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Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered In Nepal May Push Back the Buddha's Birth ... - National Geographic

Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered In Nepal May Push Back the Buddha's Birth ... - National Geographic | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Canaanite cellar provides a taste of 3700 year old wine

Canaanite cellar provides a taste of 3700 year old wine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest wine cellar in the Ancient Near East, a sunken room which contains forty ceramic jars capable of holding 50 litres of wine each
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Dedication to Lord of Death found at Tehuacan – Archaeology News...

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Archaeologists working at the site of Tehuacan have discovered two niches containing skulls and femurs which they believe are dedications to Mictlantecuhtli
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Dedicated to Mictlantecuhtli or Lord of Death, archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) investigated a shrine thought to be of mid-fourteenth century date located 20 metres to the south of the Great Temple at the site of Tehuacan in Puebla, Mexico.

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Gambling of high-living Anglo-Saxons revealed by archaeological...

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Top-quality backgammon piece found at 7th-century habitation site in Kent
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It would have been a very expensive toy, expertly crafted and imported across the Channel – and archaeologists say it provides a glimpse of the luxurious life of Anglo-Saxon nobles in 7th-century Kent.

The little gaming piece is the only one discovered at an Anglo-Saxon habitation site, although many cruder examples have been found in graves. It is the first piece of such quality found since the excavation of a princely grave in Buckinghamshire in the 1880s.

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Evidence of prehistoric living in the Weald revealed after Broadbridge Heath excavation

Evidence of prehistoric living in the Weald revealed after Broadbridge Heath excavation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
New evidence of Stone Age and Iron Age activity in the Weald area of Sussex has been revealed by findings from archaeological excavations at a development near Horsham.
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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 –...

Twelve burnt mounds and Neolithic paddle found at wetland site –... | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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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Cameron Crowell's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:15 PM

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

Kasey Saeturn's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:10 AM

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

Scientists reveal ancient texts in medieval manuscripts - Medievalists.net | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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

Thousand-year old swordsman rises from the earth | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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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Matthew Ganibi's curator insight, November 25, 2013 2:00 AM

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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Abbey door to be opened for first time in centuries | Tyne Tees - ITV News

Abbey door to be opened for first time in centuries | Tyne Tees - ITV News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Read the latest Tyne Tees stories, Abbey door to be opened for first time in centuries on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Tyne Tees news
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Neolithic death ritual includes earliest evidence for European beer

Neolithic death ritual includes earliest evidence for European beer | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Spanish archaeologists discovered what they claim to be the earliest scientific evidence of European beer consumption amongst the remains of Neolithic bodies found in a cave
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Katherine Koch's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:20 PM

Evidence of beer consumption during the Neolithic period found in Barcelona site

Sean P Burns's curator insight, January 31, 2014 5:36 PM

Four human skeletons (in good state of preservation) were found dated to be about 6,400 years old. The skeletons consisted of 2 adults and 2 children. One of the adult skeletons was buried with a two handle drinking vessel. The cup of the male had oxalate and barley-corn phytoliths found, which has been the earliest evidence of fermented beer. Beer might have been part of the death ritual.

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:52 PM

 The archaeological dig uncovered some forgotten history, the dig revealed some of the most early burial sites ever. Along with the burial site they found many other things such as stone tools, jewelry, and also food. Among all of the bodies that were uncovered they also found barley and other ingredients used to make beer.

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When hunter met farmer – Archaeology News from Past Horizons

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Dąbki in Poland is a unique place, offering an insight into the social relations 7-6 thousand years ago, between hunter-gatherers and farmers  A time to re access the critical point where these two cultural movements met. 

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Since 2003, a German-Polish team of archaeologists has been carrying out excavations at the prehistoric bog site of Dąbki 9 on the Polish Baltic coast near Koszalin. The animal bones recovered during the course of this work are expected to provide valuable insights into the appearance of the first domestic animals in the Baltic Region and changes in the natural environment during the 6th millennium BCE.

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Siberia and America connected by 24,000 year old Mal'ta boy –...

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The genome sequence of a 24,000-year-old Siberian boy has provided a key piece of the puzzle in the quest for Native American origins. The ancient Siberian demonstrates genomic signatures that are basal to present-day western Eurasians and close to modern Native Americans.

This surprising finding has great consequences for our understanding of how and from where ancestral Native Americans descended, and also of the genetic landscape of Eurasia 24,000 years ago. The breakthrough is reported in Nature by an international team of scientists, led by the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark (University of Copenhagen).

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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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hmmmm  ?

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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...

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

Can You Dig It? Archeology Students Uncover Mysteries in Ashkelon - Wesleyan Argus | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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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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