Details for these weekly themes will be released soon.
In Sickness and in Health
The dead tell fascinating tales. Learn about the biological and forensic research methods and the ethics of studying archaeological human remains to reconstruct past populations’ migrations, activities, diet, health, and death.
Landscapes and the Built Environment
Find clues on how humans modified and interacted with their natural environment, and what these ancient landscapes can teach us about the human-environment relationship today.
Gods and Mortals
Learn about holy places, monuments, and myths that can be traced back in time though the archaeological record and through ethnographic research. From the cures and miracles in Disert, Ireland to the tradition of the Gurs or Shamans in the villages of the Himalayas.
Kings in the Iron Age
Uncover the Secrets of two Iron Age sites in polar opposite regions of the world: a Biblical City in the Near East and a Viking stronghold of the Baltic region.
Crossings & Migrations
Discover traces of pirates and Puritans on a Caribbean Island, and “coyotes” and migrants in a desert mining town along the USA-Mexico border.
After the Dust Settles
After the dig is done or field work is over, the work of archaeology begins in earnest. Step through the locked doors of labs, museums, and storerooms to discover the practices of curating, scientific analysis, and much more.
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