Issue 35

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The Moche Route

Second part of the Peru Special – the Moche Route of the Northern coast in more depth

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Comacchio

Richard Hodges obsesses over Medieval Comacchio, Italy

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Writing: Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization

By Barry B. Powell Wiley-Blackwell, £50.00 ‘AOCCDRNIG TO RSCHEEARCH AT CMABRIGDE UINERVTISY, IT DEOSN’T MTTAER IN WAHT OREDR THE LTTEERS IN A WROD ARE, THE OLNY IPRMOETNT TIHNG IS TAHT THE FRIST AND LSAT LTTEER BE AT THE RGHIT PCLAE.’ Thus Barry B Powell, near the end of his new book Writing, playfully reminds the […]

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Bones, Rocks and Stars

Telling the time is basic to archaeology. It has never been straightforward. At first, there were just historical dates – dates recorded in contemporary written sources – and some way had to be found of correlating these with artefacts recovered from different layers on archaeological sites. There was always a lot of hit and miss […]

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Ice, Mud and Blood

Chris Turney, Macmillan, pb £9.99 Ice, Mud and Blood: lessons from climates past This article is an extract from the full article published in World Archaeology Issue 35. Click here to subscribe

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Galileo

Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope

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Great Zimbabwe

The ruins of Great Zimbabwe extend over 720 hectares of rocky hill and valley in south-central Zimbabwe. Yet it’s origins were often denied…

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More than Moche

There is a range of other must-see sites on the Northern coastal ‘Moche Route’ that date from before and after the Moche period. Among the gems is the ancient huaca of Cerro Ventarron, which neighbours the Lords of Sipan site, excavated by Walter Alva. At Cerro Ventarron, Walter’s son, Ignatius Alva, is working his father’s […]

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