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THREAD: "Archaeology in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter" event, sponsored by @SbaArch, TAG North America, and the Columbia Center for Archaeology. Starting momentarily!
Facilitators: Maria Franklin & Justin Dunnavant. Panelists: Alexandra Jones (@AITC_DC), @AliciaOdewale, and Tsione Wolde-Michael. Chair: @aflewellen. (livetweets by @lauraheathstout)
There are more than 2600 people registered for this event!
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Key messages: evidence shows archaeology is not a block to planning applications, loosening planning laws undermines practice of sustainable development, and the NPPF is the only real protection afforded to non-designated archaeology. @BBCNews @BBCScienceNews @SkyNews @Telegraph
Protection of archaeological remains in England is very weak compared to other countries e.g. Ireland, unless remains are Scheduled or in an Area of Archaeological Importance. Let's not erase the past by not even looking for archaeology before development.
@archaeologyuk
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Music accompanied nearly all aspects of Ancient Greek life: religion, funerals, the harvest, military marches & of course poetry! Today’s #MuseumsUnlocked #thread highlights archaeological evidence for Greek #music & an excellent regional museum!
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#archaeology #greece #art
The study of Ancient Greek music is a large field on its own, with scholars focusing on everything from musical theory to notation and everything in between!

Songs are preserved in texts and inscriptions like these from Sounion, Vrasna, & Volos, each with its own notation style!
What were the instruments of Ancient Greek music? There’s an excellent exhibition of artifacts and reconstructions at the Archaeological Museum of Arta in Western Greece, which give us the opportunity to see what the most common instruments looked like. Let’s do a quick review!
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Let’s interrogate where these people are coming from. Let’s first discount the fact that the colonial govt destroyed the indigenous settlement, dynamited the #Singapore Stone (surviving fragment features an undeciphered script) etc. If we ignore what they did...

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... are we at least able to acknowledge that neglect for #history, #heritage, culture has still been going on since independence in 1965? If you don’t want to “ape the West”, then maybe you can recognize how hypocritical our local approach to heritage and culture can be?

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Last year there was so much talk about how groups other than the British contributed to the rise of “modern Singapore”. Yet here we are in 2020, our own govt having bulldozed 19th-20th century villages, cemeteries & monuments. And enforcing racial boundaries too.

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If you’ve ever visited #Amman, you’ve definitely caught a glimpse of the colossal Temple of ‘Hercules’ standing tall on ancient acropolis. The architecture is amazing, but who was the temple actually for & was it ever finished?
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#Archaeology #MuseumsUnlocked #ClassicsTwitter
The Amman citadel is an amazing site & I hope this thread inspires some visits! Occupied since the Neolithic period, the citadel is marked in some way by every phase of Jordan’s history.

It’s also home to an amazing archaeological museum, featuring an even wider range of finds!
The temple sits a conventional Roman podium on the southern end of the fortified citadel, and would have measured 30x24m. The most impressive aspect of the building is its vertical scale: each of its columns rises some 10m atop the stylobate, making it incredibly imposing!
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1/12. Welcome to the #SolentHarbours virtual #LowTideTrail around #FortonLake. This creek has an amazing number of vessels (around 30) from barges and lifeboats, to fishing vessels and military craft.

We hope you will enjoy #archaeology from home during the COVID crisis.
2/12. Forton Lake is actually a tidal creek, meaning that the water comes and goes each day. It’s fed by sea water coming in from #PortsmouthHarbour. As the tide goes out, the skeletons of abandoned vessels are revealed in the mud. Forton Lake is about 1km in length and 150m wide
3/12. The collection spans over 100 years with boats dating from the 1800’s through to the 1960’s. There are 3 wooden barges, 2 ferries, 2 lifeboats, 3 fishing vessels, 9 military vessels & 4 unclassified vessels.
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Morning everyone! I’m Katy and I’m going to tweet about #archaeology, #geology and #landscape. But mostly, about #sarsen stone in the county of Wiltshire, UK. Thank you to @lornarichardson and @James__Dixon for organising #PATC5 and for accepting this paper 0/16 The abstract for this Twitter paper: This paper takes one of my recent #DailySarsen tweets and tells a story of the sarsen stone depicted in that previously-tweeted photo. Much of my public archaeology happens out-of-doors. The frightening reality of a serious communicable disease that has no vaccine means it will be some time before I can once more welcome people into Sarsen Country. My small efforts to recover a sense of Sarsen Country digitally, with #DailySarsen, have been welcomed by friends old and new. So here is an elaboration of one of the tweets; I hope people will enjoy the tale.
During CV-19 lockdown and as long as distancing measures apply, my public archaeology landscape walks in #SarsenCountry are suspended. Groups trips for local/regional societies to visit places in Wiltshire (UK) where sarsen stones can be seen are off-limits #PATC5 #DailySarsen 1/ The title of my paper for the Public Archaeology Twitter Conference is ‘#DailySarsen, or, Walking hand-in-hand with human and non-human friends’. Katy Whitaker, University of Reading/Historic England @artefactual_KW
Sarsens are the large grey boulders making the familiar shapes of Stonehenge, and Avebury’s great circles. They’re in medieval church walls. They pave our streets and protect grass verges. Sites in southern England from Dorset to Norfolk make #SarsenCountry #PATC5 #DailySarsen 2/ A photograph of Stonehenge showing some of the tall upright grey sarsen stones capped by horizontal sarsen lintels. Two sarsens lie in the grass in the foreground.
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Been doing a deep dive on early Italian burial practices and wanted to collect some very sketchy + preliminary thoughts on wealth and power in period...a (long) thread on Iron Age Italian #archaeology, ending with some questions... 1/17
The Early Iron Age to Orientalizing transition (ca. 750-700 BCE) witnesses one of more radical changes in Italian material culture, up there with any in premodern period. Bc much relevant archaeology is burial, this change is visible above all in funerary landscapes
The big innovation is appearance of "Princely Tombs," exotic and lavish grave goods, often complex and monumental architecture (mounds, etc.). Bernardini Tomb at Praeneste (cup below, ca. 675 BCE) is famous, but these are widespread + really rich.
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After two long months, Greek archaeological sites are officially reopening! The only way to celebrate is a visit to the Acropolis of #Athens, but things aren’t quite the same. Here’s a tour of the *empty* Acropolis!
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#Greece #archaeology #classicstwitter
Usually packed with endless trains of your groups, the Propylaea was as quiet as a mouse! New barriers have been installed to reduce contact, but everything else looks endlessly familiar!
Minor changes on the site come courtesy of the archaeologists & architects of the Acropolis Restoration Project. Work continues in earnest toward restoring the Parthenon’s west pediment, but this sheet metal conceals great news: the removal of the old cement crane foundations!
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About 6 years ago we were in the final phase of the excavation between the Pilckem Road, Lancashire Farm and Fusilier Farm. We were able to excavate a vast British trench system before the land was turned into an industrial area.

#FWW #Archaeology #History #WW1 ImageImageImageImage
Within the excavation area we expected to find parts of the support line (Headingley Lane) with a series of shelters, the reserve line (X-Line) and some of the communication trenches (Argyle Street) connecting these trench systems.

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Headingley Lane was originally dug during the 2nd Ypres by French troops. When the British took over this sector they improved the line (more than once) and by doing this ‘erased’ the previous phase. The excavated trench was thus the latest version constructed with A-frames ImageImageImageImage
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Science News - Other Sciences: Mathematics, Social Sciences, Archaeology, Fossils

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#archaeology #mathematics #fossils #science #economics
New findings suggest laws of nature 'downright weird,' not as constant as previously thought

phys.org/news/2020-04-l…
#laws #weird #nature
The Federal Reserve's Coronavirus Crisis Actions, Explained (Part 6) - Notes on the Crises

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#FederalReserve #actions #explained
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Sudan is an amazing place & today’s #MuseumsUnlocked is a wonderful celebration of its museums & archaeological sites! Here are my favorites from the National Museum, updates on our current @brownarchaeolog excavations at Uronarti & more!
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The National Museum of Sudan is an absolute treasure & one of my favorite museums on the planet. Established in 1971, the museum sits on the south bank of the Blue Nile & houses an amazing diachronic collection of Sudanese archaeology ImageImageImage
The collections of the National Museum of #Sudan span the rich history of the region, from Paleolithic to Medieval. The pottery collection features amazing examples of local ceramic traditions, including a rich display of beautiful 2nd millenium Kerma pots & some great repairs! ImageImageImage
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If you know Plaka, you know the Lysikrates monument! Known as a wonderful example of Late Classical ingenuity, the afterlife of this monument is *far* more interesting! Here’s a thread on sculpture that’s seen a lot!
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#athens #greece @ASCSAthens #ClassicsTwitter #archaeology
The Lysicrates Monument was one of many dedications along the so-called Street of the Tripods, which connected the Theater of Dionysus (here in a great 1913 photo) with the Agora. These dedications were made by choregoi, wealthy Athenians who financed theatrical & choral events
The dedicatory inscription by Lysikrates allows us to date the monument precisely to 334 BCE, for a victory in the boys’ dithyramb at the Great Dionysia. It is a small marble tholos atop a high limestone podium, all adorned with intricate moulding, a monolithic roof, & frieze
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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-
yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/last-flam…
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-
yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/north-lan…
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I'd now like to highlight some of the fantastic projects under the @newbook_project umbrella! @nelcuw @ds_uw @SvobodaDiaries @ebadiary @SimpsonCenter @UWArtSci #dayofdh2020
The Joseph Mathia #SvobodaDiaries project is the multi-media publication of available diaries remaining from a collection kept by Baghdad resident J. M. Svoboda, from 1862 to 1908. @SvobodaDiaries
#interns have recently redeveloped the project website where you can view and download the diary material svobodadiariesproject.org @SvobodaDiaries
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We’ve offered #DH undergrad and grad internships at Newbook Digital Texts since 2011 and have collaborated with around 200 @uw students during that time. newbookdigitaltexts.org #dayofdh2020 @nelcuw @ds_uw @SimpsonCenter @SvobodaDiaries @ebadiary @UWArtSci @uwcse @UW_iSchool
I collaborate with Prof. Walter Andrews and Dr. Mary Childs, amongst others. Our projects range from #Ottoman and #Georgian poetry to C19 travel journals from #Iraq and #Egypt.  
Our work is #opensource, and interns work on all aspects of the projects, including...
#Transcribing unpublished #primarysource material such as these diaries from C19 #Iraq @SvobodaDiaries @nelcuw
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I teach introductory no-prerequisite classes in #DH to undergrad and grad students. We focus on building sustainable, well-documented digital projects #dayofdh2020 @nelcuw @ds_uw @UW_iSchool #MLIS @SimpsonCenter
We use a variety of tools in class to explore humanities datasets and build exhibits including @omeka, @OpenRefine, @VoyantTools, #GaleDigitalScholarLab, @knightlab #StoryMapJS @neatline amongst others.
A few class highlights: Summer 2019’s online survey course through @UW_iSchool introducing students to concepts/methodologies of working with, and analyzing primary source texts using digital tools.bit.ly/dh-summer2019
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Morning everyone! It's #LowTideTrail time! #NewBrighton developed from a coastal town, with a notorious history of smuggling and wrecking, into a booming and popular Victorian resort.

Let's take a look around and see what #archaeology we can see. #LiverpoolBayDiscovery New Brighton looking towards Bootle across the Mersey
New Brighton has seen a lot of change, with much of the sea front reclaimed from the sea over the last 100 years.
The establishment of the promenade in the early 1900s extended the foreshore significantly, leaving this cliff face preserved as a relic of New Brighton’s past.
James Atherton kicked off the development of New Brighton in 1832. He started to establish a new resort for the local elite. These villas on Wellington Road, above the old cliff edge, were built for the local rich folk that flocked to New Brighton during Atherton’s development.
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The #archaeobalt project webinar is now live on our YouTube channel. We will be live until 2:30pm CET. Join in whenever you would like to hear more about our #archaeology #excavations in the South Baltic areas
The first presentation is by our PI Karolina from Gdańsk University - she is introducing the key concepts behind this EU Development Fund project. Starting with the idea of archaeotourism and the creation of a sustainable tourism route in the South Baltic.
We are now being introduced to the amazing archaeological site of Uppåkra in Sweden with a long term excavation led by Professor Mats Roslund of @lunduniversity
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Hello and welcome to today’s virtual #LowTideTrail #archaeology walk. Today we’ll take a Twitter based tour of #Liverpool’s Albert Docks. Join us to learn about the cities maritime past #LiverpoolBayDiscovery
400 years ago, Liverpool (or Lerpole) was a tidal inlet where ships could seek relative safety while unloading their cargo. Land reclamation of the Pool started in the late 16th century (300 years ago) and was complete by the early 1700s. This paved the way for the first dock. Sorry, can't get Twitter to rotate the image correctly.
As trade started to increase, a dock was required to ensure ships could unload their cargoes quickly & safely. The first dock was designed by Thomas Steers, covering an area of 1.4 hectares was designed to harbour 100 ships. Construction started in 1710 and it was opened in 1715.
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8 yrs ago, I started my 1st #FWW dig, as lead archaeologist, on new sewage collectors around the town of Messines. Trench maps from the desktop-study indicated we would cross several war-related features, but we discovered much more. I'll give an overview in the following days
First feature we encountered was a German communication trench named Blauer Graben (Oyster Avenue). Only the bottom 30cm was preserved, but in a rather good condition. It was about 40cm wide and metal U-frames were used to support the floor and wall timbers.

#FWW #Archaeology
About 100 metres to the south we found a second trench, dug by Allied forces after the Battle for Messines Ridge, connecting the new frontline with the rear. Its construction was simple with just duckboards- found only as soil marks- and no wall revetments.

#FWW #Archaeology
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It’s Friday so time for another virtual #LowTideTrail #archaeology walk! Today we’ll take a Twitter based tour of Hull. Join us to learn about the city’s maritime past and its urban archaeology #HumberDiscovery
The site of the Hull and East Riding Museum, was once the site of a custom house. Deliberately located close to the River Hull, it proved difficult for custom officials to assess cargo due to the large numbers of boats moored there. Hull was well known for not paying exise duty.
Hull’s fishing industry can be traced back to the 12th century. In 1160, the Monks of Meaux Abbey, at Wawne near Beverley, were granted the right to fish in the estuary and the open sea outside the mouth of the Humber by King Henry II. Find out more here- thinglink.com/scene/13036670…
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Join us for a virtual tour of the coast at Paull. Located on the outskirts of Hull, Paull is a coastal village with many interesting archaeological remains. Sam and Chris visited the area a few weeks ago. Follow this thread to see what we found. #Humberdiscovery #Archaeology
We started our walk on the north edge of Paull just above the foreshore, then headed North towards Hedon Haven.

Find out what we found on @ThingLink-thinglink.com/scene/12975104…
In the past, the mouth leading on to the Humber gave access inland to the town of Hedon and the Haven Basin.

Within no time we had spotted some interesting archaeological features. Check out our @ThingLink to find out more- thinglink.com/scene/13021983…
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By its very nature, @Europeanaeu supports #eResearch by offering a wealth of resources coming from 3,700+ data providers. In the past few years, these resources have been increasingly complemented by sophisticated #tools for their reuse and enrichment. 1/15 #DHgoesVIRAL
As you may have heard, @Europeanaeu grows, in terms of new collections and tools, mainly thanks to @EU_Commission's funding for @DSMeu. You can get a clearer idea from the ongoing call for proposals under #CEF Telecom Programme: bit.ly/340X0u2
2/15 #DHgoesVIRAL
#DidYouKnow that a new website was launched on 23 March, offering faster, more discoverable and more accessible experience?
3/15 #DHgoesViral
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