Archaeology News
Follow
Find
95.6K views | +1 today
Scooped by David Connolly
onto Archaeology News
Scoop.it!

Destruction of Timbuktu manuscripts is an offence against the whole of Africa : Past Horizons Archaeology

Destruction of Timbuktu manuscripts is an offence against the whole of Africa : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The reported destruction of two important manuscript collections by Islamist rebels as they fled Timbuktu is an offence to the whole of Africa and its universally important cultural heritage. Like their systematic destruction of 300 Sufi saints’ shrines while they held Timbuktu at their mercy, it is an assault on world heritage comparable with the demolition of the Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban in 2001.

David Connolly's insight:

Be outraged...  but no who to be outraged against.   This is a wealth of Islamic and African literature.   destroyed  by evil men.

more...
Hanka Šofková's curator insight, January 29, 2013 10:34 AM

Too many years of history! :(

Archaeology News
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Seven days of play in paradise - The News-Press

Seven days of play in paradise
The News-Press
Archaeological Kayak and Site Tour Learn about our ancient native Calusa Civilization by taking a guided tour of the Calusa Heritage Trail at the Pineland Site Complex.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Naughty money: clippers and coiners in 16th-century England

Naughty money: clippers and coiners in 16th-century England | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Four and a half centuries ago, Elizabeth I made the reform of currency one of her government’s top priorities. Invested as queen in 1558, she inherited a coinage which was fraught with problems
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

The Darwin Fish Is a Real Fossil, and Creationists Hate It

The Darwin Fish Is a Real Fossil, and Creationists Hate It | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
We all know the Darwin fish, the car-bumper send-up of the Christian ichthys symbol, or Jesus fish. Unlike the Christian symbol, the Darwin fish has, you know, legs. But the Darwin fish isn't merely a clever joke; in effect, it contains a testable scientific prediction. If evolution is true, and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Human-Neanderthal interbreeding is more likely scenario

Human-Neanderthal interbreeding is more likely scenario | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
New research has added weight to the argument that Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians, thanks to a genome analysis method
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Chile: Ancient Mummies Damaged by Quake - ABC News

Chile: Ancient Mummies Damaged by Quake - ABC News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Chile: Ancient Mummies Damaged by Quake
ABC News
The mummies date back to the Chinchorro period that lasted from 5,000 to 1,500 B.C. That makes them older than the famed 3,300-year-old mummy of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Co-Creation, the Public, and the Archaeological Record

Co-Creation, the Public, and the Archaeological Record | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
My colleague Elizabeth Bollwerk and I have organized a session of papers (Friday morning, April 25 at 8:00 AM) around the theme of Co-Creation, the Public, and the Archaeological Record  for the So...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Regan Alsup | Filmmaker | Washington, DC

Regan Alsup | Filmmaker | Washington, DC | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Portfolio of Washington, DC based filmmaker, producer and editor Regan Alsup.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Link Road excavation added to the archaeology and history of county - Rye and Battle Today

Link Road excavation added to the archaeology and history of county - Rye and Battle Today | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Rye and Battle Today Link Road excavation added to the archaeology and history of county Rye and Battle Today Archaeologist Casper Johnson told the Observer: “The Bexhill Hastings Link Road is providing an opportunity to significantly increase our...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Ancient Roman cooking course inspires 2000 UB students to dine as Romans ... - UB News Center

Ancient Roman cooking course inspires 2000 UB students to dine as Romans ... - UB News Center | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ancient Roman cooking course inspires 2000 UB students to dine as Romans ...
UB News Center
BUFFALO, N.Y.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Could This Precious Goblet Really Be The Holy Grail?

Could This Precious Goblet Really Be The Holy Grail? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Crowds are flocking to León's San Isidro basilica in Spain after two historians published a book claiming that the precious goblet of the Infanta Doña Urraca is the mythical chalice from which Jesus drank during the last supper.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

World’s oldest weather report could revise Bronze Age chronology | UChicago News

World’s oldest weather report could revise Bronze Age chronology | UChicago News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
World’s oldest weather report could revise Bronze Age chronology #Thebes #ahmose #thera #archeology http://t.co/u1s1lA4ekL
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Aboriginal 'songline' show hits sour note - Arts - NZ Herald News

Aboriginal 'songline' show hits sour note - Arts - NZ Herald News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

t was supposed to showcase ancient Aboriginal stories and promote cross-cultural understanding. Instead, a "songline" exhibition due to open last night at the South Australian Museum, one of the nation's leading art institutions, has been postponed indefinitely after a group of traditional owners threatened legal action.

The exhibition - years in the making, and intended as the first in a series of shows stemming from a A$800,000 ($854,604) research project - depicts the Ngintaka creation story, tracing it across a remote, 486,000sq km desert region where Western Australia and South Australia meet the Northern Territory.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death

London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Research on plague victims from the London Crossrail excavations shines new light on the rapid spread of the disease during the 14th century pandemic
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Tiny Minnesota museum's canoe a 1000-year-old historic find - Yahoo News

Tiny Minnesota museum's canoe a 1000-year-old historic find - Yahoo News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Tiny Minnesota museum's canoe a 1000-year-old historic find Yahoo News But this week, archaeologists who conducted radio carbon tests on the canoe said it was crafted almost 1,000 years ago, making it the oldest canoe in the state and shedding...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Rome 'ages' 200 years as archaeologists discover new remains

Rome 'ages' 200 years as archaeologists discover new remains http://t.co/dNuWEGrRlt #archeology
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

The die that struck Britain’s first coins?

The die that struck Britain’s first coins? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ian Leins and Emma Morris, curators, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum One of the most recent acquisitions made by the Department of Coins and Medals is a highly unusual object – an an...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

World map with place names swapped out for their original meanings

World map with place names swapped out for their original meanings | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Oswestry Hillfort fight hits the street

Oswestry Hillfort fight hits the street | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A group battling plans to build houses close to a world famous Shropshire hillfort will be taking their campaign to the streets later this month. Hands Off Old Oswestry Hillfort (HOOOH) campaigners...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Looking for clues to an ancient massacre in the Aleutians - Alaska Dispatch

Looking for clues to an ancient massacre in the Aleutians - Alaska Dispatch | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Alaska Dispatch
Looking for clues to an ancient massacre in the Aleutians
Alaska Dispatch
Looking for clues to an ancient massacre in the Aleutians. Jim PaulinDutch Harbor Fisherman. April 5, 2014. Email Print Text Size -A +A.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

The cliff-hanging cists of Arran

The cliff-hanging cists of Arran | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
When a burial cist was spotted high up on an eroding cliff face of a disused quarry on the Island of Arran, archaeologists were sent out to investigate
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

How Ancient Alexandria Became an Intellectual Center | Playbook | WIRED

How Ancient Alexandria Became an Intellectual Center | Playbook | WIRED | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Developers and Preservationists Find Historic Common Ground in Miami

Developers and Preservationists Find Historic Common Ground in Miami | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
When an ancient Indian village was found under a hotel construction site in Miami, preservationists braced for a battle. But they worked out a historic solution with developers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

Evidence from Tempest Stela may shift Pharaoh chronology

Evidence from Tempest Stela may shift Pharaoh chronology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The new translation suggests the Egyptian Pharaoh Ahmose ruled at a time closer to the Thera eruption than previously thought
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of National Geographic magazines spanning the years 1917 to 1985. I found, tucked in almost every issue, one of the magazine’s gorgeous maps—of the Moon, St.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Connolly
Scoop.it!

A winning strategy: Students invent board games that tap into Inca culture, history | University of California

A winning strategy: Students invent board games that tap into Inca culture, history | University of California | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.