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Time Team fans delving into newly created website

Time Team fans delving into newly created website | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Time Team fans from across the world are digging into the hit archeology series' archives, through a website developed by a Newquay-based IT company.Buzz Interactive was approached by Time Team...
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Well  it is good to see the archive for the TT is there.. 

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Mann Simons Archaeology -- "Knowing the Past"


The Mann-Simons African American Archaeology Project was started in 2005 by Jakob Crockett (University of South Carolina—Columbia) in partnership with Historic Columbia Foundation.

The primary objective of the archaeology is to determine how the material culture of the Mann-Simons family varied in relation to changes in both family structure and Columbia's social environment throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. At its most abstract, the primary goal is to understand the ways in which the material world is implicated in the development, maintenance, and negotiation of social relations.

To achieve this, we explore issues of consumption, landscape, race, class, and representation -- highlighting the ways in which these issues are interconnected. But why archaeology?
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Iron Age Feast Found in England : Discovery News

Iron Age Feast Found in England : Discovery News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Just in time for the holidays, this discovery shows how our ancestors celebrated big events more than 2,000 years ago.

Remnants of an Iron-Age feast, including cattle skulls and 13 cauldrons, have been unearthed in Chiseldon, United Kingdom, according to a report in the latest British Archaeology

The discovery marks the largest grouping of early cauldrons ever found in Europe. One cauldron features a handle plate in the form of a cow's head; zoomorphic decoration is otherwise unknown on a British cauldron.

Analysis of the interiors of the cauldrons has even revealed traces of animal fats, a tantalizing suggestion that these objects might have been used in cooking and serving meat-rich stews at Iron-Age feasts over 2,000 ago," Julia Farley, curator of European Iron Age collections at the British Museum, told Discovery News.
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Underworld of the Maya explored

Underworld of the Maya explored | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Underwater archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), recently explored three caves in Mexico which are filled with rich assemblages of Mayan artefacts
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beneath still waters...   lurks!  
adventure!

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Treasures of the deep surveyed

Treasures  of  the deep surveyed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A HUGE marine research and exploration project has unearthed more "important finds" that help piece together Plymouth's history.The Herald reported in May that long-lost treasures and...
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A good oppornity for people who have found items beneath the waves to come forward and contribute. 

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A Mistake on the Edge of Time: Rusty Barrett on the Mayan Calendar | UK College of Arts & Sciences

A Mistake on the Edge of Time: Rusty Barrett on the Mayan Calendar | UK College of Arts & Sciences | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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I love a happy ending - looks like the end-of-the-world is postponed!

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Machu Picchu captured in highest ever resolution: Zoomable picture of Inca citadel allows viewers to see it in impressive detail

Machu Picchu captured in highest ever resolution: Zoomable picture of Inca citadel allows viewers to see it in impressive detail | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The historic site, high in the Peruvian Andes, can be seen in unprecedented detail in a zoomable image shot in 15.9 gigapixels.
Via Kyle Kunkel O'Connor
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This is an excellent way to record and describe a site in a way that allows the overall picture and the tiny detail 

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Seti Gershberg's comment, November 30, 2012 10:51 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I had already posted this article on my blog Celluloid 2020. Many thanks....
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I like this..>! Working on Gigapixel stuff myself. this is stunning!
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Panasonic Presenting the Tablet PC Edition of the World Heritage Calendar App ... - DailyFinance

Panasonic Presenting the Tablet PC Edition of the World Heritage Calendar App ... - DailyFinance | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Panasonic Presenting the Tablet PC Edition of the World Heritage Calendar App ...DailyFinanceBy installing the application on your tablet PC, you can view a calendar containing beautiful photographs of world heritage sites whenever you like.
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Sounds like this is on my list of things to get!

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3D imaging helps understand the role of birds in ancient Egypt

3D imaging helps understand the role of birds in ancient Egypt | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Entering the exhibition “Between Heaven & Earth: Birds In Ancient Egypt” at the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, you will immediately feel transported into the ancient Nile delta marshlands with its lush green flora.

The combination of colours, video footage, bird song and ancient artefacts gives the impression of travel through time and space. At the start of the exhibition, you will find one of their most impressive artefacts, an empty shell of an ostrich egg from 3100 BC. Ostrich eggs have not only been used in ancient Egypt as containers for liquids and raw material for bead carving, but also symbolize the deep integration of avian life into ancient Egypt’s spirituality. All life is at times described as entering and leaving the world through the egg as a vessel, and that birds are messengers that can travel between the realms of men and their gods. Many of the Egyptian gods are portrayed as birds, and even their people have been symbolized by different bird species.
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This article opens up the world of birds in the every day life of ancient Egyptians

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Sara Ebright's curator insight, February 19, 2013 2:24 PM

3D Scanning and Imaging is an amazing new tool in the archaeologist's toolbox.

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Acclaimed Underwater Explorer Says Biblical Story Of Noah's Flood Is True

Acclaimed Underwater Explorer Says Biblical Story Of Noah's Flood Is True | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Robert Ballard, one of the world's most famous underwater explorers, has set his sights on proving the existence of one of the Bible's most well known stories.

 

In an interview with ABC's Christiane Amanpour the archaeologist who discovered the Titanic discussed his findings from his search in Turkey for evidence of a civilization swept away by a monstrous ancient flood.

 

"We went in there to look for the flood," Ballard said. "Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed... The land that went under stayed under."

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How the 'Mayan Apocalypse' came from a New Age magic mushroom trip

How the 'Mayan Apocalypse' came from a New Age magic mushroom trip | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The 'prophecy' does not stem from the Mayans at all.

 

Instead, the beliefs come from two New Age books in the Seventies and Eighties, says a British academic.

 

“There is no central belief,” says Wilson, “It varies from the ideas that Earth’s magnetic poles might shift, to the idea of a ‘galactic council’ visiting Earth. There’s no one, definite idea - it mirrors the New Age beliefs from which it comes.”

 

“It’s become part of a lot of religious movements. For instance, ‘The Galactic Federation of Light’ believes that ‘Planet X’ will make a close pass by the earth in 2012 – causing a deep transformation of human life on Earth.

 

 

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Gallic elite prospered from Roman occupation

Gallic elite prospered from Roman occupation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

In 2010 French archaeologists carried out excavations on a 3.5 hectares site in Bassing, Moselle. Over a period of one thousand years – 200 BCE to 800 CE – this site had been occupied by a Gallic aristocratic establishment, a Gallo-Roman villa and several medieval buildings.

 

Numerous weapons and the discovery of 1,165 Gallic coins testify to this place belonging to the Bassing elite, both during and after the Gallic wars (58 to 50 BCE).

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A Tsunami in Switzerland? Lake Evidence Says Yes

A Tsunami in Switzerland? Lake Evidence Says Yes | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers say a large deposit of sediment in Lake Geneva is evidence of a deadly tsunami from the sixth century caused by a rockfall, and it could happen again.
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Zeus's Affairs (launched) | visualizing.org

GRaphic visualisation of Zeus's Affairs!

now that is complicated!
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You just have to love this! 
Zeus did!

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Bulgarian 'Vampire' Makes National Geographic Top 10 for 2012

Bulgarian 'Vampire' Makes National Geographic Top 10 for 2012 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The "vampire" skeleton, unearthed during archaeology excavations in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, is included in the National Geographic ranking of the 10 most popular news pictures for 2012.
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Have to see what teh other 9 are!!!

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40,000 historical artifacts unearthed during Marmaray excavations

Excavations conducted as part of the Marmaray Project, which will connect Europe and Asia with a railway tube under the Bosporus, continue to shed light on the history of İstanbul, having facilitated the discovery of around 40,000 historical...
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Not bad going but then they did find 36 sunken ships !!!

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Walking the labyrinth reveals new meaning at Nazca

Walking the labyrinth reveals new meaning at Nazca | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The initial research results of the most detailed study yet by two British archaeologists into the Nazca Lines have been published in the latest issue of the journal Antiquity
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Hard work pays off.   and this shows how archaeology actually works! 

 

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Evidence found of Noah's ark flood victims

Evidence found of Noah's ark flood victims | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Marine archaeologists have found the first evidence of a people who perished in a great flood of the Black Sea that has been linked with the story of Noah's ark.
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Noah's ark flood victims!"
really!  

Did they!

 

 

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1920s Egyptian Excavations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art : Digging Into the Past

Scenes of workers at various Egyptian archaelogy excavations in the 1920's.
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Amazing footage from the 1920s.    Ah  the days when there was whole dynasties to find!

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Olga Navarro's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:32 AM

Interesante documental sobre las excavaciones realizadas por el Metropolitan Museum of Art en los años 20 en la zona de Deir el-Bahri.

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Roman road uncovered in York

Roman road uncovered in York | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A SECTION of Roman Road has been uncovered beneath York Minster.

Archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust unearthed it during construction work on the new visitor development in the Undercroft, a Minster spokeswoman said today.

The archaeologists believe the road was a backstreet, part of the Via Quintana, and believe it ran behind the Roman basilica that once stood on the Minster site.
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AH...  the joy of Archaeology in York.  

Worked there for many years and there is always something new and amazing to find.

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Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations – Bible ...

Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations – Bible ... | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
But these tasks were common among archaeologists who excavated in the Near East before World War I as they were among the few familiar with Arabic, local geography, customs and people. Unusual about Bell was that ...

Via Caterina Pisu
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She is such a heroine! 

 

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Resurrecting the past -- Ancient Laodicea

Resurrecting the past -- Ancient Laodicea | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Cranes, excavators, teams of workmen in hard-hats and foremen shouting into their mobile phones are a ubiquitous feature of today's Turkey, a country where, in spite of a global economic slowdown, new buildings continue to be erected at a staggering rate. Take a trip to Laodicea, however, and you'll see a “building site” with a twist. For here a long abandoned Greek-Roman city is being resurrected wholesale from its ruins by … construction cranes and teams of workmen in hard-hats!
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What price Heritage?

What price Heritage? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Twice a year, summer and winter, English Heritage publishes a fascinating magazine called Conservation Bulletin. It is intended for those it calls ‘conservation specialists, opinion-formers and decision makers’; it is a wonderful magazine, as it gives an insight into the concerns and policies of English Heritage, the body we all love to hate. Occasionally I find myself in full agreement; often I am persuaded by it; but occasionally, very occasionally, I regret to say that I find myself in disagreement. Take for example the latest number, issue 69, for Winter 2012.

 

Thus in an article entitled ‘The context for future action: the National Heritage Protection Plan’ an ‘action plan’ is published with eight different ‘Measures’, none of which mention costs or money. English Heritage gives the impression that it is living in an airy-fairy dreamworld where money grows on trees and everyone can put their hands in their pockets and draw out limitless sums of money. I’m sorry, but the real world is not like that. English Heritage should come down to a earth

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5 meters under Zürich

A discovery. An archaeological excavation. A work. 5 meters under Zürich: where dreams come trues...

Sit back and enjoy this amazing short film!

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Archaeology in Cold Climate – On Modern and Prehistoric Archaeologists

Archaeology in Cold Climate – On Modern and Prehistoric Archaeologists | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

This week On the Reading Rest I have a small standard archaeological report on the excavation of a solitary grave, technically speaking a Bronze Age stone setting, probably constructed in the 15th century BCE and revisited in the Pre Roman Iron Age in the 5th-4th century before the common era. A stones setting is one of the most commonplace ancient monuments in Uppland.

 

There are tens of thousands of them, numbered and mapped, but still a detailed new survey of any two square kilometers with known Iron Age monuments will in all probability result in more stone settings.

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