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Blog Post # 45: Rediscovering the Sealand: A Little Known Bronze-Age Dynasty in Southern Iraq with Daniel Calderbank

To start off the new year, Peopling the Past brings you another Unknown Peoples blog post. This week we are featuring the work of Daniel Calderbank, an archaeologist and ceramicist who gives us a fascinating look into Sealand, a wetland territory which was home to several important ancient cities such as Ur, Uruk, Larsa, and Lagash.

Blog Post #43: Graduate Student Feature with Annissa Malvoisin

In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we are highlighting the work of Annissa Malvoisin, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, whose research investigates the ceramic production and trade industry during Meroitic Nubia and its potential far-reaching networks linking Nile Valley civilizations Egypt and Nubia to Iron Age West African cultures in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Ghana, and Libya.

Peopling the Past Blog #42: Graduate Student Feature with Alice Clinch

This week on the Peopling the Past blog we feature an interview with Alice Clinch, PhD candidate at Cornell University and Leverhulme Trust SAS Fellow. Alice discusses the questions she brings to the procurement, production, and use of various materials, from plaster to marble, bridging the art-science divide in approaching archaeological material.

Image of the Month

Leather boot from the site of Vindolanda
Roman leather boot from the fort at Vindolanda, dated to the late 1st or early 2nd century CE (photo by Victuallers, CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons). This pair of shoes is one of the many that survive from the site. You can learn more about some of the shoes recovered from Vindolanda in this blog post by the museum curator Barbara Birley, or by listening to the Peopling the Past Podcast Episode featuring Elizabeth Greene.

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