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What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man?

What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Earth's 'megafauna' vanished as tribes spread. Now palaeontologists are asking if early humans were the cause
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Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found : DNews

Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found : DNews | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The tiny scrolls were found inside three phylacteries, small leather boxes with Biblical versus written on them.
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Artefacts - Scientific Illustration & Archaeological Reconstruction

Artefacts - Scientific Illustration & Archaeological Reconstruction | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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ari, modern Tell Hariri, located in the Middle Euphrates region in Syria is one of the most famous sites in the Near East, and dates from the 3rd to the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE. The excavations at the most important trench V.1, which was applied as a deep sounding to answer chronological questions, was interrupted by the recent conflict in Syria.
 
The processing of the excavation data for this trench was, due to the fact that it was unreachable, very difficult. The French team around Prof. Butterlin of the University of Paris (Sorbonne) decided to commission us with the realisation of the excavation data in 3D. The goal of this project was to find a user-friendly system with which the archaeologists were able to work at a later point. Furthermore, renderings of the 3D model needed to be used to explain the complicated stratigraphy to a scientific and a non-scientific audience.

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Archaeo News Podcast 242

Archaeo News Podcast 242 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Stone Pages with BAJR and Past Horizons presents the long running archaeology based podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries.
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Human ancestors at West Asian site deemed two species
Cup marked stone discovered in Wales
Iron Age Scandinavian settlement uncovered
Firefighter’s persistence leads to Palaeolithic find
Neolithic bones discovered in Irish cave
Ancient stone decorated on two sides found in Scotland
Development danger to Iron Age hillfort

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4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history

4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Stone box contains earliest examples of wood-turning and metal-working, along with Baltic amber and what may be bear skin
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Aircraft uses lasers to probe archaeology under South Downs woods - Hampshire Chronicle

Aircraft uses lasers to probe archaeology under South Downs woods - Hampshire Chronicle | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Hampshire Chronicle Aircraft uses lasers to probe archaeology under South Downs woods Hampshire Chronicle The aircraft with cutting edge technology will search for archaeology hidden beneath the South Downs National Park's ancient woodland between...
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Greek Gods Video - Ancient Greece - HISTORY.com

Greek Gods Video - Ancient Greece - HISTORY.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Get a crash course on the heavenly residents of Mount Olympus.
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Unusual human bone assemblage from Edinburgh back garden

Unusual human bone assemblage from Edinburgh back garden | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In September 2012 the partial and disarticulated remains of at least five individuals were unexpectedly discovered by workmen in the rear garden of a Scottish house
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Dorset Viking age mass burial publication

Dorset Viking age mass burial publication | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In 2009 Oxford Archaeology made one of the most exciting, and disturbing discoveries in Britain in recent years of around 50 skeletons, predominantly of young adult males, in an old quarry pit
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Archaeo News Podcast 241

Archaeo News Podcast 241 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Stone Pages with BAJR and Past Horizons presents the long running archaeology based podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries.
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Modern Human faces Neanderthal across the Danube

Modern Human faces Neanderthal across the Danube | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In Palaeolithic Europe 40,000 years ago, two different human species met for the first time. This collision of cultures resulted in our survival, while the Neanderthals vanished forever
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Ancient plaque reveals hidden window into the past

Ancient plaque reveals hidden window into the past | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers find that periodontal disease is caused by the same bacteria today as in the past, despite major changes in human diet and hygiene
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Calcified dental plaque (dental calculus) is known to preserve bacteria and microscopic particles of food on the surfaces of teeth, effectively creating a mineral tomb which an international team of researchers have now uncovered to a highly detailed level.

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Talking Neanderthals challenge the origins of speech

Talking Neanderthals challenge the origins of speech | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
We humans like to think of ourselves as unique for many reasons, not least of which being our ability to communicate with words. But ground-breaking research by an expert from the University of New...
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HS2 rail link: archaeologists and English Heritage clash over the route through a nation's past

HS2 rail link: archaeologists and English Heritage clash over the route through a nation's past | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists say that a unique 350-mile trench will open up the buried past, while English Heritage condemns lack of attention to the environment
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Facing death in the Neolithic Near East

Facing death in the Neolithic Near East | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A carved bone artefact holds significance for research on the origins and meaning of human representations during the transition period from hunter-gathering to farming in the Near East
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Messengers to the Gods - Archaeology Magazine

Messengers to the Gods - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
During a turbulent period in ancient Egypt, common people turned to animal mummies to petition the gods, inspiring the rise of a massive religious industry
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Conservancies hoping to preserve earthworks

Conservancies hoping to preserve earthworks | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A week from Tuesday, a privately held Native American cultural site in Chillicothe will hit the auction block, and that has area conservancies and archeologists scrambling to find funding with which to purchase the site before it could be lost forever to
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A Mesolithic face from Southern Europe

A Mesolithic face from Southern Europe | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A study conducted into the genomes of a Mesolithic hunter -gatherer further confirms that modern Iberians are not genetically related to these pre-farming people
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New Archaeological Discoveries in the Sea off Trapani

New Archaeological Discoveries in the Sea off Trapani | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A stele of probable early Christian origin was recovered in the waters off Tower Granitola in Campobello di Mazara in the province of Trapani
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Israel reveals eerie collection of Neolithic ‘spirit’ masks

Israel reveals eerie collection of Neolithic ‘spirit’ masks | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ahead of Purim, 12 relics of 9,000-year-old ancestor worship from Judean Desert to go on display at Israel Museum for first time
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Apolline Project: new discoveries on the dark side of Vesuvius

Apolline Project: new discoveries on the dark side of Vesuvius | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A project whose primary ambition is to piece together the story of the ancient territories of Nola and Neapolis lying on the northern slope of the mountain
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the "other" side of Vesuvius

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Cities of dreams and death

Cities of dreams and death | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The fate of migrants moving to cities in 17th and 18th century England demonstrates how a single pathogen could dramatically alter the risks associated with migration and migratory patterns today
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Cities have always been a magnet to migrants. In 2010, a tipping point was reached for the first time when, according to the World Health Organization, the majority of the world’s population lived in cities. By 2050, seven out of 10 people will have been born in – or migrated to – a city. One hundred years ago, that figure was two out of 10.

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Old Native American City Was First ‘Melting Pot’ - Science News - redOrbit

Old Native American City Was First ‘Melting Pot’ - Science News - redOrbit | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered new evidence that establishes a Native American city as America’s first “melting pot.” Previously, researchers believed this city consisted..
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The team tested the chemical composition of 133 teeth from 87 people who were buried at Cahokia during its heyday. They looked at strontium isotope ratios in the teeth and in the remains of small mammals from the same area.
Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113086667/native-american-cahokia-city-melting-pot-030414/#QG5MKVSV8HWAu69O.99
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Pangboche Hand « Trafficking Culture

Pangboche Hand « Trafficking Culture | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The Pangboche Hand is an alleged Yeti hand, stolen from a Nepali monastery. A finger was stolen in 1958 and smuggled by actor James Stewart and the complete hand was stolen in the early 1990s.

The Nepali village of Pangboche is quite close to the base of Mount Everest and is a stopping point on the most heavily used route for climbers and trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp (Stevens 1993: 412). It is considered to be a holy place. According to legend, Lama Sangwa Dorjee, who brought Buddhism to the region in the 17th century, flew over the Himalayas and landed on a rock at Pangboche, leaving his footprints in the stone and founding several monasteries. The monastery at Pangboche is the oldest monastery attributed to either Lama Sangwa Dorjee or one of his incarnations.

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Out of the rubble

Out of the rubble | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Many thought the treasures of Afghanistan were lost forever. They survived against the odds, thanks to the heroic efforts of a small band of museum staff.
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