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Pictures - Maya Murals Found in Family Kitchen Guatemala

Pictures - Maya Murals Found in Family Kitchen Guatemala | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
When Lucas Asicona Ramírez began renovating his centuries-old home, a strangely garbed Maya procession paraded into view.
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Archeology in my Art?

Archeology in my Art? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

As a kid I wanted to be an archeologist. The magic of unearthing history was so enticing to me until I learned about real archeology. Any time I found a real dig to go on it involved potential snakes (South America), intense heat, bugs galore and sparse accommodations. I wanted to do archeology in an air conditioned building with a 4 star hotel to stay in and definitely no creepy crawlies. Shockingly, I did not become an archeologist.

As I was painting I realized I have become a reverse archeologist with my art.

 

 

I love how archaeology affects people in many different ways. Everyone it seems wants to be an archaeologist...

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Saga professors toast with Viking beer

Saga professors toast with Viking beer | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

More than 300 of the world’s leading Norse mythology researchers met at the 15th International Saga Conference earlier this month in Denmark.

They normally sit with their heads buried in Old Norse writings.

Earlier this month, though, they found themselves in the Danish countryside drinking Middle Age beer, singing ancient songs and visiting breweries. It’s certainly not boring when more than 300 professors, researchers and students from five continents meet to discuss sagas.

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The Search For King Richard III - The Archaeological Dig

The University of Leicester and Leicester City Council, in association with the Richard III Society, have undertaken one of the most exciting archaeological investigations ever carried out. No less than a search for the bodily remains of the last Plantagenet King - Richard III - killed at the Battle of Bosworth.

In this short film Co-Director of ULAS, Richard Buckley, gives his personal account of the Greyfriars Dig from an Archaeological perspective.

A more comprehensive account of the search for the remains of King Richard III, and the final chapter in the story can be seen later this year on Channel 4 in a full length documentary made by Darlow Smithson Productions.

For more information about Darlow Smithson Productions see; http://www.darlowsmithson.com/

For more information about the Archaeological search see; http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2012/august/searching-for-richard-iii

For more information aboput studying Archaeology & Ancient History at University of Leicester see; http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology

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Perthshire stone circle from an astronomical perspective : Past Horizons Archaeology

Perthshire stone circle from an astronomical perspective : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The Croft Moraig stone circle (NN 7975 4726) is located on a glacial terrace a few hundred metres to the south of the confluence of the rivers Tay and Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland.

The circle comprises three concentric settings of stones – a central oval of small standing stones with a ring of larger standing stones and an outer ring of kerbstones.

The site was excavated in 1965 and it was suggested that the first of three building stages involved the digging of a shallow ditched enclosure and the erecting of a ring of posts around a central hearth. This was dated by a piece of pottery to the middle or late Neolithic period. In time the ring of posts was replaced by the central oval and outer rings of standing stones and kerbstones, Piggott and Simpson (1971).

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Exhibition: 'Faces and Voices' exhibition at The John Rylands Library, Manchester, until Sunday 25 November 2012

Exhibition: 'Faces and Voices' exhibition at The John Rylands Library, Manchester, until Sunday 25 November 2012 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Exhibition: 'Faces and Voices' exhibition at The John Rylands Library, Manchester, until Sunday 25 November 2012


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Maison de Championnet - Pompei

Matching historical documentation on Championnet villa in Pompeii with a 3D render of the site.

Video made in collaboration with ENS, INRIA and Microsoft research.

This is the future.!

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Lily Belnick's comment, August 20, 2013 9:44 PM
hey, I love ancient history!
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nice vid xx
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Beyond Chichen Itza: Less traveled Maya sites

Beyond Chichen Itza: Less traveled Maya sites | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
For longtime travelers to the Yucatan, the 2012 mythology that has taken hold brings a delicious irony: Worldwide attention is finally turning from the Yucatan's white-powder beaches and sequestered all-inclusives to the remnants of the "lost...
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Hundreds hunt historical treasure

Hundreds hunt historical treasure | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Dig Greater Manchester sees volunteer places on archaeological digs over-subscribed as residents hunt historical treasure.

"A lot of people have become hooked - it's so exciting when you find something that was dropped by people hundreds of years ago and you're the first to touch it since."

 

University of Salford senior archaeologist Brian Grimsditch explained why the Dig Greater Manchester project's archaeological excavations have proved so popular the volunteer places are now over-subscribed.

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Experience: I dug up £10m of iron age coins

Experience: I dug up £10m of iron age coins | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Richard Miles: 'I only had to dig down about three inches, and as my fingers closed around that first coin, I recognised its size and shape immediately'...
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What Did Australopithecines Sound Like? More “Duh” Than “Ugg” | 80beats | Discover Magazine

What Did Australopithecines Sound Like? More “Duh” Than “Ugg” | 80beats | Discover Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Human Origins | acoustics | Artist's rendering of an Australopithecus afarensisWhen archaeologists hear whispers of humanity's past, it's through the painstaking work of piecing together a...
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Archaeology: Excavations start at last four archeological sites under Via Pontica programme in Bulgaria

Archaeology: Excavations start at last four archeological sites under Via Pontica programme in Bulgaria | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeological excavations are starting at the last four archaeological sites under the Via Pontica programme along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, National History Museum head Bozhidar Dimitrov said on September 10 2012.
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Dig unearths 300 Saxon skeletons

Dig unearths 300 Saxon skeletons | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An archaeological dig near Ipswich waterfront has unearthed a graveyard, 300 skeletons and the site of an old church.
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Uncovered: Secrets of Ilkley Moor’s rock art - Main Section - Yorkshire Post

Uncovered: Secrets of Ilkley Moor’s rock art - Main Section - Yorkshire Post | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
IT is a 4,000-year-old mystery just waiting to be solved.

Archaeologists and amateurs have been puzzling for decades over the origin of hundreds of examples of ‘rock art’ which the dot the Yorkshire landscape.

 

Are they way markers, religious symbols, star charts or just ‘doodles’ done by early farmers with a bit of time on their hands?

Questions about their meaning c

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Petra: Ancient City of Rock - LiveScience.com

Petra: Ancient City of Rock - LiveScience.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Petra: Ancient City of RockLiveScience.comLocated about 115 miles (185 km) southwest of Amman, Jordan, Petra was an ancient city that was literally carved into red desert cliffs.
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Early Cannibalism Tied to Territorial Defense?

Early Cannibalism Tied to Territorial Defense? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The earliest known instance of cannibalism among hominids occurred roughly 800,000 years ago. The victims, mainly children, may have been eaten as part of a strategy to defend territories against neighbors, researchers report online in the Journal of Human Evolution. The new study shows how anthropologists use the behavior of modern humans and primates to make inferences about what hominids did in the past—and demonstrates the limitations of such comparisons.

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Campus Archaeology searches for artifacts

Campus Archaeology searches for artifacts | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Meyers led a team of MSU Campus Archaeology graduate students around North Neighborhood for the last two weeks digging shovel test pits, or “big holes,” in hopes of uncovering history that literally went unwritten.

Katy meyers is a Past Horizons favourite.   Well done on this project!  read more here:   http://campusarch.msu.edu/?page_id=239

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Painted Roman tomb found in Corinth : Past Horizons Archaeology

Painted Roman tomb found in Corinth : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A Roman period tomb containing vivid murals was found in January 2012 during excavation work on the new highway between Corinth-Patras in Greece, according to a report in Το ΒHMA newspaper.

 

“The intention is to transfer the entire monumental tomb to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth in order to preserve it and allow it to be viewed by the public once conserved,” said the Central Archaeological Council director of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments, Nikos Minos.

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My Cartoon Version of Reality - TEN FACTS ABOUT THE BRONZE AGE

My Cartoon Version of Reality - TEN FACTS ABOUT THE BRONZE AGE | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

What is not to like...  nae LOVE  about this...

read on (at your peril!

Welcome assorted filth dibbers of the globe to this next installment in our nonpareil attempt at bringing you all closer to a past which is probably better forgotten. Read this posting and I personally guarantee that your archaeological IQ will skyrocket off the top of your head and roll into a dark corner of your pantry - if you have a pantry that is - if not, you have my sympathies - and I should know because I'm a licensed archaeologist.

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"Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" opens at New York University

"Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" opens at New York University | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
B NEW YORK, NY.- /B A groundbreaking exhibition that unites masterpieces of Chinese sculpture from the famed sixth‐century cave temples at Xia...
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Tell es-Safi/Gath and archaeology

Archaeologist Aren Maeir explains about Tell es-Safi/Gath and archaeology in general to a group of visiting bloggers and journalists, Sept. 11, 2012

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Hangout With an Archaeologist in the Field - National Geographic

Hangout With an Archaeologist in the Field - National Geographic | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Hangout With an Archaeologist in the FieldNational GeographicNow National Geographic Archaeologist Fred Hiebert and team are using traditional and cutting-edge techniques above and below water to examine what could be the building's...

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Newly discovered letters and translated German ode expand Texas link to infamous Bone Wars

Newly discovered letters and translated German ode expand Texas link to infamous Bone Wars | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Not exaclty Archaeology - but at this early date, I can be excused

In the late 1800s, a flurry of fossil speculation across the American West escalated into a high-profile national feud called the Bone Wars.Drawn into the spectacle were two scientists from the Lone Star State: geologist Robert T. Hill, now acclaimed as the Father of Texas Geology, and naturalist Jacob Boll, who made many of the state's earliest fossil discoveries.

 

Hill and Boll had supporting roles in the Bone Wars through their work for one of the feud's antagonists, Edward Drinker Cope. A new study by vertebrate paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, unveils new details about their roles and the Bone Wars in Texas.

 

Jacobs discovered 13 historic letters written by Cope to Hill. Jacobs found the letters in an archive of Hill's papers at SMU's DeGolyer Library. The letters span seven years, from 1887 to 1894.

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Ceramic Fragments Point to Ice Age Artistry

Ceramic Fragments Point to Ice Age Artistry | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A trove of fragments of fired clay found in a cave in Croatia suggest that humans of the ice age made ceramic art more regularly than believed.
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Forget Crimewatch – the Vikings were there first |

Forget Crimewatch – the Vikings were there first | | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

We think of Vikings as highly aggressive raiders who ravished Europe in the Early Middle Ages but how could these men be controlled when they returned to their homeland after plundering other countries?

 

A researcher from the University of Aberdeen, who presented today at the British Science Festival, suggested this is a problem Viking societies themselves were deeply concerned about – so much so that they took on the role of early criminal profilers – drafting descriptions of the most likely trouble-makers.

So what do you make of this?  Is this a society looking for trouble?  OR  Looking for those who cause trouble?

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