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Fact and phallusy in Roman London

Fact and phallusy in Roman London | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Prudish archaeologists of past eras were often uncomfortable with the prevalence of erotic imagery in the classical world but fortunately that isn’t the case at MOLA where we enjoy a good laugh.

 

A tiny (c. 1cm long) copper-alloy phallic mount has ‘popped up’ in one of our trenches, recovered from the organic rich deposits along the edge of the Walbrook and has quickly become a favourite find on site.

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A lost civilisation: 3,000-year-old cemetery discovered in Swat – The Express Tribune

A lost civilisation: 3,000-year-old cemetery discovered in Swat – The Express Tribune | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have caught another glimpse of Swat’s glorious past — revealing secrets of a civilisation that have been buried in the earth for over 3,000 years.

 

The Italian Archaeological Mission on Wednesday discovered an ancient cemetery dating back thousands of years at Odigram, Swat — a site experts believe was built between 1500 BC to 500 BC.

 

The site was home to unique ancient graves, pottery, ornaments made of bronze and copper, spindles and hairpins — a discovery made under the framework of the Archaeology Community Tourism (ACT) project.

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The archaeologist, James Fallows, and Neandertals | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine

The archaeologist, James Fallows, and Neandertals | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Anthroplogy | Archaeology | A month ago I posted Don't trust an archaeologist about genetics, don’t trust a geneticist about archaeology, in response to James Fallows at At 5% Neandertha...
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Experts probe 1860s river wrecks

Experts probe 1860s river wrecks | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The wrecks of three 19th Century boats are examined by archaeologists after heavy rain eroded their watery final resting places.
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Mercury poisoning ruled out as cause of 16th century astronomer’s death : Past Horizons Archaeology

Mercury poisoning ruled out as cause of 16th century astronomer’s death : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

In 2010, Tycho Brahe, a 16th century Danish astronomer and alchemist, was exhumed from his grave in Prague, an event which received extensive international media coverage.

Since then, a Danish-Czech team of researchers has been working to elucidate the cause of Tycho Brahe’s death. The results of this intensive work now makes it possible to rule out mercury poisoning as a cause of death.

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Mayan doomsday 'safe zone' in france shut down

Mayan doomsday 'safe zone' in france shut down | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Citing fears that doomsday believers, curiosity seekers, and "above all" journalists, will flood a French mountaintop on Dec. 21, the supposed day of the Mayan apocalypse, local officials are banning access to the mountain.

 

The spot, Pic de Bugarach, is rumored to be one of the only safe places on the planet on Dec. 21, according to Raw Story. On that date, a major cycle of the Maya Long Count calendar ends. The calendar is split into several chunks, including 400-year spans called b'ak'tuns. Dec. 21, 2012 on our calendar marks the end of the 13th b'ak'tun and the beginning of a new cycle.

 

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Pre-Viking hotspot on the Norwegian Coast

Pre-Viking hotspot on the Norwegian Coast | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Kings took control of coastal maritime traffic in Norway as early as the third century, long before the Viking Age. Discoveries from the ancient royal residences offer new proof.
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Hadrian's Wall community archaeology event will probe legacy

Hadrian's Wall community archaeology event will probe legacy | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
THE first major event will be staged tomorrow in an ambitious community archaeology project which will probe the legacy of Hadrian’s Wall.
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Airport x-ray scans reveal haul of new Bronze Age axeheads in pot found in Jersey field | Culture24

Airport x-ray scans reveal haul of new Bronze Age axeheads in pot found in Jersey field | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Experts believe the weapons found in a pot in the area of Trinity last month may have been used as objects of prestige after finding a further 21 axeheads inside the vessel.
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Flint flake hints at mammoth butchery : Past Horizons Archaeology

Flint flake hints at mammoth butchery : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A nearly complete mammoth skeleton has just been uncovered at Changis-sur-Marne in the Seine-et-Marne department. This type of discovery, in its original context, is exceptional in France since only three specimens have been found in 150 years: the first such discovery, known as “the mammoth of Choulans”, was discovered in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon in 1859.

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Ancient a cave a window to why the Mayan world came to an end

Ancient a cave a window to why the Mayan world came to an end | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
AS the Mayan calendar enters its final count-down, researchers are making inroads into understanding why the ancient American civilisation collapsed.
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Digging up scandalous nuns' past

Digging up scandalous nuns' past | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

UNCOVERING the history behind supposedly scandalous nuns has helped fuel interest in archaeology projects in Oxford.

About 500 volunteers from Archeox, the Archaeology of East Oxford Community Project, have been excavating a medieval nunnery at Minchery Farm Paddock, between Blackbird Leys and Littlemore.

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US returns Machu Picchu artefacts

US returns Machu Picchu artefacts | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The US returns to Peru the last artefacts taken from Machu Picchu by archaeologist Hiram Bingham, who rediscovered the Inca citadel in 1911.

The last of the artefacts taken from Machu Picchu by American archaeologist who rediscovered the Inca citadel have been returned to Peru.

 

More than 35,000 pottery fragments and other pieces were flown from Yale University to the Andean city of Cusco.

 

They had been taken to the US by archaeologist Hiram Bingham, who brought the site to international attention in 1911.

 

The move completes a deal signed in 2010, following legal action by Peru.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Eastern valley shows off traces of Neolithic Age

ARCHAEOLOGY - Eastern valley shows off traces of Neolithic Age | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Home to humans in every age, cultural officials have determined that the Levent Valley in the eastern Anatolian province of Malatya possesses traces of life going back 10,000 years...

 

Recent archaeological work in the Levent Valley in the eastern province of Malatya’s Akçadağ district has revealed traces of life from the Neolithic Age.

 

Levent İskenderoğlu, chairman of Malatya’s branch of the Conservation Implementation and Control Branch (KUDEB), said the 28-kilometer-long Levent Valley was a very attractive place thanks to its geological formations.

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Ned Rozell: Ancient skeletons of McGrath raise questions | Living | ADN.com

Ned Rozell: Ancient skeletons of McGrath raise questions | Living | ADN.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The room smelled of a smoked moosehide covering a table that held birch-bark baskets and a white box rimmed with beadwork flowers. Inside the box were the smooth bones of an adult man, a teenager and a child dug up within sight of the McGrath School.
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Children’s Day at the temples - timesofmalta.com

Children’s Day at the temples - timesofmalta.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A pulsating history... Cub scouts were yesterday taken on a journey through Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra temples to discover more about the archaeological park. The event, organised by Heritage Malta and the Scout Association of Malta, was held to celebrate World Children’s Day.

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Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy

Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Herculaneum, despite having Pompeii as its neighbor, has become a textbook case of successful archaeological conservation.

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An ancient city (1200-100 BC) comes to light at Krousona | Αρχαιολογία Online

An ancient city (1200-100 BC) comes to light at Krousona | Αρχαιολογία Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

n important archaeological excavation has just started at the “Koupos” site, by Krousona, not far from Herakleion (Crete). The site has been known since the early 20th century for the existence of an ancient city whose name remains unknown. The actual project is made possible by the collaboration between the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the Malevisi Municipality. Mayor Kostas Mamoulakis has taken in charge all expenses, while Athanasia Kanta, Director of the 13th EPCA, supervises the work. Furthermore, to facilitate the excavations, Malevizi Municipality has bought a big lot of land.

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Today in Archeon

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Explore hans s' photos on Flickr. hans s has uploaded 5906 photos to Flickr.

A new view point of Archeon !! Lovely reflections !! THis makes me feel calm as if looking into the past...  a real past.

Hans Splinter is one of my favourite photographer

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Elite Maya residencies occupied by both living and dead : Past Horizons Archaeology

Elite Maya residencies occupied by both living and dead : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Excavation of elite residences at Nojol Nah by archaeologists from the Maya Research Program in Belize, has yielded a large, well preserved skeletal sample – a minimum of 63 individuals found over a five year period including 25 in the 2012 season at El Palacio, a large elite double courtyard complex within the site and dating to the Late Terminal Classic (AD800 -900).

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Excavating a Roman Floor

Excavating a Roman Floor | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Not only have our archaeologists have been hard at work carefully excavating the heart of Roman Londinium, they’ve been given a chance to play with some new kit. And now we have a chance to t...
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Is the Harappan civilisation 2000 years older? : Past Horizons Archaeology

Is the Harappan civilisation 2000 years older? : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The recent International Conference on Harappan Archaeology produced an unexpected announcement from archaeologists BR Mani and KN Dikshit, both of the Archaeological Survey of India, who claim that new dates from excavations show the Harappan culture began around 2000 years earlier than previously thought.

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In search of Detroit's lost neighborhood

In search of Detroit's lost neighborhood | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In the shadow of Detroit's famous ruin, the Michigan Central Depot, this small group is excavating a former thriving neighborhood that once occupied the park and adjacent areas; in all, about 20 blocks of streets and alleys that ran from 15th to...
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A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

Lesson by Ray Laurence, animation by Cognitive Media.

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A light-hearted but informative video of a day in the life of a teenage Roman boy. Gives an interesting insight into the differences and similarities of ancient society to modern day life.

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Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada

Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Telltale blade sharpeners may be smoking guns in the quest for the New World's second known Viking site.

 

or the past 50 years—since the discovery of a thousand-year-old Viking way station in Newfoundland—archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North America's east coast searching for traces of Viking visitors.It has been a long, fruitless quest, littered with bizarre claims and embarrassing failures. But at a conference in Canada earlier this month, archaeologist Patricia Sutherland announced new evidence that points strongly to the discovery of the second Viking outpost ever discovered in the Americas.

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