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Archaeologica - Catalogue of the first exhibition of working archaeological photographs "Archaeology in Progress" (VIDEO)

Archaeologica - Catalogue of the first exhibition of working archaeological photographs "Archaeology in Progress" (VIDEO) | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Catalogue of the first exhibition of working archaeological photographs "Archaeology in Progress", held in September 2012. in the premises of the National Committee of ICOMOS in Skopje, Macedonia. Organized by Association "Archaeologica".

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Egyptian princess tomb discovered near Cairo

Egyptian princess tomb discovered near Cairo | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Egypt's antiquities minister announced on Friday the discovery of a princess's tomb dating from the fifth dynasty (around 2500 BC) in the Abu Sir region south of Cairo.
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World Heritage: the Nine Wonders of Morocco by Jacques Bravo

World Heritage: the Nine Wonders of Morocco by Jacques Bravo | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
There are 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Morocco: the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, the Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida), the Medina of Essaouira, the Medina of Fez, the Medina of Marrakech, the Historic City of Meknes, Rabat, the Medina of...
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Anglo-Saxon hall found in Kent is 'tip of the iceberg' - Telegraph

Anglo-Saxon hall found in Kent is 'tip of the iceberg' - Telegraph | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An Anglo-Saxon feasting hall unearthed beneath a village green in Kent could represent the "tip of the iceberg", according to archaeologists who believe it lies amid an entire complex of ancient buildings.
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Archaeology group buys 2 Iroquois sites in Trumansburg

Archaeology group buys 2 Iroquois sites in Trumansburg | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A national archaeology preservation group has bought two former Cayuga Indian village sites in Trumansburg as part of the organization's ongoing effort to protect historical sites linked to the Iroquois.
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Rethinking "Hobbits": What They Mean for Human Evolution: Scientific American

Rethinking "Hobbits": What They Mean for Human Evolution: Scientific American | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

New analyses reveal the mini human species to be even stranger than previously thought and hint that major tenets of human evolution need revision...

In 2004 a team of Australian and Indonesian scientists who had been excavating a cave called Liang Bua on the Indonesian island of Flores announced that they had unearthed something extraordinary: a partial skeleton of an adult human female who would have stood just over a meter tall and who had a brain a third as large as our own. The specimen, known to scientists as LB1, quickly received a fanciful nickname—the hobbit, after writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional creatures. The team proposed that LB1 and the other fragmentary remains they recovered represent a previously unknown human species, Homo floresiensis. Their best guess was that H. floresiensis was a descendant of H. erectus—the first species known to have colonized outside of Africa. The creature evolved its small size, they surmised, as a response to the limited resources available on its island home—a phenomenon that had previously been documented in other mammals, but never humans.

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Human expansion from Africa comes into focus : Past Horizons Archaeology

Human expansion from Africa comes into focus : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A new, comprehensive review of human anthropological and genetic records gives the most up-to-date story of the “Out of Africa” expansion that occurred about 45,000 to 60,000 years ago.

This expansion, detailed by three Stanford geneticists Henn, Cavalli-Sforza, and Feldman presents an up-to-date version of the model. In the recent study is published in this edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences they conclude it had a dramatic effect on human genetic diversity, which persists in present-day populations. As a small group of modern humans migrated out of Africa into Eurasia and the Americas, their genetic diversity was substantially reduced.

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Sharjah Bank Street partially closed for excavation

Sharjah Bank Street partially closed for excavation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

As part of the on-going work on the "Heart of Sharjah" project, the largest heritage project in the UAE and Gulf region, Bank Street - the first modern commercial street in Sharjah constructed in the late 1970s - has been partially closed as of October...

One of the prime focuses of the work to be done in this area is a full archaeological excavation, being led by Prof Tatsuo Sasaki, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Archaeology, University of Kanazawa, Japan. The excavation is being coordinated between Shurooq, the Sharjah Ruler's Office, the Directorate of Heritage, and the Directorate of Antiquities and was commissioned after a non-intrusive ground radar survey of the area showed that extensive remains of the historic core of the city, including its souq lay underneath the tarmac of Bank Street.

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Skeleton in Richard III hunt may be friary founder

Skeleton in Richard III hunt may be friary founder | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A second skeleton found by archaeologists searching for the remains of King Richard III could be that of a friary's female founder.

Mathew Morris, University of Leicester Archaeological Services' site director said: "It wasn't unexpected finding the remains of a woman buried in the friary.

 

"We know of at least one woman connected with the friary, Ellen Luenor, a possible benefactor and founder with her husband, Gilbert.

 

"However, the friary would have administered to the poor, sick and homeless as well, and without knowing where Ellen Luenor had been originally buried we are unlikely to ever know who the remains are of, or why she was buried there."

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'Island of the Blue Dolphins' woman's cave believed found

'Island of the Blue Dolphins' woman's cave believed found | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The yellowing government survey map of San Nicolas Island dated from 1879, but it was quite clear: There was a big black dot on the southwest coast and, next to it, the words "Indian Cave."...

For more than 20 years, Navy archaeologist Steve Schwartz searched for that cave. It was believed to be home to the island's most famous inhabitant, a Native American woman who survived on the island for 18 years, abandoned and alone, and became the inspiration for "Island of the Blue Dolphins," one of the 20th century's most popular novels for young readers.

 

The problem for Schwartz was that San Nicolas, a wind-raked, 22-square-mile chunk of sandstone and scrub, has few caves, all of them dank, wet hollows where the tides surge in and nobody could live for long.

 

If he found the cave, he might solve mysteries about the "Lone Woman of San Nicolas" and her Nicoleño tribe, which was left devastated by a massacre in 1814 by sea otter hunters from Alaska.

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Reportret: Herodotos

Reportret: Herodotos | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Carefully reconstructed portrait of Herodotos, without anachronisms, respecting contemporary style, and based on historical sources; part of the Reportret gallery...

 

 

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New England's vampire panic

New England's vampire panic | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

In 19th-century Rhode Island, says Abigail Tucker, farmers began digging up graves in search of vampires...   here is teh story of what happened when they were rediscovered

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Google Earth image finds ancient Irish settlement at Hill of Tara

Google Earth image finds ancient Irish settlement at Hill of Tara | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A Dublin lecturer has discovered an unknown prehistoric site at the Hill of Tara – without even leaving his desk!

Aidan O’Sullivan uncovered the 4,000 year old enclosure thanks to Google Earth.

 

The University College Dublin lecturer was preparing a presentation for his first year students when he noticed the site the traditional seat of Ireland’s ancient kings.

 

O’Sullivan was intrigued by the unfamiliar dark, circular feature in a field photographed by Google Earth.

 

The Sunday Times reports that the lecturer was able to verify that the soil mark was a large embanked enclosure, dating back 4,000 years.

 

The reports says the enclosure, between 263ft and 328ft in diameter, is 2,000ft southwest of Rath na Riogh (Fort of Kings) an Iron Age enclosure at the summit of the Hill of Tara used for enthronements and other ceremonies.

 

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Photographs of Early 20th-Century Egypt Brought to Life in Color

Photographs of Early 20th-Century Egypt Brought to Life in Color | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Just images..   but very evocative of a simpler time

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QIAH Zubarah - Virtual Tour

Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

The town of Al Zubarah is Qatar's largest archaeological site. This now abandoned settlement was once a thriving pearl fishing and trading port and is one of the largest and best preserved examples of an 18th-19th century merchant town anywhere in the Gulf.

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Clock is ticking to keep a Roman coin hoard in the county

Clock is ticking to keep a Roman coin hoard in the county | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
THE clock is ticking to raise the raise the £40,000 needed to keep a Roman coin hoard of national significance in the county.
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Neolithic monument unearthed in Cornwall : Past Horizons Archaeology

Neolithic monument unearthed in Cornwall : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Archaeologists working at the site of the future Truro Eastern District Centre (TEDC) in Cornwall, southwest England, have discovered the fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure built around 5,500 years ago.

AND.  a mysterious engraved Disc!

 

 

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Ninth century AD Buddhist antiquities found in Jharkhand - Indian Express

Ninth century AD Buddhist antiquities found in Jharkhand - Indian Express | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have stumbled upon a number of antiquities, including Buddha stupas, belonging to the 9th century AD at Itkhori in Jharkhand's Chatra district.

 

In their first excavation exercise this year, the archaeologists found 58 antiquities, including four Buddha stupas, at Itkhori, N G Nikoshey, Superintending Archaeologist (Ranchi Circle) of the Archaeological Survey of India, said.

 

"Among the discoveries made were Buddha statues in various mudras and Boddhisatva deities dedicated to Buddhism. Antiquities belonging to the Jainism and Hinduism were also found during the excavation," he said.

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Tolkien estate, film unit bans use of word ‘hobbit’ - Taipei Times

Tolkien estate, film unit bans use of word ‘hobbit’ - Taipei Times | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
It was, perhaps, inevitable that Homo floresiensis, the 1m tall species of primitive human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores, would come to be widely known as “hobbits.” After all, like J.R.R.
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Cyprus Hosts Mediterranean Archaeology Seminar | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Cyprus Hosts Mediterranean Archaeology Seminar | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation will host an international symposium in Nicosia to discuss the protection of cultural and archaeological heritage of the Mediterranean region.The main purpose is to present,evaluate and review the effectiveness of the existing legislation for the protection of the archaeological cultural heritage as critics said that current laws are not sufficient.

The opening address is on the “Greek legislation for the protection of cultural heritage: protection of archaeological sites, monuments, historical sites and cultural landscapes” and will be given by Secretary General of Culture who is in charge of archaeological issues for the Ministry of Culture, Mendoni Lina. Other experts from Mediterranean countries will speak on different scientific related topics.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - İzmir presents mosaic city of western region

ARCHAEOLOGY - İzmir presents mosaic city of western region | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A new ancient city considered to be the Zeugma of the West and thought to be one of the lost cities of Anatolia has been unearthed in İzmir.

 

There are unique mosaics with figures in the city

 

An archaeological city dating back 1,700 years has been unearthed during excavations in İzmir’s Kemalpaşa neighborhood, raising officials’ hopes the area will draw tourists’ attention.

 

The Cultural Beings and Museums’ General Director Osman Murat Süslü held a press conference Oct. 21 regarding the discovery of the archaeological city, which Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay has defined as “good news that will draw the world’s attention.”

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The Original Human Language Like Yoda Sounded

The Original Human Language Like Yoda Sounded | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Early humans most likely spoke like Yoda, with a subject-object-verb word order, according to new research.
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Archaeologists enter royal tomb in Palenque : Past Horizons Archaeology

Archaeologists enter royal tomb in Palenque : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A multidisciplinary team from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) first entered a burial chamber in Temple XX at Palenque in southern Mexico, 13 years ago. The tomb contained the remains of one of the first rulers of the ancient city – K uk Bahlam I - who came to power in 431 AD and founded the dynasty which included the famous Mayan ruler Pakal.

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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, February 14, 2014 12:27 AM

As I said before, much pf what we know about the mesoamerican cultures is rumor, conjecture, hearsay or things we gathered from archaeological sites. As most of the manuscripts from this culture were burned by missionaries a great deal of this amazing culture has been lost. I think this article shows just how little we know about these people.

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Archeovirtual 2012

Archeovirtual 2012 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archeovirtual is the biggest European exhibition of virtual archaeology projects and virtual museums, organised within the Mediterranean Expo of Archaeological Tourism (BMTA) in Paestum, Italy.

 

2012 edition presents best applications in 6 categories: computer animation, mobile applications, touch interaction, desktop VR, natural interaction and emerging technologies

 

super cool technologies showcased

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