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Archaeologists discover burial site of unknown culture in Peru

Archaeologists discover burial site of unknown culture in Peru | Archaeology & Archaeological News | 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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Egyptian Hieroglyphs Translated to English for the Masses

Egyptian Hieroglyphs Translated to English for the Masses | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, a collection of Egyptian hieroglyphs collected from papyrus scrolls and found on rock faces are being translated to English and then published in an effort to reach a wider audience. These ancient Egyptian texts have largely only been available to specialized academics, as a large number of these hieroglyph collections …
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Ancient Egyptian woman Meritamun 'brought to life' 2000 years later

Ancient Egyptian woman Meritamun 'brought to life' 2000 years later | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
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Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest

Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
Hi-tech imaging has revealed exceptionally rare manuscript overlaid by 16th-century deerhide document held at Oxford University
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Ancient Roman port 'larger than thought', researchers find - BBC News

Ancient Roman port 'larger than thought', researchers find - BBC News | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
British scientists say a newly discovered section of the wall at the ancient Roman port of Ostia shows the city was much larger than previously estimated.
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Mysterious Stone Spheroids Were Hunting Weapons

Mysterious Stone Spheroids Were Hunting Weapons | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
A new research study has found that a collection of stone spheroids dating back to up to 1.8 million years ago could have been used as weapons for hunting, and not just tools as has been suggested previously. Nearly thirty years ago a series of mysterious spherical stones were discovered at the Cave of Hearths: …
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Codex of a lost civilisation revealed under 16th Century manuscript

Codex of a lost civilisation revealed under 16th Century manuscript | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
Scientists at Leiden University in the Netherlands and Oxford University, have used a new imaging technique to reveal text hidden beneath plaster of a document from the Mixtec civilisation.
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How women played a key part in defending Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Empire

How women played a key part in defending Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Empire | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
Hadrian's Wall was the Northern frontier of the Roman Empire but it wasn't just men that played a part in defending the fortification
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The Man Who Spent 30 Years in the Rainforest Preserving the Music of the Bayaka

The Man Who Spent 30 Years in the Rainforest Preserving the Music of the Bayaka | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
Louis Sarno went to record the music of the Central African Republic's Bayaka community in the 80s and never turned back.
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Now You See Them, Now You Don’t. Petroglyphs Revealed on Beach

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t. Petroglyphs Revealed on Beach | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
It was an accidental discovery; a tourist was walking along a beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu when the sun hit something along the shoreline that caught the corner of his eye. What he found when he stopped to investigate was a series of petroglyphs etched into the sandstone, perhaps as long as 400 …
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Preserving Cambodia’s Artistic Heritage

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The Diplomat spoke with art restorer Borany Mam about the efforts to restore Cambodia’s endangered canvases.
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Has Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece Been Found?

Has Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece Been Found? | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
The culture ministry of Greece announced recently that a team of Greek and American researchers have discovered the 3,000-year-old skeletal remains of a teenager on Mount Lykaion, at a site where animal sacrifices were known to have happened, leading archaeologists to believe that one of the bleakest legends of ancient times may have been confirmed. …
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New Evidence Revealed for Intelligence of Human Ancestors

New Evidence Revealed for Intelligence of Human Ancestors | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from the University of Victoria has exposed new evidence that points to a relatively high level of intelligence in the Stone Age-era ancestors of humans. In a recently published research study, UVic paleoanthropologists led by April Nowell found that early humans living in Jordan 250,000 years ago left behind signs that …
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Grave of Okunev “Noblewoman” Discovered in Siberia

Grave of Okunev “Noblewoman” Discovered in Siberia | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
The remains of an Okunev “noblewoman” have been discovered in the Republic of Khakassia, Siberia. The Okunev people are considered the Siberian ethnic group most closely related to Native Americans, with the ancestors of the mysterious Okunevs believed to have populated the Americas using primitive boats to reach the Beringia land bridge around 12,600 years …
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Oldest Known Living Tree in Europe Found in Greece

Oldest Known Living Tree in Europe Found in Greece | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
The oldest known living tree in Europe has been identified as a 1075-year-old Bosnian pine located in northern Greece, after an international team of scientists subjected it to dendrochronological study. The tree’s highly advanced age was discovered by a group of scientists from the University of Arizona in the United States, the University of Mainz …
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Cache of Native American obsidian tools found in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Cache of Native American obsidian tools found in Oregon's Willamette Valley | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
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Neolithic Britons Used Spectacular Stone Monuments for Astronomy

Neolithic Britons Used Spectacular Stone Monuments for Astronomy | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
Scientists have proven for the first time that the earliest stone monuments in Britain were built with astronomy in mind. Through innovative use of 2D and 3D technology, researchers from the University of Adelaide have statistically proven that spectacular stone circles constructed up to 500 years before Stonehenge, were deliberately built in line with the …
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Team Recreates Bronze Age Trepanation Step-by-Step

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A team of researchers has recreated, step-by-step, a trepanation operation from the Bronze Age. The experiment was conducted using the skull of a man previously discovered at the Anzhevsky archaeological site, in the Nefteprovod II burial ground, southeast of Kansk, in Siberia. The ‘patient’ was 30 to 40 years old when he died, with markings …
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40,000 shipwrecks waiting to be found off British coast, says Historic England

40,000 shipwrecks waiting to be found off British coast, says Historic England | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
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Remains of Massive Structure Found Next to Stonehenge

Remains of Massive Structure Found Next to Stonehenge | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
While the famous World Heritage site known as Stonehenge has been drawing attention for thousands of years, there’s a new kid on the block – and it’s just two miles from the impressive circle of standing stones. A stone’s throw to the northeast, the remains of what seems to have been a massive 500-diameter circle …
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Oregon Math Teacher Unearths Clue To Native American Trade Routes

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A math teacher unearthed a collection of 14 stone tools while clearing blackberries from his backyard.
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Beautiful treasure in ancient Cyprus tomb reveals island was crucial Mediterranean hub

Beautiful treasure in ancient Cyprus tomb reveals island was crucial Mediterranean hub | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
Artefacts from many ancient cultures were recovered from the large family grave.
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UK: Museum opens in Victorian 'Crossness Pumping Station'

UK: Museum opens in Victorian 'Crossness Pumping Station' | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
Crossness Pumping Station in Bexley, south-east London, was decommissioned in the 1950s and fell into a state of disrepair. The Victorian gem was all but forgotten - until now.

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Alamo dig: Archaeologists unearth tip of Mexican sword | Fox News

Alamo dig: Archaeologists unearth tip of Mexican sword | Fox News | Archaeology & Archaeological News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists digging near the Alamo have unearthed the broken tip of a Mexican soldier’s sword that may have been used in the famous 1836 battle.
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