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China conducting closed research into ancient Korean dynasty

China conducting closed research into ancient Korean dynasty | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

China continues its closed research into a recently unearthed Goguryeo stele, or memorial stone, that is attracting interest as the second Gwanggaeto Stele.

 

The Hankyoreh confirmed that the research team includes a large number of scholars who took part in the Northeast Project, which was controversial for its distortions of Goguryeo history. Goguryeo was one of the three kingdoms of ancient Korea, along with Baekjae and Silla.

 

Parts of its territory are in present day North Korea, North eastern China and Russian Far East. Officials in the city of Ji’an in Jilin Province, northeast China, where the new Goguryeo stele was discovered, assembled a guidance team for protection and study of the gravestone.

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Observers say work on the Goguryeo stele is an attempt to incorporate it into Chinese history

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Ur of the Chaldees: a virtual vision of Woolley’s excavations

Ur of the Chaldees: a virtual vision of Woolley’s excavations | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Birger Helgestad, Project Curator, Ur Project, British Museum I am responsible for managing the digitisation of objects and archives for the Ur Project, a dynamic new collaboration between the Brit...
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70,000 year-old African settlement unearthed

70,000 year-old African settlement unearthed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
During ongoing excavations in northern Sudan, Polish archaeologists have discovered the remains of a settlement estimated to 70,000 years old
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Festival of Archaeology 2014: An Iron Age comb, medieval matrix and Bronze ... - Culture24

Festival of Archaeology 2014: An Iron Age comb, medieval matrix and Bronze ... - Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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“Choosing my favourite finds I've recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme is tricky.
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Mesolithic shamanistic meteorite talisman unearthed

Mesolithic shamanistic meteorite talisman unearthed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Polish archaeologists have discovered a meteorite fragment inside the remains of a possible shaman's hut dating back more than 9,000 years
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A Convincing Theory About Human Evolution

A Convincing Theory About Human Evolution | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
According to the standard treatment in...
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few years ago Richard Wrangham, a British primatologist at Harvard University, challenged this accepted wisdom by arguing that learning to cook had made apes human. People cannot easily digest raw meat, he said. Cooking food increases its nutritional value. Mr Wrangham showed that Homo erectus learned to cook with fire about 1.8m years ago. This development conferred evolutionary benefits that ultimately led to the dominance of Homo sapiens today.

In a new book, Clive Finlayson, a zoologist and palaeontologist, who is the director of the Gibraltar Museum, offers another view of 7m years of human evolution. Instead of food, he focuses on water, advancing the theory that the spread of Homo sapiens across the globe was driven largely by changes in climate and access to fresh water.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/theory-about-human-evolution-2014-7#ixzz36ic8tiHw

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Hopewell excavation near Chillicothe seeks evidence of a ‘woodhenge’

Hopewell excavation near Chillicothe seeks evidence of a ‘woodhenge’ | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The ancient people of the Hopewell culture who built earthwork mounds in Ohio 1,600 to 2,000 years ago continue to give up their secrets.
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Acropolis wow as Nicholson Museum sends Lego model 'home'

Acropolis wow as Nicholson Museum sends Lego model 'home' | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A Lego model featuring the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion temple and the Propylaea - as well as Lego Oedipus, Lego Lord Elgin and Lego Sigmund Freud - is on its way to Greece.
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The future of the Rose - The Stage

The future of the Rose - The Stage | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Stage The future of the Rose The Stage Last weekend saw the 25th anniversary of the momentous demonstration on Bankside when the theatre world turned out to save the archaeological remains of the Rose Theatre from the developers' bulldozers,...
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The Hammer of Thor

The Hammer of Thor | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A new find from Denmark, a small rune inscribed amulet has confirmed that these particular items are really meant to represent Thor’s hammers
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How Did This Ancient Civilization Avoid War for 2,000 Years?

How Did This Ancient Civilization Avoid War for 2,000 Years? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Harappan civilization dominated the Indus River valley beginning about five thousand years ago, many of its massive cities sprawling at the edges of rivers that still flow through Pakistan and India today. But its culture remains a mystery. Why did it leave behind no representations of great leaders, nor of warfare?
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Martin Roseveare's comment, June 30, 4:29 AM
A somewhat misleading article? The map doesn't show the eastern sites, e.g. in Haryana state. In addition, considering the number of sites involved, the amount of excavation is minimal so comments on conflict or not are arguably premature.
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Crop irrigation in Mesopotamia may have spread disease

Crop irrigation in Mesopotamia may have spread disease | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Schistosomiasis, a disease caused by flatworm parasites, may have been spread by earliest crop irrigation in ancient Mesopotamia, suggesting early technology exacerbated disease burden
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The discovery of a schistosomiasis parasite egg in a 6200-year-old grave at a prehistoric town by the Euphrates river in Syria may be the first evidence that agricultural irrigation systems in the Middle East contributed to disease burden, according to new research published in Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by several species of flatworm parasites that live in the blood vessels of the bladder and intestines.

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Melting Yukon ices reveals 5,000-year-old archaeological treasures

Melting Yukon ices reveals 5,000-year-old archaeological treasures | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An odd, barnyard-y smell in the ice patch uncovered a treasure trove of ancient tools
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Scientists to study exact age of 'oldest wooden statue in the world'

Scientists to study exact age of 'oldest wooden statue in the world' | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Twice as old as the Egyptian Pyramids, samples of the Shigir Idol are sent to Germany for testing.
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Two stories tall!

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Experts Reconstruct Face of Ancient Woman - All China Women's Federation

Experts Reconstruct Face of Ancient Woman - All China Women's Federation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Experts have succeeded in giving a face to the ancient Nanjing Man from 300,000 years ago, but it's no man.
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Ancient warrior myths help veterans fight PTSD

Ancient warrior myths help veterans fight PTSD | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A soldier returns home from battle but has brought the war with him. He stares off into the distance, unable to take joy in his family or friends, still hyperalert to threats he no longer faces. Unable to heal his invisible wound, he takes his own life.
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Black Watch alliances in Seven Years War revealed

Black Watch alliances in Seven Years War revealed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Knowledge pooled at Ontario event, say Henrietta Lidchi and Stuart Allan
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This summer a group of historians, anthropologists and First Nation community members assembled at the Woodlands Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario. They met to share knowledge and discuss research into the civilisations and arts of the Great Lakes region. Part of their discussion revolved around an object from the collections of National Museums Scotland, an elaborately engraved powder horn made around 1758 during the Seven Years War (1756-1763) also known in North America as the French and Indian War.

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Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind by Edith Hall, book review

Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind by Edith Hall, book review | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
We may know – thanks to Monty Python, if nothing else – what the Romans did for us. But the Greeks are an altogether trickier proposition. They invented virtually every literary form (history, biography, comedy, tragedy, philosophical dialogue and plenty more), gave us the world's first democracy, and still found time to work out the length of a hypotenuse.
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Second 4,000 year old timber circle revealed

Second 4,000 year old timber circle revealed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Dating of the second timber circle on Holme Beach, Norfolk has been completed, and dates to 2049calBC, exactly the same as "SeaHenge"
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Bigfoot hair samples discounted by DNA testing

Bigfoot hair samples discounted by DNA testing | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, and found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and racoons.
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Archaeology gets education boost, but pay remains poor - The Phnom Penh Post

Archaeology gets education boost, but pay remains poor - The Phnom Penh Post | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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A new training course is set to enhance the skills of Cambodia's next generation of archaeologists.
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A new training course is set to enhance the skills of Cambodia’s next generation of archaeologists. However, experts are saying it is poor pay rather than a lack of educational opportunities that hampers efforts to restore and preserve the Kingdom’s historical treasures.

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Archaeologists discover burial site of unknown culture in Peru

Archaeologists discover burial site of unknown culture in Peru | Archaeology 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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This is exciting news. Peru is always in the forefront for more discoveries about their culture.

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GIS model tests Caesar's accounts of the Gallic Wars

GIS model tests Caesar's accounts of the Gallic Wars | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
According to Caesar's account of his Gallic Wars (58-51 BCE) over 250,000 Helvetii abandoned their territory in what is now northern Switzerland and attempted to relocate to Gaul
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Silbury Hill: The Largest Pre-historic Mound in Europe

Silbury Hill: The Largest Pre-historic Mound in Europe | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Dr Jim Leary, archaeologist at the University of Reading, is the author of a major new English Heritage monograph
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Dr Jim Leary, archaeologist at the University of Reading, is the author of a major new English Heritage monograph entitled Silbury Hill: The Largest Pre-historic Mound in Europe.

On Saturday 21 June around 20,000 people descended on Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice sunrise. This ancient prehistoric site has been a place of worship and celebration since time immemorial. Theories abound on why the stones were erected but the reason remains a mystery.

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Taking England back to the Dark Ages

Taking England back to the Dark Ages | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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What would happen if England started to break up into its seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms? Tom Shakespeare lets his imagination run riot.

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An invitation to discover the Northern Picts

An invitation to discover the Northern Picts | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The University of Aberdeen Northern Picts project along with Tarbat Discovery Centre are inviting members of the public to visit two of their excavations in Easter Ross this summer
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