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On the origin of Roman concrete

Originally posted on Per Storemyr Archaeology & Conservation:
The Pantheon cupola in Rome, made by Roman concrete some 2000 years ago. Source: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 You mix burnt lime, volcanic ash and sand/gravel. Then you have the famed…

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Agroforestry in the Sahel – Looking back on Past Project Work – The SRAAD Project

Our socioeconomic and agroforesty work in the eastern and western Sudan was able to verify data on multipurpose use of A. senegal  [now renamed Senegalia senegal] and on  other woody species – as well as on related agroforestry practices and specific problems being … Continue reading

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Baking Emmer Bread in Ancient Egypt – Discoveries from Amarna

Dr Delwen Samuel is an archaeobotanist and a leading expert in the production of bread and beer in ancient Egypt – particularly at the site of the Amarna Project (1353–1336 BC); shown in the map, above.  Through both archaeology and using bread-making tools … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. These are the posts that got the most views in 2014. 1حلبه (Hilba; Fenugreek) – A Wonderful Winter Drink and Herbal Medicine in Egypt26 COMMENTSJune 2011 2Teeth-filing … Continue reading

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ROMARCH: American Journal of Archaeology Open Access (July 2014)

Originally posted on [quem dixere chaos]:
American Journal of Archaeology Open Access July 2014 Below is a list of freely available content published in tandem with the July 2014 issue (vol. 118 no. 3): Supplementary Content (http://www.ajaonline.org/imagegallery/1802) accompanying “Cult, Continuity, and Social…

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Cuisine and Crops in Central Africa – Colonial and Contemporary – Pt. 3

Cuisine before Colonization: What did local people eat, prior to the introduction of New World crops?  I ask this, because from the prior blog on Cuisine and Crops in Central Africa,  it is primarily New World crops that were mentioned … Continue reading

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Six things about Sekhemka

Originally posted on Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper:
1. It’s beautiful The best analysis of the statue is by TGH James. An Egyptologist at the British Museum, he described it in full, for the first time, in 1963, after someone had…

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