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Marine Archaeology: Mary Rose Warship Yields Its Treasure, Shedding Light on Life in Henry VIII's England | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Marine Archaeology: Mary Rose Warship Yields Its Treasure, Shedding Light on Life in Henry VIII's England | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Marine Archaeology: Mary Rose Warship Yields Its Treasure, Shedding Light on Life in Henry VIII's England

 

A unique project about Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose, which sank in 1545, is providing information about life in medieval times, thanks to 21st century technology.
For the past 18 months the Mary Rose Trust has been working with sports scientists from the College of Engineering at Swansea University to discover more about the lives of the medieval archers on board the ship.

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City beneath the waves: returns to life : Past Horizons Archaeology

City beneath the waves: returns to life : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

The city was divided into pleasant courtyards and open areas where people cultivated gardens, ground grain, dried clothes and chatted with their neighbours.
Dotted in between the buildings and sometimes built into the walls themselves there are stone-lined grave cists. These contrast with an organised cemetery that lies just outside the city ..

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Prehistoric Child Art Found in Caves : Discovery News

Prehistoric Child Art Found in Caves : Discovery News | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Children as young as two years used their fingers to create designs on a cave's walls and ceilings.
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Pits add to Stonehenge mystery

Pits add to Stonehenge mystery | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Researchers say they've found two pits to the east and west of Stonehenge that may have played a role in an ancient midsummer ceremony.

 

The discovery suggests that the 5,000-year-old circle of stones we see today may represent just a few of the pieces in a larger geographical, astronomical and cultural puzzle.

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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.

Via island, David Connolly
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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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Inca Girl, Frozen for 500 Years, Now On Display - Welcome to KimMacQuarrie.com

Inca Girl, Frozen for 500 Years, Now On Display - Welcome to KimMacQuarrie.com | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

A truly fascinating write-up!

 

SALTA, Argentina — The maiden, the boy, the girl of lightning: they were three Inca children, entombed on a bleak and frigid mountaintop 500 years ago as a religious sacrifice…

Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.

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Early Europe Art Depicts Female Sex Organs: Photos : Discovery News

Early Europe Art Depicts Female Sex Organs: Photos : Discovery News | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The drawings of female sex organs and animal art were found in a limestone block in southern France.
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Children in the Roman Empire | TLS

Children in the Roman Empire | TLS | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

There is remarkably little good poetry about very small children. Maybe it’s the lack of sleep that does it; for the first few months it’s hard to remember to put out the bins, let alone write poems. Perhaps the first writer to make a serious attempt t

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Archaeologists explore site on Syria-Turkey border (Update)

Archaeologists explore site on Syria-Turkey border (Update) | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
This is a Joint Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition Nov. 2, 2011 file photo, of the South Gate of the Inner Town of Karkemish seen in Gaziantep province, Turkey. Few archaeological sites seem as entwined with modern conflict as the ancient city of Karkemish, itself the scene of a battle mentioned in the Bible. Smack on the border between Turkey and Syria, where civil war rages, Turkish sentries have long occupied the acropolis and the ruins were recently demined. Visible from earthen ramparts, a Syrian rebel flag flies in a town that regime forces fled months ago.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-11-archaeologists-explore-site-syria-turkey-border.html#jCp

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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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