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Czech Archeologists Find Burial Site of Pharaonic Princess

Czech Archeologists Find Burial Site of Pharaonic Princess | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Czech archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an unknown Pharaonic princess who lived in 2,500 BC. Judging by the inscription on the limestone pillars, she was the Pharaoh’s favorite daughter and was named Shert Nabti.
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More than 300 dig archaeology day - MK News

More than 300 dig archaeology day - MK News | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
MK NewsMore than 300 dig archaeology dayMK NewsA workshop hosted by experts from Albion Archaeology provided practical insight into the varied methods and skills used by modern archaeologists including use of microscopes and photography.
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UW-Madison archaeologists to mount new expedition to Troy

UW-Madison archaeologists to mount new expedition to Troy | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
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The ruins of ancient Troy will be examined by a cross-disciplinary team of scientists in an expedition led by UW-Madison classics professor William Aylward.

 

Troy, the palatial city of prehistory, sacked by the Greeks through trickery and a fabled wooden horse, will be excavated anew beginning in 2013 by a cross-disciplinary team of archaeologists and other scientists, it was announced today (Monday, Oct. 15).

The new expedition will be led by University of Wisconsin-Madison classics Professor William Aylward, an archaeologist with long experience digging in the ruins of classical antiquity, including Troy itself. The new international project at Troy, to be conducted under the auspices of and in cooperation with Turkey’s Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, will begin a series of summer-time expeditions beginning in 2013.

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Crash test mummies: Egypt's oldest pyramid saved from collapse by giant airbags

Crash test mummies: Egypt's oldest pyramid saved from collapse by giant airbags | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The 4,700-year-old pyramid - built as a burial place for Pharaoh Djoser - has been propped up with airbags first used by the army to help them get rid of bombs safely.

 

Egypt's oldest pyramid has been saved from collapse by giant airbags which have been used to prop up the ceilings.
The 4,700-year-old building has been stabilised so engineers can carry out permanent repairs.
The giant structure was built as a burial place for Pharaoh Djoser, a warrior who reigned in the third dynasty for 19 years but has been damaged in an earthquake.

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Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt

Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

A successful passage—the hope of every Egyptian—required that the mummified body be placed in a well-equipped tomb, decorated with prayers and images to guide the deceased on the difficult path ahead. If all went well, the deceased would become a spirit in the Green Fields of eternity, while the soul joined the gods as a star in the sky and the mummy lived on in the tomb forever.

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KNM-ER 1813 | The Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program

KNM-ER 1813 | The Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

KNM ER 1813 was found a year after KNM-ER 1470 and led to the a debate over the exact nature of Homo. The discovery of KNM-ER 1470 solidified Homo habilis as a species, but the large cranium and big teeth of KNM-ER 1470 contrasted with the find of KNM-ER 1813. In KNM-ER 1813 was an individual from the same time period in the same region, yet having a small brain and diminutive teeth and face. The difference in size was not a result of KNM-ER 1813 being immature at the time of death; the third molars were fully erupted and showed evidence of wear, so she was probably a female, fully mature at the time of her death.

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Pre-Globe Shakespeare theatre unearthed in London

Pre-Globe Shakespeare theatre unearthed in London | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in London have discovered the remains of an early playhouse used by William Shakespeare's company where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were first performed.

 

Archaeologists in London have discovered the remains of an early playhouse used by William Shakespeare's company where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were first performed.

Pre-dating the riverside Globe, the Curtain theatre, north of the river Thames in Shoreditch, was home to Shakespeare's company - the Lord Chamberlain's Men.

Remains of walls forming the gallery and the yard within the venue have been discovered by archaeologists from Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA).

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7,500-year-old pearl found in Neolithic grave | A Blog About History - History News

7,500-year-old pearl found in Neolithic grave | A Blog About History - History News | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The oldest pearl yet found has been discovered in a neolithic grave unearthed in the United Arab Emirates.

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Tomb holding ancient Chinese warrior discovered

Tomb holding ancient Chinese warrior discovered | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

About 1,800 years ago, at a time when China was breaking apart into three warring kingdoms, a warrior was laid to rest.

Buried in a tomb with domed roofs, along with his wife, he was about 45 years old when he died. Their skeletal remains were found inside two wooden coffins that had rotted away. Archaeologists don't know their names but, based on the tomb design and grave goods, they believe he was a general who had served one or more of the country's warring lords, perhaps Cao Cao and his son Cao Pi.


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Real-time 3D archaeological field recording: ArchField, an open-source GIS system pioneered in southern Jordan

Real-time 3D archaeological field recording: ArchField, an open-source GIS system pioneered in southern Jordan | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Building upon previous implementations of an on-site digital archaeology system for field recording (Levy & Smith 2007; Levy et al. 2010; Petrovic et al. 2011; Gidding et al. in press), a real-time 3D data recording interface called ArchField has been developed for a total reconstruction of architecture and recovered material culture (Figure 1). Since 1998, the methodological goal of our fieldwork ..


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Archaeology mini-pick set (6 Piece)

Archaeology mini-pick set (6 Piece) | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The Archaeologists mini pick tools for fine work on excavations and artefacts.


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Prince Of Wilusa - The Trojan Hero - The Bronze Age

Prince Of Wilusa - The Trojan Hero - The Bronze Age | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Prince Of Wilusa - The Trojan Hero - The Bronze Age - A website featuring written works of ancient bearing. An epic novel series based on a controversial timeline during the Bronze Age.

 

Though we knew little about Bronze Age history in the Anatolian region, which encompasses the westernmost ledge of modern-day Asia, archaeological findings are slowly filling in the blanks for us. The journey to our knowledge is filled with patience and persistence.

Ancient civilisations that once flourished in the Anatolian and neighbouring regions have long been vanquished, either by earthquake, time, or war.

All these ancient settlements have one thing in common; all were abandoned at one point or another, for one reason or another.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - İzmir presents mosaic city of western region

ARCHAEOLOGY - İzmir presents mosaic city of western region | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
An archaeological city dating back 1,700 years has been unearthed during excavations in İzmir’s Kemalpaşa neighborhood, raising officials’ hopes the area will draw tourists’ attention.

The Cultural Beings and Museums’ General Director Osman Murat Süslü held a press conference Oct. 21 regarding the discovery of the archaeological city, which Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay has defined as “good news that will draw the world’s attention.”

Drilling work had started in the area, which is now categorized as a third degree archaeological site, before the construction of a warehouse company was scheduled to begin. Excavations were begun due to an abundance of signs the area may be a hotspot for archaeological treasures, Süslü said. “Scientific excavations started Oct. 1 and a layer from the 4th Century B.C. has been unearthed,” he said.

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Archaeologists unearth 3000-year-old pre-Buddhist era cemetery in Pakistan's ... - Daily News & Analysis

Archaeologists unearth 3000-year-old pre-Buddhist era cemetery in Pakistan's ... - Daily News & Analysis | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archaeologists unearth 3000-year-old pre-Buddhist era cemetery in Pakistan's ...Daily News & AnalysisThe Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan has discovered an ancient cemetery in Swat, which experts believe was built between 1500 BC to 500 BC.
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Italian archaeologists find 2 sunken Roman ships off Turkey - Turkey - ANSAMed.it

Italian archaeologists find 2 sunken Roman ships off Turkey - Turkey - ANSAMed.it | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Italian archaeologists find 2 sunken Roman ships off Turkey, , , Turkey ..

 

Ankara, October 8 - Two ancient Roman shipwrecks, complete with their cargo, have been discovered by Italian archaeologists off the coast of Turkey near the the ancient Roman city of Elaiussa Sebaste.

The ships, one dating from the Roman Imperial period and the other from about the sixth century AD, have been found with cargoes ..

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Cracking the code: the decipherment of Linear B 60 years on

Cracking the code: the decipherment of Linear B 60 years on | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Clay Tablet inscribed with Linear B script : Wiki Commons

A conference in Cambridge this weekend will mark the 60th anniversary of the decipherment by Michael Ventris of Linear B, a script used for an early form of ancient Greek.
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Google Earth image finds ancient Irish settlement at Hill of Tara

Google Earth image finds ancient Irish settlement at Hill of Tara | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Google Earth image finds ancient Irish settlement at Hill of Tara...

 

A Dublin lecturer has discovered an unknown prehistoric site at the Hill of Tara – without even leaving his desk!

Aidan O’Sullivan uncovered the 4,000 year old enclosure thanks to Google Earth.

The University College Dublin lecturer was preparing a presentation for his first year students when he noticed the site the traditional seat of Ireland’s ancient kings.

O’Sullivan was intrigued by the unfamiliar dark, circular feature in a field photographed by Google Earth.

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Google-Earth-image-finds-ancient-Irish-settlement-at-Hill-of-Tara-176160751.html#ixzz2CGQiy7aS

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What did our ancestors look like 2.5 million years ago?

What did our ancestors look like 2.5 million years ago? | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

 

This nearly complete fossilized cranium has a face that projects far outward from the forehead, widely flaring zygomatic arches, and the largest sagittal crest of any early human. Though some of the individual’s front teeth fell out and others were broken off after death, molar and premolar roots in the jaw indicate that this early human would have also had massive cheek teeth; all of these features are adaptations for heavy chewing.

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'Hobbits' on Flores, Indonesia | The Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program

'Hobbits' on Flores, Indonesia | The Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

'Hobbits' on Flores, Indonesia

 

Almost thirty years later, an Indonesian-Dutch research team uncovered evidence at the Soa Basin which confirmed Verhoeven's original findings. This team even went further by dating some of the stone tools and fossils using paleomagnetism (a method of determining the age of ancient sediments) and showed they were probably around 700,000 years old. These new findings did not become widely known within the paleoanthropological community until additional sediments were dated using a different technique called zircon fission-track analysis. Thus, by the late 1990s more scientists were beginning to accept the possibility that another human species (likely Homo erectus) had crossed the Wallace Line and reached Flores well before our own species, Homo sapiens, had evolved in Africa around 200,000 years ago.

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Seventy Egyptian artefacts found in illegal possession are authenticated - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Seventy Egyptian artefacts found in illegal possession are authenticated - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
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The archaeological committee of the central administration for confiscated antiquities, led by Youssef Khalifa, verified the authenticity of a collection of ancient Egyptian objects that were found in the possession of three people in Giza.

The Tourism and Antiquities Police (TAP) was conducting its routine work to search for artefacts that were reported missing from several archaeological sites in Egypt in the aftermath of Egypt’s 2011 revolution.

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1.9-million year old fossil of human ancestor found in South African lab

1.9-million year old fossil of human ancestor found in South African lab | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Two years ago, scientists announced they had discovered partial skeletons from a new species of human ancestor in a South African cave.
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Genetic mutation may have allowed early humans to migrate throughout Africa

Genetic mutation may have allowed early humans to migrate throughout Africa | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
A genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago might be the answer to how early humans were able to move from central Africa and across the continent in what has been called "the great expansion," according to new research.

 

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Archtools : Archaeologists Hard Hat for using in Archaeology

Archtools : Archaeologists Hard Hat for using in Archaeology | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archtools is the main archaeology supplier of archaeological hard hats and construction workers hats...

 

An essential piece of kit for every archaeologist in the UK to ensure health and safety standards. The Archtools hard hat is Kite marked to BSEN397, CE marked and comes with an adjustable harness so one size fits all.

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Archaeology: Crete, 3500-year-old Minoan building found - Greece - ANSAMed.it

Archaeology: Crete, 3500-year-old Minoan building found - Greece - ANSAMed.it | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Archaeology: Crete, 3500-year-old Minoan building found

 

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, OCTOBER 4 - An accidental meeting in 1982 between a well-known Greek archaeologist, Yannis Sakellarakis, and a shepherd from Crete has led to an archaeological discovery of great importance – Zominthos, a settlement from the Minoan era on the plain by the same name, 1.187 metres above the sea. The settlement is at the feet of the highest mountain in Crete, Mount Psiloritis, eight kilometres from the village of Anogia along the road which led from Knossos to Ideon Andron, the cave where Zeus was born according to Greek mythology.

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Peace Treaty between Ramses II and Hattusili III

Egyptian History: Dynasties 21 to 31: Peace Treaty between Ramses II and Hattusili III...

 

"It is concluded that Reamasesa-Mai-amana , the Great King, the king (of the land of Egypt) with Hattusili, the Great King, the king of the land of Hatti, his brother, for the land of Egypt and the land of Hatti, in order to establish a good peace and a good fraternity forever among them."

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