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Archaeologists discover burial site of unknown culture in Peru

Archaeologists discover burial site of unknown culture in Peru | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the University of Wrocław have discovered more than 150 ancient graves in the Atacama Desert belonging to a previously unknown culture in Peru, according to a report in PAP - Scien (Archaeologists discover burial site of unknown...

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Nanjing Museum meets Colchester Castle for 4,500-year-old Treasures of China adventure | Culture24

Nanjing Museum meets Colchester Castle for 4,500-year-old Treasures of China adventure | Culture24 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
An alliance between authorities in Essex and Jiangsu will result in an amazing display of 70 treasures from the second-largest museum in China.
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"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls | Culture24

"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls | Culture24 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The National Civil War Centre, in Newark, is asking metal detectorists to resist the chance to melt down civil war metal they may find.
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Myth of pristine Amazon rainforest busted as old cities reappear - New Scientist

Myth of pristine Amazon rainforest busted as old cities reappear - New Scientist | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Amazonian wilderness buzzed with human activity until 500 years ago, when Europeans turned up with weapons and diseases, says radical rethink of rainforest history
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French student finds tooth dating back 560,000 years

French student finds tooth dating back 560,000 years | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Tooth unearthed by 20-year-old volunteer hailed as major discovery by paleoanthropologist overseeing dig at Arago cave near Tautavel
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The Cave of the Hundred Mammoths

The Cave of the Hundred Mammoths | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Today we are in the office preparing a new section on the Upper Palaeolithic cave art of Rouffignac in the French Dordogne, with its 100 beautiful mammoth...
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Wooden fortress older than the PYRAMIDS unearthed on housing estate

Wooden fortress older than the PYRAMIDS unearthed on housing estate | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Radiocarbon dating of the timbers have revealed the fortified farmstead at Monmouth, South Wales, was built in 2917 BC - making it 300 years older than the Pyramids at Giza.
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Oldest Qur'an Manuscript in the world? - Medieval Histories

Oldest Qur'an Manuscript in the world? - Medieval Histories | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Scholars from the University of Birmingham claims a fragment of a manuscript to be part of the oldest Qur'an in the world. But what is the evidence?
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Archaeologists May Have Been Wrong About Where Alexander The Great's Father Was Buried

Archaeologists May Have Been Wrong About Where Alexander The Great's Father Was Buried | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The mystery of where Alexander the Great's father, King Philip II of Macedon, is buried just got more mysterious. Philip II was assassinated in 336 B.C., and his young wife Cleopatra Eurydice -- who was
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The population history of Native Americans

The population history of Native Americans | Archaeology | Scoop.it
There is archaeological evidence of modern humans in the Americas by ca. 15 thousand years ago (KYA). However, there is still debate over exactly when and how many times the ancestors of present-day Native Americans entered the New World from Siberia.
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The Archaeology News Network: Cuneiform tablets discovered at Kültepe#.Va_hke4w_IU

The Archaeology News Network: Cuneiform tablets discovered at Kültepe#.Va_hke4w_IU | Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Burnt mound discovered by archaeologist on Dorset cliff could have been used in Bronze Age ritual feasts | Culture24

Burnt mound discovered by archaeologist on Dorset cliff could have been used in Bronze Age ritual feasts | Culture24 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
A scorched mound hanging from a Dorset cliff could have burned during ritual feasting 3,000 years ago, say experts who have been able to examine the Bronze Age feature before its destruction by coastal erosion.
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Geophysical Survey to ascertain the location of mass grave of Spanish Armada victims in Spanish Point, Co. Clare.

Geophysical Survey to ascertain the location of mass grave of Spanish Armada victims in Spanish Point, Co. Clare. | Archaeology | Scoop.it
On 20 September 1588, two great ships of the Spanish Armada wrecked on the west coast of County Clare. In total, approximately 7-800 men perished in the stormy waters of the Mal Bay between Doonbeg and Spanish Point.
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Five gladiator skulls from Londinium 2,000 years ago are about to go on public show | Culture24

Five gladiator skulls from Londinium 2,000 years ago are about to go on public show | Culture24 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Museum of London will be displaying five skulls of men who suffered violent deaths - including being beheaded - 2,000 years ago in ancient Londinium.
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Burnt mound discovered by archaeologist on Dorset cliff could have been used in Bronze Age ritual feasts | Culture24

Burnt mound discovered by archaeologist on Dorset cliff could have been used in Bronze Age ritual feasts | Culture24 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
A scorched mound hanging from a Dorset cliff could have burned during ritual feasting 3,000 years ago, say experts who have been able to examine the Bronze Age feature before its destruction by coastal erosion.
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Idea of Minoan visitors 9000 years ago works for me - Sault This Week

Idea of Minoan visitors 9000 years ago works for me - Sault This Week | Archaeology | Scoop.it
It has recently come to light that a spot in the Tennessee valley was a smelting location for Lake Superior copper and Wisconsin copper.
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Antiquities Found on Shipwreck That Carried Elgin Marbles : DNews

Antiquities Found on Shipwreck That Carried Elgin Marbles : DNews | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Excavation of a 200-year-old shipwreck confirms Lord Elgin was taking antiquities, as well as sculptures during his voyage from the Acropolis to London.
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"Very rare" Tudor pane found in chute from toilets to moat at Henry VIII palace | Culture24

"Very rare" Tudor pane found in chute from toilets to moat at Henry VIII palace | Culture24 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered a “very rare” triangular artefact from the Tudor period in Enfield, emerging on the former grounds of a palace used by Henry VIII for hunting.
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Bronze Age skeleton unearthed in Wiltshire - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Bronze Age skeleton unearthed in Wiltshire - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Archaeology | Scoop.it
A 4,000-year-old Bronze Age skeleton, believed to be that of an adolescent child, has been unearthed by archaeologists.
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Archaeologists find dozens of medieval shoes in good condition at Greyfriars dig in Oxford | Culture24

Archaeologists find dozens of medieval shoes in good condition at Greyfriars dig in Oxford | Culture24 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists say they have recovered the remains of about 50 medieval shoes during the early stages of excavations at a priory and former watercourse site in Oxford.
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Human Evolution's Biggest Questions May Find Answers in New Analysis

Human Evolution's Biggest Questions May Find Answers in New Analysis | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Recent controversies about human evolution — such as what the ancestor of the human lineage might have been, whether the mysterious "hobbit" was a different species and whether ancient humans were all one species — could find answers in new analyses of human fossils, researchers say. This research, based on statistical analyses of a newly compiled data set of ancient human fossils, supports the proposal that the recently unearthed species Australopithecus sediba may be the ancestor of the human lineage, that the hobbit was a different species and not just a deformed modern human, and that early humans were made up of two species, not one, scientists added. Although modern humans are the only surviving members of the human family tree, others once inhabited the Earth.

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Fun Galleries | List n Stuff

Fun Galleries | List n Stuff | Archaeology | Scoop.it
A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. The human voice was although the first discovered musical instrument, but percussion instruments such as stones, sticks, rocks, and logs were almost certainly the next steps in the evolution of music especially the stones, they were cut in different shapes and designs to change quality and pitch of sound.
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Fossil fuel emissions could soon make it impossible for radiocarbon dating artefacts that are hundreds of years old

Fossil fuel emissions could soon make it impossible for radiocarbon dating artefacts that are hundreds of years old | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Carbon released by burning fossil fuels is diluting radioactive carbon-14 and artificially raising the radiocarbon 'age' of the atmosphere.
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Ancient gold shows prehistoric trading route existed between Cornwall and Ireland, say experts | Culture24

Ancient gold shows prehistoric trading route existed between Cornwall and Ireland, say experts | Culture24 | Archaeology | Scoop.it
Ancient artefacts made of imported gold, investigated in the Museum of Ireland collections, suggest that there was no universal value of gold for thousands of years.
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The Archaeology News Network: China finds new evidence for use of fire by 'Peking Man'#.Va9DGO4w_IU

The Archaeology News Network: China finds new evidence for use of fire by 'Peking Man'#.Va9DGO4w_IU | Archaeology | Scoop.it
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