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‘HacktheHearst’ to expand public discovery of ancient treasures

‘HacktheHearst’ to expand public discovery of ancient treasures

August 27, 2014:

Hackers are being invited to compete in a contest to open up the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s digital collections to a wider public, making the museum’s treasures even more accessible to students, Native Americans, researchers and everyone else.

Grave matters

Grave matters October 10, 2012:

For most of his scholarly career, Berkeley historian Thomas Laqueur has looked at the ways that political and ecclesiastical powers have regarded our living bodies. Over the past decade, reports California Magazine, Laqueur’s interests have shifted to new terrain: burial grounds on four continents, and their role in civilization.