Monthly Archives: August 2011

Etruscan Human Sacrifice in Myth and Ritual

 Abstract Scholars have been reluctant to believe that the Etruscans practiced human sacrifice.  There are many specific references in written sources and in representations of human sacrifice that have at one time or another been dismissed as not sufficient for … Continue reading

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More Than a Potsticker: Case Studies of the Preservation of Historic Ontario Cemeteries

Abstract  Often conservators are characterized as well educated pot menders, and on many archaeological sites, pot conservation is a major component of the workload. But the role of professional conservators and the scope of their work has evolved well past … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of the Elder: Understanding the Rock Art of the Dreamtime

 Abstract Northern Australia is one of the last places left where rock art is still a living part of Indigenous culture. For the last five years, I have studied with Yidumduma Bill Harney, the last fully-initiated Wardaman man, and custodian … Continue reading

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The People who Greeted the French: What was daily life like for Iroquoians of southern Ontario in the 14th to 17th centuries?”

Abstract Historic, ethnographic and archaeological information about the People of the Longhouse (Iroquoian speakers, especially the Huron-Wendat) provide a rich context for reconstructing their lives. One source of information that has been less commonly incorporated into the picture is the … Continue reading

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