Taking a break from an appalling number of job applications to get back to the world of archaeology. Check out my Twitter feed @gladiatorgirl for a bunch of really fascinating finds that haven’t made it to the other resources I use to compile my weekly roundup! Additionally, and belated as it is, there’s a new Dead Links piece coming soon. Yeah, yeah, cheque in the mail… Watch for it all the same.
And, without further ado, here’s this week’s roundup. Enjoy!
The tomb of a 16th century playwright has been discovered in east Jianxi, China.
During an ongoing underwater survey of the ancient coastline of Salamis, archaeologists have discovered what appears to be a public building near the ancient port.
Hilarity ensues with ongoing discussion about lead poisoning in Roman towns, this time at Ostia.
And archaeological evidence from California suggests that ancient peoples may offer solutions to how to manage the perennial wildfires in the state.
From the CBC:
Astronomers have discovered the remains of the star that went nova in 1437 CE and was recorded by Korean astronomers of the time. Unlike the film Prometheus, these people did some maths.
From Global News:
A triceratops skeleton was discovered, much to everyone’s surprise, during construction of a new police station in Denver, Colorado.