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Volcanic eruption near Naples may have killed Neanderthals - GazzettaDelSud

Volcanic eruption near Naples may have killed Neanderthals - GazzettaDelSud | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Some researchers are suggesting that Neanderthals were driven to extinction by a massive volcanic eruption near Naples. The suggestion is one of the topics under debate this week at a conference at London's British Museum examining what forces led to the destruction of the Neanderthals and what led to the triumph of the homo sapiens. One new theory holds that a gigantic eruption of the volcano in the Campi Flegrei area near Naples 39,000 years ago was catastrophic for the Neanderthals. That was the biggest volcanic eruption in Europe for more than 200,000 years and scientists say that its enormous plumes of ash would have blotted out the sun for months, or possibly years. And that, in turn, would have caused temperatures to plummet and filled the atmosphere with toxic matter that may have contributed to the end of the Neanderthals. But not all scientists agree. Some argue the Neanderthals were already extinct before the eruption. This is just one of the major issues at the conference called: "When Europe was covered by ice and ash". At the meeting scientists will also try to understand why homo sapiens are the only species left today and why other version of humanity died out.

 

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Waterloo's first encounter revealed by archaeologists and army veterans

Waterloo's first encounter revealed by archaeologists and army veterans | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The battle of June 18, 1815, saw British and Prussian forces defeat Napoleon's French in what is now Belgium, dealing the final blow to the empire he had established, at a cost of almost 50,000 dea...
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International Heritage Visualisation

International Heritage Visualisation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Funded Places and Scholarships at the  DIGITAL DESIGN STUDIO : The Glasgow School of Art Candidates will become familiar with the range of skills needed for the meaningful 3D documentation of cultu...
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Inconsistencies in peopling of North America ‘ice bridge’ theory revealed

Inconsistencies in peopling of North America ‘ice bridge’ theory revealed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists discount evidence purportedly showing North America was colonised by ice age Europeans.
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Waterloo Uncovered

Waterloo Uncovered | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Waterloo Uncovered...  Historians have relied on first hand accounts that are unreliable and biased; vision often obscured by smoke, mind confused by battle noise, and no common method of timekeepi...
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Rural Settlement of Roman Britain: an online resource

Rural Settlement of Roman Britain: an online resource | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The project arose from pilot projects undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology1 and funded by English Heritage and it began in 2012. It is funded by grants from the Leverhulme Trust to the Universities o...
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£25,000 cut to Northamptonshire heritage

£25,000 cut to Northamptonshire heritage | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Plans to slash Northamptonshire County Council’s archive and heritage service budget by £25,000 could have a ‘negative impact’ in preserving the county’s history.
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New Evidence Shows Surge in Enthusiasm for Heritage in England

New Evidence Shows Surge in Enthusiasm for Heritage in England | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Surge in Enthusiasm for Heritage in England
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Forgotten monuments of Northern Sweden

Forgotten monuments of Northern Sweden | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Spir Mountain cairns are located near to the Swedish city of Örnsköldsvik in Norrland. These two exceptionally well preserved Early Bronze Age cairns are arguably the finest examples of this re...
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Rufford Abbey and the Antoninus pillar

Rufford Abbey and the Antoninus pillar | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Rufford Abbey is now a popular country park, visited every year by hundreds of thousands of people and a pink granite column-drum was previously thought to be a piece of landscape art, but  now bee...
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Headland unearth a potential jousting casualty at Hereford Cathedral

Headland unearth a potential jousting casualty at Hereford Cathedral | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A detailed study The detailed osteological study of over 700 individuals from excavations undertaken between 2009–2011 produced exciting glimpses into life, disease, accident and injury from the No...
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England’s Medieval immigrants

England’s Medieval immigrants | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded the three-year project directed by Professor Mark Ormrod, of the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies, who headed a team of resear...
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Bedlam burials - 5000 names identified

Bedlam burials - 5000 names identified | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Crossrail-led research identifies names and backgrounds of over 5,000 people buried in the infamous Bedlam burial ground A notorious criminal murdered by the mob; political activists and plague vic...
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UK DETECTOR NET's curator insight, February 17, 11:10 AM

Amazing research !!

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New Research into Pictish Painted Pebbles

New Research into Pictish Painted Pebbles | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The presumed emblematic value of quartz in prehistory may have been important in portable material culture; one suggestion is that the small decorated pebbles may have been used as charm-stones. Pa...
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Late Bronze Age smelters hoard excavation

Late Bronze Age smelters hoard excavation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Between the 18th November 2013 and 13th January 2014, the Surrey County Archaeological Unit (SCAU) conducted an archaeological strip, map and sample excavation on the site of the planned Cranmere S...
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Controversy erupts over ancient 'theatre' in Alexandria - Ahram Online

Controversy erupts over ancient 'theatre' in Alexandria - Ahram Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Antiquities’ decision to remove artefacts unearthed on the site of Al-Abd Theatre in Alexandria and hand the land over to its original owner triggers a controversy
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Reconfiguring Ruins: Materialities, Processes and Mediations Artist Commission Opportunity

Reconfiguring Ruins: Materialities, Processes and Mediations Artist Commission Opportunity | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Reconfiguring Ruins: Materialities, Processes and Mediations Artist Commission Opportunity http://thenewbridgeproject.com/news/artist-commission-opportunity-reconfiguring-ruins/ Deadline: Thursday 14th May 2015, 10am Artist Fee: £1000 Materials: £2000...
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Intact Leister spear proves the point

Intact Leister spear proves the point | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
At the archaeological investigations ahead of the construction of the future Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link, in Denmark archaeologists from Museum Lolland-Falster have found an object that is attracting p...
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UK and Iraqi archaeologists work to preserve the past

UK and Iraqi archaeologists work to preserve the past | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Manchester team - one of only two operating in non-Kurdish Iraq – has just returned from three months of fieldwork there. During the team’s time in Iraq, Islamic State militants destroyed ruins...
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Bronze Harpy find from Brightlingsea site?

Bronze Harpy find from Brightlingsea site? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In September 2014, a remarkable find  was made on the site of a bronze Roman figurine, about four inches high, of an upright bird-like figure with a human head. Trust archaeologist Ben Holloway mad...
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13th century cist burial at Nefyn church, North Wales

13th century cist burial at Nefyn church, North Wales | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In 1977 this church was converted for use as a museum, focusing on the maritime heritage of Nefyn and the surrounding area. Unfortunately the museum was forced to close in 2000 but seven years late...
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Historic Scotland collections online

Historic Scotland collections online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Historic Scotland has launched an online gallery of 400 objects, organised so that visitors can easily search by theme, date, type or property where it is housed. More than 35,000 objects housed in...
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Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, March 10, 4:53 PM

A goldmine of all things Scottish.

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Bronze Age burial urn returns home

Bronze Age burial urn returns home | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A surprise discovery The Bronze Age burial urn, with cremated remains were found in Clinton Lane during routine archaeological evaluations of foundation trenches being dug for a small housing devel...
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three Iron Age enclosures interpreted in Trust report

three Iron Age enclosures interpreted in Trust report | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The large excavation was conducted  in 2011 and had been subdivided it into eleven sites (A-K), the report has had to wait for the specialist reports in order to be completed. Most of the barrack b...
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BaRAS investigate a Methodist-run ragged school and soup kitchen

BaRAS investigate a Methodist-run ragged school and soup kitchen | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The site was photographically recorded by Tracey Smith prior to its conversion into flats, which retained the the important external features of this unlisted Victorian building. Initially the Plan...
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