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ARCHAEOLOGY - Cistern found in Milas

ARCHAEOLOGY - Cistern found in Milas | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
A cistern has been found during the archaeological excavation of King Hecatomnus grave...
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Clubs Med: Neanderthals may have sailed to Mediterranean

Clubs Med: Neanderthals may have sailed to Mediterranean | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Neanderthals and other extinct human lineages might have been ancient mariners, venturing to the Mediterranean islands thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
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Dig finds '10,000-year-old home'

Dig finds '10,000-year-old home' | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Scottish dig unearths '10,000-year-old home' at Echline

 

The remains of what is believed to be one of Scotland's earliest homes are uncovered during construction works for the new Forth crossing.

 

The site dates from the Mesolithic period, about 10,000 years ago.

Archaeological excavation works have been taking place in a field at Echline in South Queensferry in preparation for the Forth Replacement Crossing.

A large oval pit nearly 7m in length is all that remains of the dwelling, along with hearths, flint and arrowheads.

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The Archaeology News Network: Greek islands were inhabited 170,000 years ago

The Archaeology News Network: Greek islands were inhabited 170,000 years ago | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Greek islands were inhabited 170,000 years ago

 

Neanderthals and other extinct human lineages might have been ancient mariners, venturing to the Mediterranean islands thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

 

This prehistoric seafaring could shed light on the mental capabilities of these lost relatives of modern humans, researchers say.

Scientists had thought the Mediterranean islands were first settled about 9,000 years ago by Neolithic or New Stone Age farmers and shepherds.

"On a lot of Mediterranean islands, you have these amazing remains from classical antiquity to study, so for many years people didn't even look for older sites," said archaeologist Alan Simmons at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

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Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy

Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Herculaneum, despite having Pompeii as its neighbor, has become a textbook case of successful archaeological conservation.

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The Archaeology News Network: Unknown ancient city comes to light in Crete

The Archaeology News Network: Unknown ancient city comes to light in Crete | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it


An important archaeological excavation has just started at the “Koupos” site, by Krousona, not far from Herakleion (Crete). The site has been known since the early 20th century for the existence of an ancient city whose name remains unknown.

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Top 10 Plundered Artifacts - TIME

Top 10 Plundered Artifacts - TIME | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Germany's plunder during World War II was legendary, but with Priam's Treasure they were the victims. Not that we should feel sorry. German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the artifacts...
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Julius Caesar’s Stabbing Site Identified

Julius Caesar’s Stabbing Site Identified | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Researchers think they’ve unearthed the very spot where conspiring senators assassinated Julius Caesar 2,056 years ago.
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Mankind The Story of All of Us — History.com Videos

Mankind The Story of All of Us — History.com Videos | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
On a unique planet, a unique species takes its first steps: Mankind begins. From humble beginnings, we become the dominant creature on the planet. Now the future belongs to us.
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The Archaeology News Network: The origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians

The Archaeology News Network: The origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it


A group of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has discovered the first scientific evidence of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians in the remains of ancient Scythian warriors living over 2,000 years ago in the Altai region of Mongolia. Contrary to what was

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ARCHAEOLOGY - US museum inks deal for Turkey’s Troy gold

ARCHAEOLOGY - US museum inks deal for Turkey’s Troy gold | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

A Philadelphia archaeology museum will indefinitely loan ancient jewelry known as “Troy gold”...

 

A Philadelphia archaeology museum will indefinitely loan ancient jewelry known as “Troy gold” to Turkey in an arrangement that will allow the museum to host a future exhibit of artifacts related to King Midas, officials announced yesterday.

The deal is part of what Penn Museum officials called a landmark agreement with the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry to work more collaboratively on field work and exhibitions over the next several years.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Artifacts occupied in home of archaeologist

ARCHAEOLOGY - Artifacts occupied in home of archaeologist | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
A number of historical artifacts have been discovered in a house in Milas once occupied by an archaeologist, after excavation work began on a parcel of land belonging to the Turkish General Directorate of Coal.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Signs of earthquake revealed in excavation

ARCHAEOLOGY - Signs of earthquake revealed in excavation | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Signs of a Byzantine-era earthquake have been discovered in the ancient city of Soloi Pompeiopolis in the southern province of Mersin.

The excavation team found signs of an earthquake during excavations on the city’s Milli Egemenlik Street, according to the project head, Professor Remzi Yağcı of Dokuz Eylül University. “We have found three big, half-broken cubes, Roman and Byzantine coins and a big structure.

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The Archaeology News Network: X-ray scans reveal more Bronze Age axeheads in pot

The Archaeology News Network: X-ray scans reveal more Bronze Age axeheads in pot | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

An x-ray of the Bronze Age pot found in a Jersey field last month, carried out at the island’s airport, has found a further 21 axeheads in a discovery which could shed new light on the way people lived 3,000 years ago.

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Java Man visits Kota Kasablanka shopping mall | The Jakarta Post

Java Man visits Kota Kasablanka shopping mall | The Jakarta Post | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Darwinism at a mall: A child stands in front of a display featuring human evolution at the Kota Kasablanka mall in South Jakarta. The conservation ...
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The Archaeology News Network: Mummified dog, found in 1953, undergoing analysis by Mexican archaeologists

Mummified dog, found in 1953, undergoing analysis by Mexican archaeologists

 

A mummified dog, about a thousand years old, found in the Cueva de la Candelaria, in Coahuila – the only one that has been found in Mexico in this condition – will be subject to several studies, such as radiography and DNA tests after the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH – Conaculta) recovered it and restored it to the archaeological wealth it holds after having been in the hands of particulars.

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An ancient city (1200-100 BC) comes to light at Krousona | Αρχαιολογία Online

An ancient city (1200-100 BC) comes to light at Krousona | Αρχαιολογία Online | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

An ancient city (1200-100 BC) comes to light at KrousonaMalevisi Municipality is financing the excavations by Archaeology newsroom - Wednesday, 14 November 2012

 

An important archaeological excavation has just started at the “Koupos” site, by Krousona, not far from Herakleion (Crete). The site has been known since the early 20th century for the existence of an ancient city whose name remains unknown. The actual project is made possible by the collaboration between the 13th Ephorat

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City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus | Literary & Visual Arts | Arts & Entertainment | Epoch Times

City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus | Literary & Visual Arts | Arts & Entertainment | Epoch Times | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Crossroads of the Mediterranean, crossroads of ancient civilizations, crossroads of many cultures from Greece to Turkey and from Israel to Egypt, Cyprus has been long renowned for its gracious beauty, which transcends epochs and nationalities.
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Scythian warriors show genetic blending between Europeans and Asians : Past Horizons Archaeology

Scythian warriors show genetic blending between Europeans and Asians : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

SCYTHIAN WARRIORS SHOW GENETIC BLENDING BETWEEN EUROPEANS AND ASIANS

Evidence of the potential genetic blending between Europeans and Asians has been discovered by a team of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) within the remains of Scythian warriors living over..

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Virtual autopsy: discover how the ancient Egyptian Gebelein Man died

Virtual autopsy: discover how the ancient Egyptian Gebelein Man died | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
In recent months the naturally-preserved mummy known as Gebelein Man (on display in Room 64, the Early Egypt gallery at the British Museum) has been revealing some of his long-held secrets.
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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed

Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered the court and tomb of a previously unknown ancient Egyptian princess who lived some 4,500 years ago.
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The Archaeology News Network: Unknown ancient city comes to light in Crete

The Archaeology News Network: Unknown ancient city comes to light in Crete | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

An important archaeological excavation has just started at the “Koupos” site, by Krousona, not far from Herakleion (Crete). The site has been known since the early 20th century for the existence of an ancient city whose name remains unknown.

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Archaeologists identify oldest spear points

Archaeologists identify oldest spear points | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
A collaborative study found that human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons 500,000 years ago at the South African archaeological site of Kathu Pan 1 – 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - New museum to show Troy’s riches

ARCHAEOLOGY - New museum to show Troy’s riches | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

This is some exciting news!

 

Plans have been completed for a museum at the site of the ancient city of Troy, and construction will begin before the end of this year.

According to officials, only the main building will be on ground level, while the galleries will be underground. Justice and

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Archaeologists discover second Lycian synagogue

ARCHAEOLOGY - Archaeologists discover second Lycian synagogue | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archaeological teams digging in the ancient city of Limyra in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have announced the discovery of a second synagogue from the Lycian civilization.

Researchers initially thought the house of worship was a glass furnace, according to the head of the excavations, Dr. Martin Seyer of the Austrian Archaeology Institute. “We first found a bath and a menorah. After some [further] investigation, we found out that it was a synagogue,” he said.

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