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Columbus Ships nearing Biloxi | Living | The Sun Herald

Columbus Ships nearing Biloxi | Living | The Sun Herald | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Now is your chance to step aboard living history at the Schooner Pier Complex of the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi. On Thursday, replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Pinta and the Nina, will open for tours.
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Lembah Bujang must be listed as Unesco world heritage site, DAP tells Putrajaya

Lembah Bujang must be listed as Unesco world heritage site, DAP tells Putrajaya | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
DAP has urged Putrajaya to take "immediate steps" to list Lembah Bujang as a Unesco World Heritage Site to preserve the remaining ancient structures and artefacts.

Its secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng, said the "sheer negligence" and "failure of heritage management" by the Kedah government had caused the loss of a candi in the valley.

"It is a black mark for Malaysia when it fails to safeguard historical treasures for future generations.

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Gold of the Fimbulwinter

Gold of the Fimbulwinter | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Believing that Ragnarök (the end of the world) was near may have encouraged the owner of a rare golden treasure to sacrifice it for appeasement of the gods
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Stonehenge story to be retold in Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum | Culture24

Stonehenge story to be retold in Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
From axes and daggers to skeletons of Bronze Age archers and animal bones, planners say they are "absolutely overjoyed" as building on a major new gallery begins.
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Serbian archaeologist finds 4,000-year-old chariot – InSerbia News

Serbian archaeologist finds 4,000-year-old chariot – InSerbia News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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During the protective archaeological works, carried out in parallel with the construction of Corridor 10, archaeologist Zoran Mitic found the remains of beautifully decorated chariot, assumed to be aged between 3,000 and 4,000 years and to have belonged to a Thracian from the elite of the time.

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Five year plan for future of Antonine Wall launched

Five year plan for future of Antonine Wall launched | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A new five year plan for the Antonine Wall has been launched, providing a framework for the management, conservation, promotion and interpretation of the Wall from 2014-19
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DNA from 400,000 year old hominin: a great leap forward

DNA from 400,000 year old hominin: a great leap forward | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers have determined an almost complete mitochondrial genome sequence of a 400,000-year-old representative of the genus Homo
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Beauty from the crypt: Europe's jeweled skeletons - CNN.com

Beauty from the crypt: Europe's jeweled skeletons - CNN.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The mysterious "catacomb saints" were venerated by the Catholic Church and encrusted with gold and jewels. Then they disappered for centuries.
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Archaeo News Podcast 240

Archaeo News Podcast 240 | 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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Ancient palace begins to be uncovered in Turkey
6,000 years of occupation in Alsace
Dig reveals secrets of prehistoric Cambridge
Donkey sanctuary threatens Bronze Age sites in Ireland
Study solves a 3,000-year-old mystery with pollen
Arminghall Henge in space and time
Preparing for death in Bronze Age Scotland
Fire setting at Stone Age Norwegian quarries
Spear points raise questions about human arrival in North America

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Are Ancient Aliens Really Futuristic Human Time Travelers? - Huffington Post

Are Ancient Aliens Really Futuristic Human Time Travelers? - Huffington Post | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Are Ancient Aliens Really Futuristic Human Time Travelers? Huffington Post I recently had the chance to sit down with Marie D.
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Rock shelter evidence shows Neanderthals organised their living spaces

Rock shelter evidence shows Neanderthals organised their living spaces | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that Neanderthals organised their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans
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Golddiggers thwarted by Ancient Rome - though YAT backs the mine

Golddiggers thwarted by Ancient Rome - though YAT backs the mine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A leaked British report into the archaeological significance of an ancient Roman gold mine has helped to scupper plans by the Romanian government to approve invasive mining at the site. The expert ...
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Researchers call for debate on underwater cultural heritage

Researchers call for debate on underwater cultural heritage | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Lead ingots recovered from ancient shipwrecks have low radioactivity levels and are therefore ideal for use in particle physics. The recent use of ingots by scientists from the CDMS dark matter detection project in Minnesota (USA) and the CUORE neutrino observatory at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy has prompted two researchers to express concern about both the destruction of artefacts for the purposes of scientific research and the trading of cultural heritage.

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Search for original mission may resume in spring - San Antonio Express

Search for original mission may resume in spring - San Antonio Express | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Search for original mission may resume in spring
San Antonio Express
SAN ANTONIO — An archaeological dig seeking to confirm the site of San Antonio's first Spanish colonial mission could begin in the spring.
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Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Digitised Diseases site makes 1,600 specimens available for doctors and members of the public to study for free
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Virtual Destruction: Film Recreates Siege of Heidelberg Castle - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Virtual Destruction: Film Recreates Siege of Heidelberg Castle - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Millions visit the ruins of iconic Heidelberg Castle in Germany each year. A museum in the region recently commissioned archeologists to create an animation reconstructing the attack on the landmark during the Nine Years' War in 1693.
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Amid civil war, a battle to preserve Syria’s historical heritage | The National

Amid civil war, a battle to preserve Syria’s historical heritage | The National | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Besides claiming more than 120,000 lives since March 2011, the war has taken a heavy toll on Syria’s rich history. World-famous structures have been damaged by bombing and shelling, and looting of artefacts is becoming widespread.
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Chilli pepper residue detected in Maya Preclassic pots

Chilli pepper residue detected in Maya Preclassic pots | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A team of archaeologists have detected chilli pepper residues in samples taken from 2,000-year-old ceramics unearthed at the site of Chiapa de Corzo in southern Mexico
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Neolithic wooden tridents - mystery artefacts

Neolithic wooden tridents - mystery artefacts | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Two 6000 year old wooden tridents discovered in 2009 during excavation work in Northwest England have so far baffled archaeologists as to their intended function
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Viking Torksey: Inside the Great Army’s winter camp

Viking Torksey: Inside the Great Army’s winter camp | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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In the winter of AD 872-873 a Viking army made camp at Torksey in Lincolnshire. Dawn Hadley and Julian D Richards are leading a new project to investigate life in those winter quarters, and to discover what happened after the Norsemen moved on.

A brief, understated entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 872 records that ‘Her nam se here wintersetle æt Turcesige’. Written in Old English, the 9th-century annal is generally translated as ‘Here the army took winter quarters at Turc’s island’. The army in question was a massive Viking war band that had been plundering England for seven years, while the location of their winter camp is modern Torksey, on the River Trent, 13km northwest of Lincoln. Despite this guide, the precise location of the camp defied detection for many years. Now, fresh survey is shedding light on how a Viking army whiled away the winter months, and even the development of Early Medieval urbanism.

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Tombs hidden in Valley of the Kings hold many more Egypt mummy mysteries - NBC News.com

Tombs hidden in Valley of the Kings hold many more Egypt mummy mysteries - NBC News.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Multiple tombs lay hidden in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, where royalty were buried more than 3,000 years ago, await discovery, say researchers working on the most extensive exploration of the area in nearly a century.

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Archaeologist: Still hope for razed Lembah Bujang temple - The Malay Mail Online

Archaeologist: Still hope for razed Lembah Bujang temple - The Malay Mail Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
MSN Malaysia News Archaeologist: Still hope for razed Lembah Bujang temple The Malay Mail Online Pictures by K.E.OoiKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Armed with blueprints from historical texts and research papers, an archaeological expert believes it possible...
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UNESCO Adds Azerbaijani Horse Game To 'Intangible Heritage' List - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

UNESCO Adds Azerbaijani Horse Game To 'Intangible Heritage' List RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty WATCH: The UN's cultural and educational organization, UNESCO, meets on December 2-7 to grant special designation to examples of intangible cultural...
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9000 year old music and alcohol - a powerful mix

9000 year old music and alcohol - a powerful mix | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The archaeological site of Jiahu in China was inhabited from 7000 BCE to 5700 BCE and has yielded important information on the early foundations of Chinese society
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Public Peruvian museums struggle to properly care for artifacts

Public Peruvian museums struggle to properly care for artifacts | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A new report reveals that few museums have inscribed their collections in the National Cultural Heritage Registry— and some museums don’t even know how many artifacts they have.
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