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Bronze Villanovan Harness Piece
Image by LACMA

Bronze Villanovan Harness Piece

A bronze horse harness piece from the Villanovan culture of central Italy. 9th-8th century BCE. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Prince of Glauberg
Image by Heinrich Stürzl

Prince of Glauberg

The so-called "Prince of Glauberg" is a life-sized sandstone statue of a Celtic ruler from modern day Glauberg, Germany. The "Prince of Glauberg" is depicted with a mail tunic, a wooden shield and a sword, indicating his status as a warrior...
Mount Zion Excavation, Jerusalem, Israel
3D Image by archaeobotics

Mount Zion Excavation, Jerusalem, Israel

Excavation area on the Mount Zion Protestant Cemetery in Jerusalem, final stage of the 2015 field season. See annotations for further details. See http://www.deiahl.de/current.html#mt-zion-jerusalem (in English) or http://www.deiahl.de/id-2015-381.html...
Pagan Britain
Book Review by Ronald Hutton

Pagan Britain

The intersection of science, speculation, and religion is a perilous space for any book to occupy. Considering the relative youth of archaeology and the current versions of Pagan faiths based on pre-Christian systems, Ronald Hutton’s...
Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
Book Review by Judith Herrin

Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

The history of the Byzantine Empire covers a timeframe of over a millennium, and this fact alone has caused all kinds of headaches for authors, chief amongst them the dilemma of what to leave in and out of their books. The majority of writers...
Greek Dark Age
Definition by Cristian Violatti

Greek Dark Age

The Greek Dark Age is the interval between the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization, around 1200 BCE, and the Greek Archaic Period, around c. 800 BCE. The Dark Age era begins with a catastrophic event: the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization...
Bronze Age Collapse
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Bronze Age Collapse

The Bronze Age Collapse (also known as Late Bronze Age Collapse) is a modern-day term referring to the decline and fall of major Mediterranean civilizations during the 13th-12th centuries BCE. The precise cause of the Bronze Age Collapse...
Stone Age
Definition by Cristian Violatti

Stone Age

From the dawn of our species to the present day, stone-made artefacts are the dominant form of material remains that have survived to today concerning human technology. The term “Stone Age” was coined in the late 19th century...
Ice Age
Definition by Emma Groeneveld

Ice Age

An ice age is a period in which the earth’s climate is colder than normal, with ice sheets capping the poles and glaciers dominating higher altitudes. Within an ice age, there are varying pulses of colder and warmer climatic conditions...
Migration Age
Definition by Jan van der Crabben

Migration Age

The Migration Period, also called the Barbarian Invasions or German: Völkerwanderung (wandering of the peoples), was a period of human migration that occurred roughly between 300 to 700 CE in Europe, marking the transition from Late...