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Preservation in Pink

Genealogy Gems

  • Episode 168 - All About DNA and Genealogy
    Get up to speed on the world of DNA and Genealogy in this episode. We’ll explore in depth the ramifications of Ancestry closing down some of their DNA tests along with other businesses in their portfolio. Then you’ll meet Your DNA Guide, Diahan S…
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  • Episode 167 - Colonial American Genealogy
    Get ready to lay a foundation in your knowledge of Colonial American genealogy research. Beth Foulk is here to walk us through early immigration to America, Indentured Servitude and Bondage, and the records and resources that can help you locate your…
    - 49 days ago, 22 May 14, 5:00pm -
  • Episode 166 - Tips, Ideas and Listener Email
    I’ve been enjoying time at home getting the new house decorated.  I have a wonderful sort of wall niche area in the living room that is perfect for a family history display, so the wheels are turning on what I want to do there. I’ve been pinning…
    - 87 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 2:09am -
  • Episode 165: A Blast from the Past
    The Genealogy Gems PodcastEpisode 13Originally Published 2007Remastered March 2014By Lisa Louise Cooke From the MAILBOXHello Lisa: I have just finished listening to your podcast on tracing family members through school records. You men…
    - 11 Mar 14, 8:23pm -
  • Episode 164 - The Ancestry Wiki, Searching for Google Earth Maps and Files
    In this episode you'll hear what you've been missing and how to get it from the Ancestry Wiki. Also how to do a very specialized type of Google search you may have never tried, a French-Canadian genealogy resource, and more.Top 10 Reasons I Moved…
    - 18 Feb 14, 11:13pm -

Elizabeth M. Covart

  • NEW!Colonial Printing Press 101
    Have you ever operated an 18th-century printing press? On June 30, 2014, I took a couple of friends around Boston’s Freedom Trail. We stopped in the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, a recreation of the printing office where Benjamin Edes and John G…
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  • NEW!Wednesday Link Roundup #57: Stars and Stripes Forever
    Wednesday Link Roundup: Links to the most interesting history, news, writing, and technology posts that passed through my RSS and Twitter feeds over the last week.   History Ray Raphael debunked “10 Myths for the Fourth of July.” Smithsonian pr…
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  • Boston Historical Events for the Week of July 7, 2014
    Boston Historical Events: A list of history-related events taking place in Boston between Monday July 7 and Sunday July 13, 2014.   Boston By Foot Saturday, July 12, 2-3:30pm, Walking Tour, Johnson Gate Harvard University, $5 Members/$15 Nonmembers,…
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  • Coming Soon! Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History
    Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History is in development! This podcast is for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day wor…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 8:59pm -
  • Happy 4th of July!
    Happy 4th of July Uncommonplace Book Community!   John Trumbull’s “John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga, October 17, 1777.”  
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 3:46pm -

The Green Preservationist

  • New Blog, Same Goals – This is Why You Need to Follow Er, Please.
    The past couple of years have encompassed a whole lot of change and a largely absent blogger (sorry about that!), but everything still comes back to “sneaky preservation” on this blog. By “sneaky preservation,” I just mean converting the mass…
    - 5 Nov 13, 3:58pm -
  • Latino Outreach and the Conversación: Are We Trying To Preserve Too Much?
    A year and a half ago, I wrote a post that asked the question, “what the heck is a green preservationist?”…more recently, I’ve been asking myself the considerably more fundamental question of “what is a preservationist?” We’ve adapted o…
    - 6 Oct 11, 5:13pm -
  • We’re here, we’re poor, get used to it. It’s time to rally. Yes, still. And again.
    Yeah, this one’s ranty. I waited too long to write. So much has happened. Agendas have changed, a zillion people in architectural fields have been laid off due to downsizing and restructuring—an unbelievable number of architectural firms have clo…
    - 29 Sep 11, 11:49pm -
  • Announcing ¡Viva la Preservación Revolución!
    While it may seem like I’m a terrible person for not blogging for so long (yes, I am currently writing this in a hair shirt), I can assure you that I have been putting my green preservationy energies into other green preservationy things. One such…
    - 4 May 11, 9:00pm -
  • Let’s discuss Ruin Porn.
    I was reared on Stallone and Schwarzenegger films. From the time I left the womb, these movies provided respite for my mother, and bonding time for me and my father, who would invariably be blown away by the inventiveness of the latest blood altering…
    - 30 Jan 11, 9:03pm -

My Own Time Machine

  • Happy Mother’s Day
    “You must not go into the burial places, and look about only for the tall monuments and the titled names.  It is not the starred epitaphs of the Doctors of Divinity, the Generals, the Judges, the Honourables, the Governors, or even of the village…
    - 60 days ago, 11 May 14, 11:33am -
  • Foto Friday: Patterns

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  • Foto Friday: Not exactly mothballed

    - 76 days ago, 25 Apr 14, 2:02pm -
  • Happy Springtime!
    You can read more about White’s Mill, where my grandfather and his sisters were born, in this post.
    - 81 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 4:20pm -
  • Foto Friday: Ain’t that America
    Seen on a recent field trip. (Photo: Sabra Smith)
    - 83 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:56am -


  • NEW!Blogging update
    Crazy busy week. Out in the field two days and then I found out that a presentation I thought was next week is this week instead. !!! Happily, I was mostly done with it anyway, even though I’d specifically scheduled the fieldwork for this week so I…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 2:27am -
  • NEW!Scads of ‘em
    Norfolk delivers another major archaeological discovery – experts reveal second timber circle dates back to the time of SeahengeThe revelation is certain to spark fresh debate about why ancient people built the mysterious oak circles, during the e…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 2:25am -
  • NEW!It’s a mite smaller than thought
    Archaeologists find Thor’s hammerScandinavian archaeologists have found a 1000 year old amulet with engraved runes in Kobelev, on the Danish island of Lolland, reported the Daily Mail.The latest discovery is unusual as it is the only ‘torshamme…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 2:22am -
  • NEW!Just like chickens
    Archaeologists at Work in One of San Francisco’s Oldest NeighborhoodsThe trio of archaeologists and helpers sat in a rectangular patch of dirt, scratching at the ground with hoes and trowels, shooing the dirt into dust pans which they delivered in…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 2:18am -
  • What an ass
    Or at least worth some silver: Tablet about payment of donkey debt discovered in Kültepe believed to be oldest trade document“We found an interesting thing in the grave. For the first time in Kültepe, a tablet was found in a grave. We were very…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 6:00pm -

UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Flickr

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Xi'an, Mausoleum Qin Shi Huang
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  • NEW!Pieve Di Cento - minismart guide
    A brief intro to the shopping areas of Pieve Di Cento.
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 12:59pm -
  • Teatro Duse
    It opened its doors in the mid 17th century and underwent many layers of restructuring and restoration before it took on its present shape just after WWII. In 1898 it was named after Elenora Duse, the most famous Italian actress of the time. Top perf…
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 9:03pm -
  • Barbie does Bologna
    Barbie and Ken visit some of Bologna's most famous landmarks in the center of town including the Due Torri, Piazza Maggiore, Little Venice and the steps of Parco Montagnola. They simply can't get enough and as their wirl wind tour shows they enjoy ev…
    - 17 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 3:15pm -
  • Barbie does San Luca
    Barbie and Ken explore the 3.5km porticoes of San Luca, Bologna, stopping along the way to enjoy the incredible views of the city and a wee snuggle under some of the 666 iconic arches. They finish their arduous climb with a panoramic view of the Chur…
    - 19 days ago, 21 Jun 14, 8:00pm -
  • Mercedes-Benz Temporary Store
    Temporary Store of Stefauto, Via Farini 11, Bologna.Fashion for men and
    - 26 days ago, 14 Jun 14, 7:53pm -

Emerging Conservation Professionals Network

  • Publishing Opportunities for Emerging Conservators: News In Conservation IIC Newsletter
    The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) is a London-based membership organization with worldwide reach. IIC members come not only from the conservation community, but also from many other fields engaged in c…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • About the Officers
    About the ECPN Committee Officers A while back, the names of the new ECPN committee officers were announced on the blog. Now, we thought you might like to know a little more about them:Molly Gleeson, Chair Molly Gleeson completed her BA in Art…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • Art, Color, and Gloss | Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog
    Repost from Nicole Peters, IMA Scholar Objects & Variable Art Summer Intern.
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  • October 31st Meeting Minutes
    ECPN MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 31, 2011 Conference Call Attendees: Ryan Winfield (Staff Liaison) Stephanie Lussier (Board Liaison) Molly Gleeson (Chair) Eliza Spaulding (Vice Chair) Anisha Gupta (co-Outreach Coordinator) Megan Salaza…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • Join the ECPN Committee
    EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE, please see details below...The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network seeks three new committee members:Chair, Vice-Chair, and Outreach CoordinatorThe Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) works with va…
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Intangible Cultural Heritage Blog

  • NEW!"Better to die a child than live in vain" - Winterton tombstone mystery
    I posted a little while ago about a mystery headstone motif from Cupids, which generated some suggestions, and an article in The Telegram. Following that, I got this image (above) and note from Grant Tucker, about a headstone in the Anglican cemeter…
    - 7 hours ago, 10 Jul 14, 1:19pm -
  • NEW!Walking through the Great Fire of 1892
    The Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust (“The Trust”) is accompanying the launch of the latest version of its Walk St. John’s app with a real-time history lesson. On Tuesday, July 8, the Trust will live-tweet the events of the Great Fire…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 8:54pm -
  • Tuesday's Folklore Photo: A Collection of Conversations
    Today's folklore photo is actually a collection of photos from the past week.  It has been a busy week with the Heritage Foundation.  Last Tuesday was the cemetery clean-up and since then I've been kept busy with interviews!Ron DoyleOn Wednesday I…
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  • Memories of Petty Harbour Wanted for Oral History Project
    Do you have memories about the concerts, times and social customs in Petty Harbour? The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) and the Petty Harbour Maddox Cove Heritage Museum are launching the Petty Harbour Oral History Project, a…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 12:14pm -
  • Help identify this Victorian-era "open book and star" tombstone symbol
    I love old cemeteries, and always enjoy poking around the older sections, reading the epitaphs and admiring the artistry of the old grave markers. I was exploring the United Church graveyard in Cupids, Newfoundland yesterday, and came across a tombst…
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Past Horizon's Weblog

  • British archaeologists fight with Italian farmer to save ancient aqueduct
    In January father and son team Edward and Michael O’Neill discovered the headwaters of the aqueduct, which was built by the Emperor Trajan, hidden beneath a crumbling 13th century church north of Rome. A sophisticated example of Roman hydraulic eng…
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  • Prehistoric burial mounds found in Forest
    AMAZING archaeological discoveries have been made in the New Forest. Prehistoric burial mounds, a World War II practice bombing range and searchlight position have all been found between Burley and Godshill. Airborne light detecting and ranging (lida…
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  • Prehistoric ‘footprints’ falsified by science

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  • Rude Roman pots halt city revamp
    WORK on the £11.6 million revamp of Canterbury’s prestigious Beaney Institute has ground to a halt – because of Roman pornography. Archaeologists are racing against time to recover lost evidence beneath the city’s streets before the builders r…
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  • Archaeologists unearthed ancient city in the Egyptian eastern borders
    Archaeological discoveries – Head of Antiquities of Lower Egypt Department of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud said that archaeological missions working in North Sinai have unearthed Tharu , an ancient fortified city, a move…
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  • Mummified Baboons May Reveal Location of the Land of Punt
    Throughout their history the ancient Egyptians recorded making voyages to a place called the ‘Land of Punt’. To the Egyptians it was a far-off source of exotic animals and valuable goods. From there they brought back perfumes, panther skins, elec…
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  • Roman-Era Mummy Uncovered in Egypt Oasis
    A bejeweled mummy dressed in Roman robes has emerged from the sands of Egypt’s Bahariya Oasis, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said Monday. Entombed in a decorated gypsum sarcophagus, the 38-inch tall mummy  belonged to a woman or girl who died…
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  • Remote sensing data shows impact of sea level on Gulf
    Members of the Qatar Natural History Group went on a trip into the remote past on Wednesday evening. Dr Richard Cuttler, director of a team of archaeologists from the University of Birmingham, UK, now working with the Qatar Museums Authority on a pro…
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  • Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus Named as Egyptian Pharaoh on Philae Victory Stele
    A new translation of a Roman victory stele, erected in April 29 BC, shows Octavian Augustus’s name inscribed in a cartouche (an oblong enclosure that surrounds a pharaoh’s name) – an honour normally reserved for an Egyptian pharaoh. Octavian’…
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  • New Written Language of Ancient Scotland Discovered
    Once thought to be rock art, carved depictions of soldiers, horses and other figures are in fact part of a written language dating back to the Iron Age. The ancestors of modern Scottish people left behind mysterious, carved stones that new research h…
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Museum 2.0

  • NEW!Learning Cultural Competency through Social Media
    What if there was a place where we could learn more about the experiences of people who are totally different from us? Where we could hear directly, in their own words, what they love, hate, fear, desire, dream?There is that place. It is called the W…
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  • Design for Community is Design for Strangers
    This post is a hypothesis I'm exploring. Please amplify, poke holes, ask questions, and help me learn.There are lots of places where we can come together with people we already know. Dinner tables. Coffee shops. School. Church. Ball fields. These pla…
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  • Adventures in Evaluating Participatory Exhibits: An In-Depth Look at the Memory Jar Project
    A man walks into a museum. He shares a story. He creates a visual representation of his story. He puts it on the wall.How do you measure the value of that experience?Two years ago, we mounted one of our most successful participatory exhibits ever at…
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  • Building a Pipeline to the Arts, World Cup Style
    It's World Cup time. And for the first time in my adult life as an American, that seems significant. People at work with the games running in the background on their computers. Conversations about the tournament on the street. Constant radio coverage…
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  • Guest Post by Nora Grant: Lessons from A Year of Pop Up Museums
    This post was written by my colleague Nora Grant, Community Programs Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.  “Pop Up” has become an international buzz term to describe ephemeral, experimental projects--from pop up restaurants to…
    - 30 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 7:00am -
  • Disinterested or Excluded? Two Very Different Forms of Non-Participation
    "I hate museums."Imagine two people saying this.For one of them, the statement is grounded in disinterest. She's visited museums, she didn't enjoy them, she's more of a sports person, it's not part of her life, it's not her thing.For the other, the s…
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  • How False Conviction Could Help Science Centers Be More Human
    It’s not every day that a science center releases an ebook about wrongful conviction in rape and murder cases. Then again, the New York Hall of Science isn’t just any science center. For a long time, I’ve admired their ambitious work, from exhi…
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  • Year Three as a Museum Director... Thrived.
    LinkedIn has a new feature where people can congratulate each other on work anniversaries. It has some of the same feel as the disconnected affection of people wishing you a happy birthday on Facebook, with professional reflection baked in. Seeing so…
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  • Coming to AAM? Want to Meet People for Real Conversations on Issues that Matter Most to You?
    Everyone always says that the best part of conferences happens outside the sessions, in the hallway conversations and one-on-one meetings that aren't on the official schedule. This may be true. It's also incredibly frustrating when you are new to a…
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  • Guest Post by Porchia Moore: Performing Blackness--Museums, Mammies, and Me
    Kara Walker, The Emancipation Approximation (Scene 18)This guest post was written by Porchia Moore, a third year doctoral candidate in Library Science and Museum Management at the University of South Carolina. I was first exposed to Porchia’s work…
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Voices of the Past on YouTube

Goals Objectives and Tactics for Digital Planning in Heritage Organizations
Goals Objectives and Tactics for Digital Planning in Heritage OrganizationsArchaeologists have been early adopters of digital technologies relative to other heritage-related professions. But how often are their online communications initiatives i…
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iPads break digital ground in Pompeii archaeological research
iPads break digital ground in Pompeii archaeological researchPompeii: It's the world's most recognizable archaeological site. But did you know it was also the place where the iPad was first used as a field documentation tool? Archaeologists worki…
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Using Ning to talk about the future of museums
Using Ning to talk about the future of museumsNote: This is a 2009 repost from a previous iteration of Voices of the Past. The original transcribed interview with Angelina Russo is located at, though the vid…
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Voices of the Past -- Preservation Today: Past Horizons Magazine, Smithsonian 2.0
Voices of the Past -- Preservation Today: Past Horizons Magazine, Smithsonian 2.0"Preservation Today" was the precursor to the Voices of the Past program. This episode originally was released in spring 2009. For additional shows and transcripts,…
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Voices of the Past Preservation Today: Attacks in India, Network to Freedom, Endangered State Parks
Voices of the Past Preservation Today: Attacks in India, Network to Freedom, Endangered State Parks"Preservation Today" was the precursor to the Voices of the Past program. This episode originally was released in winter 2008. For additional shows…
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"Voices of the Past Preservation Today" Midwest Floods, VAST Symposium, Museums and the Web
"Voices of the Past Preservation Today" Midwest Floods, VAST Symposium, Museums and the Web"Preservation Today" was the precursor to the Voices of the Past program. This episode originally was released in fall 2008. For additional shows and trans…
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Preservation Journey

  • Six Summer Solstice Sites You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
    With the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice upon us, it’s time for us to take another look at the day from the cultural heritage perspective and at sites dedicated to the summer solstice.  And no, we won’t be talking about Stonehenge, whi…
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  • On Hostelling, Historic Buildings, and Budget Travel
    You can stay in historic jails in Christchurch, New Zealand, Ottawa, Canada, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and other places. Or in a castle, a monastery, rail cars, or a lighthouse and signal station! What's the most interesting place you've stayed? Contin…
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  • More than Just a Museum in Münchingen…
    Zeina Elcheikh celebrates a small town museum. Arriving in Münchingen, it’s easy to delight in the traditional architecture of the old houses and barns as you wander about. Behind the remarkable Rathaus (Town Hall), stands a quiet old building, a…
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  • When Memories Hurt…
    Zeina Elcheikh writes about the loss of Syria’s heritage to war While waiting for a Heavenly resolution, since the whole world failed to decide on what to stop or whom to support, my heart breaks for the sight of children—the … Continue reading…
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  • The Ultimate Recycling Project
    “R-E-C-Y-C-L-E.  That’s the way it’s supposed to be,” sang Tom Chapin.  With Earth Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to reassess how what we do impacts the environment.  Preservationists are always thinking about recycling, wh…
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UNESCO World Heritage Center

Talking Pyramids

  • How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated
    Like Spilt Milk: How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated Irving Finkel Assistant Keeper, Department of the Middle East, The British Museum Between Play and Rebirth: The Game of Hounds and Jackals Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi Hagop Kevorkian Research…
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  • iPhone App: The Royal Game of Ur
    The Royal game of Ur is an ancient Babylonian game that is about as old as the Great Pyramid itself, literally. It is very similar to the ancient Egyptian game Aseb, and may have been imported to Egypt from Mesopotamia by the Hyksos. This game dates…
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  • Aseb: Twenty Squares
    The ancient Egyptian game of Aseb, also known as ‘The Twenty Squares game’ is one of the oldest known games dating back to about 3000 BC. Boards from the 17th Dynasty have been found, evidence that the game was played for thousands of years. It i…
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  • iPhone App: Ancient Egyptian Triad
    This iPhone app gives you three ancient Egyptian board games in one: Senet, Mehen and Hounds & Jackals! You can play with your friends with support for 2 or 4 players on the same screen. FEATURES - Gorgeous graphics and multiple graphical themes for…
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  • Hounds and Jackals
    Hounds and Jackals is a bit like Senet but instead of moving pieces on a board like Senet, the players plug hound-headed and jackal-headed pegs into holes in the board. Thought to be the origin of the modern game of Snakes & Ladders, Hounds and Jacka…
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Irish Roots

  • Top Traditional Irish Song Album 2013 – Irish Genealogy Warning
    The Irish Roots Cafe Top Traditional Irish Song Album for 2013 How I Made the Short List Here is an update on our Irish Language Band and my first album, given some notice on Tradconnect ! From Genealogist to Sean Nós Singer It al…
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  • Worlds most published Irish author, displays at Browne’s in K.C.
    The Irish Roots Cafe Full List of Genealogy and History Published On Display with the Author and Publisher On display Feb. 15 at Browne’s Irish Marketplace starting at 1:00 will be 35 years of Books and Discs from Mike O’Laughl…
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  • Sean Nós and Trad gathering: singers, dancers, musicians
    The Irish Roots Cafe A gathering of Irish in KC this April Sean Nós Gathering Come April 25, this year, there will be a gathering of sean nós singers, dancers, musicians, listeners, enthusiasts and fans. It is a peoples movement,…
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  • The Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters; Connellan and MacDermott The Annals of Ireland At the Irish Roots Cafe with Mike O’Laughlin The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters Connellan translation; MacDermotts Family Names Map. From my introduction to this set of books when I re-published them…
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  • Old and New Irish Name Spellings, Genealogy in Ireland The Irish Roots Cafe The Spelling of Irish Names The Proper Spelling of Your Name Our names appeared quite differently in earlier times. Note how the Annals of the Four Masters records and translates these names with a Ua (Ua´) be…
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Sexy Archeology

    Since the dawn of the jet and space ages, Edwards Air Force Base, north of Los Angeles, has been the principal place for testing experimental aircraft. As a result, the landscape around it is peppered with crash sites. These crash sites represent the…
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  • Losing Ground: Preserving New York’s Historic Battlefields
    This February, a new documentary focusing on the War of 1812 airs on WCNY.  Entitled Losing Ground, the documentary will focus on the ongoing struggle archaeologists and historians face in New York State to preserve sites associated with the War of…
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  • Book Recommendation: Skendleby
    Happy New Year!  Though terribly busy with work and teaching, I’ve just finished an excellent read that I’d very much like to share with diggers and non-diggers alike.  The novel is called Skendleby, it is written by Nick Brown, a UK based auth…
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  • Dig it: Hawks’ online course set to start in three weeks
    In just three weeks, John Hawks’ Human Evolution: Past and Future is set to begin.  For those unaware of this valuable online learning tool, I’ve conveniently copied and pasted all of the information below.  Anything not covered in my CTRL-C CT…
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  • Dear House, Continue to support publicly funded archaeological research
    On September 30, 2013, Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) published an opinion piece in USA Today arguing for a reassessment of how the National Science Foundation (NSF) awards its research grants. Cantor and Smith questioned “why the…
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  • New TwHistory Site Released…
    If you are a fan of TwHistory you may have already heard the news. We have developed a new site to make creating and sharing TwHistory reenactments easier than ever. Check it out at We shared it at the Open Education confer…
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  • Sinking the Titanic, 100 years later
    During the 2010 Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange (TTIX) conference we presented TwHistory to a group of educators — and then we sank the Titanic with them. In less than an hour our attendees researched and then used a set of Twitter accounts…
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  • A great opportunity for TwHistory
    TwHistory was a runner-up in September for the Pepsi Refresh contest. This month we are ranked even higher (currently #9 out of over 1000 ideas). We need your help to stay in the top 10 and win! Please vote daily for us and our partners until the end…
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  • The Titanic
    Ladies and gentlemen. The Titanic will sail again…and then it will sink again! We are presenting TwHistory at two conferences this week (TTIX and GLS). We will explain how a TwHistory event can be coordinated, and then we will demonstrate it by ask…
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  • Paul Revere Rides Tonight On @PatriotCast
    PatriotCast is an eight-year online reenactment of the American Revolution via Twitter. Created by TwHistory partner Jason Phelan, PatriotCast follows the events of the war in real-time, including Paul Revere’s famous ride tonight and tomorrow’s…
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Cultural Property and Archaeology Law Blog

NMSC Archeology Blog

Voices of the Past Heritage Media

  • Laura Bang on classroom digital humanities projects at Villanova University
    Today’s podcast guest is Laura Bang. Laura works with Special and Digital Collections at Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library. She’s also active in the Philadelphia Digital Humanities community, which is where we often collaborate. Sh…
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  • Paging the Past in “Herculaneum: Past and Future”
    In the world of archaeological discovery, few sites capture the global imagination than those destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 A.D. From the Pompeii Exhibit on display in America to the new Hollywood motion picture about the town's demise, it's a hot top…
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  • Strategy Kit: Goals, Objectives and Tactics for #DigitalHeritage Outreach Planning
    The pervasiveness of online tools makes engagement ever easier, and as a result, a less meaningful measure of influence. Conversely, planning for digital communications is often an uncomfortable and intensive process that results in more effective on…
    - 2 Feb 14, 11:45pm -
  • RSS and Aggregation: The web you want, where you want it
    We're all hearing stories about how newspapers are obsolete and print is dead. But what's taking their place? After, all the big attraction of newspapers is their scannability. We humans have become accustomed to absorbing a world of timely knowledge…
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  • Paging the Past with “St. Francis” by Robert West
    Title:St. FrancisAuthor:Robert WestGenre:BiographyPublisher:Thomas NelsonRelease Date:2010Format:PaperbackPages:240Synopsis:There are two historical figures who intrigue me like none other: Ben Franklin and St. Francis of Assisi. Indeed, few religiou…
    - 2 Oct 13, 7:23pm -

Dan Cull Weblog

  • That’s All Folkz…
    This is the last post of this blog. Post number 500. The blog will stay active for a while, but I don’t know how long. It’s been an interesting ride, with some great companions along the way, for this I sincerely thank you all – you know who yo…
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  • Portraits in Preservation
    “Libraries gave us power. Then work came and made us free. What price now for a shallow piece of dignity” (Manic Street Preachers). One of the conservation blogs that I have felt the most affinity for over the last few years has been Library Pres…
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  • Mr McCoy I Presume
     Long time friend of the blog, and occasional contributor, Richard McCoy recently took a work trip to Nigeria [see artists impression of the visit above], to help with returning objects to the Museum for African Art (MfAA) that had been in the re…
    - 26 May 12, 5:53am -
  • Street Art Meets Restoration In Legoland
    Born in 1983 in the city of Bamberg, Germany, the Berlin based artist Jan Vormann initiated a creative and amusing project that would be followed by people around the world. You may have seen this project doing the rounds of social media sites, I fir…
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  • On the Dharma Trail: What was Sid On About?
    “If you Meet the Buddha, Kill the Buddha” (Zen saying -paraphrased from Lin Chi). Over the last year or so I’ve become increasingly interested in Buddhism, or the ideas of Buddhism, and Buddhist practice, this has manifested itself on this blog…
    - 6 May 12, 6:27pm -

Confessions of a Curator

  • Links for 2013-01-09 [] you're at #curategear today, say hi to my colleagues Jaime and Stacey, representing the Digital POWRR project! @mkirschenbaum: #archives tweeps, follow #curategear today for tweets…
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  • Links for 2013-01-08 [] A whole bunch of women who've been in comic shops (as creators, workers, and buyers!): #chicksdigcomics @philippa22: want informed, intelligent fun discussion about Doct…
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  • Links for 2013-01-07 [] @ianmilligan1: "How Much of the Web is Archived?," a pre-print available on arXiv. Very interesting stuff. @BarrowmanCri…
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  • Links for 2012-12-18 []
    Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians | Ithaka S+R
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  • Links for 2012-12-01 [] State Historic Preservation Officer, Vermont || #historicpreservation
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