Blog Post #56: Lessons from the Past: Archaeology and Migration, with Megan Daniels

We embark on a new theme for the month of April – human migration in the past. Our blog editor, Megan Daniels, presents some of the research she conducted on the history of migration in archaeology and its broader social and political ramifications for her recently-published edited volume, Homo Migrans: Modeling Mobility and Migration in Human History.

Blog Post #55: Let’s “Play”: The Reception of Greek Drama in Caesar III [1998] and Zeus: Master of Olympus [2000] with Joshua A Streeter

As gaming week comes to a close, Joshua A Streeter writes about the reception of Greek theatre in early video games, and exposure to ancient plays and playwrights through game play.

Blog Post #54: Assassin’s Creed in the Classroom with Debra Trusty

This week for gaming month, we take a look at the work of Debra Trusty, an Archaeologist who uses Assassin’s Creed as a teaching tool alongside the more traditional Classical sources.

Blog Post #53: Mobile People, Maritime Landscapes, and Digital Horizons: Peopling the Past through Sailing with the Gods with Sandra Blakely, Joanna Mundy, Kylie Gilde, and Kevin Dressel

Next up for gaming month, we present the work of Sandra Blakely, Joanna Mundy, Kylie Gilde, and Kevin Dressel, who walk us through their newly-created interactive video game, Sailing with the Gods.

Blog Post #52: Tine Rassalle and Archaeogaming

In the second instalment of gaming month, Tine Rassalle talks to us about how video game developers can take gamers back in time with historically accurate representations of the ancient world, but also how they can sometimes miss the mark.

Blog Post #51: Digitizing Empire: Studying Ancient States with Video Games with Eduardo García-Molina

To begin gaming month at Peopling the Past, we take a look at the work of grad student Eduardo García-Molina, who discusses the complexities involved when perceptions of the ancient world are translated into video game narratives.

Blog Post #50: The Story of Garum and Other Adventures in Roman Food with Sally Grainger

In the final instalment of our ancient food and drink blog series, PtP’s blog editor, Megan Daniels, conducts a longer interview with chef-turned-food-historian Sally Grainger. They delve into the experience of Roman food, and in particular a largely misunderstood, yet transformative ingredient in ancient cuisine: fish sauce.

Blog Post #49: Bringing the Beers of Ancient Mesopotamia Back to Life with Tate Paulette

In the third installment of our food-and-drink-themed blog series, we explore the work of Tate Paulette, an archaeologist whose recent work has been focused on Mesopotamian beer brewing, and engaging with the public by way of beer-tasting events!

Video #20: Beer in Ancient Egypt with Amr Shahat

In the twentieth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, Dr. Amr Shahat discusses plant remains and evidence for beer production in ancient Egypt, including recipes and additives, as well as the impact of beer on personal health.

Blog Post #48: Treading grapes and crushing olives: the production of wine and oil in the ancient Mediterranean with Dr. Emlyn Dodd

In the second installment of our food-and-drink-themed blog series, we look at the work of Dr. Emlyn Dodd, an archaeologist who explores ancient wine and oil production across the Mediterranean.