archeology

Hand-Cutting and Fire-Hardening Steel Files Using Ancient Techniques

Making a set of files just like the ancients, from mild, case-hardened steel.

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Reverse Engineering the Antikythera Mechanism

A clock maker tries building a copy of an ancient computer using the tools and engineering skills the original creators may have employed.

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Making Bread from a 2,000 Year Old Recipe

As part of the British Museum’s Pompeii Live film promotion, they posted the following on their website: In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum. The British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe as part of his […]

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Replicating Ancient African Hominoid Fossils

The African Fossils virtual laboratory website is a digital archeology project that seeks to increase public knowledge about prehistory by harnessing Autodesk 3D scanning technology. Recently, they wrote MAKE to tell us about their updated, newly re-launched website featuring stunning Sketchfab integration and downloads of prehistoric humanoid remains.

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