Coinage and Collapse? The Contribution of Numismatic Data to Understanding the End of Roman Britain

Commodus issued coins with either BRITANNIA or VICT(oriae) BRIT(annicae) on them following the campaigns of Marcellus.   By Dr. Philippa Walton and Dr. Sam Moorehead Walton – Classical Archaeologist, Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford Moorehead – Classical Archaeologist, Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman Coins, British Museum Walton, P. and Moorhead, S.[…]

Vikings Were Pioneers of Craft and International Trade, Not Just Pillaging

“Yes it’s a new thing we’re trying out, it’s called ‘international trade’.” Anna Gowthorpe/PA By Dr. Steven Ashby Professor of Archaeology University of York The connections between technology, urban trading, and international economics which have come to define modern living are nothing new. Back in the first millennium AD, the Vikings were expert at exploring[…]

Aristotle’s Tomb Found! Wait, Again? Slow Down.

Archaeologists led by Kostas Sismanidis announced the discovery of Aristotle’s tomb based on, well, nothing really.  Archaeologists have to be more responsible than this. By Matthew A. McIntosh / 05.29.2016 Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis has announced the discovery of Aristotle’s tomb based on research he has conducted at the site for two decades.  The[…]