Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Mark Bridge

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New scanning method will unlock secrets of shrunken heads

A new scanning method will help to identify the origin of shrunken heads from South America in museum collections, assisting ethical curation and repatriation...

Vikings prized furs imported from the east as high fashion

Danish Vikings sported imported beaver furs, which may have been obtained in eastern Europe and traded via Kyiv and Sweden, as high fashion.   That’s...

Steppe migrants brought kissing (and herpes) to Europe

Bronze Age migrants who travelled west from the Eurasian steppe 5,000 years ago didn’t only bring their Indo-European languages but also a penchant for...

Prehistoric famines and disease drove spread of milk-drinking gene

The ability to digest lactose in adulthood did not spread among prehistoric Europeans as a result of increased milk consumption but due to the...

True stories of SOE revealed using guns, bombs and old ladies’ killing tips

Historians may share their work via academic papers, books and lectures. But when it comes to the Special Operations Executive, one expert finds it...

Renaissance shipwreck is unique survival from Age of Discovery

A 15th century royal flagship found laid out "like...

Over 20,000 British civilians served in secret WW2 defence units

More than 20,000 British civilians, including schoolchildren, vicars and...

New scanning method will unlock secrets of shrunken heads

A new scanning method will help to identify the...

Vikings prized furs imported from the east as high fashion

Danish Vikings sported imported beaver furs, which may have...
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