Ulfbert Swords - Episode 18025

Possibly produced in the Frankish part of Europe, these swords have long been a mystery. Some have agreed that they represent a new technology of crucible steel. However, there are examples of them found that have been pattern-welded, a method which usually indicates a different form of metal production.

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Possibly produced in the Frankish part of Europe, these swords have long been a mystery. Some have agreed that they represent a new technology of crucible steel. However, there are examples of them found that have been pattern-welded, a method which usually indicates a different form of metal production.

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Beaker People - Episode 18024

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Extending between the Iberian Peninsula in the West, Central Europe and Italy in the East, Britain, Ireland and Jutland in the North, and Sardinia, Sicily, and the Balearic Islands in the South the ‘Bell-Beaker’ culture is the most widely distributed and coherent prehistoric ‘culture’ that has been identified in Europe. 
 

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Siberian Permafrost Mummies - Episode 18023

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The Pazyryk culture is thought to have been a purely nomadic culture of the Iron Age since it is only identified through burials and associated artefacts. No settlements have been linked to it. These burials are found in the Altay Mountains in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia, and were placed in long barrows similar to the tomb mounds of the Scythian culture in modern-day Ukraine. 

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Prehistoric Shellfish Exploitation in the Chesapeake Bay - Episode 18022

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Prehistoric shellfish exploitation in the Chesapeake Bay
This podcast is about prehistoric shell middens in the Chesapeake Bay region on the Atlantic coast of the United states.  Archaeologists use the term midden to refer to trash deposits, and a shell midden is just the result of prehistoric shellfishing.

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Baltic Shipwrecks - Episode 18021

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The Baltic has become a major focus for maritime archaeology over the last three decades with a huge variety of different types of wreck dating from the medieval period to the 20th century in close proximity to each other.

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Fullacht Fiadh - Episode 18019

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A fulacht fiadh, as it is called in Ireland, or burnt mound as it is known in the UK is a type of cooking pit which usually dates to the Bronze Age (2500-500BCE).

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Hygiene in Roman Times - Episode 18016

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Bathing was not only one of the most common daily activities in Roman culture but was a highly communal activity that was raised to the level of high art through extensive ritual.

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Battersea Shield - Episode 18015

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During the construction of a predecessor to the present Chelsea Bridge, over the River Thames, workers dredging the river bed found a large quantity of Roman and Celtic weapons amongst a significant number of skeletons.

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Skara Brae- Episode 18014

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Sometimes storms cause nothing but destruction but sometimes they reveal secrets of our past. This is the case of Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement on the Island of Mainland, part of the Orkney archipelago, North of Scotland.

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Helgo Bronze Buddha - Episode 18009

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Sutton Hoo -Episode 18008

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Most famous for its richly adorned Anglo-Saxon ship burial, probably of King Rædwald, a powerful, early Christian, East Anglian King in the 6th to early 7th centuries, the site of Sutton Hoo has been of unique importance to archaeologists and historians trying to understand the post-roman period in Britain.

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Lycurgus Cup - Arch365 18007

A 4th-century Roman glass cage cup, the Lycurgus cup is truly a unique artifact. Depending on lighting, you'll see something different each time you look at it.

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