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Richard III to pick up where he left off

Richard III to pick up where he left off | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
THE skeleton of Richard III has vowed to re-boot the Wars of the Roses and slaughter his rivals to the throne.
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The Archaeology News Network: Dig sheds new light on life in medieval Ireland

The Archaeology News Network: Dig sheds new light on life in medieval Ireland | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
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Piltdown Man: A hoaxer still pursued

Piltdown Man: A hoaxer still pursued | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
It might be a hundred years since the UK scientific establishment was conned by Piltdown Man, but the desire to unmask the fraudster remains as strong as ever.
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Latest News

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RTÉ Midlands Correspondent, Ciaran Mullooly, spoke with club divers John Herrefrnan and Robert O'Meara on Morning Ireland about the two swords, both over 1,000 years old, were found in the River...
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Medieval mystery surrounds sainted relics : Past Horizons Archaeology

Medieval mystery surrounds sainted relics : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
In summer 2011, archaeologists from John Moore Heritage Services uncovered a lead casket or ‘reliquary’ containing human remains at the site of a 12th century Augustinian priory in the town of Bicester, southwest England.
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David Connolly's curator insight, December 17, 2012 7:22 AM

Forgot how cool this one was...   and teh real story behind the bones!

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Medieval mystery surrounds sainted relics : Past Horizons Archaeology

Medieval mystery surrounds sainted relics : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
In summer 2011, archaeologists from John Moore Heritage Services uncovered a lead casket or ‘reliquary’ containing human remains at the site of a 12th century Augustinian priory in the town of Bicester, southwest England.
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David Connolly's curator insight, December 17, 2012 7:22 AM

Forgot how cool this one was...   and teh real story behind the bones!

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Restoration of Roman tunnels gives a slave’s eye view of Caracalla baths | The Raw Story

Restoration of Roman tunnels gives a slave’s eye view of Caracalla baths | The Raw Story | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
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Metal detectors plunder heritage site - Crime - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Metal detectors plunder heritage site - Crime - Northampton Chronicle and Echo | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it

TWO metal-detecting enthusiasts were caught red-handed plundering an ancient Roman and Iron Age archeological site in Northamptonshire.

 

Peter Cox, 69, and Darren West, 51, were arrested while in the process of stealing ancient artefacts from Chester Farm, near Irchester.

 

Northampton Crown Court heard the site contained the remains of an Iron Age settlement, a walled Roman town and its suburbs, ancient fields and parkland, a deserted medieval village and areas of more recent ironstone extraction.

 

Sad that they do this...  and drag archaeology societies and Finds Liason Officers into this. 

Shame on them,.....   the worst thing is of course summed up in this section

“We will never know the full extent of the damage caused by these criminals, to a site of such cultural importance, which saddens me immensely.”

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The Game Archaeologist: Steve Nichols' The Realm Online ...

The Game Archaeologist: Steve Nichols' The Realm Online ... | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
This week we continue our interview with Steve Nichols, one of the original lead developers on The Realm Online. After his work on this pioneering title, Nichols expanded his MMO resume with projects such as the ...
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Cham heritage holds potential for tourism in Quang Nam ...

Cham heritage holds potential for tourism in Quang Nam ... | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
The Quang Nam province has great potential in history, tradition, culture and environment, as well as two UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites and t.
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£3m Aberdeen bypass archaeology project put out to tender by government - stv.tv

£3m Aberdeen bypass archaeology project put out to tender by government - stv.tv | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Scotsman£3m Aberdeen bypass archaeology project put out to tender by governmentstv.tvSpecialists are being invited to tender for a £3m archaeology project on the sites of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) and Balmedie-Tipperty project.
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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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Scans show Pharaoh's throat was slit

Scans show Pharaoh's throat was slit | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Conspirators murdered Egyptian King Ramesses III by slitting his throat, experts now believe, based on a new forensic analysis.
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Nasa's post-Mayan apocalypse video released 10 days early – video

A film from Nasa about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on 21 December, has been released 10 days early
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History's biggest scientific fraud goes under the microscope

History's biggest scientific fraud goes under the microscope | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
It's a detective story with a century-old crime: The forgery of a supposed missing link in human evolution that went undetected for decades.

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David Connolly's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:33 AM

I am sure it is a fraud!   

nuff said

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Indiana Jones Mystery Package We don’t really...

Indiana Jones Mystery Package We don’t really... | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
Indiana Jones Mystery Package We don’t really even know how to start this post. Yesterday we received a package addressed to “Henry Walton Jones, Jr.”. We sort-of shrugged it off and put it in our bin...
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Roman road uncovered in York

Roman road uncovered in York | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
A SECTION of Roman Road has been uncovered beneath York Minster.

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Markus Milligan's curator insight, December 11, 2012 1:05 PM

Archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust unearthed it during construction work on the new visitor development in the Undercroft, a Minster spokeswoman said today.

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Harnessing the power of living heritage for a more peaceful world ...

Harnessing the power of living heritage for a more peaceful world ... | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
'More than 600 experts, officials and practitioners from more than 110 countries will come together at UNESCO Headquarters from 3 to 7 December to take stock of the world's intangible cultural heritage and the global ...
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UNESCO Director General Bokova on Protecting Cultural Heritage ...

In an op-ed for the IHT UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova discusses the damage done to cultural sites in northern Mali, Syria and elsewhere. She argues that "Culture stands on the frontline of conflicts, deliberately ...
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Future of Cultural Heritage « European Foresight Platform

Future of Cultural Heritage « European Foresight Platform | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
future perspective on cultural heritage. Cultural heritage is important for both society and economy. Cultural heritage is defined by what people consider nowadays as of cultural importance because of personal, social, political and economic ...
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'Gambian Tourism Is Based Heavily On Cultural Heritage Attractions' - AllAfrica.com

'Gambian Tourism Is Based Heavily On Cultural Heritage Attractions' - AllAfrica.com | Archaeology makes the news | Scoop.it
'Gambian Tourism Is Based Heavily On Cultural Heritage Attractions'AllAfrica.comThe deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture has asserted that the Gambian tourism is based heavily on the cultural heritage attractions; such...
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