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…..and its links to pre-Christian south-eastern Europe. If your experience of Christianity has been shaped mostly by its western branches, you are probably very familiar with scenes depicting the nativity of Christ, swaddled in a manger, surrounded by Mary and Joseph and three wise men, usually in a stable. Orthodox Christianity envisions this scene somewhat … More Emerging From the Dark: The Other Nativity of Jesus
Starr Carr is the site of a substantial early Mesolithic settlement on the shores of palaeo-lake Flixton in Yorkshire, dating to the 9th millennium BC. It is remarkable in more than one respect. A new investigation of the site by the Vale of Pickering Research Trust, in progress since 2004, revealed that what was once … More The Early Mesolithic Pendant of Star Carr: relatives across the sea
In the 13th century BC, the banks of the river Tollense near the Baltic coast in north-eastern Germany (Fig.1) witnessed a battle of a scale previously undocumented for any region north of the Alps in prehistoric Europe – and perhaps the earliest of this scale so far discovered anywhere in Europe. The area surrounding the … More Bronze Age Battle at the River