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Race to save Arctic archaeology

Race to save Arctic archaeology | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
A recently discovered 500-year-old Alaskan settlement is rapidly falling into the Bering Sea and disappearing sea ice accelerates erosion of the land.
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Experience: I dug up £10m of iron age coins

Experience: I dug up £10m of iron age coins | Archaeology rules | 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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Shipwreck in 'exceptional' condition discovered by archaeologists in France

Shipwreck in 'exceptional' condition discovered by archaeologists in France | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Wreck discovered in Antibes, on the site of the Roman city of Antipolis, thought to have sunk in the second or third century...
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The Axed Man of Mosfell: Skeletal Evidence of a Viking Age Homicide and the Icelandic Sagas

The Axed Man of Mosfell: Skeletal Evidence of a Viking Age Homicide and the Icelandic Sagas | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
The discovery of the skeletal remains of the person described in this chapter is one of many scientific results of the Mosfell Archaeological Project, an ongoing international research effort we began in 1995.
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Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing

Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
The computer is encroaching on the most powerful tool in architecture: drawing.
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First exhibition for Roman helmet

First exhibition for Roman helmet | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
A Roman cavalry helmet bought for £2.2m at auction after it was discovered in a Cumbrian field is to go on display for the first time.
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Did Zombies Roam Medieval Ireland? : Discovery News

Did Zombies Roam Medieval Ireland? : Discovery News | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Two 8th-century skeletons with stones shoved in their mouths suggest that the people of the time thought so.
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Ancient Tomb Built to Flood—Sheds Light on Peru Water Cult? National Geographic News

Ancient Tomb Built to Flood—Sheds Light on Peru Water Cult? National Geographic News | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Archaeologists find an unusual stacked grave holding pre-Inca leaders.
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A History of Conflicts

A History of Conflicts | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe.

 

This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time.  You can drag and click both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict.  This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting.  This site is brimming with potential.     


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Sakis Koukouvis's comment, August 16, 2012 8:06 AM
Oh... You are lucky ;-)
Paul Rymsza's comment, August 22, 2012 2:15 PM
the potential of this site is amazing between the interactive learning system and the correlation between the timeline and location. If the human geography class is anything like this i can't wait for it!
Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 28, 2013 3:34 PM

 

This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time.  You can drag and click both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict.  This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting.  This site is brimming with potential.    

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A New Roman Tomb in Corinth, Greece

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Construction activities across Corinth’s coastal plain and Isthmus have frequently turned up spectacular remains of the city’s Greek and Roman past.


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Who Owns Antiquity?

Who Owns Antiquity? | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it

Two U.S. museums wrestle with the provenance question.

n 1966, curators at the archaeological museum of the University of Pennsylvania bought a pile of gorgeous Bronze Age jewelry from a Philadelphia dealer. They couldn’t know their purchase would change how museums work.

 

The 24 gold objects had come to Penn with no trace of where they’d been unearthed, or how. That left scholars there without much clue about why and when the gold had been worked, or by whom— and with the suspicion that it had been dug up by looters.


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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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Daily Kos: Ancient Ireland: Neolithic Wedge Tombs

Daily Kos: Ancient Ireland: Neolithic Wedge Tombs | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
The Neolithic agriculturalists would construct the tomb by setting orthostats (upright stones) in the ground which would serve as the walls of the tomb. A large single stone—often weighting several tons—would then be used as ...
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flor molina's curator insight, January 18, 2014 1:32 AM

A new form of burial were discovered that are said to be from the Neolithic time. Huge stones were set side by side from eachother, blocking both top and side surroundings.Food, pottery, and toos were set on the side of the bones. Those items were basically reserved for the people that has passed away.

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Herders, Not Farmers, Built Stonehenge - Science News

Herders, Not Farmers, Built Stonehenge - Science News | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Ancient pastoralists linked to construction of massive stone monuments...
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Dig unearths 300 Saxon skeletons

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An archaeological dig near Ipswich waterfront has unearthed a graveyard, 300 skeletons and the site of an old church.
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Lost Roman Town Found | Archaeorama

Lost Roman Town Found | Archaeorama | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
An ancient Italian town, which disappeared after its abandonment 1,500 years ago and now lies buried underground, has been mapped by researchers, revealing the location of its theatre, marketplace and other buildings.
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Pictures - Maya Murals Found in Family Kitchen Guatemala

Pictures - Maya Murals Found in Family Kitchen Guatemala | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
When Lucas Asicona Ramírez began renovating his centuries-old home, a strangely garbed Maya procession paraded into view.
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-This is Brilliant-Earth’s History in 2 Minutes

-This is Brilliant-Earth’s History in 2 Minutes | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it

Let’s start with the fact that this was done by a 19 year old. Then we can add that he is in a beginners video production class. Then lets add that he was able to find all of these photos with quick and easy internet searches for photos. Now add to the whole picture that after he uploaded the video, in three months he received over 1 million views. It is a different world from when older generations used linear editing systems.


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Archeology: First Temple Era reservoir discovered - Israel - ANSAMed.it

Archeology: First Temple Era reservoir discovered - Israel - ANSAMed.it | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
Archeology: First Temple Era reservoir discovered, Water reservoir at Wailing Wall was for public use, , Israel, Ansa (Archeology: First Temple Era reservoir discovered - Israel - ANSAMed.it http://t.co/mHWt57ND...)...
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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:50 PM

Although well excavated, teh temple mount is an hugely important cultural site for three of the worlds major religions. Despite being farily mundain, I think most people can apreciate knowing a little more about how teh "Acnient" actually lived on a day to day basis.

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New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archaeology rules | Scoop.it
During construction work carried out by the Ministry of Endowments at the Al-Khamis market area, which is next to the archaeological site of Matariya in northern Cairo, workers stumbled upon a part of an ancient Egyptian stele.

Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim explained that the newly-discovered stone artefact is the right section of a New Kingdom stele, on which is displayed a complete, illustrated list of various offerings to ancient Egyptian deities. A collection of geese, vegetables, fruits, bread, and cattle is depicted.

Lotus flowers are also shown, as well as religious worship poetry in hieroglyphic form.


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Ancient burial mound is destroyed -

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Ancient burial mound is destroyed

Some people have almost built a house on the site of an ancient burial mound, which is a cultural monument of the saki tribes and dates back to between the 3rd and the 5th centuries AD.


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