What the Archaeology of Night Reveals

Studying ancient peoples’ nocturnal lives shows us why we should begin working to reclaim the darkness

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May 3, 2018 · 8 min read
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Nancy Gonlin and April Nowell

As recently as a few decades ago in the Western world, stars dazzled humans with their brightness and the Milky Way could be seen spanning the far reaches of the heavens as…

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