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Neanderthal String Theory – Archaeology News from Past Horizons

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Material recovered from the Abri du Maras site in France, appears to provide compelling evidence that twisted fibres were being created by Neanderthals at least 90,000 years ago
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In a further study of Neanderthal occupation at Abri du Maras, Ardèche in France, the evidence is stacking up to support the view that this group was behaviourally flexible and capable of creating a variety of sophisticated tools including projectile points and more importantly, cord and string.

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Rising Star cave produces over 200 hominin fossils – Archaeology...

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When recreational cavers stumbled on the unmistakable traces of hominin fossil remains it sparked a three-week expedition to Rising Star in South Africa
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When recreational cavers Steve Tucker and Rick Hunter stumbled on the unmistakable traces of  hominin fossil remains it sparked a three-week expedition to the Rising Star Cave in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, just 25 miles  north of Johannesburg.  These fossils were exactly the type of material that Lee Berger had asked their caving club to be on the lookout for.

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Neanderthal stone tools and flakes discovered in Netherlands –...

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Stone artefacts from a Neanderthal encampment along with a selection of faunal remains represents an important archaeological discovery for the Netherlands
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Peru's Warriors of the Clouds – Archaeology News from Past Horizons

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High on a remote cliffside in northern Peru, a line of sentinels gaze out from a ledge, their unblinking eyes painted onto clay faces that guard the mummified occupants within
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High on a remote cliffside in northern Peru, a line of sentinels gaze out from a ledge, their unblinking eyes painted onto clay faces that guard the mummified occupants within. These are the purunmachu  – sarcophagi – in which the Chachapoya people, placed their dead.

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Ancient Box Supposedly Containing the Remains of Jesus' Brother Vandalized by Israeli Officials

Ancient Box Supposedly Containing the Remains of Jesus' Brother Vandalized by Israeli Officials | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A disputed limestone box believed by some to contain the remains of James, the brother of Jesus Christ, has allegedly been vandalized by Israeli officials who had been analyzing it for forgery.
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Light skin gene mirrors socio-cultural boundaries in Indian...

Light skin gene mirrors socio-cultural boundaries in Indian... | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Natural selection is not the sole factor in skin tone variation across the Indian sub-continent, with cultural and linguistic traits still delineating this skin pigment genetic mutation
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Has some interesting concepts hidden in this.   the death of the Ayran destruction of the Harrapans theory...  for one!

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Time travel? There is an app for that – Archaeology News from...

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Professionally curated iPad app allows virtual exploration of famous Roman ruins, alongside fascinating guides to over 350 sites and over 1500 high quality images
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Can You Dig It? Archeology Students Uncover Mysteries in Ashkelon - Wesleyan Argus

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Can You Dig It? Archeology Students Uncover Mysteries in Ashkelon
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Can You Dig It? Archeology Students Uncover Mysteries in Ashkelon. By Naomi Kosman-Wiener, Staff Writer.
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Ancient naval battle rises above the waves – Archaeology News...

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The year was 241BC and on the 10th of March a massive naval battle took place off the coast of Sicily between the Romans and Carthaginians. The defeat of the Carthaginians brought about an end to the First Punic War and set the Roman Republic on its militaristic path to establishing an Empire.

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Scientists tracking Brazilian wildlife find ancient cave paintings - UPI.com

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UPI.com Scientists tracking Brazilian wildlife find ancient cave paintings UPI.com "Since we often work in remote locations, we sometimes make surprising discoveries, in this case, one that appears to be important for our understanding of human...
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From Angkor Wat to Stonehenge: How Ancient People Moved Mountains - National Geographic

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From Angkor Wat to Stonehenge: How Ancient People Moved Mountains
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The temple of Angkor Wat, the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, and the famous statues on Easter Island were all built without the conveniences of modern technology.
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Ancient Seikilos Column brings world's oldest song back to life - NEWS.com.au

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Ancient Seikilos Column brings world's oldest song back to life NEWS.com.au Securely housed in the National Museum of Denmark, the marble column has now been "played" once more through the efforts of ancient music researcher Michael Levy and...
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Warwickshire archaeologists find Roman coffin in Witherley field, Leicestershire | Culture24

Warwickshire archaeologists find Roman coffin in Witherley field, Leicestershire | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A Warwickshire archaeology team has started the process of examining a coffin found in a field in the Leicestershire village of Witherley.
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A Hole in the Head II: Trepanation in Peru

A Hole in the Head II: Trepanation in Peru | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Trepanation is one of the more interesting osteological finds, and it has fascinated the archaeological world since the mid-19th century when Ephraim Squier discovered a trepanned skull in Cuzco, P...
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Kill to be killed in 18th century Denmark – Archaeology News...

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Suicide murder was a widespread phenomenon in 18th century Denmark. Suicide candidates would kill randomly in the hope that they would receive a death penalty
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Twelve burnt mounds and Neolithic paddle found at wetland site –...

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Archaeologists have unearthed a series of hugely significant monuments forming a complex prehistoric landscape at Bradford Kaims in Northumberland
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Archaeologists working on the Bradford Kaims Wetland Heritage Project in north Northumberland, United Kingdom and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage, have unearthed a series of hugely significant archaeological monuments forming a complex prehistoric landscape.

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Neolithic Paddle found, maybe fraternities were a little older than we thought

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It's intriguing to find out that an area of land that you've walked on always was actually an area of pre-historic life. 

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The evolution of Little Red Riding Hood – Archaeology News from...

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Evolutionary analysis can be used to study similarities among folktales, according to new research published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jamshid Tehrani at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

Since the Brothers Grimm published their compilation of folktales 200 years ago, academics have noted that many plots from those European stories are similar to those from other stories all over the world. For instance, highly similar stories to “Little Red Riding Hood” have been observed in African and East Asian cultures. But whether these stories actually a share a common descent and are indeed the same type of tale has been difficult to demonstrate based on previous approaches.

 

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Scientists reveal ancient texts in medieval manuscripts - Medievalists.net

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Using cutting-edge technology, European scientists have uncovered new fragments by Euripides and an unknown ancient commentary on Aristotle.
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Thousand-year old swordsman rises from the earth

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Archaeology hobbyists were stunned when they unearthed a remarkable historical find from a field in Janakkala, southern Finland. The ancient grave site appeared to be that of an early crusader buried with two swords from different eras.
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An archaeological discovery made in Janakkala, a town in the southern part of Finland.

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Archaeo News Podcast 239 – Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Archaeo News Podcast 239 – Archaeology News from Past Horizons | 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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Cemetery dating back more than 2500 years studied in Poland
One of the oldest cases of tuberculosis discovered
Early stone tool making more sophisticated than thought
Ancient mural may be first picture of volcanic blast
Extreme archaeology in the mountains of Wyoming
New Stonehenge visitor centre

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Ancient Copper Spear Point in Special Exhibit at A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Ancient Copper Spear Point in Special Exhibit at A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Found by a Michigan Tech employee while she was wading in Portage Lake.
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El "homínido" más antiguo encontrado por españoles en África

El "homínido" más antiguo encontrado por españoles en África | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Un equipo de investigadores españoles ha encontrado restos de un Homo ergaster en la Garganta de Olduvai (Tanzania) que son los más antiguos que se conocen hasta ahora. El hallazgo, que será publicado en unos meses, es de un individuo 200.000 años más antiguo que el congénere más viejo que se conocía hasta ahora, acercándose a los dos millones de años. 

Piezas de una mano y una pieza dental han sido claves para determinar que el primer antepasado claro del linaje humano habitó en esta región africana en tiempos muy remotos. Estos fósiles fueron hallados por el equipo del Proyecto de Olduvai, promovido por el español Instituto de Evolución en África (IDEA), en una campaña de excavación que abarcó siete yacimientos este año. 

Los restos corresponden a un individuo grande, que podría superar los 1,8 metros de estatura, y que se sabe que era adulto porque tenía principio de artrosis en el metacarpo de la mano y una muela muy desgastada.


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Preparing for death in Bronze Age Galloway – Archaeology News...

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The discovery of 3 cists found within close proximity to one another has intrigued archaeologists as two were completely devoid of human remains
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The discovery of 3 cists found within close proximity to one another has intrigued archaeologists. One of the cists contained the burial of a juvenile, while the other two were completely devoid of human remains.

The investigation began in April 2012 after a rectangular stone cist was accidentally damaged by ploughing at Blairbuy Farm in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland.   A team from GUARD Archaeology, led by Warren Bailie, was sent to investigate by Historic Scotland and it was during the excavation process that the other two cists were uncovered; one rectangular and one roughly oval in shape.

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Lusatian culture cemetery revealed in Poland – Archaeology News...

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A large Lusatian culture community cemetery dating back 2500 years from the late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age was recently excavated
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A large Lusatian culture community cemetery dating back 2500 years from the late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, was excavated by archaeologists in Łęgowo near Wągrowiec, Poland.

“We examined 151 graves, which contained cremations…we counted more than a thousand ceramic artefacts and pots placed in the graves by mourners” – Marcin Krzepkowski, head of research explained to Science and Scholarship in Poland (PAP).

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Unravelling the social hierarchy within Viking society –...

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Late Iron Age graves in northern Norway interpreted as containing decapitated slaves buried along with their masters give insight into the hierarchy of Viking society
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Six Late Iron Age (AD 550–1030) graves were discovered in the northern Norwegian island of Flakstad and partially excavated in the period 1980–1983. There were ten individuals making up three single burials, two double and one triple and unusually for this region the bones were in a good state of preservation.

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