#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for August 8, 2019

Hodie est VI id. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  8 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.

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Growing up in the UK, Ian Hodder was surrounded by artifacts of ancient societies. He participated in his first organized archaeological dig in his hometown of Cambridge at the age of 13, and since then he has worked at archaeological sites around the world. Over his long career, he has pushed the field in important new directions, promoting ethnoarchaeology (the study of the relationship between material culture and people) in the 1970s and 80s and more recently exploring how digital tools can further archaeological research and knowledge sharing.

In this episode, Hodder discusses his training, his decades-long work at the Turkish site of Çatalhöyük, and his recent Getty Foundation–funded project, Çatalhöyük Living Archive.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the development of ideas about hope, left in Pandora’s box either as a consolation or as another evil, later the companion of faith and love

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there should be thunder, it portends harmless disease for quadrupeds.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)