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Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved?

Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Collapses highlight "critical" situation, but site is "absolutely safe for tourists."

Last month, part of a major wall came tumbling down in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city frozen in time by a f...

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Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archeology project

Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archeology project | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Thousands log on to transcribe handwritten catalogue dating back to 18th century and put 30,000 ancient objects online (#webnews #video Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archeology project - The Gu...
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Great way to get experience working with archival materials.

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Emperor Augustus stables in Rome to be reburied due to lack of funding - Telegraph

Emperor Augustus stables in Rome to be reburied due to lack of funding  - Telegraph | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Important archaeological discovery of stables built by Rome's first emperor to keep horses raced at Circus Maximus to be reburied after plans to restore them for 2000th anniversary scrapped (Emperor Augustus stables in #Rome to be reburied due to ...
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Tomb Dating From the Time of Alexander the Great Found in Northern Greece

Tomb Dating From the Time of Alexander the Great Found in Northern Greece | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Greek government has announced that an “extremely important” tomb has been found in northern Greece, sparking speculation about who may be buried inside.
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New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A drone air force has been created to map, monitor and safeguard Peru’s many endangered archaeological sites.
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Max Flint's curator insight, August 18, 8:14 AM

We need more satellite pictures too!

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Moving on from Stonehenge: Researchers make the case for archaeoastronomy - Culture24

Moving on from Stonehenge: Researchers make the case for archaeoastronomy - Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Moving on from Stonehenge: Researchers make the case for archaeoastronomy Culture24 Dr Silva, who is co-editor of the Journal for Skyscape Archaeology, which promotes the role and importance of the sky in archaeological interpretation, added: "We...
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Two ancient Maya sites discovered in southern Mexico

Two ancient Maya sites discovered in southern Mexico | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In the tropical forest of central Yucatan peninsula, southern Mexico, two large Maya sites have been discovered by an archaeological expedition
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Middle Palaeolithic carcass processing site in France

Middle Palaeolithic carcass processing site in France | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A team of archaeologists have been investigating a site in south-eastern France, which shows evidence of Neanderthal hunting and scavenging activity
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From Turf to Tools – Rhynie Man Axe

From Turf to Tools – Rhynie Man Axe | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
From 11-23th August, the collaboration of Scottish Sculpture Workshop artist Eden Jolly and master blacksmith Darrell Markewitz, with Dr. Gordon Noble, archaeologist at University of Aberdeen, will...
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Bioarchaeology of a Royal Burial from Palenque

Bioarchaeology of a Royal Burial from Palenque | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Palenque is perhaps one of the most famous and most studied archaeological sites of the Maya. It was actually one of the first places that led me to become more interested in bioarchaeology. While ...
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Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Nino cycles | Science Codex

Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Nino cycles | Science Codex | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The planet's largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the tropical Pacific Ocean, was widely thought to have been weaker in ancient times because of a different configuration...
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Citizen archaeologists wanted to help rediscover the British Bronze Age

Citizen archaeologists wanted to help rediscover the British Bronze Age | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Jennifer Wexler, Bronze Age Index Manager, MicroPasts Project, Daniel Pett, ICT Advisor, Portable Antiquities Scheme, and Neil Wilkin, Curator of European Bronze Age collections, British Museum As any museum researcher will tell you, getting used...
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Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1000 ... - thejournal.ie

Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1000 ... - thejournal.ie | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Stonehenge of Anatolia in need of attention

ARCHAEOLOGY - Stonehenge of Anatolia in need of attention | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The stelas and stone circles in the necropolis area of the Urartian Kingdom in Van is called the ‘Stonehenge of Anatolia’ because of its similarity to the structure in Britain.
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Uncovering Berenike: an ancient port on the Red Sea coast

Uncovering Berenike: an ancient port on the Red Sea coast | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have started to uncover an ancient Roman era ship's hull and an extensive animal burial ground at the site of an ancient Egyptian port
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Berenike was founded in the 3rd century BC by Pharaoh Ptolemy II (285-246 years BC). Initially, the port was used for shipments of African elephants. The ruler had decided to use these animals in battles against Egypt’s enemies, as access to the Indian elephant was cut off, so an independent source from Eastern Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia was needed. The city was also a refuge and place of temporary residence for seafarers, traders and the general public from the remotest corners of the world.

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Wall Face – Hadrians Wall

Wall Face – Hadrians Wall | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Wall Face 21 August – 9 November Portraits of the people who revealed Hadrian’s Wall The antiquarians and archaeologists that feature in this exhibition are well known because of their character, activities and achievements.They often held...
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Callanish Stones still surprise

Callanish Stones still surprise | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
It may be centuries old, but the Callanish Stones site still throws up new observations about the beginnings of civilisation.
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Diving club discovers 3,500-year-old Bronze Age sword - Independent.ie

Diving club discovers 3,500-year-old Bronze Age sword - Independent.ie | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A BRONZE Age sword believed to be 3,500 years old has been recovered by a diver from the River Shannon.
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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, August 19, 6:59 AM

It is very thrilling when scuba divers discover some unexpected, but amazing items!

 

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The Ajanta cave murals: 'nothing less than the birth of Indian art' - The Guardian

The Ajanta cave murals: 'nothing less than the birth of Indian art' - The Guardian | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Guardian The Ajanta cave murals: 'nothing less than the birth of Indian art' The Guardian In the early summer of 1819, a British hunting party was heading through thick jungle near Aurangabad, in Maharashtra, western India, when the tiger they...
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Week 9: Suzi Richer

Week 9: Suzi Richer | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The books are in the chronological order that I read them, after all this is archaeology! The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin I feel ashamed to admit to both of the first two books! As a young teenag...
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Million year hominid dispersal event in Iberia

Million year hominid dispersal event in Iberia | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeological remains dating to between 1 million to 780,000 years provide evidence of the first known human occupation in the Iberian Peninsula
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1,300-Year-Old Pottery Found in Colorado Contains Ancient ‘Natural Aspirin’

1,300-Year-Old Pottery Found in Colorado Contains Ancient ‘Natural Aspirin’ | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Fragmented pottery unearthed in a rockshelter in east central Colorado has revealed traces of salicylic acid, a substance derived from willow bark that's the natural precursor to modern-day aspirin...
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Survey uncovers Scotland's forgotten Great War heritage - Aberdeen Press and Journal

Survey uncovers Scotland's forgotten Great War heritage - Aberdeen Press and Journal | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Survey uncovers Scotland's forgotten Great War heritage Aberdeen Press and Journal Commissioned by Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), a special audit has revealed previously...
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Archeologists Mystfied By Elephant Mosaics In Ancient Synagogue

Archeologists Mystfied By Elephant Mosaics In Ancient Synagogue | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
There are many amazing characters and creatures described in the Hebrew Bible, but elephants are not among them.
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Attempt to downplay Grace Islet burial ground dismays archeologists - Times Colonist

Attempt to downplay Grace Islet burial ground dismays archeologists - Times Colonist | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Attempt to downplay Grace Islet burial ground dismays archeologists Times Colonist “Either [the landowner] is grossly misinformed, or it is another cynical attempt to trivialize and devalue the scientific and First Nation cultural significance of...
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Dig this: Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave - Fox News

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This July 2014 image provided by the Bureau of Land Management shows researchers in the interior of the Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming.
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