Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past.
This six-part series presents the definitive history of archaeology, a 250-year worldwide odyssey that began with the unearthing of the ruins of Pompeii buried beneath the ash of Mt. Vesuvius. In a short time, archaeologists started pursuing very different objectives: some were treasure-seekers hoping to plunder antiquities of the ancient world; others sought to prove theories about the origins of civilization or the historical accuracy of Homer or the Bible; still others focused on humans themselves, trying to determine the age of the species. The series also looks at how archaeology has been misused as an instrument of foreign policy and where the study is going in the future with new technologies and methods.
Psychedelic Archaeology is a series developed to unearth psychedelic audio gems from the 60's that have never been reissued since their original release. This series is a group effort specifically designed for distribution to U-SPACES members through trade. Since this is a relatively low budget affair, a master CD is burned from cassette copies of the songs. The sound quality is amazingly good however, (with a little EQ magic) but the vinyl snaps, pops and crackles are still audible. The master CD's are distributed to a few people who volunteer to be branches, and in turn distribute the CD's to even more people… all through trade. Initially, each CD will have a distribution of approximately 50-75.
A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".