• “Once upon a time…”

    “Once upon a time…”

    Photographer: Carl Campbell Perhaps one of the most recognizable phrases in the English language; one that signals the reader (or listener) is about to be told a tale of mythical legend where the heroes always win. And in the year 2022, it could also indicate one is about to read a book about human history. […]

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  • The Problem With Pompeii

    The Problem With Pompeii

    Thanks to an extremely effective tourism campaign and a whirlwind traveling museum exhibit, Pompeii is one of the most recognizable archaeological sites in the world. Located on the southwestern coast of the Italian peninsula, nearly 4 million people visited per year prior to COVID-19. However, an unfortunate by-product of Pompeii looming large in the public […]

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  • Herald, Hagiographer, Historian, Archaeologist

    Herald, Hagiographer, Historian, Archaeologist

    Where does the accepted history of a people or place come from? Who decides what is worthy of inclusion and what stories should be suppressed and forgotten? Since the Early Medieval Period, the answer for most of the world was white colonizing men…aka the nascent Catholic Church. When Eurasia was devastated by a rolling succession […]

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About Me

hI, I’M DONNA.

I am a former entertainment journalist who double-majored in Anthropology (specialized in Archaeology) and History. While I left college at the end of junior year due to life circumstances, I utilized my knowledge to cover the overarching mythologies of STAR WARS and GAME OF THRONES thru a historical lens. As a lifelong student of the latest news and discoveries in the field of archaeology, this blog is where I dissect how scientific revelations shift our understanding of human history.