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Posts tagged with "Archaeology"

  • The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor
    David L. Mearns

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    The Shipwreck Hunter

    In his memoir The Shipwreck Hunter, David Mearns invites readers to travel along on seven of the most exciting and meaningful investigations of his 21 (and counting) career major shipwreck finds. In chapters bearing their names, Mearns’s thoughtful and detailed account chronologically traces each shipwreck, sharing vivid stories of every vessel from design to demise. Read More
  • Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-Created
    Patrick E. McGovern

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    Ancient Brews

    Over the course of a long career, Patrick McGovern has become an archaeological celebrity of sorts, collaborating with researchers around the world to analyze humanity’s chemical footprints—most famously, those we leave behind in the pursuit of fermentation. In the introduction to Ancient Brews, McGovern describes our search for a good nip as essentially a biological… Read More
  • Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death
    Brenna Hassett

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    PODCAST: Q&A with archaeologist Brenna Hassett, author of Built on Bones

      From new diseases and physical dangers to subtle changes to our stature, humanity’s shift from hunter-gatherers to city dwellers has brought with it a host of bodily consequences. This week on the Science podcast, archaeologist Brenna Hassett describes what ancient remains and artifacts can reveal about how metropolitan life has wreaked havoc on our… Read More