Blog Post #5: “To Make Sacred”: Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World

In the next of our Halloween-themed blog posts, we examine the widely misunderstood practice of human sacrifice throughout human history!

Peopling the Past, Video #4: Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod talks about Egyptian Coffins

In the fourth instalment of our video series, Dr. Caroline (Carrie) Arbuckle MacLeod discusses coffins in ancient Egypt, including evidence for the methods of manufacture, the materials used, and what we can learn about the craftspeople who made them.

Blog Post #3: A Scare-Tacular Halloween Series!

Here at Peopling the Past we are excited to kick of an eerie series of posts in honour of Halloween! Every Friday through October we will release a new post explaining the history behind some of our most chilling Halloween traditions and scary stories. So grab your flashlight and your candy corn, and get ready for some scare-tacular history!

Blog #1: The Past in Pieces: How Pottery Gets Us to People with Dr. Christine Johnston

In this post Dr. Christine Johnston talks about her work on ancient economics and trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia during the Bronze Age (around 2000 to 1000 BCE).