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The Vráble-Fidvár Bronze Age site ranks among top 10 digs in Europe - The Slovak Spectator

The Vráble-Fidvár Bronze Age site ranks among top 10 digs in Europe - The Slovak Spectator | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
The Vráble-Fidvár Bronze Age site ranks among top 10 digs in EuropeThe Slovak SpectatorSlovak and German archaeologists have joined forces to explore the secrets of the Early Bronze Age city.
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Egypt authorities thwart attempts to smuggle 19th century rarities - Islamic - Heritage - Ahram Online

Egypt authorities thwart attempts to smuggle 19th century rarities - Islamic - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
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In Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Roman Grandeur East of Italy

In Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Roman Grandeur East of Italy | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Peeling back the layers of time in Plovdiv, one of Europe’s oldest continually inhabited cities, reveals Roman ruins, historic homes and other artifacts of its textured past.
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Archaeology scavenger hunt - Wicked Local

Archaeology scavenger hunt - Wicked Local | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Archaeology scavenger huntWicked LocalPLYMOUTH – Friends of Burial Hill and Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project invite the public to participate in a history and archaeology scavenger hunt on Burial Hill at 1 p.m.
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Excavation unearths Bronze Age cultures

Excavation unearths Bronze Age cultures | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it

Excavations at the Aslantepe tumulus near the central Anatolian city of Malatya have unearthed a large building containing two spearheads and a necklace, all of which appear to date to the early trans-Caucasian culture.


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Coin hoards and pottery bring new insights to an ancient Illyrian stronghold

Coin hoards and pottery bring new insights to an ancient Illyrian stronghold | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it

The ancient city of Rhizon(modern Risan in Montenegro), was a strongly fortified Illyrian town which functioned as a successful trading centre, occupying a sheltered position in the Bay of Kotor on the Adriatic.


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Is naked barley an eastern or a western crop? The combined evidence of archaeobotany and genetics

VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY.

Forms of Hordeum vulgare ssp. vulgare (barley) that possess a naked caryopsis are an important human staple and are mainly found today in eastern Asia. However, naked barley has not always been an eastern crop: archaeobotanical data show that it was prevalent in Europe and the Near East during various periods in prehistory. In this review we have collated data on the incidence of hulled and naked barley at archaeological sites in Europe and the Near East from two sources: archaeobotanical literature reviews and an archaeobotanical database, both assembled by Helmut Kroll. We have also examined the incidence of hulled and naked barleys in extant germplasm collections. Our compilation of this archaeobotanical data has enabled us to elucidate long-term changes in the ratio of hulled to naked barley under cultivation in these regions; specifically, these records show that naked barley begins to disappear from the archaeobotanical record from the Chalcolithic/Bronze Age onwards in the Near East, and from the Iron Age/Roman periods onwards in Europe. We discuss the possible causes of this decline in naked barley cultivation in these regions, along with the present-day prevalence of naked barley landraces in eastern Asia, particularly in relation to genetic evidence, which shows that naked barley has a single origin.


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Exciting discoveries. The port of ancient Rome gives up its secrets

Exciting discoveries. The port of ancient Rome gives up its secrets | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Archaeology professor Simon Keay will talk about latest discoveries at the ancient port of Rome  Portus - at a public lecture at Turner Sims on 9 October 2012.
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Medieval Shipwreck Discovered in Danube River

Medieval Shipwreck Discovered in Danube River | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Partially buried in mud and gravel near the riverbank some 18 miles north of Budapest, the flat bottomed wreck is about 40 feet long.
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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 rules | Scoop.it

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


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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 rules | 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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X-Ray Machine and Archaeology | Artinfo

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Iron Age coin hoard goes on show

Iron Age coin hoard goes on show | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
A hoard of Iron Age coins found in Jersey and worth up to £10m will go on display at a museum on the island from Thursday.
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Stone circle to rival Ring of Brodgar found off Orkney coast - Scotland - Scotsman.com

Stone circle to rival Ring of Brodgar found off Orkney coast - Scotland - Scotsman.com | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
THE remains of a Neolithic stone circle that could rival the most impressive in Britain may have been found off the coast of Orkney.Archaeologists surveying the seabed near the island chain’s famous Ring of Brodgar believe they could have...
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Publishing Archaeology

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A newspaper by EKOsborneMartin - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Did Neolithic farming fail? The case for a Bronze Age agricultural revolution in the British Isles

Did Neolithic farming fail? The case for a Bronze Age agricultural revolution in the British Isles | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it

This paper rewrites the early history of Britain, showing that while the cultivation of cereals arrived there in about 4000 cal BC, it did not last. Between 3300 and 1500 BC Britons became largely pastoral, reverting only with a major upsurge of agricultural activity in the Middle Bronze Age. This loss of interest in arable farming was accompanied by a decline in population, seen by the authors as having a climatic impetus. But they also point to this period as the time of construction of the great megalithic monuments, including Stonehenge. We are left wondering whether pastoralism was all that bad, and whether it was one intrusion after another that set the agenda on the island.


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Neanderthals ... They're Just Like Us?

Neanderthals ... They're Just Like Us? | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it

Well, not exactly. But the latest discoveries have had a surprisingly humanizing effect.

The Neanderthals are both the most familiar and the least understood of all our fossil kin.

 

For decades after the initial discovery of their bones in a cave in Germany in 1856 Homo neanderthalensis was viewed as a hairy brute who stumbled around Ice Age Eurasia on bent knees, eventually to be replaced by elegant, upright Cro-Magnon, the true ancestor of modern Europeans.


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To what extent are Neanderthal and homo sapiens physical and emotional characterisitcs similiar? To what extent do you believe homo sapiens had an impact on the extinciton of Neanderthals and how has this effected who we are today?

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Sarah Parcak: Archeology from space

Published on Jun 14, 2012 by TEDtalksDirector
http://www.ted.com In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of "space archeology" -- using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.

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Tomb of Maya Queen Found—"Lady Snake Lord" Ruled Centipede Kingdom

Tomb of Maya Queen Found—"Lady Snake Lord" Ruled Centipede Kingdom | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
The suspected burial site and remains of a powerful Maya ruler have been unearthed in Guatemala, archaeologists say.
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Early Cannibalism Tied to Territorial Defense?

Early Cannibalism Tied to Territorial Defense? | Archaeology rules | 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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Perthshire stone circle from an astronomical perspective : Past Horizons Archaeology

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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 rules | 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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Hundreds hunt historical treasure

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Dig Greater Manchester sees volunteer places on archaeological digs over-subscribed as residents hunt historical treasure.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Turkey, Greece to cooperate in returning stolen artifacts

ARCHAEOLOGY - Turkey, Greece to cooperate in returning stolen artifacts | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
According to Culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay, 3,327 pieces...
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