Category Archives: Europe

The Roman Tower of Centum Cellas, Belmonte (Portugal)

This is an amazing Roman site in Portugal, built by a Roman tin trader. As the author of the blog says – The IPPAR‘s excavations at the Centum Cellas Tower, undertaken between 1993 and 1998, revealed that it was not … Continue reading

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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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