Issue 25

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The Archaeology of Fire

The Archaeology of Fire: understanding fire as material culture Edited by Dragos Gheorghiu and George Nash Budapest: Archaeolingua, 34 (pb)  To modern humans, fire can be a threat (‘call the fire brigade’), a bit of fun (‘let’s build a bonfire’), part of an autumnal cleansing process (‘burning the weeds and leaves’) or a let’s pretend […]

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The Archimedes Codex

The Archimedes Codex: Revealing the Secrets of the World’s Greatest Palimpsest Reviel Netz and William Noel Weidenfeld and Nicholson, £18.99  Archimedes of Syracuse has long been regarded as the greatest mathematician and scientist of the ancient world by historians of science. For the rest of us, his cry of ‘Eureka!’ while taking his bath is […]

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Herculaneum

Domenico Camardo, lead archaeological consultant of the Herculaneum Conservation Project tells CWA about his work at the world famous site

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Three Faces of Monotheism

The latest exhibition at The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, entitled Three Faces of Monotheism, is dedicated to the symbols of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. On display are architectural elements, jewellery, ritual objects and other items ranging from the 3rd to the 13th centuries AD. The exhibition reveals how each religion represented itself to the […]

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Andante Travels Archaeological Award

Would you like £2,000 to spend on an archaeological project? Apply to the Andante Travels Archaeological Award and you could be in the running. Andante Travels, one of the UK’s leading archaeological travel companies, is currently inviting applications from deserving archaeological projects at home and abroad. The only criteria are that entries should help to […]

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Motilla del Azuer: A Spanish Broch?

The brochs of Northern and western Scotland form some of the most remarkable and distinctive defensive structures in Europe. Now a similar, though much earlier form of structure has been discovered in Spain at the settlement of Motilla del Azuer (Daimiel, Ciudad Real), located in the central area of the Iberian Peninsula. Artificial mounds known […]

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