"Recent research by Kathleen Lynch, UC associate professor of classics, shows how commonly used items – like wine drinking cups have changed through time and can also can tell us a lot about those times.
UC’s Lynch research shows us a timeline of wine drinking cups that were used in ancient Athens from 800 B.C. to 323 B.C. and shows how changes to the drinking cups marked political, social and economic shifts. "
"Being extinct for about 30,000 years does not help. Nor does the reality that your name is a byword for brutish, if not downright thuggish, behaviour that typically manifests itself in a cartoon in which you are shown as a knuckle-dragging cave man wearing little more than a woolly mammoth skin, carrying a massive club and dragging Mrs Neanderthal around by her hair.
Last week, though, has brought news that we may need to rethink our attitudes (and prejudices) about our long vanished cousins."
"A famous Roman artefact once considered too shocking to be exhibited is coming to The University of Nottingham as part of a major new exhibition."
"In summing up the evidence, we see that four major sites, South Cadbury, Tintagel, Congresbury and High Peak, all appear to have been abandoned around the same time period; imports dropped dramatically; a change in climate occurred; raiding, warring, plagues and peasant revolts have been noted; there were possible geological changes around the time the Romans left; and there was a shortage of wheat in Britain."