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Maya Hieroglyphs


Dr. Mark Van Stone, Keynote Speaker for TAC Festival 2012, explains how Maya hieroglyphs are constructed by writing a modern name in ancient phonetic Maya characters.

Trace of a Lost Language


Dr. Jeffrey Quilter of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University relates the story about a piece of paper his archaeological team excavated in northern Peru in 2008 and the remarkable word list written on it.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - February 2015


Archaeology in 12 Minutes; Photographing the Invisible


Christian Ris explains the story of archaeology, its challenges and major advances in a narrative style with numerous archived images.  Using black light and intricate exploitation of digital photography...

Project Casus Belli: 11 July 1708–The Battle of Oudenaarde


In 1708 a crucial battle took place in Oudenaarde, in East Flanders, Belgium, during the War of the Spanish Succession. In the surrounding plains, the two most powerful European armies, including over 180,000 soldiers, confronted each other.

Duplicating the Fossils of Human Evolution at Penn


A multi-million year old human fossil may be a truly one-of-a-kind look into the history of our species, but even the most well preserved specimen is useless in a vacuum. 

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 22 February 2015 - 28 February 2015


Roman tombstone in England; ISIL video shows antiquities destruction; Andean mortuary for defleshing human corpses; Pharaoh Senebkay died in battle


Audio News from Archaeologica, 15 February 2015 - 21 February 2015


Diet and range of Peru mummies; Hopewell trade site in North Carolina; Armenia shrines; Ben-Hur figure owned Tuscan villa


Audio News from Archaeologica, 8 February 2015 - 14 February 2015

Stone features and fertility cult in the Negev; drones survey the Amazon; pig bone fortune-telling in Japan; population patterns in prehistoric eastern U.S.

Audio News from Archaeologica, 1 February 2015 - 7 February 2015

Maui temples; ancient Israeli Biblical walled city; English garden ornament; digital reconstruction of Egyptian homes

Audio News from Archaeologica, 25 January 2015 - 31 January 2015

Hannibal’s troops in Spain; Paleoindian spear throwers; seat numbers on Roman Colosseum; Maya water temple in Belize

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