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Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The excavation of Gobekli Tepe (pronounced go-beckley-tepay) in Turkey is said to be the most important archaeological find in all of history, largely because it is eleven thousand years old, four thousand years older than the great pyramids at Giza.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Troy ancient city to have own museum

ARCHAEOLOGY - Troy ancient city to have own museum | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

Excavations at the site of the ancient city of Troy, in the northwestern province of Çanakkale, began over 150 years ago, yet experts believe two or three more centuries of work will be needed to fully discover it.

There is huge potential for further excavation at the site, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University academic Rüstem Aslan told Anatolia news agency. “For the past 15 years, everyone has been discussing the dream of a Troy museum. The construction of the museum will start soon.”

Troy has been under excavation for 150 years by five different archeologists.

 


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The (Pre) History of Clovis

The (Pre) History of Clovis | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Clovis is the name of a city in New Mexico, a prehistoric archaeological site located near Clovis, and the name archaeologists have provided to the people who roamed the Americas between 9,800 and 10,800 RCYBP.
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1,200-year-old Egyptian text describes a shape-shifting Jesus

1,200-year-old Egyptian text describes a shape-shifting Jesus | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
By Owen JarusLiveScience A newly deciphered Egyptian text, dating back almost 1,200 years, tells part of the crucifixion story of Jesus with apocryphal plot twists, some of which have never been seen before.

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new views on religion, interesting topis, religion, alternative history

 

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David Connolly's curator insight, March 13, 2013 12:06 AM

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Digging for humanity's origins - Louise Leakey

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/digging-for-humanity-s-origins-louise-leakey Louise Leakey asks, "Who are we?
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Major Find at Sagalassos - Photo 1

Major Find at Sagalassos - Photo 1 | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Colossal statue of the emperor Hadrian discovered
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Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind - in pictures

Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind - in pictures | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Images from the British Museum's forthcoming exhibition of ice age artefacts made between 13,000 and 42,000 years ago...
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What to do with a degree in anthropology

What to do with a degree in anthropology | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Anthropology graduates enter a variety of professions and their employability will no doubt increase as the world becomes ever more globalised...

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The Ecological Importance of Folklore : Riverhabitat

The Ecological Importance of Folklore : Riverhabitat | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Looking into belief systems is instrumental in discovering the collective unconscious of a group, that is, the underlying values of a culture: their uncertainties, fears, ambitions, motivations and morals.
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Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War plane discovered in the Sahara... 70 years after it crashed in the desert

Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War plane discovered in the Sahara... 70 years after it crashed in the desert | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Kittyhawk P-40 has been described as 'an aviation time capsule' after it was found almost perfectly preserved in the sands of the western desert in Egypt.
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Burial practices in Neanderthals? : Past Horizons Archaeology

Burial practices in Neanderthals? : Past Horizons Archaeology | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
For decades the debate on the familial similarity of humans and Neanderthals has continued back and forth despite DNA evidence showing potential sub-species status. Their classification as human or otherwise determines whether they fall into the category of mortuary archaeology, the study of human funerary sites in the past. So far, it has been questionable whether or not Neanderthals showed the symbolic capacity necessary for the funerary behaviour displayed by humans. However, regardless of whether they are a sub-species or distinct species, new evidence is emerging which supports the idea that Neanderthals may have engaged in patterned mortuary behaviour.
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El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya

El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Now overgrown by jungle, the ancient site along the Guatemala and Mexico border was once the thriving capital of the Maya civilization.
Richard Hansen, the director and principal investigator of the Mirador Basin Project. About a half-hour’s flying time due north was the Mirador basin itself—a 2,475-square-mile tract of jungle in northern Guatemala and Campeche, Mexico, filled with hidden ruins that Hansen and others refer to as “the cradle of Maya civilization.” Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/El-Mirador-the-Lost-City-of-the-Maya.html#ixzz28qwl9HQM ..
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Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple?

Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey's stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization
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Göbekli Tepe - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Göbekli Tepe - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Birth of Religion: We used to think agriculture gave rise to cities and later to writing, art, and religion. Now the world’s oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilization.
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Ancient settlement discovered in Azerbaijan

Ancient settlement discovered in Azerbaijan | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Baku. Kamala Guliyeva – APA. The new settlement dated back to the Middle Bronze Age in the 3rd millennium BC has been found in Azerbaijan, Chief of Shaki-Gakh-Oghuz Archaeological Expedition of National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (ANAS)...

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Meteorite storm 'smashed the Earth 12,000 years ago and killed off a prehistoric people'

Meteorite storm 'smashed the Earth 12,000 years ago and killed off a prehistoric people' | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Evidence of the meteorite’s intense heat was found on two continents. The researchers believe the huge cosmic impact triggered a cold snap, which caused widespread destruction.
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alternative history, extinction event, history, changing, melt glass, 

 

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Stone me! Spears show early human species was sharper than we thought

Stone me! Spears show early human species was sharper than we thought | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Evidence of hunting with spears 500,000 years ago suggests common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals was 'very bright'...

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Intellegent, pre-human, tool making, 

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11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists

11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.
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100 Incredible Anthropology Lectures Online

100 Incredible Anthropology Lectures Online | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Here are 100 anthropology lectures that will help you learn more about human culture, history and our nearest relatives in the animal kingdom.
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Something interesting indeed 

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Podcast: Wired for culture

Podcast: Wired for culture | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Professor of evolutionary biology Mark Pagel discusses how culture allowed humans to race ahead of other species more constrained by biological evolution...

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DrMarranci's curator insight, December 15, 2012 9:09 PM

My problem is with the label and concept "culture". I know it is rather strange for an anthropologist to have such question and criticism. Yet my point, similar to those of anthropologist  Kay Milton, is that culture is part of our "nature". I go further and ask whether the  concept of culture as it has been developed in the 1900s helps to understand more our reality as human within complex environments or rather confuses such endeavor. My position is that an ecological approach, where emotions have a very strong relevance, may one day be a better tool to understand our reality 

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Machu Picchu captured in highest ever resolution: Zoomable picture of Inca citadel allows viewers to see it in impressive detail

Machu Picchu captured in highest ever resolution: Zoomable picture of Inca citadel allows viewers to see it in impressive detail | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The historic site, high in the Peruvian Andes, can be seen in unprecedented detail in a zoomable image shot in 15.9 gigapixels.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I had already posted this article on my blog Celluloid 2020. Many thanks....
David Connolly's comment, December 11, 2012 12:52 PM
I like this..>! Working on Gigapixel stuff myself. this is stunning!
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This is an excellent way to record and describe a site in a way that allows the overall picture and the tiny detail 

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Army Corps next stop for landfill

Army Corps next stop for landfill | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Army Corps of Engineers is the next stop on the way to building a landfill om Gregory Canyon.
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Thousands Unknown Ancient Structures Seen From Space - Puzzling Aerial Archeology In The Middle East - MessageToEagle.com

Thousands Unknown Ancient Structures Seen From Space - Puzzling Aerial Archeology In The Middle East - MessageToEagle.com | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Thousands of huge ancient structures made of stone are clearly visible from the air. Their age is estimated to thousands of years and their purpose remains unknown. These puzzling wheel-shapes, and straight lines, stretch all the way from Syria to Saudi Arabia. Some call this area the Middle East's own version of the Nazca Lines. It is only recently, with help of satellite images that archaeologists have been able to explore this region in more detail.
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Unreported Heritage News: Did Peking Man wield a spear? New research suggests early humans were assembling weapons in China 700,000 years ago

Unreported Heritage News: Did Peking Man wield a spear? New research suggests early humans were assembling weapons in China 700,000 years ago | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A team of scientists led by Dr. Chen Shen, of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto Canada, have been re-examining the tools that Peking Man used. Subjecting them to close microscopic examination the researchers have found that this group of Homo erectus was smarter than we give them credit for.
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