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  • Call for papers: 20th Annual International Scientific Symposium for Late Antiquity and Middle Ages

    on Mar 19, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Conference, Croatia, History, Late antique, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on Call for papers: 20th Annual International Scientific Symposium for Late Antiquity and Middle Ages

    Dear Colleague, International Research Center for Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, University of Zagreb is organizing its 20th Annual Scientific Symposium. The Symposium will take place in the town of Poreč, Croatia, from 2nd to 6th of October 2013. To enable all colleagues who intend to celebrate the jubilee with us, and expecting a large number of participants, the topic of this year’s meeting is pretty vast, with a number of sections: Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in Europe, 20 Years of Research   Duration:  2. – 6. 10. 2013. Submission: miljenko.jurkovic@ffzg.hr   During

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  • Scientist of the Week: Tom Higham

    on Mar 4, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Croatia, News, Paleolithic • with Comments Off on Scientist of the Week: Tom Higham

    Еvery Thursday, Laboratory Equipment features a Scientist of the Week, chosen from the science industry’s latest headlines. This week’s scientist is Tom Higham from the Univ. of Oxford. He and a team found that Neanderthals went extinct in Europe much earlier than previously thought. Q:  What made you interested in dating Neanderthal bones? A: I am interested in working out when Neanderthals went extinct and how long they overlapped with the earliest anatomically modern humans in places like Europe. The European archaeological record is one of the best examples of the extinction of a human species, and we

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  • Exhibition: ‘Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe’

    on Feb 18, 13 • in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, Exhibition, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia • with Comments Off on Exhibition: ‘Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe’

    The countries of southeastern Europe maintain some of the most elaborate and diverse traditions of dress in western Eurasia. Beyond their beauty and their importance as markers of identity in a landscape of great cultural diversity, these garments also preserve strong traces of the developmental stages of modern “Western” dress, which begins with a simple string skirt. “Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers” ― on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from March 10 through July 14 ― explores the traditional garments of 12 small countries and shows the major historical

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  • Mummy Brain: Gray Matter-Removal Tool Found In Ancient Egyptian Skull

    on Dec 19, 12 • in Archaeology, Croatia, Cultural heritage, News • with Comments Off on Mummy Brain: Gray Matter-Removal Tool Found In Ancient Egyptian Skull

    A brain-removal tool used by ancient Egyptian embalmers has been discovered lodged in the skull of a female mummy that dates back around 2,400 years. Removal of the brain was an Egyptian mummification procedure that became popular around 3,500 years ago and remained in use in later periods. Identifying the ancient tools embalmers used for brain removal is difficult, and researchers note this is only the second time that such a tool has been reported within a mummy’s skull. The discovery Located between the left parietal bone and the back of the skull, which had been filled

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