The author Martin Smith, is the Principal Academic in Forensic & Biological Anthropology in the Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science at Bournemouth University. Prior to becoming an academic he spent 10 years working as a registered nurse in surgery and accident and emergency departments. He is the author of a number of books and book chapters as well as numerous journal articles focusing primarily on the archaeology of human remains.
Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have discovered the first evidence for Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain in 54BC. Continue reading “First Evidence for Caesar’s Invasion of Britain Discovered”
Ninety-five-year-old Joan Howard has been dubbed Indiana Joan by some after showing off her artefact collection estimated to be worth over one million dollars to the West Australian newspaper.
14 Artefacts including 13 amulets and an alabaster vase are set to be returned to Egypt from Cyprus. Continue reading “Stolen Egyptian Artefacts found in Cyprus set to be returned.”
Romanian police who have been monitoring international and Romanian auction house websites, resulting in the raids of the Artmark auction house and 3 “collectors”.
Burwood Cemetery is considered one of the oldest cemeteries in Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia. Situated 14 kilometres east of the Melbourne centre, Burwood Cemetery dates back to 1857, a time of high demand for land due to the influx of people from the Victorian Gold Rush. The cemetery and the police station were central to the Ballyshanassy settlement area, which was later renamed as Norwood and then again as Burwood in 1879. Continue reading “Burwood Cemetery”
On This Day – 26 May 1967
On this day fifty years ago was the release of the Beatles’ eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It would go on to win four Grammy Awards the following year, including Album of the Year and was the first rock album to receive this title. Continue reading “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
An accident in 1980 at a missile launch facility in farmland north of Damascus, Arkansas could have led to the detonation of the 9-megaton nuclear warhead, leading to massive destruction across the state as well as radiation fallout there and in neighbouring states. Continue reading “Arkansas Armageddon”
On This Day – 7th/8th May 1942
The Battle of the Coral Sea is fought to stop the Japanese-planned capture of Port Moresby. It is a confused engagement and is the first major naval battle fought without visual contact being made between the surface forces of the opposing fleets. Continue reading “WWII – Battle of the Coral Sea”
Most people don’t realise that the Korean War, which began on the 25th of June 1950 with the invasion of South Korea by Communist North Korea, did not end with the signing of an armistice on the 27th July 1953. The armistice only allowed for a ceasefire, the creation of a Demilitarised Zone, and the return of prisoners of war. So technically North and South Korea have never signed a peace treaty, and are still at war.