Today for our undead in the classical world blog series, Assyriologist JoAnn Scurlock discusses attitudes surrounding death, burial and funerals, the afterlife, and ghosts in ancient Mesopotamia.
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Blog Post #67: Beyond the Grave with Melissa S. Cradic
Continuing with our undead in the classical world blog series, this week archaeologist and Badè Museum curator Melissa Cradic guides us through the complexities of excavating ancient graves, and relationships between the living and the disembodied dead in the ancient near east.
Blog Post #66: Dealing with the Living Dead: The Vampire of Mytilene with Sandra Garvie-Lok and Hector Williams
Today we continue with our blog theme of the undead in the classical world! This time we take a look at the work of Sandra Garvie-Lok and Hector Williams, who take us on a journey through the origins of the modern vampire, vampire folklore, and the story of The Mytilene Vampire.
Blog Post #65: Necrophobia: Fearing the Walking Dead with Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver
This month we are featuring blogs about the undead in the classical world! This week, Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver discusses beliefs and practices concerning necrophobia (fear of the dead), and revenants (those who return from the dead) in antiquity.
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.
Blog Post #47: Pots, People, and Foodways in Roman Republican Italy with Dr. Laura Banducci
To kick off our food-and-drink-themed blog series, we interview Dr. Laura Banducci, who enlightens us about how pottery from the ancient world can tell us how people cooked, and what they ate.
Blog Post #21: Grad Student Feature with Amanda Gaggioli
In this instalment of our graduate student feature, we hear from Amanda Gaggioli, whose work focuses on human-environment relationships with respect to earthquakes and associated seismic phenomena in the Greco-Roman world.
Blog Post #20: Searching for Sailors’ Daily Lives in Antiquity with Anja Krieger
In our latest instalment of the blog series, “Unknown Peoples”, Dr. Anja Krieger who analyses the human experience of seafaring through experimental archaeological research.