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Roman coins are found in city field - Local - Sheffield Telegraph

Roman coins are found in city field - Local - Sheffield Telegraph | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A HOARD of Roman coins worth hundreds of pounds was unearthed in a farmer’s field in Sheffield - and this week was declared treasure.

The five republican silver denarii were discovered by a metal detector enthusiast on land at Plumbley Hall Farm, near Mosborough.

The find was reported to the authorities before the coins were seized by the British Museum - and on Tuesday assistant deputy coroner David Urpeth ruled they were the property of the Crown.

Mr Urpeth told Sheffield Coroner’s Court that the finder of the coins - Edward Bailey - would receive a cash reward, along with the landowner, Raymond Woolley.

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interesting hoard of coins stretching over a long period of time.  

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Ice Age lion figurine gets it head back

Ice Age lion figurine gets it head back | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine
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Mummification: Let's Mummify Barbie! - Kids Activities Blog

Mummification: Let's Mummify Barbie! - Kids Activities Blog | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
I think the number one reason why Ancient Egypt is so popular with kids are the mummies. There are seemingly a million books on this topic, but my favorites (so far) have been – Mummies Made in Egypt and You Wouldn’t Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy. I had my daughter Izzy use the information that …
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Centuries-old Ephesus paintings restored with latest technology

ARCHAEOLOGY - Centuries-old Ephesus paintings restored with latest technology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The fantastic mosaics and wall paintings of the Yamaç Houses in Ephesus are undergoing a new restoration that will leave the works as vivid as the day they were created back in 1 BC
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Ancient treasures highlight Afghanistan's golden history - Brisbane Times

Ancient treasures highlight Afghanistan's golden history - Brisbane Times | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ancient treasures highlight Afghanistan's golden history Brisbane Times Pictures of war and waste may spring to mind when the average Australian thinks of Afghanistan, but that's an impression the Western Australian Museum hopes to challenge...
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Islamist Militants Raze Ancient Shrine in Mosul - TIME

Islamist Militants Raze Ancient Shrine in Mosul - TIME | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Islamist Militants Raze Ancient Shrine in Mosul
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The Islamist militants who now control a large swath of northern Iraq destroyed a centuries-old shrine purported to be the tomb of the Biblical figure Jonah Thursday.
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Field Notes - week 4 - Poulton Research Project

Field Notes - week 4 - Poulton Research Project | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
  Field Notes – Week Four Corn height: caput femoris (head of the femur)* Welcome back to my regular weekly updates. I hope everyone enjoyed the special Day of Archaeology post from last week! Week four on site has been a little bit different for me. Trench I, the cemetery, has been a bit quieter …
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Fantastically Wrong: The Strange Real-Life Origins of the Fiendish Werewolf | Science | WIRED

Fantastically Wrong: The Strange Real-Life Origins of the Fiendish Werewolf | Science | WIRED | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Name a culture somewhere on Planet Earth and more than likely the werewolf stalks its folklore, from African and Asian tribes all the way up to the classic (and confusing) Altered Beast of Sega Genesis.
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Palaeolithic child with skull fracture given ceremonial burial

Palaeolithic child with skull fracture given ceremonial burial | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Digital imaging and 3D reconstruction evidenced the oldest traumatic brain injury in a Palaeolithic child, who had also been given a ceremonial burial in death
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Interesting that social empathy and burial shows more about life than death

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Edward Munger's curator insight, July 24, 2:43 PM

Interesting they note this #Unliving child appeared to have been buried ceremoniously. I'll have to read the whole study to learn whether or not they decided to bury the youth after their studies.

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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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Sun Turned Black - Medieval Histories

Sun Turned Black - Medieval Histories | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A mixture of volcanic eruptions and debris falling from comet made the sun turn black. We now know more about the events in 536 - 550
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Findings indicate ritual destruction of Iron Age warriors

Findings indicate ritual destruction of Iron Age warriors | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The remains of a fallen army were gathered together, de-fleshed, then sorted and brutally desecrated before being cast into the lake at Alken Enge in East Jutland
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Stone artefacts from 700,000 year old South African site

Stone artefacts from 700,000 year old South African site | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Excavations at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artefacts, including hand axes and other tools
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Ancient Egyptian Carving Linked To King Tut's Father Is Discovered In Sudan - Huffington Post

Ancient Egyptian Carving Linked To King Tut's Father Is Discovered In Sudan - Huffington Post | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
NBCNews.com Ancient Egyptian Carving Linked To King Tut's Father Is Discovered In Sudan Huffington Post The "temples and the cities of the gods and goddesses … were fallen into decay, and their shrines were fallen into ruin, having become mere...
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Ancient mammal fossils to be excavated in Wyoming cave - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Ancient mammal fossils to be excavated in Wyoming cave - Casper Star-Tribune Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
French Tribune Ancient mammal fossils to be excavated in Wyoming cave Casper Star-Tribune Online CHEYENNE — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable fossil troves: the...
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Risk high for roof of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar after heavy rain

ARCHAEOLOGY - Risk high for roof of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar after heavy rain | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Aerial photos showing the roof of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar have revealed the level of risk for the roof of the historic site, which was further damaged by heavy rains last week.
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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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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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Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, July 29, 1:12 PM

So interesting to see clay objects side by side like this.

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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
Festival of Archaeology 2014: An Iron Age comb, medieval matrix and Bronze ...
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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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