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A relative from the Tianyuan Cave: Humans living 40,000 years ago likely related to many present-day Asians and Native Americans

A relative from the Tianyuan Cave: Humans living 40,000 years ago likely related to many present-day Asians and Native Americans | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Ancient DNA has revealed that humans living some 40,000 years ago in the area near Beijing were likely related to many present-day Asians and Native Americans.
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Giovanni Battista Belzoni.

Giovanni Battista Belzoni. | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Giovanni Battista Belzoni (also known as the Great Belzoni) was born November 15, 1778 in Padua, a city and commune in …Continue reading »
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4,000-year-old shaman's stones discovered near Boquete, Panama

4,000-year-old shaman's stones discovered near Boquete, Panama | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete in Panama. The cache represents the earliest material evidence of shamanistic practice in lower Central America.
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Real royal portraits in ancient Egypt…?

Real royal portraits in ancient Egypt…? | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The strong opinions expressed about the first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, unveiled this week, highlight the continuing interest in depictions of royalty. But how do modern experi...
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Ancient Pompeians Could Go Upstairs to Pee : DNews

Ancient Pompeians Could Go Upstairs to Pee : DNews | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Toilets on the second floor were a common thing for the residents of Pompeii.
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Ancient pill ingredients probed

Ancient pill ingredients probed | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Some 2,000-year-old tablets found on a shipwreck off the coast of Italy are analysed by scientists.
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Giant fossil predator provides insights into the rise of modern marine ecosystem structures

Giant fossil predator provides insights into the rise of modern marine ecosystem structures | Archaeology | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists has described a fossil marine predator measuring 8.6 meters in length (about 28 feet) recovered from the Nevada desert in 2010 as representing the first top predator in marine food chains feeding on prey similar...
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The Hockley Pendant: from an Essex field to the British Museum

The Hockley Pendant: from an Essex field to the British Museum | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Naomi Speakman and Lloyd de Beer, curators, British Museum A chance discovery in an Essex field by a four year-old boy has led to the latest addition to the British Museum’s medieval collection. Be...
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The Archaeology News Network: 4,000 year old projectile points found in Mexico

The Archaeology News Network: 4,000 year old projectile points found in Mexico | Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Eight million dog mummies found in Saqqara - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Eight million dog mummies found in Saqqara - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Jordan Varona's curator insight, February 1, 2:28 AM

While it may be appaling to some, I find it fascinating that the Egyptians were willing to put in so much time to their dead animals.

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Soham allotment sold turns up fascinating glimpse into Roman past - News - Ely Standard

Soham allotment sold turns up fascinating glimpse into Roman past - News - Ely Standard | Archaeology | Scoop.it
EXCAVATIONS at a housing development in Soham continue to turn up interesting finds according to archaeologists.
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Ancient Roman Arts Center From 123 AD Discovered

Ancient Roman Arts Center From 123 AD Discovered | Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Archaeologists Uncover Europe's First Civilization

Archaeologists Uncover Europe's First Civilization | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Ancientfoods: Topic First Settlements A team of archaeologists have unearthed additional evidence of what may have been Europe’s first civilization at a site located near the t...
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Israel museum to exhibit reconstructed tomb in world's first exhibition on biblical King Herod

Israel's national museum is preparing an exhibition on King Herod, the Jewish ruler under Roman occupation two millennia ago.
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Gene flow from India to Australia about 4,000 years ago

Gene flow from India to Australia about 4,000 years ago | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Australia is thought to have remained largely isolated between its initial colonization around 40,000 years ago and the arrival of Europeans in the late 1800s.
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Egypt's Dahshur ancient heritage under immediate threat - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Egypt's Dahshur ancient heritage under immediate threat - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 29, 11:46 PM

I can understand why someone (ni need or for greed) would rob an egyptian tomb; but what on earth would you "invade" one just to burry your own dead? is there really not enough room elsewhere. It just seems like a waste of time, momey and effort to do so.

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The Netherlands in Upper Egypt: Insinger House

The Netherlands in Upper Egypt: Insinger House | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Website about the history of dig houses in Egypt, the archeaologists (egyptologists), Photographs of then and now
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Trees in Ancient Egypt

Trees in Ancient Egypt | Archaeology | Scoop.it
As we enter 2013, here at the Museum we’ve been thinking a lot about trees. Trees in ancient Egypt were comparatively rare, and quality timber had to be imported from abroad. Native species include...
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NASA, ESA telescopes find evidence for asteroid belt around Vega

NASA, ESA telescopes find evidence for asteroid belt around Vega | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies.
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Luxor News - Jane Akshar: Course Details « Liverpool Ancient Worlds

Luxor News - Jane Akshar: Course Details « Liverpool Ancient Worlds | Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Luxor News - Jane Akshar: More on Merenptah

Luxor News - Jane Akshar: More on Merenptah | Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Banned 'Aristotle' Sex Manual Goes to Auction : Discovery News

Banned 'Aristotle' Sex Manual Goes to Auction : Discovery News | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Nearly 200 years after it was banned in Britain, an 18th century sex manual will be sold in Edinburgh.
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How some medieval cultures adapted to rise of Islam

How some medieval cultures adapted to rise of Islam | Archaeology | Scoop.it
New history research examines how border areas and frontiers of the past adapted to major political, cultural and social shifts, specifically in terms of the rise of Islam in Asia and the Middle East.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Forgotten sect’s secrets waiting for excavations

ARCHAEOLOGY - Forgotten sect’s secrets waiting for excavations | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The modern-day inheritors of the lands of Phrygians hope cultural authorities unlock the secrets of a sect that is known to have resided in the region
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Oldest Known Depiction of Pharaoh Found : Discovery News

Oldest Known Depiction of Pharaoh Found : Discovery News | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Dating back more than 5,000 years, the rock drawings represent the earliest depictions of royal power in Egypt.
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