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Ice age art at the British Museum was crafted by ‘professional’ artists : Past Horizons Archaeology

Ice age art at the British Museum was crafted by ‘professional’ artists : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

It’s smaller than your thumb: a little piece of mammoth ivory delicately carved into the shape of a woman’s head. But this miniature sculpture, with one wonky eye and rather elongated, slightly Modigliani-esque proportions, is the oldest known portrait in the world, and is about to go on show to the public for the first time in Britain in a new exhibition at the British Museum, Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind.

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Secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard: Skills of the Saxon smiths revealed

Secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard: Skills of the Saxon smiths revealed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Birmingham’s flourishing jewellery quarter has created stunning replicas of a number of the most famous Hoard items for the new displays, including this breathtaking reconstruction of the folded cross, depicted in all its unfurled glory with...
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Could rare sword have belonged to Ivan the Terrible?

Could rare sword have belonged to Ivan the Terrible? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Intrigue over how German-made 12th century blade, adorned in Sweden, reached Siberia.
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New Preservative Could Save Ancient Ships for Archaeologists - Scientific American

New Preservative Could Save Ancient Ships for Archaeologists - Scientific American | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Chemical based on shrimp protein could preserve famous wooden ships like the Mary Rose
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Fragment of ancient grave stele unearthed at Kerameikos in Athens

Fragment of ancient grave stele unearthed at Kerameikos in Athens | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The stele almost certainly marked a grave within the important Athenian cemetery, but appears to have been re-used at a later date as a sewer cover.
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Intact Macedonian Tomb Discovered in Northern Greece - Archaeology Magazine

Intact Macedonian Tomb Discovered in Northern Greece - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
RT @archaeologymag: A gold-plated bronze vase has been unearthed in an intact 4th-century B.C. tomb in Greece http://t.co/Gngpbk3CLN http:/…
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Is this what Siberian men used to shave in 2000BC? - The Siberian Times

Is this what Siberian men used to shave in 2000BC? - The Siberian Times | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists intrigued by discovery of Bronze Age razor blade in Novosibirsk region.
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Archaeology for All: improving the experience of the hearing impaired community

Archaeology for All: improving the experience of the hearing impaired community | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Friday 5th December 2014 The aim of the training is to widen access to the historic environment for individuals with hearing impairment,
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5,000 year-old footprints in the sand capture a moment in time

5,000 year-old footprints in the sand capture a moment in time | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An unusual find of 5,000-year-old human footprints provides an insight into the everyday lives and challenges of the local population.
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International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works's curator insight, November 15, 5:33 PM

An unusual find of 5,000-year-old human footprints provides an insight into the everyday lives and challenges of the local population

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Dig York Stadium

Dig York Stadium | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The project aims to learn more about the site’s past as Roman fortification. Was this a temporary camp created by an army marching north to expand the empire? Was it a short-lived fortification des...
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Francesco Vezzoli Paints Up Ancient Roman Busts - New York Magazine

Francesco Vezzoli Paints Up Ancient Roman Busts - New York Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A bit of color and they look like new!
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1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online

1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Between the 9th and 19th centuries, Arabic-speaking scholars translated Greek, Latin and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy, fostering a vibrant scientific culture within the Islamic world.
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Heritage Together - 3D models of Welsh monuments

Heritage Together - 3D models of Welsh monuments | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The project is funded under the Humanities Research Council’s ‘Connected Communities’ call. The project is a collaboration between the schools of Computer Science at Bangor University and Aberystwy...
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MicroPasts launch crowd-funding platform for community archaeology projects

MicroPasts launch crowd-funding platform for community archaeology projects | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In a new venture, MicroPasts are launching a crowd-funding section for their platform to support archaeological and historical research involving collaborations between community organisations and ...
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Were the ancient Romans more kinky than you? - Telegraph.co.uk

Were the ancient Romans more kinky than you? - Telegraph.co.uk | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The new Institute of Sexology in London shows that humans have been fascinated by weird sex for thousands of years
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Ancient Aboriginal rock art site found in suburban Sydney

Ancient Aboriginal rock art site found in suburban Sydney | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An Ancient Aboriginal site discovered in a Sydney suburb could date back tens of thousands of years.
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Fred Stenson's curator insight, November 20, 12:03 PM

OK not either of Canada's Sydneys but this harkens back to the time of universal language.

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Dates from Viking fortress confirm it could have been built by Harald Bluetooth

Dates from Viking fortress confirm it could have been built by Harald Bluetooth | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Two samples were taken from the outermost tree rings of charred logs found in the northern gateway of the fortress. The results are almost identical to each other, showing the fortress was built sometime between the 10th and 11th centuries AD.
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Late Bronze Age population collapse needs new explanation

Late Bronze Age population collapse needs new explanation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A commonly held assumption that climate change accounted for the significant fall in population at the end of the Bronze Age, needs a new explanation, say a group of researchers.
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Latrines, sewers show varied ancient Roman diet

Latrines, sewers show varied ancient Roman diet | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and trash dumps at Pompeii and Herculaneum have found tantalizing clues to an apparently varied diet there before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed those Roman cities in 79 A.D.
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Joy Kinley's curator insight, November 17, 9:12 AM

Trash and sewers show a lot about a culture.  It sounds disgusting going through a sewer but these sewers and cesspits haven't been used for hundreds of years so the smell at least is gone.

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9 World Heritage Sites That Will Leave You in Awe - Yahoo Travel

9 World Heritage Sites That Will Leave You in Awe - Yahoo Travel | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
UNESCO was created in 1945 as a means to help ensure the preservation of our natural, cultural, and intellectual heritage. Of the nearly 1,000 awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage sites, the following places should be at the top of your list.
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HERITAGE MAKES YOU HAPPY

HERITAGE MAKES YOU HAPPY | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Taking part in heritage is good for our happiness and wellbeing, according to this year’s Heritage Counts report published yesterday by English Heritage on behalf of England’s leading heritage orga...
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Nikauly Vargas Arias's curator insight, November 19, 2:36 PM

Resultados del informe anual "El patrimonio cuenta" publicado por English Heritage.

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New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guide to Good Practice

New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guide to Good Practice | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In theory, even a very minor archaeological site can now benefit from its very own aerial survey. But while the possibilities for archaeology are immensely exciting, many of the actual results are ...
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OA launches special magazine and vision for 2020

OA launches special magazine and vision for 2020 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
 In Touch has been produced since April 2007, but has until now only been available to OA staff. While many items that have appeared in In Touch have featured on the OA website as news stories, the...
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Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Government proposes to widen the A303 trunk road to the south west. This road crosses the iconic Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), which has been called “the most archaeologically significant land surface in Europe”.
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David Wilson's curator insight, November 2, 3:42 AM

Stonehenge Wiltshire

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Risks in resurrecting ancient viruses from poo - The Press West Coast

Risks in resurrecting ancient viruses from poo - The Press West Coast | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Defrosting ancient poo could reintroduce some age-old bugs to the modern world, scientists say.
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Orkney archaeology video

Orkney archaeology video | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
There is a saying in Orkney that if you scratch the soil it bleeds archaeology. It's almost true as the islands are notoriously rich in archaeological remains, more concentrated here than anywhere ...
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