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Elizabethan Jewelry Rivals 21st Century Craftsmanship
2013-07-23 17:32:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Birmingham City University researchers say Elizabethan craftsmen developed advanced manufacturing methods that could rival 21st century technology. Scientists analyzed the world's largest collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewelry from 400 years ago that was discovered in London in 1912. The historic find includes a Ferlite watch that dates back to the 1600s, which the group says is so technologically advanced, that it is like the...

2013-04-19 23:03:13

Hoarding specialists at Address Our Mess encourage family and friends of hoarders to follow an initiative based on a recent news report featuring a Boston Area Senior Center´s success with compassionate interventions. Hoarders across the country desperately need help and attention before the unthinkable occurs. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 For hoarders, admitting that there is an issue with the environment in which they live is so difficult and overwhelming that...

2013-04-12 23:02:21

In May, the American Psychiatric Association releases Dsm-5, officially categorizing hoarding as a psychiatric disorder. Experts at Address Our Mess weigh in on industry changing news and offer tips on how to help hoarders overcome their fears. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 According to Randy Frost and Gail Steketee, co-authors of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, hoarding massive amounts of irrelevant objects dates back to the 14th century. Within...

2013-04-05 23:04:10

The trending popularity of hoarding continues to surge as more hoarders become aware that others share their debilitating condition. Address Our Mess offers their expert opinion to hoarders taking the first step of a program recently initiated by the Dean of Boston University School of Social Work. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Hoarding awareness is becoming more prevalent in a society where documentaries and social media make it easier for sufferers of the condition to...

Archeologists Find Neolithic Hoard
2012-11-06 19:05:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it turns out, humans have always been interested in the nicer things in life. Little trinkets, jewelry, pretty and interesting-looking rocks, all of these have been found in archeological digs. No matter the explicit purpose of these items, one thing seems universally true: They were simply nice to look at, a kind gesture from one person to another. Now, some Tübingen archeologists have found what they believe...

2010-03-26 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the return of antiquities from North America that are linked to the site of Morgantina on Sicily. Since the fall of 2006, over 120 antiquities have been returned to Italy from North American collections. They have included high profile pieces such as the "Sarpedon krater" from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the more humble, though archaeologically significant, pieces such as an Etruscan...

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2009-10-06 07:58:26

University of Connecticut professor explains how coin hoards signal population size University of Connecticut theoretical biologist Peter Turchin and Stanford University ancient historian Walter Scheidel recently developed a new method to estimate population trends in ancient Rome and waded into an intense, ongoing debate about whether the state's population increased or declined after the first century B.C. Using the region's abundance of coin hoards, bundles of buried Roman coins that...

2009-09-24 19:51:40

Armor and jewels believed to have been stripped from men killed in battle 1,400 years ago were declared a treasure trove Thursday by a British coroner. The ruling by South Staffordshire Coroner Andrew Haigh means the Staffordshire Hoard can be sold to a British museum, with the proceeds to be divided between the man who found the treasure and the farmer who owns the field where it was discovered, The Times of London reported. The find of 1,500 individual objects is the largest Anglo-Saxon...

2009-06-05 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, considers the scale of looting that has taken place in parts of the Balkans since the 1990s. In the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) it has been estimated that some one million archaeological objects have left the country since its independence in 1991. One of the pieces that FYROM archaeologist Pasko Kuzman would like to see returned is a large bronze wine-mixing bowl (krater). This was apparently taken from a...

2009-03-10 15:04:00

Often it is the children of compulsive hoarders -- a psychiatric condition -- who suffer most, a U.S. anxiety disorders expert says. Dr. James Abelson of the University of Michigan says when parents suffer from being compulsive hoarders, their children may feel embarrassed, may not be able to have friends over and may be confused about what is and isn't normal behavior. I have heard stories of hoarders whose children took to the streets in their teens because there was no more room in the...


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