Check out archaeologist Nancy Gonlin's TEDx talk to Bellevue College about life after dark in the ancient world!
"There are a lot of misconceptions about what archaeology is. The main goal is to understand and reconstruct the vast array of human cultures, some of which have disappeared. We can do that better by studying ancient nights."
For a further look at the ancient meaning and practices of night, check out her forthcoming book, Archaeology of the Night, coedited with April Nowell!