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Strata - Portraits of Humanity - May'20

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(1) In his workshop, master sculptor Artak Hambardzumyan of Yerevan, Armenia, continues an ancient tradition and demonstrates his rare stone-cutting skills by making eight khachkars, or Armenian cross-stones, for clients in Ukraine. (2) In this ArchaeoDuck interview, Chloe chats with Dr. David Connolly, the founder of the British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR) website, who has lots of tips for a career in archaeology, along with some fabulous anecdotes from his own colorful career.

Produced in 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Apr'20

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(1) In this episode of the ArchaeoDuck series, Chloe Duckworth and her colleague travel around southern Spain, visiting museums to take samples of archaeological glass from their collections. (2) In this drama from Iran, an expert in handicrafts comes to Shiraz to do research on traditional mirror work and to meet a renowned master craftsman. He is awed by the master’s works in the city’s heritage sites. He is also preoccupied with poetic mirror metaphors, and coincidentally has a chance meeting with a young woman in a bazaar.

Produced in 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Mar'20

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(1) In this episode of the ArchaeoDuck series, Chloe Duckworth introduces us to her dig at the Alhambra in Spain and to some of her field crew.  (2) The archaeology of the peopling of the Americas has undergone a paradigm shift.  The story of the first humans here is more complex and dates significantly earlier than what was thought back in the 90s.  This film details the archaeology that has led to this point and what data we still need to detail the actual story.  The Gault Site in Texas is a prism through which to understand this change in thinking.

Fast Forward - Alan Smale

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Episode #292 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction

The episode features a new interview with author Alan Smale, who talks about his novel Eagle and Empire, the last volume in his Clash of Eagles trilogy. He discusses his approach to updating the society of the Roman legion, while staying true to its basic premise. He also talks about the challenges of handling multiple different military cultures, creating realistic battle scenes, and the potential for future stories within this world.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Feb'20

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(1) In this episode of the ArchaeoDuck series, Chloe Duckworth takes us to the National Museum of Denmark, where C. J. Thomsen in the 19th century began dividing prehistory into the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages.  (2) The Medieval castle of Caveirac in France today is part of the City Hall, so it is not individually discernable.  However, historical research, including 3D modeling, has enabled a better understanding and a virtual reconstruction of many of the stages of the castle throughout its history.

Produced in 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Jan'20

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Set on the grounds of a preserved Roman hippodrome, a group of performing legionnaires, gladiators and charioteers try to hang on to Jordan's ancient past.  Jerash is ancient Gerasa, a prosperous city of the Roman Empire.  But as tourism continues to decline in the Middle East, the performers are faced with the harsh reality that each show may be their last.  The documentary short “The Battle of Jerash” takes you for a bizarre ride in a place you never thought would feel the effects of its tumultuous region.

Produced in 2019 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Sci-fi Journal - Dec'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for December 2019 with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Kingston, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Ian does Popcorn Previews with trailers for ''The Invisible Man'' and ''Onward''. Marc does Toob News covering all of our favorite and new television shows. Maddy does Books and Board Games features the game ''Pictures''. The Sci-Fi Journal crew attended Rhode Island Comic Con that took place at the Rhode Island Convention Center, the Dunkins Donut Center and the Omni Hotel in November. Maddy interviews Nathan of PixelWho.

Sci-fi Journal - Nov'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for November 2019 with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Kingston, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Ian does Popcorn Previews with trailers for ''Underwater'', ''Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn'', and ''Sonic: The Hedgehog''. Calvin does Game Over with the latest news in home video releases and video games. Marc does Toob News covering all of our favorite and new television shows. Maddy does Books and Board Games and features the upcoming board game ''Catan: Rise of the Inkas'', ''The Mansky Caper'', and ''King's Struggle''.