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There’s a Real Archaeological Surprise in Honduras… « The Berkeley Blog

There’s a Real Archaeological Surprise in Honduras… « The Berkeley Blog | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
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Ancient Lost City Discovered In Honduras Rainforest

Ancient Lost City Discovered In Honduras Rainforest | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
A team of archaeologists were searching for the fabled “White City,” also known as the “City of the Monkey God,” in the Honduras jungle. But during the course of their hunt, they say they may have stumbled upon something far m...
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Ötzi the 5,300-Year-Old Iceman has 61 Tattoos | IFLScience

Ötzi the 5,300-Year-Old Iceman has 61 Tattoos | IFLScience | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Researchers have mapped all 61 tattoos of Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old glacier mummy discovered by hikers in the Ötztal Alps near the Italian-Austrian border in 1991. 
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Sacrificial and Common Graves Alike Reveal Diversity in Ancient City of Cahokia | Western Digs

Sacrificial and Common Graves Alike Reveal Diversity in Ancient City of Cahokia | Western Digs | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
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Why Did This Mysterious Ancient Chinese Civilization Disappear? | IFLScience

Why Did This Mysterious Ancient Chinese Civilization Disappear? | IFLScience | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
One of the oldest known Chinese civilizations disappeared approximately 3000 years ago. However, some evidence suggests it relocated, rather than collapsing, and a new theory suggests this was driven by a distant earthquake redirecting the river that once fed the valley in which the people once lived.
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The Lurker: How A Virus Hid In Our Genome For Six Million Years – Phenomena

The Lurker: How A Virus Hid In Our Genome For Six Million Years – Phenomena | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
In the mid-2000s, David Markovitz, a scientist at the University of Michigan, and his colleagues took a look at the blood of people infected with HIV. Human immunodeficiency viruses kill their host...
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Chinese Chickens May Have Been Domesticated 10,000 Years Ago

Chinese Chickens May Have Been Domesticated 10,000 Years Ago | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Bones found in ancient farming sites are lending insight into the origins of our favorite fowl
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Macabre skeletal finds shed new light on the Sandby borg massacre

Macabre skeletal finds shed new light on the Sandby borg massacre | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
During the excavation of Sandby borg ringfort on the island of Öland, Sweden, a number of macabre finds were made. Skeletal remains from a small child were found in one of the houses in the ringforts central block.
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Learning about life from death with discoveries from the Dilmun graves in Bahrain | The National

Learning about life from death with discoveries from the Dilmun graves in Bahrain | The National | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Ancient trading links that connected Bahrain and Arabia to the ancient world come alive in a new exhibition in Sharjah.
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Dizzying heights: Prehistoric farming on the 'roof of the world'

Dizzying heights: Prehistoric farming on the 'roof of the world' | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be the earliest sustained human habitation at high altitude.
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The Archaeology News Network: A thousand years of environmental change in Polynesia

The Archaeology News Network: A thousand years of environmental change in Polynesia | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Çatalhöyük excavations reveal gender equality in ancient settled life

ARCHAEOLOGY - Çatalhöyük excavations reveal gender equality in ancient settled life | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Through analysis of wall paintings, sculptures, and burials, excavators at Çatalhöyük aim to understand more about the ancient site’s social structure and daily life
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Mystery mummies uncovered in Russia have connections to Persia

Mystery mummies uncovered in Russia have connections to Persia | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have resumed excavations at Zeleniy Yar, a remote site near the Arctic Circle known to the indigenous Nenets people as “the end of the earth”.  This same site has alrea
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Pioneering Women in Archaeology

Pioneering Women in Archaeology | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Back in the days when archaeology was a developing discipline, it was – like so many things – dominated by men. Or so you would think if you only looked at Wikipedia’s archaeology page. In fact, some of the discipline's most significant early developments were forged by women. These are just a handful of some…
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Researchers use isotopic analysis to explore ancient Peruvian life

Researchers use isotopic analysis to explore ancient Peruvian life | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Mummies excavated nearly a century ago are yielding new information about past lifeways through work conducted in Arizona State University's Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory.
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Ancient Egyptian Kitten Skeletons Hint at Earlier Cat Domestication

Ancient Egyptian Kitten Skeletons Hint at Earlier Cat Domestication | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
The skeletons of four kittens and two cats in a cemetery may push back the date of cat domestication in Egypt to 3600 B.C.
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Megatsunami May Not Have Wiped Out Europe’s First Great Civilization—So What Did? — NOVA Next | PBS

Megatsunami May Not Have Wiped Out Europe’s First Great Civilization—So What Did? — NOVA Next | PBS | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
New archaeological evidence disputes a tsunami’s role in the destruction of ancient Minoan civilization.
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Bronze Age Grave in Denmark Contained Egyptian Bead - Archaeology Magazine

Bronze Age Grave in Denmark Contained Egyptian Bead - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
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DNA shows 40-million-year Battle Between Primates, Pathogens

DNA shows 40-million-year Battle Between Primates, Pathogens | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Examination of DNA from 21 primate species— from squirrel monkeys to humans— exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the host's bloodstream. Supported by experimental evidence, these findings demonstrate the vital importance of an increasingly appreciated defensive strategy called nutritional immunity.
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8,000 artefacts and rising: City dig pronounced the 'most important ever' in London

8,000 artefacts and rising: City dig pronounced the 'most important ever' in London | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
When archaeologists were called to a site in the City of London where an ugly office block and a bar once stood, they were sceptical that it held any secrets.
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Team discovers first evidence of milk consumption in ancient dental plaque

Team discovers first evidence of milk consumption in ancient dental plaque | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Led by a University of Oklahoma professor, an international team of researchers has discovered the first evidence of milk consumption in the ancient dental calculus—a mineralized dental plaque—of humans in Europe and western Asia. The team found direct evidence of milk consumption preserved in human ...
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A Chain of Ancestors

A Chain of Ancestors | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
One of the better examples I've yet found that conveys the concept of evolution comes from the 2002 NOVA documentary "Search for the First Human." The main focus of the video is the species Orrorin...
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Smithsonian Scientist and Collaborators Revise Timeline of Human Origins

Smithsonian Scientist and Collaborators Revise Timeline of Human Origins | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
New Synthesis of Research Links Changing Environment with Homo’s Evolutionary Adaptability Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa. Although scientists have recognized these…
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Population boom, droughts contributed to collapse of ancient Assyrian Empire

Population boom, droughts contributed to collapse of ancient Assyrian Empire | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Researchers draw parallels between decline of Assyrian civilization and today's situation in Syria and Iraq
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Unique Neolithic child cemetery found in Egypt

Unique Neolithic child cemetery found in Egypt | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
A unique burial ground containing the remains of dozens of children and infants has been uncovered in Egypt by a Polish team of archaeologists
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