Category Archives: History

The Art of Forgetting, Australians and their History | David Hunt | TEDxSydney

David Hunt is an historian, writer and satirist. David’s first book, Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia won the 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards and New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. … Continue reading

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A real history of Aboriginal Australians, the first agriculturalists | Bruce Pascoe | TEDxSydney

Indigenous writer and anthologist Bruce Pascoe draws on first-hand accounts from colonial journals to dispel the myth that Aboriginal people were hunters and gatherers and “did nothing with the land that resembled agriculture”. In this powerful talk, Pascoe demonstrates a … Continue reading

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Researchers Unearth World’s Oldest Figurative Artwork in Indonesian Cave

A recent finding in Sulawesi,Indonesia, is changing our conceptions of the origins of visual art. Fifteen researchers this week published an article in Nature describing prehistoric cave art that they believe was created about 43,900 years ago. The art depicts … Continue reading

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Indigenous communities win share of South Africa’s rooibos tea profits in landmark bioprospecting agreement – Nature

The San and Khoi communities welcome the decision, which could have implications for other Indigenous groups — and biodiversity researchers. More than a century after commercial farming began on their traditional lands, the San and Khoi peoples of southern Africa … Continue reading

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The Smartest Horse That Ever Lived – A True Story

David Hoffman To get the book go here –https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Jim-…. The story is true. I spent more than a month checking it out in Tennessee and elsewhere. The book is called Beautiful Jim Key by Miriam Rivas available on Amazon. I … Continue reading

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How Geography Turned the Sahara Green

Atlas Pro support me on patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/atlaspro follow me on twitter @theatlaspro Music from https://filmmusic.io “Virtutes Instrumenti” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…) Music from https://filmmusic.io “Infados” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…) Music from … Continue reading

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How Aboriginals Made Australia

– Cogito – Published on 16 Apr 2019 Didgeridoos, boomerangs, and an ancient hunter-gatherer lifestyle. These tend to be the first thing to come to mind when we imagine Indigenous Australians. Only with the arrival of Europeans was agriculture introduced. … Continue reading

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Deciphering the world’s oldest rule book | Irving Finkel | Curator’s Corner pilot

The British Museum Published on 23 Nov 2015 Irving Finkel has possibly the coolest job in the world – he’s curator of cuneiform at the British Museum! Since 1979 he’s been trawling the Museum’s 130,000 clay tablets for clues about … Continue reading

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Ancient Demons with Irving Finkel I Curator’s Corner season 3 episode 7

Irving Finkel talks Mesopotamian demons, ghosts and sprites and how to deal with them.

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To the Moon! Apollo 11’s great adventure

Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and, in archive footage, hears from mission commander … Continue reading

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