The sheer quantity of ceramics in the Egyptian port site of Berenike makes it possible to explore trade relations and connectivity through the broken pots, as further evidence to support trade routes and other finds pertaining Indian Ocean Trade.
We live in the digital era, and archaeologists are increasingly engaging with 'big' data. A recent project at Oxford sought new answers about the landscapes of early medieval England from the longue durée.
We really don’t know much about how the first modern humans got to Europe and how they lived in when they got there. Part of the problem is that there are few sites that we can attribute to this moment some 40 thousand years ago, particularly in Eastern Europe where they probably first arrived.
They have been described as castles, castle towns or simply fortified medieval villages. The hilltop settlements of the late-medieval Peloponnese dominate the landscape as relics of its feudal past. Yet, their identity, origin, purpose and chronology remain ambiguous.