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The Roman Tower of Centum Cellas, Belmonte (Portugal)

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The Tower of Centum Cellas (also known as the “Tower of St. Cornelius”), located in the municipality of Belmonte in Portugal, is one of the most enigmatic monuments from the Roman period to be found in the…

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Dorothy Garrod – A Groundbreaking Female Archaeologist

It took more than 700 years, but in 1939 archaeologist Dorothy Garrod became the first female professor at Oxbridge – nearly a decade before women were even allowed to take degrees at Cambridge University. ALICE HUTTON reports on the opening … Continue reading

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Occupy the Neolithic – Social Inequality

Occupy the Neolithic “The signatures from these skeletons reinforce other indications of male-dominated descent and even land inheritance,” Bentley says, adding that such social inequalities “only grew in extent and scale” over the course of history. Joachim Burger, an anthropologist … Continue reading

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