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Stonehenge - Arch365 18040

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Stonehenge is a British cultural icon that is also one of the best known archaeological sites in the world. It is set within one of the most extensive Neolithic and Bronze age landscapes in Britain.

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Winooski Archaeological Site - Arch365 327

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It's a prehistoric Native American site in Vermont that was first identified in 1972 and listed on the National Register in 1978. Winooski has a lot to say about the prehistoric past and right now there are more questions than answers.

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The Neville Archaeological Site - Arch365 295

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One of the most important sites in New England, the Neville site has a rich history and a massive series of archaeological deposits that archaeologists have learned a lot from, and will continue learning from, in the future.

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Idaho's Buhl Woman - Arch365 254

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She was found in a quarry, ate mostly bison and elk when she was alive, and died mysteriously. This is Idaho's Buhl woman - known as Buhla.

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The Miami Circle - Arch365 246

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Trapped in the heart of downtown Miami, Florida, the Miami Circle represents the ancient ruins of a prehistoric structure that is thought to have been used for ceremonial reasons, and, perhaps as a place for the dead to rejoin the soil and the environment.

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Ancient America - San Juan River - Arch365 220

On today's episode Kenneth Feder continues the series based on his most recent book, "Ancient America: 50 Archaeological Sites You Should See For Yourself", with the San Juan River.

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Great Basin Prehistoric Sandals with Geoff Smith - TAS 18

On today's show we talk to Dr. Geoff Smith of the University of Nevada, Reno about a paper he co-authored in a recent issue of American Antiquity. It's all about dating sandals from a famous cave in northern Nevada, Last Supper Cave, and what they can tell us about the last 11,000 years of history and occupation in that area.

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Ancient America - Meadowcroft Rockshelter - Arch365 140

On today's episode Kenneth Feder continues the series based on his most recent book, "Ancient America: 50 Archaeological Sites You Should See For Yourself", with Meadowcroft Rockshelter.

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Ancient America, Cemetery Mound - Arch365 126

On today's show Dr. Kenneth Feder talks about Cemetery Mound - just one of the 50 sites in his book "Ancient America: 50 Archaeological Sites You Should See For Yourself" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).

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Etzanoa: Changing North American Archaeology - Arch365 096

Dr. Don Blakeslee (Wichita State University) joins Chris Sims at the APN booth during SAA2017 to talk about his work at Etzanoa, a site in Southern Kansas that's changing what we know about North American archaeology.

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Obsidian (Not Dragon Glass) - Arch365 065

On today's show we learn about obsidian. No, not the dragon glass from Game of Thrones - the volcanic glass used for millennia by prehistoric peoples around the world.

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  • Obsidian Wikipedia Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsidian
  • Dictionary of Archaeology - Edited by Paul Bahn
    • 2004  â€śDictionary of Archaeology”. Penguin Reference, Penguin Books, London, England.
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The First Drawing and Stone Age Boy - Prehistories 16

Two children's picturebooks are the subject of episode 16 of Prehi/stories. Picturebooks may be the first contact children have with prehistory, so we're looking at how two of the best, The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein and Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura, represent the remote past. In this episode my guests are Ghislaine Howard, a painter of powerful and expressive means whose works chart and interpret shared human experience. Her drawing Pregnant Self Portrait 1987 was part of the British Museum's exhibition Ice Age Art: arrival of the modern mind in 2013. I also talk to Andrew Needham, Associate Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology and Post-Doctoral researcher on the Templeton funded 'Hidden Depths: The Ancestry of our Most Human Emotions' project at the University of York.

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A short film, Ice Age Art: The Female Gaze, featuring Ghislaine Howard can be found at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2hv2ssmB_MU

Ghislaine Howard: The Human Touch, Paintings Drawings and Prints 1980-2016, published by Manchester School of Art in association with Martin Heaps on March 16th 2017. For further information contact raffi@collectart.co.uk or visit www.ghislainehoward.com

Some of the following may be behind a paywall, but some are open access.
Women and Children in art
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10816-015-9265-8
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/div-classtitleevidence-for-cave-marking-by-palaeolithic-childrendiv/091A61EF12E5E703412D3CE9A49568DA
http://www.jstor.org/stable/43184971?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ojoa.12052/abstract

Pal Art beyond Europe
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313000757
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027737911630508X
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v514/n7521/full/nature13422.html
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248409000207
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/334/6053/219

Early Pal domestication of the dog
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879981716301127
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440311003499

Neanderthal art
http://www.nature.com/news/neanderthals-made-some-of-europe-s-oldest-art-1.15805
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/37/13301.full
http://www.pnas.org/content/107/3/1023.full

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@kimbiddulph @schprehistory
Andrew Needham @andyneedhamarch
https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/research/research-students/needham/
http://york.academia.edu/AndyNeedham
Ghislaine Howard @ghislainehoward @ghislainehowar4
http://ghislainehoward.com/

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