Update: Recent archaeology and antiquities related news

Below please find a selection of news items from the past few weeks dealing with archaeological discoveries and research, antiquities and ancient art that we felt to be of special interest. All links will open in a new tab or window. Enjoy – Euphronios, Sarpedon Krater- Smarthistory video – https://youtu.be/Fzorm4Q_vuk Archaeologists find key to tracking… Read More Update: Recent archaeology and antiquities related news

NEWS ITEM: Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt

This is a truly amazing piece of research with broad implications. The international team involved plans next to determine if these trade routes for valued materials continued into the later Bronze Age and beyond. Here is the article in the online journal ScienceNordic.com, including a link to the original research in Danish (opens in a… Read More NEWS ITEM: Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt

UK Portable Antiquities Scheme Releases 2013 Annual Report

The UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport, along with The British Museum, have issued the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s 2013 Annual Report. The Report shows how, more than ever,  this model of public participation in the finding and recording of archaeological data can have huge benefits to finders, museums and the broader base of archaeological… Read More UK Portable Antiquities Scheme Releases 2013 Annual Report

Ancient Beads in Faience, Glass, Stone & Metal

The humble bead has been a part of human decoration and self adornment for as much as 100,000 years. The earliest examples, from around the Mediterranean shores of the Near East and North Africa, were made from shell and bone. With the rise of urban civilizations and new technologies beads were developed in new materials.… Read More Ancient Beads in Faience, Glass, Stone & Metal

Ancient Flame Worked & Rod Formed Glass Objects

Not all ancient Roman glass was blown glass. Using techniques much like today’s studio glass flame working or bead making, Roman artisans created a wide range of small objects, including beads, amulets, miniature vessels, jewelry inserts, bangles, gaming pieces for board games, just to name a few. Many mostly Roman but also pre-Roman, Byzantine and… Read More Ancient Flame Worked & Rod Formed Glass Objects