Marvel bigshots wanted, but every cover is a crowded fight scene, usually with a superdude flopping over backwards with one of Kane's signature limp-wristed poses. ImageImageImageImage
Kane drew like 75% of Marvels covers in 1972, 73, 74 and 75 and one is pretty much the same as the other. Sweet gig for Gil, but I would've MUCH rather had him drawing stories. ImageImageImageImage
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/12/2021…
Fans Pour Funding—and Faith—Into a Hit Drama About Jesus…

#entertainment, #movies, #TheChosen, #ChristianThemes
Reductionism vs. emergence: Are you “nothing but” your atoms?…

#emergence, #reductionism, #science, #philosophy
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There are many different types of stone structures in #KSA and it is easy to be confused by all the different shapes and what they were used for. In this thread, we will present the main types of structures our project has documented, the names we use, and some basic information. Image
Mustatil- these large structures are generally rectangular(ish) in shape and consist of two thick platforms at either end connected by 2-5 long walls. These are ritual structures dating to the #Neolithic i.e 7000 years ago. #MustatilMonday. Image
Kite- A kite is a large animal hunting trap. They are found in a range of different shapes and sizes, from simple V-shape constructions to much more elaborate structures, like those found around #Khaybar. These date from the #Neolithic onwards. ImageImage
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/01/2021…
Five ways to ensure flood-risk research helps the most vulnerable…

#research #ClimateChange #flooding #resilience #demographics
Neurons Act Not As Simple Logic Gates, But As Complex, Multi-Unit Processing Systems…

#neurons #dendrites #behavior #nodes #MultiUnit #ProcessingSystems
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Thanks to @kimbiddulph it’s #Archaeology31 time again! - Starting with prompt number one: #new.

Which in this case is: New year, new journal. Empty pages waiting to be filled with thoughts, notes, sketches ... opportunities. Image
#Archaeology31 day 2, #future, offers a great chance to highlight a topic I found particularly interesting as of late:

How will an #ArchaeologyOfTheFuture look like - What do *we* leave behind for future colleagues?

(Weekend reading recommendations included. 😉) Image
Starting with the question what actually constitutes #CulturalHeritage, #sites, and #monuments of our age ...

(#Archaeology31, 2. #future)
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This 📷 is the ruins of Hattusa, capital of the Hittite Empire in the #BronzeAge. Tax collectors there amassed a fortune in grain, hundreds of tonnes of which are still inside!

Here's an #AntiquityThread on what the largest find of its kind tells us about ancient politics 🧵 1/ Image
Hattusa was established as by Hattusili I ~1650BC. The Hittite Empire would go on to rule most of Anatolia within a few centuries, coming into conflict with Assyrians and the New Kingdom of Egypt. 2/

📷: Map of the Hittite Empire at its greatest extent by Ikonact / CC BY-SA 3.0 Image
A big empire needs a big granary and archaeologists uncovered one at Hattusa in 1999. It's over 100 metres long and could hold ~6,0000 tonnes of grain - enough to feed a population of 20 000–30 000 for one year! 3/

📷: Plan of the grannery. Image
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Welcome to today's virtual #LowTideTrail. Flamborough Head juts into the North Sea on the Yorkshire coast. The area has seen much defensive activity over 4500 years. We'll also see some #archaeology of lifesaving on our way. Let's take a look! @Active_Coast #HumberDiscovery
This stretch of coast was particularly hazardous to sailing ships. The North Landing Lifeboat station was built in 1871 & was 1 of 2 stations covering Flamborough Head. Footage of the final launch of the North Bay lifeboat can be found via @YorkshireFilm-…
Yorkshire cobles are a traditional fishing boat used along this coast. Flamborough had an active fleet of cobles operating out of North landing. This example has been laid up.

Here's a film about fishing from North Bay in 1933-…
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Terrific research by @peterherring10 suggests that many upland stone rows & standing stones were deliberate visual markers of the specific areas of upland grazing in which 1 or another #BronzeAge group, settled at a distance, had rights of common pasture and that... (1) Image
... marker stones like this one were placed where a group’s common pasture first came into view. They were visual signals in the landscape that framed that familiar point along a journey at which each of us knows with complete contentment that one has arrived 'home'. And .. (2) Image
... this was how landscape & feeling were used to embed the collective memory of landscapes of each group’s collective rights in one generation after the next, to pass it on to the young people who accompanied the experienced herders.. (3) Image
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