Blog Post #19: Peopling the Past’s Approach to the Study and Display Human Remains

In this important post, Peopling the Past video producer, Christine Johnston, outlines some of the major ethical issues in excavating and displaying human remains, and explains Peopling the Past’s stance on this issue going forward.

Blog Post #18: Grad Student Feature with Najee Olya

In this week’s Grad Student Feature, we bring you Najee Olya, PhD Candidate in the Program for Mediterranean Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia. Najee is systematically studying a large corpus of Greek painted vases representing Africans and reorienting previous assumptions about how these images would have been understood and interpreted by their users.

Video #6: Dr. Sabrina C. Higgins Talks about Women and the Cult of Saint Thecla

In this instalment of the Peopling the Past Video Series, Dr. Sabrina Higgins, an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, discusses her research on the art of Saint Thecla, a popular early Christian saint, and the ways in which ancient women used her imagery to assert agency through their artistic choices.

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).