Tag Archives: Material Culture+Culture matérielle

In the press : Stone Age Symbolism

+ + Sarah + + The following is an abstract published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) : A HOWIESONS POORT TRADITION OF ENGRAVING OSTRICH EGGSHELL CONTAINERS DATED TO 60,000 YEARS AGO … Continue reading

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Photos: Luge olympique & skateboard dans les Alpes françaises

+ + Nicolas Malinowsky + + Cette piste de luge est située à Villard de Lans, dans les Alpes françaises, elle a été crée pour les Jeux Olympiques de 1968. Composée de 18 courbes et virages, d’une pente moyenne de 11%, … Continue reading

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In the press : culture & mobile phones

+ + Sarah + + The following is an excerpt from an article issued in The Economist about the global uses of material culture, more specifically mobile phones : Mobile-phone culture – The Apparatgeist calls How you use your mobile phone … Continue reading

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In the press : France Hands Back Fragments Of Egyptian Murals

The following is a press release from Reuters: PARIS (Reuters) – France handed back four fragments of an ancient tomb mural to Egyptian antiquities authorities on Friday and President Nicolas Sarkozy will return the fifth piece next week, the French … Continue reading

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From Prague to the USA : Identity & Car Pride

+ + Sarah + + Prague, Czech Republic. Maybe that’s how you say ‘God Bless America’ in Czech. Prague, République Tchèque. Voilà comment on dit « que Dieu bénisse l’Amérique » en tchèque.

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Héritage & patrimoine dans le sud de la France : Cordes-sur-ciel

+ + Sarah + + Cordes-sur-ciel, Tarn, France. “Our flowers enhance our heritage – Please respect them”. An interestingly deliberate use of the heritage concept (as opposed to the perhaps more common reference to appropriate behaviour in public space, cleanliness, … Continue reading

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Héritage & patrimoine dans le sud de la France : Puycelsi

+ + Sarah + + Puycelsi, Tarn, France.

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