Mythbusting Ancient Rome — Did All Roads Actually Lead There?

Caillan Davenport, Macquarie University and Shushma Malik, The University of Queensland We all know the phrase “all roads lead to Rome”. Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like “there is more than one way to reach the same goal”. But did all roads ever really lead to the eternal city?…

Why Archaeology Is So Much More Than Just Digging

Richard Tuffin, University of New England and Martin GIbbs, University of New England It’s our experience that most people think archaeology mainly means digging in the dirt. Admit to strangers that you are of the archaeological persuasion, and the follow-up question is invariably “what’s the best thing you’ve found?”. Start to tell them about a…