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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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January 01st 2014:Holiday Special: the Archaeology of Christmas

Sad the holidays are almost over? Missed the Holiday special or can’t get enough of Yuletide-related archaeology? Then tune in for a repeat of the Archaeology of Christmas with guest Dr. Michael Laughy and welcome in the New Year! He’ll discuss the surprising number of continuities exist in the archaeological record between ancient wintertime celebrations, from Neolithic solstice observances to Roman Saturnalia, and our own Christmas pastimes. What can archaeology tell us about Christmas prior to Charles Dickens’ popularization of the holiday with his novel, A Christmas Carol? What might

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Michael Laughy

Michael Laughy is Assistant Professor of Classics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire in Philosophy, Anthropology (Archaeology), and Latin, and an MA in Greek and Latin Literature from the Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1997, Dr. Laughy’s field work has been mostly focused upon modern and ancient Greece. He currently serves as field supervisor of the Athenian Agora Excavations in Athens, Greece, where he has excavated since 1997. Dr. Laughy’s research interests include the history and archaeology of Arc
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