Irina Slav Articles 202
Irina has a BA in English literature and linguistics from Sofia University and is definitely more partial to the former than the latter. She spent ten years working in the news industry, most of them specialising in business and finance. Convinced that there is much more to life than reporting on financial results and analysing the latest trends in mining or oil, she decided to start freelancing full time, writing on a host of fascinating topics, from gender equality to 3D printing. Although she did two years of Modern History in college, taking a special interest in the Middle East, she is much more interested in ancient civilizations, in how people used to live thousands of years ago, and how far we’ve gone since then. Or maybe not so far. When she’s not writing articles she indulges in her reading addiction, preferably against a music background, writes fantasy short stories, and does jigsaw puzzles with her four-year-old daughter.
A new study from the University of Florida has suggested that human presence, and not just human-driven climate change, can have a drastic effect on biodiversity, at least on islands. In a p... Read more
Italian archaeologists have started an official search for the treasure looted by Alaric, king of the Visigoths, when he conquered Rome in the fifth century. The treasure has long fascinated... Read more
A round of excavation works at an upper Paleolithic site in Leicestershire is expected to provide scientists with valuable insight into the lives of migrant hunter-gatherers who repopulated... Read more
A burial mound accommodating the remains of nine individuals dated to the Stone Age has been unearthed in western Siberia. The discovery’s significance lies primarily in the fact that this k... Read more
The Neolithic people responsible for the construction of what’s perhaps the best-known prehistoric monument on the British Isles subsisted on meat, milk, and dairy products which they also a... Read more
A study conducted by geneticists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has managed to compile a detailed database of New Yorkers – an endeavour that helps identify histori... Read more