Five skeletons could change Unanswered - Mysteries from the Mahabharata 2 days ago   17:46

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What are the popular stereotypes about archeologists? Are they all Lara Crofts and Indiana Jones-s? Dr Miles Russell gives some greats insights about the reality of being an archeologists and proves that skeletons are more valuable for society than ancient golden treasures.

Dr Miles Russell is a senior lecturer in prehistoric and Roman archaeology with over 30 years of experience in archaeological fieldwork and publication. He has conducted fieldwork in England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Germany, Sicily and Russia. He is director of Regnum and co-director of the Durotriges Project, both investigating the transition from the Iron Age to Roman period across SE and SW Britain. He gained his doctorate, on Neolithic monumental architecture, in 2000 and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2006.

Miles is a regular contributor to TV and radio including Time Team, Timewatch, The Seven Ages of Britain and Stonehenge: what lies beneath. He has authored 13 books including Piltdown Man: the Secret Life of Charles Dawson, Monuments of the British Neolithic: the roots of Architecture and Flint Mines in Neolithic Britain.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Comments 91 Comments

Jimmy Armijo
Puro. Ganar con. Jesus!!!! Ja!!!!!
Jim Griffiths
Halo there, an academic elitist casting shade on us sheeple using hollywood fantasy as proof of our ignorance....all right then mate, well done.....😒
Danielle Strijdhaftig
0:00 tv archeologists
6:15 actual archeology
John von Shepard
GET TO THE POINT!!
Kingfillins
So archeology is a classist pursuit only interested in the lower classes?
Nonsense.
Treg Loyden
A better title: A survey of what Archeologist do. Clickbait title. Infuriating if you want to actually LEARN something serious details about these graves and not just survey info.
Querent2000
A survey of the information offered by ancient graves.
DavidFMayerPhD
I am bored by absurd that this find or that find is going to revolutionize anthropology or paleontology. It doesn't work that way. Each new find adds a few more bits of knowledge to the corpus of known facts.
Jim Doe
Blah blah omg get to the point
Furrowed Brow
Change archeology?

You mean like a 4.5 mile tall skull?
D.E.B. B
Lecturers like this is why I hated school........Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Manguns
5 minutes... movie ctitic .eeehh?
James Boaz
Long build up but that was good.
Thanks.
I would like to politely argue that it's just how the poor lived (I'm currently living in my truck) ie poor. But also how the rich liver. Its the whole picture that counts. While i completely agree that the majority will hold more data as there numbers always seem to far outweigh the rich that we find again its the whole picture that paints an
accurate archeological picture of the past. One may hold more data but that does not mean the other isnt archeological.
Greg Helton
This is horrible
Matthieu Montanari
TedX videos seem to be sometimes click bait or just not as interesting as the title of the lecture intends to claim
Sandra Nelson
He's right! And funny! I bet he's a great teacher.
Jim Benn
The title is VERY misleading.
Just so I can Fing comment
Yes...If you are an archaeologist and you can get gold, silver and other treasure than sell it and still have other stuff to show progress, you would not do it... BS.
Charles Mayeux
"suggested possibility" So-we really don't know but we like to get paid to pretend we do.
Charles Mayeux
Archaeologists and anthropologists are the world's biggest bullshitters. The make up a story that can't be refuted and call it fact.
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Unanswered - Mysteries from the Mahabharata Five skeletons could change 2 days ago   18:19

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“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” Devoured by his curiosity, Christopher C. Doyle, in his talk, constantly questioned the stated facts of history and literature. He tried to answer the unanswered questions regarding the Mahabharata and other histories of the world through scientific explanations and reasoning. Christopher C. Doyle is an author who transports the reader into a fascinating world where ancient secrets buried in legends blend with science and history to create a gripping story. His first bestseller ‘The Mahabharata Secret’ was a great success and now has a trilogy under its label. Mr. Doyle is one of the first Indian writers to upload an online novella for his readers. Before he embarked on this literary adventure he pursued a career in the corporate world and is a graduate from St Stephens College and IIM Calcutta. Christopher C. Doyle’s books are a beautiful mosaic of science, history and mythology with a dash of Dan Brown which makes him the most adored fantasy writer in India.


Christopher C. Doyle is an author who transports the reader into a fascinating world where ancient secrets buried in legends blend with science and history to create a gripping story. His first bestseller ‘The Mahabharata Secret’ was a great success and now has a trilogy under its label. Mr. Doyle is one of the first Indian writers to upload an online novella for his readers. Before he embarked on this literary adventure he pursued a career in the corporate world and is a graduate from St Stephens College and IIM Calcutta. Christopher C. Doyle’s books are a beautiful mosaic of science, history and mythology with a dash of Dan Brown which makes him the most adored fantasy writer in India.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx