Blog Post #12: Diversity and Migration in a Hellenistic-Roman Rural Village: The Excavation of Horvat Midras, Israel

In this instalment of the “Unknown Peoples” series, Dr. Gregg E. Gardner shares his work on the Idumeans and the UBC and Hebrew University excavations at Horvat Midras, Israel.

Blog #11: Grad Student Feature with Jelena Todorovic

For our second grad student feature, we bring you Jelena Todorovic, PhD student in Classics at the University of British Columbia. Jelena shares her research on the application of critical disability studies and disability theatre studies to the world of ancient Roman performance.

Blog Post #10: Mountain Peoples of the Zagros

Steve Renette, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC, outlines the history of scholarly approaches to studying the “Mountain Peoples” of the Zagros, how attitudes towards these Mountain Peoples have changed over time, and how his own fieldwork in this region is uncovering previously misunderstood lifeways of these peoples.

Blog Post #9: The Nativity: A Christmas Image by Sabrina C. Higgins

The Nativity scene is one of the most quintessential images of the Christmas season. But where did it come from, and did it always look the way it does today? Follow along with Peopling the Past member, Dr. Sabrina Higgins, expert in early Christian art and iconography, as she traces the strange and wondrous emergence of the Nativity scene in antiquity.

Peopling the Past, Video #10: Katherine Blouin talks about the Cult of Isis

Dr. Katherine Blouin discusses the cult of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, including the worship of Isis beyond Egypt and the textual evidence provided in the “Hymn to Isis” recovered from the site of Oxyrhynchus.

Podcast #12: Thrown Together: Potters, Painters, and Ceramic Production with Sanchita Balachandran

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Sanchita Balachandran, Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.

Listen in, as she speaks to us about the sensory experience of ancient potters and painters, her experimental archaeology project at Johns Hopkins, and the underdrawings on Greek painted pottery.

Podcast #11: Making Waves in the Aegean: Lana Radloff and the Milesian Seascape

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Lana Radloff, Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at Bishop’s University.

Listen in, as she discusses her research on seascapes, the ancient sensory experience of the Mediterranean, and the city of Miletus.

Peopling the Past, Video #8: Hannah Lau talks about Zooarchaeology and Domesticated Animals

In the eighth instalment of our video series, Dr. Hannah Lau discusses zooarchaeology and the study of animal domesticates in Bronze Age Azerbaijan, including subsistence strategies, animal husbandry, and animal burial in tombs.