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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/02/2021…
From Tragedy to Hesitancy: How Public Health Failures Boosted COVID-19 Vaccine Scepticism…

#PublicHealth #COVID19 #vaccines #skepticism #LessonsLearned
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El pobladet de la Ferradura d’#Ulldecona és una cucada. És una mena de vaixell estret i antic, ancorat eternament al damunt d’un sortint de la part sud de la serra del #Montsià, a les terres del #Sénia. Des de l’aire, n’hi ha pocs de tan fotogènics.

(Séniaphil... 🧵🪡🧶👇)
Es va construir en alçada, com era habitual durant el període (primera edat del ferro 800-600, pre-ibèric), per raons òbviament defensives i de control visual de l’entorn. Un entorn, val a dir-ho, meravellós: la foia d’Ulldecona.
Un entorn d’una qualitat paisatgística, per altra banda, encara ara extraordinària,🔝, malgrat les intenses agressions que avui dia està patint (i, desgraciadament, molt a tocar del jaciment, per cert...).

És menut, menut, menut; uns 400 mq, només. Tan sols té
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Very happy to see this great collaborative work out! Jebel Sahaba deserved a reassessment:…
#Prehistory #Archaeology #Africa #Anthropology #violence
@INEE_CNRS @PACEA_Bordeaux @umr5608_traces @britishmuseum
What is new? 🧵 1/17
⛏️🧹Discovered and excavated during the 60s, published in 1968 by Pr. Wendorf, Jebel Sahaba cemetery has become the emblem of organized prehistoric warfare. However, the nature of the cemetery, of the bone lesions and of the associated lithics were never reassessed since (2/17)
🔬Between 2013 and 2019, with Marie-Hélène Dias-Meirinho @UTJeanJaures, we conducted a thorough macroscopic and microscopic analysis of every bone from the 61 individuals, currently housed @britishmuseum, that were buried in the cemetery (3/17)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/22/2021…
A Scratched Hint of Ancient Ties Stirs National Furies in Europe…

#archaeology #europe #runes #slavic #nativism #nationalism #debate
Zoltan On The Coming QE Endgame: "Banks Have No More Space For Reserves"…

#banking #reserves #TheFed #FinancialSystem
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The moment British Universities started to rely on student fees is when their recruitment began to determine what disciplines exist as departments. This has been a decades long process coming to fruition 1/7
Departments now have to be considered individually financially sustainable to survive - not just cover their own staff costs but also make a contribution to the University as a whole which in my experience can be another 60-80% of those costs 2/7
Which crudely means that, in effect, students increasingly determine what research is possible in Higher Education. Without student number controls the effects are even more uneven across the sector 3/7
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Tories: Students are customers, universities must give them what they want.

Students: We want social justice, reparation, decolonisation, and an end to mindless veneration of the Victorians.

Tories: No not like that.
Tories: Students must have high value degrees to build the future.

Students: We think critically, assess evidence, call out bs, imagine a future for everyone.

Tories: No we mean get rich and make stuff that makes us rich.
Tories: We protect heritage and learn from the complex past.

Students: We understand history and can critique nationalist myths that perpetuate inequalities today.

Tories: Students are a woke baying mob, close the #history and #Archaeology departments.
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This #archaeology thread gives a behind-the-scenes look at the new @discovery show “Hunting Atlantis” hosted by @stelpavlou & @jessphoenix2018

I present findings based on years of interdisciplinary research into the archaeological and historical context around Atlantis
The secrets presented in this thread will anger a large swath of people

They’ve already begun trolling me and other scholars in my cabal after we first spoke up about #Atlantis


the truth will prevail
We all know the story of Atlantis. It’s been popularized, retold, and adapted in movies, on TV, and in comic books

But the true history is still shocking. It’s tinged by violence and hatred and is part of our own 21st century phenomenon of rampant conspiracy theories
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/15/2021…
Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients: Low-risk of serious long-term effects, but more visits to doctor…

#COVID19 #LongHaulers #risk
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There is some great evidence emerging for local Bronze Age #viticulture and winemaking on peninsular #Italy - long before the traditionally accepted “Phoenician and Greek introduction”. 🍇🍷

A #thread on recent evidence supporting local Italian expertise... 🧵 Map showing some of the Bronze Age sites in north Italy withBacchus with Vesuvius clad in trellised vineyards.
Early evidence for wild grapevine and grape consumption appears at Epigravettian and #Mesolithic Grotta del Romito (Calabria) and Torre Canne (Apulia).
Localised domestication may have occurred in Neolithic S Italy and pollen indicates possible early grapevine cultivation c. 2000 BCE in the Massaciuccoli Basin, Tuscany.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/02/2021…
Israeli scholars find millions-year-old human traces in ‘Miracle’ Cave…

#israel #HumanHistory #caves #archaeology #discovery
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#Catalunya és un país extremadament ric en #patrimoni #arqueològic #protohistòric. Molt més que altres nacions reconegudes arreu pel seu patrimoni i que, a més, l’estimen, el valoren i en viuen, com poden ser el cas d’#Anglaterra o d’#Escòcia.

(little heritage phil...) Image
El patrimoni protohistòric d'aquestes altres nacions, tot i ser extraordinari és, al costat del nostre, de putxinel·lis. I, malgrat això, ells l’han sabut convertir intel·ligentment en un actiu cultural i econòmic (òbviament, Image
sumant-lo a la resta del seu #heritage d’altres èpoques) mentre que nosaltres, sempre capaços de les majors de les proeses, l’hem sabut convertir (no era pas fàcil, atenent a la qualitat del que tenim entre mans...) i el vivim com un problema. Image
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🆕 #archaeology: A 'missing link' in alphabet history has been discovered, as archaeologists working in 🇮🇱 have found an ancient bit of writing that helps fill a gap in its early history.

Here's an #AntiquityThread on the find, published today (🆓) 1/🧵
Researchers had previously found evidence of the alphabet developing in the Sinai peninsular, around 1800 BC and eventually spread to the Levant around 1300 BC. 2/

📷: An early example of the alphabet from Sinai
From there, it began to spread around the Mediterranean, eventually developing into the Greek and Latin alphabets. 3/

📷: A lovely bit of ancient Greek alphabet, by Marsyas / CC BY 2.5
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We're hiring for several assistant curator and collections manager positions. We're seeking diverse candidates, and we'd love your help spreading the word. #DiversifySTEM 🌈🧵⬇️
Below are a thread of the open positions. If you're part of the #BlackInSTEM #LGBTQInSTEM #NativeInSTEM or other #BIPOCstem communities, could you share or RT? 👀 If you're an interested candidate, we hope you'll apply! 💻
Assistant Curator of Invertebrate #Paleontology or #Paleobotany ➡️…
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Classical Artwork of the Week - The Hellenistic Prince 👑🏛️

(1/6) This stunning Greek bronze sculpture of a relaxed, heroic young man was made in the 2nd century BCE, and stands at an imposing 2.04m tall!

#Classics #Art #Archaeology #Roman #Greek #Hellenic
(2/6) Produced using a lost wax process, the sculpture depicts a naked and athletic figure reclining on his spear in a pose traditionally associated with heroism. Inspired by the 4th century BCE "Heracles" of the artist Lysippos, it was likely produced in the city of Rome.
(3/6) The identity of the figure has been a point of academic debate. Alternatively known as the Seleucid Prince, the sculpture was originally believed to depict either Seleucus I, the founder of the Seleucid Empire, or Attalus II, the King of Pergamon.
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For 2,300 years, aqueducts have carried fresh running water to the city of Rome. You know these marvels of Roman engineering as long arched bridges or underground tunnels, but what are they like on the inside?

Let’s climb into the Aqua Traiana! 🇮🇹🏛⛲️


#rome #Archaeology
2/9 Unlike the other aqueducts in Rome, the Aqua Traiana begins at the volcanic Lago Bracciano to the city’s northwest.

Commissioned by the emperor Trajan, the 33km aqueduct began delivering water to Rome in 109 CE, an event that was commemorated on one of Trajan’s coins!
3/9 The aqueduct brought water to Rome’s Janiculum hill, where it powered a series of industrial water mills & public fountains.

After centuries of neglect, Pope Paul V renovated the aqueduct in 1612. The spectacular Fontanone celebrates this return of clean water on the hill!
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Ancient Site of the Week - The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion 🏛️🔱

(1/5) Located at Cape Sounion on the Attic peninsula, the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon presides over a commanding view of the Aegean sea.

#Classics #AncientGreece #Archaeology #Athens Image
(2/5) Originally, an Archaic-period temple sat on the site. Made of tufa, it was destroyed c. 480 BCE during the #Persian invasion of Greece. Despite being destroyed, the Athenians placed a captured Persian trireme on its ruins following the allied Greek victory in 479 BCE. ImageImage
(3/5) Today, the surviving temple was constructed between 444 - 440 BCE, and serves as one of the major monuments of the Athenian golden age. Later described by Strabo as a "noteworthy settlement", it remained a significant cult centre into the #Roman imperial period. ImageImage
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In many ways, the outskirts of Rome are more spectacular than the ancient city itself.

From 2,000 year old roads to towering aqueducts, follow this thread to join 4 archaeologists on a long-overdue walk along the beautiful Via Appia!

#rome #archaeology #ClassicsTwitter #italy
The Via Appia Antica, or Appian Way, is one of the earliest examples of a Roman highway. Beginning in the Roman Forum, it runs southeast all the way to the southern Italian city of Brindisi on the Adriatic Coast!

But we’re starting our walk much closer to home!
Even though Rome’s strict #COVID lockdown has been partially lifted for a few short days, we’re still not permitted to leave the commune.

That means our trip along the Appian Way has to begin at the inconspicuous Capannelle Station, as far afield as we’re allowed!
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A pit full of 6,200-year-old skeletons is now the oldest known example of 'indiscriminate, mass killing'… Image
A man in a Croatian village was digging a foundation for his new garage in 2007 when he uncovered a pit full of skeletons.

#discovery #Archaeology
New research about the mass grave suggests the bones belong to 41 people - children and adults - who were killed together and buried 6,200 years ago in the modern-day village of Potočani.

#discovery #Archaeology
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Today marks twelve months of on-again, off-again lockdown in Athens.

Want to know what this crazy year has been like in Greece from an archaeologist’s perspective? Check out this 12(ish) tweet #thread!


#greece #archaeology #ClassicsTwitter #lockdown
When we got word of the impending lockdown, I was on Crete with the @ASCSAthens for a whirlwind tour of the islands incredible archaeology (& beaches).

We had only covered one half of the island when we had to pulled plug and hoped on the next ferry back to Athens...
March 2020: Athens enters full lockdown & the city is silent for the first time in my memory. No one had any idea how #Covid_19 was transmitted and it felt like the whole city was working together to make sure that the Greek health wasn’t overwhelmed...and it was working!
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Statues break...a lot.

We’re all familiar with Ancient Greek sculpture missing arms, legs, or heads. But why do these busts look like they’ve been battered, broken, & burned? Let’s explore some peculiar Hellenistic sculpture from Kalydon in this #THREAD!

#greece #archaeology
2/ You may know about Kalydon from its mythological boar hunt. Before the Trojan War, Artemis sent a legendary boar to ravage the Aetolian countryside. The local hero Meleager was joined by some of the most famous heroes in Greece, and the huntress Atalanta struck the first blow!
3/ The myth of the Kalydonian boar hunt has been famous since the time of Homer, and has always been a favorite scene for artists. Representations abound: from Archaic vase painters, to Roman sculptors, and even the 17th c. workshop of Peter Paul Rubens!
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