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Carolingian Empire

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — World History.

The collection of territories in Western Europe ruled by the family of Charlemagne (768–814 ad) from whom the dynasty took its name. Charlemagne's ancestors, Frankish aristocrats, fought...

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Frisians

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — World History.

A Germanic seafaring people. In Roman times they occupied northern Holland and north-west Germany. Apart from records of their revolts against Rome between 12 bc and 69 ad, little is known...

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Lord Elgin

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — World History.

(1766–1841) [Bi]

Seventh earl of Elgin, who was a British diplomat, explorer, and amateur antiquarian. He was the British ambassador to Turkey between 1799 and 1803, during which...

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mound-builders

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Archaeology.

[Ge]

Obsolete term to describe a range of North American cultures and traditions living in the eastern woodlands that constructed platform mounds for ceremonial and burial...

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Oldowan

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The oldest tradition of human toolmaking, named after the simple stone tools found at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania but now known from many other early human occupation sites in Africa. The...

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Peking Man

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The numerous remains of Homo erectus pekinensis (originally Sinanthropus pekinensis) found at Zhoukoudian near Peking (now Beijing) in China since 1927. The term is often used for all Homo...

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Tutankhamen

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — World History.

[Na]

One of the last pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty, probably the son of Amenophis IV, he was born around 1345 bc. In 1333 bc he became pharaoh at a young age, but reigned for only...

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