Monthly Archive: December Arch

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend III of IV: The Dagger

Posted: June 12, 2013 - 10:35 , by Robert Mason

So in my project to recreate the equipment of a 3rd century Roman soldier from Dura-Europos, following the creation of the sword, I next moved on to the dagger. Little seems to be known about the daggers used by soldiers in the Roman World of the 3rd century AD.

Daily Life in Greek & Roman: Insights from our Interns

Posted: June 11, 2013 - 10:38 , by Kay Sunahara
The ROM's Kay Sunahara examining Roman coins with interns Menghan Yan & Clare Schwartzberg, surrounded by artifacts being prepared for the upcoming Ancient Greece & Rome Weekend exhibit

Student interns are a vital part of behind-the-scenes throughout the ROM...

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend II of IV: The Sword

Posted: June 6, 2013 - 14:59 , by Robert Mason
The finished sword reproduction, with scabbard.

The sword is one of the definitive weapons of the Roman soldier...

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend: I of IV

Posted: June 6, 2013 - 12:03 , by Robert Mason

As an archaeologist the main goal in my work is to understand the people of the past...

Magpies, Hand axe, and Highway - Dr. Chen Shen and the ROM-China Luonan Project

Posted: May 3, 2013 - 14:39 , by Gwen Adams
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Dr. Chen Shen

In China the colourful and beautiful sounds of the Eurasian Magpies (Figure 1) historically have been described in many poems and throughout literature...

ROM Archaeology Weekend

Posted: April 11, 2013 - 14:37 , by Rae Ostman
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Archaeologists excavating in Cyprus

ROM Archaeology weekend, April 13-14 2013, will feature local archaeologists who work across Canada and around the world.

Archaeology Weekend is here!

Posted: April 10, 2013 - 22:25 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Here’s THREE reasons to come out to the ROM this weekend (April 13/14) for Archaeology Weekend!

Nature meets Culture at Archaeology Weekend!

Posted: April 10, 2013 - 16:17 , by Robert Mason
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Finial in the form of a lion's head, Syria, ivory, c. 800-600 BC, 996.86.1

Humans would have been aware of the other creatures that shared their world from earliest times. At first they would have had an eye towards possible predators or competitors, then possible prey as they became hunters.  As the cognitive ability of Early Humans developed, they would observe the nature of the animals which co-habited this Earth with them.

Hands on in the Archaeology Lab at University of California, Merced

Posted: March 25, 2013 - 13:43 , by Kay Sunahara
Kay Sunahara leading ceramic petrology workshop at University of California-Merced, Dept. of Anthropology

Kay Sunahara introduced students to the study of archaeological ceramics using petrographic analysis.

LEGO Maya Pyramid building for ROM March Break

Posted: March 6, 2013 - 13:44 , by April Hawkins
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Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of one of the America’s great archaeological treasures - the ruins of Altun Ha.