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Canadian hunt for families of Irish airmen killed in World War

Canadian hunt for families of Irish airmen killed in World War | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
The organisers of a plan to recover a World War Two bomber from the sea off Donegal are trying to find the families of the 12 Irishmen who died serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Pla...

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Medieval monastery on Donegal site

Medieval monastery on Donegal site | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
A senior archaeologist says the remains of an medieval monastic settlement uncovered near Donegal town could be as significant as Clonmacnoise.
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This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers

This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Researchers have finally found out why the jade-green cup appears red when lit from behind
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Oldest dated petroglyphs in North America

Oldest dated petroglyphs in North America | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
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Rome mayor in bid to create 'biggest archaeological park on the planet' - Telegraph

Rome mayor in bid to create 'biggest archaeological park on the planet'  - Telegraph | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
The mayor of Rome has revealed the next phase of a radical plan to transform the city by reuniting two ancient forums and ripping up the avenue that divides them.
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Dig reveals full extent of convicts' mass grave on Spike Island

Dig reveals full extent of convicts' mass grave on Spike Island | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have identified for the first time the full extent of a convicts’ mass grave on what was once a notorious concentration camp-style prison in Cork harbour.
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Sheffield Crypt Mystery: Shrewsbury Vault rediscovered, but where are the bodies?

Sheffield Crypt Mystery: Shrewsbury Vault rediscovered, but where are the bodies? | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
The Shrewsbury Vault, burial site of the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, who was the jailer of Mary Queen of Scots, has been rediscovered.
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X-rays reconstruct primate fossil

X-rays reconstruct primate fossil | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
A 55-million-year-old, mouse-sized fossil from China provides remarkable new insights into the origin of primates, the broad grouping of animals that also includes humans.
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New Views of Ancient Culture Suggest Brutal Violence

New Views of Ancient Culture Suggest Brutal Violence | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Harappa have uncovered evidence of immigration but also great violence.
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'One of the most significant findings of the last 100 years': Artefacts discovered on Dartmoor hint at ancient trading links

'One of the most significant findings of the last 100 years': Artefacts discovered on Dartmoor hint at ancient trading links | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
A find hailed as "one of the most significant of at least the last 100 years", has unearthed human remains and Bronze Age artefacts thought to be 4,000 years old.
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The Lost City of Clonmacnoise | Irish Archaeology

The Lost City of Clonmacnoise | Irish Archaeology | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
The ancient monastery at Clonmacnoise is brought to life by a new 3D smart phone app
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ARCHAEOLOGY - ‘Gate to Hell’ dug up in Turkey

ARCHAEOLOGY - ‘Gate to Hell’ dug up in Turkey | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Pluto’s Gate, the legendary portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition...
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Public helping excavate oldest U.S. street in Philly

Public helping excavate oldest U.S. street in Philly | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
The Colonial-era houses along Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street, have well-researched histories that document the names of nearly every homeowner over the past three centuries, as well as their occupations.
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A great excercise in public and community archaeology

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New study suggests Neanderthals died out earlier, did not coexist with modern humans

New study suggests Neanderthals died out earlier, did not coexist with modern humans | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Theories about when the last Neanderthals walked the Earth may have to be revised, according to a study that suggests they became extinct in their last refuge in Spain much earlier than previously thought.
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Iron age tunic thaws out of ice

Iron age tunic thaws out of ice | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
An Iron Age tunic is amongst one of the discoveries found under melting snow on Norwegian mountains.
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Archaeological dig on Spike Island reveals 250 unmarked burial plots of criminals

Archaeological dig on Spike Island reveals 250 unmarked burial plots of criminals | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Archaeological dig on Spike Island reveals 250 unmarked burial plots of criminals
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Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
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Tomb Raider: Badger Digs Up Medieval Treasure in Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Tomb Raider: Badger Digs Up Medieval Treasure in Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
A badger helped discover the tombs of two medieval lords in Germany in what archaeologists are hailing as a significant find.
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700 year old deer park discovered in Wales

700 year old deer park discovered in Wales | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
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Fossil could be 'ancestor of humanity'

Fossil could be 'ancestor of humanity' | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
A fifty five million year old fossil could provide crucial evidence of the earliest phases of human evolution
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The unsung heroine who helped decode Crete's ancient script

The unsung heroine who helped decode Crete's ancient script | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
When a British architect finally cracked Linear B in the 1950s, he was hailed as a genius - but he may never have succeeded had it not been for a woman on the other side of the Atlantic.
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Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple : DNews

Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple : DNews | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Hundreds of spheres suggest rituals were performed beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico.
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Four-thousand year old gold-adorned skeleton found near Windsor

Four-thousand year old gold-adorned skeleton found near Windsor | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Windsor may have been popular with royalty rather earlier than generally thought.
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A medieval murder mystery: Archaeologists uncover body of teenage girl among 4,000 artefacts which have been preserved beneath the soil for 600 years

A medieval murder mystery: Archaeologists uncover body of teenage girl among 4,000 artefacts which have been preserved beneath the soil for 600 years | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
The find, located within a medieval and long-forgotten settlement, only came to light due to the development of a section of road in Northern Ireland.
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Never mind the hunt for Richard III, what about Boudicca?

Never mind the hunt for Richard III, what about Boudicca? | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
First there was Richard III. Then, in the early hours of Monday morning, with the exhumation of bones from an unmarked grave at St Bartholemew’s Church in Winchester, archaeologists came closer to unravelling one of the great mysteries of British...
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Reconstructed face of Richard III

Reconstructed face of Richard III | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
After archaeologists confirm a skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park is that of Richard III, a facial reconstruction based on the skull reveals how the English king may have looked.
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