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7 abandoned villages that can teach us about medieval life

1. Little Oxenden, Northamptonshire

The classic layout of a medieval village. The long groove running left to right formed the main route through the settlement. The large rectangles either side are called crofts and they represent gardens used for growing vegetables. 297 more words


Celebrating an Archaeology Pioneer at Town Creek Indian Mound

There aren’t many places in North Carolina—or the country, even—where you can see the power of archaeology more than at Town Creek Indian Mound in Montgomery County. 276 more words


Caesaromagus: A place of unassuming mystery...

A guest feature by Littlestone.

William Stukeley’s 1758 plan of Caesaromagus (present day Chelmsford) in the Bodleian Library, Oxford

After twelve years in Lancashire, eight in Wiltshire and thirteen in Japan, I finally ended up in the old English market town of Chelmsford (Essex, south-east England). 1,212 more words


Of Castles and Abbeys

The following morning was overcast so it was an ideal day to visit museums and monuments. We headed out for Montalcino which has the reputation of producing the best wine in Italy – the Brunello. 629 more words


The Genesis Secret: On the Origins of Humanity & Human Violence...Good Story Too

Tom Knox shows up with the entire gang for The Genesis Secret:

-Gobekli Tepe

-The Yezidi/Yazidi

-Natural Selection from the Northmen descended from the Gigantopithecus – they’ve their own Wikipedia page…

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Intelligent Thought-- 4

Analysis of the essay The ‘great’ transition by Neil Shubin

I have probably read the worst chapter ever written by an evolutionist over lunch today. The chapter title held so much promise and I was expecting to finally read actual explanations on how evolutionists decide what is a transition and how the evolutionist thinks transitions actually work. 1,154 more words


A Canaanite Royal Wine Cellar

Image: Wine Cellar at Tel Kabri

Photo Credit: Assaf Yasur-Landau

Archaeologists excavating at Tel Kabri have discovered a Canaanite royal wine cellar with a large number of vessels that held both red and white wine. 628 more words