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UNESCO convenes international experts meeting for the safeguarding of Malian ... - UNESCO.org (press release)

UNESCO convenes international experts meeting for the safeguarding of Malian ... - UNESCO.org (press release) | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Crash uncovers 1902 'time capsule'

Crash uncovers 1902 'time capsule' | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A time capsule in the form of a blue bottle is found among the damage at a Tudor house in Ipswich after a car drove into it.
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Fragments of stone cross lead to archaeological exploration in Scottish Highlands : Past Horizons Archaeology

Fragments of stone cross lead to archaeological exploration in Scottish Highlands : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Archaeologists are set to explore an enigmatic moat close to a church in a remote corner of north west Sutherland in Scotland, hoping to find evidence of early Christian practice.

The excavation at Inchnadamph will begin on 18 February. The local community history society, Historic Assynt, hopes that excavation of the ancient moated enclosed area will help to explain the origins of perplexing fragments of a stone cross found at the site.

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Israel Museum’s Herod Show Draws Anger Over Use of West Bank Objects

Israel Museum’s Herod Show Draws Anger Over Use of West Bank Objects | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Palestinian Authority says the exhibition is a violation of international law because much of its material was taken from the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
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Moorgate Mill, Blackburn | Wessex Archaeology

Moorgate Mill, Blackburn | Wessex Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Wessex Archaeology have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Rochester and Edinburgh. We are one of the UK's leading heritage practices.

 

The Sheffield Office has recently undertaken excavation and recording of the site of the former Moorgate Mill in Blackburn, adjacent to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Excavation and documentary research revealed numerous phases of rebuilding, renovation and extension in the development of the mill from its construction in the 1830s, through fires in 1869, 1886 and 1925, to its recent demolition. Artefacts recovered from the investigations, predominantly pottery, ceramics, glass and CBM, appear to relate to the use of the site as a spinning and weaving mill from the 1840s through to the late 1920s.

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Dunino Den: a Pictish ritual site?

Dunino Den: a Pictish ritual site? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Some places associated with the ancient past have a special aura, a hint of the Otherworld.

 

In Scotland, two places that really stand out are Doon Hill near Aberfoyle and the famous Callanish stones on the Isle of Lewis.Now Senchus ( the writer of the website on Early medieval Europe) adds Dunino Den in Fife.

 

Elizabeth Sutherland in A Guide to the Pictish Stones described it as ‘a magical place’, so they were curious to see what she meant by that.

 

The visit left them in agreement with her description.


 

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Curator's Choice: A ghostly reconstructed Viking ship at National Museum of Scotland | Culture24

Curator's Choice: A ghostly reconstructed Viking ship at National Museum of Scotland | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Bruce Blacklaw, of National Museums Scotland, picks his favourite piece from the storming new Vikings! exhibition in Edinburgh.


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Dark Ages brooch goes on show

Dark Ages brooch goes on show | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A RARE Anglo-Saxon brooch unearthed in Oxfordshire has gone on show in Banbury.

The piece of jewellery was found in West Hanney in 2009, has been loaned to the Banbury Museum until April 27 by Oxfordshire County Council’s museum service.

The brooch, which dates from the 7th century, was discovered during a metal-detecting rally in West Hanney, near Wantage, in 2009, and an excavation then revealed the skeleton of a woman aged about 25 and two small pots.

Cherwell District Council deputy leader George Reynolds said: “We’re very lucky to be able to put this artefact on display at Banbury Museum.

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Confirmation that Near East farmers bring agriculture to Europe : Past Horizons Archaeology

Confirmation that Near East farmers bring agriculture to Europe : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have long  debated how farming spread into Europe; the first agrarian societies appeared in the 7th millennium BCE, attested by one of the earliest farming sites of Europe, discovered in Vashtëmi in southern Albania

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Serbian cave produces oldest human ancestor in this part of Europe : Past Horizons Archaeology

Serbian cave produces oldest human ancestor in this part of Europe : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A fragment of lower jaw recovered from a Serbian cave has now been dated as the oldest hominin ancestor found in this part of Europe. The fossil was dated to between 397,000 and 525,000 years old, a time when distinctly Neanderthal traits began to appear in Europe. The evolution of these traits was strongly influenced by periodic isolation of groups of individuals, caused by glacial episodes.

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Penn Museum hosts 'Fifty Shades of Pompeii'

Penn Museum hosts 'Fifty Shades of Pompeii' | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Penn Museum offered an alternative approach to Valentine’s Day on Tuesday with a lecture entitled “Fifty Shades of Pompeii.”

 

“The museum asked me to speak about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ as seen through the lens of Greece and Rome,” began C. Brian Rose, professor of classical archaeology and curator-in-charge of the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum. “And that’s what I’m prepared to do. Although I should say right at the outset, I never read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’”

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'An important piece of American history has been lost'

'An important piece of American history has been lost' | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In a landmark essay in Die Tonkunst, Professor Robert Whitehouse Eshbach of the University of New Hampshire describes the struggle to save the house that Charles Ives built, a struggle that provoked international attention ...
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Mexican drug smugglers profit from illegal trade in archaeological artifacts

Mexican drug smugglers profit from illegal trade in archaeological artifacts | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The illegal trade in ancient artifacts is thriving, and pre-Colombian relics from Mexico are among the prized items.

“Like almost like any crime, it’s really the same -- it’s profit,” said Tim Stone, Resident Agent in Charge of the Homeland Security Investigations office in Alpine. HSI is the investigative arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Archaeological theft is so profitable, drug smugglers along this remote stretch of border use the same routes to smuggle artifacts into the country.

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Newfoundland birds were the heart of extinct Beothuk nation’s religion, study says

Newfoundland birds were the heart of extinct Beothuk nation’s religion, study says | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archeologists have shed stunning new light on the extinct Beothuk nation of Newfoundland, revealing through a study of carved pendants unearthed from coastal burial sites that the ill-fated people — who had inhabited the region for at least 1,000 ...
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Brancaster GPR Final Video

Exclusively for British Archaeology magazine, Jimmy Adcock, archaeological geophysicist at GSB Prospection Ltd, describes the extraordinary new results from ... (Roman fort at Brancaster: MALA MIRA Ground Penetrating Radar data in motion.

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Medieval secrets revealed in Norwich Cathedral : Past Horizons Archaeology

Medieval secrets revealed in Norwich Cathedral : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A new archaeology project has begun to bring to light hundreds of secretive inscriptions that have lain hidden on the walls of Norwich Cathedral for many centuries.

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Emek Shaveh - Archaeology in the Shadow of the Conflict

Emek Shaveh - Archaeology in the Shadow of the Conflict | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeology in Jerusalem - Past and Present, the place of archaeology in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and alternative archaeological tours in Silwan - City of David.
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11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists

11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile. (RT @sozmore: Things you might not know about ancient Egypt...
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This article contains a variety of interesting facts about Ancient Egypt. The information is relevant to Ancient Egyptian studies and is set out in a clear cohesive manner, with engaging pictures.

Cindy Garcia's curator insight, September 28, 2013 9:25 PM
A list of a couple if interesting facts of Ancient Egypt.
Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:30 PM

Some "fun" facts about the Ancient Egyptians and the way they live.  These were interesting, particularly the thoery that King Tut may have suffered a traumatic injury at the hands of a hippopatamus.  There is always more history to be discovered and it's great to learn more of the past world.

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5000 year old Temple of Fire discovered at El Paraiso in Peru : Past Horizons Archaeology

5000 year old Temple of Fire discovered at El Paraiso in Peru : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

According to reports coming out of Peru, detailed in a report from the AFP, archaeologists have unearthed a previously undiscovered temple at the famous El Paraiso site, located not far from Lima, the capital city.

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Sumerian Game - Royal Game of Ur

Sumerian Game - Royal Game of Ur | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

In 1926-27, the British archeologist Leonard Woolley, while excavating in the royal tombs of Sumer (modern Iraq), discovered four game boards and a number of playing pieces.

The tombs were in the city of Ur (in red on the map on the left), once the capital of Sumer about 2500 B.C., and the legendary home of the Biblical Abraham. This area is in the "fertile crescent", south of Baghdad and Babylon. There are many references to Woolley's discovery, complete with a number of colorful photographs such as the one below. Woolley's finds are now held by the British Museum.

Learn about the game and how to play!

 

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Bobby Savoy's curator insight, January 24, 2014 10:52 PM

Leisure time is important in a non-nomadic society because people that don't need to fight to survive every day have extra time. What better thing to do than board games?

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Amara West excavations 2013: the past from above

Amara West excavations 2013: the past from above | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Neal Spencer, British Museum After a test flight over Ernetta and our dig house, Susie Green - working with us to create three-dimensional visualisations of the town's architecture - flew her photo...
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Archaeo News Podcast 225 : Past Horizons Archaeology

Archaeo News Podcast 225 : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Californian rock carvings recovered after theft
Native Americans built massive mound in less than 90 days
Guernsey Neolithic grave protection plan submitted
Ancient rock art uncovered in the Scottish Highlands

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Oxford man arrested on charge he sold prized Korean artifact

Oxford man arrested on charge he sold prized Korean artifact | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Oxford — A historic souvenir a Michigan soldier brought back from the Korean War has led to the arrest of an Oxford man on charges of illegally selling a Korean artifact.
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Welcome to the Posthole! | The Post Hole

Welcome to the Posthole! | The Post Hole | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The Post Hole is an archaeology journal run by students at the University of York (UK). It publishes articles on a wide range of archaeological topics, from prehistory to the present day, giving readers the latest news, research and events in the world of archaeology, heritage and archaeological science.

Issues are released via our website at the start of each month and are available to anyone. If you are interested in writing for The Post Hole, please read the information for contributors, or contact us.

The Post Hole was established in 2008 and since then has become the premier student-run archaeology journal in the UK. The journal has a diverse audience which continues to grow with the recent redevelopment of its website and new social media presence.

Additionally, hard copies of issues are printed for students and academics in university departments around the UK – currently the Universities of York, Cambridge, Durham, Nottingham and Reading. Please contact us if you are interested in receiving hard copies of issues.

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Peru archaeologists find 5,000yo temple - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Peru archaeologists find 5,000yo temple - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a temple believed to be about 5,000 years old.
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