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Uros people found to have distinctive genetic ancestries - Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Uros people found to have distinctive genetic ancestries - Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it

New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano, or high plain, of the central Andes some 3,700 years ago.


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American tourists caught with Pompeii relic - The Local

American tourists caught with Pompeii relic - The Local | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
Two American tourists were caught at Rome’s Fiumicino airport with a 30kg artefact from the ruins of Pompeii stashed in their luggage.

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Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ... - Daily Mail

Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ... - Daily Mail | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ...

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Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome

Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
Tiny skeleton from Indonesia's Flores island is unique ancient species, insist researchers

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Scientists sequence the genome of a 45,000-year-old man — the earliest human genome ever analyzed

Scientists sequence the genome of a 45,000-year-old man — the earliest human genome ever analyzed | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
His DNA helps pinpoint a more accurate time frame for human and Neanderthal interaction.

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Study Sheds Light on Human Evolution - Popular Archaeology

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In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet.
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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities - ideastream

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Archaeologist Xeni Arapogianni made an important discovery at Ancient Thouria, a city-state referenced by Homer and located near the southern city of Kalamata.
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New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic...
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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.

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4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England

4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
A 4,000-year-old fur pelt found in an ancient burial chamber belonging to a Bronze Age princess has revealed that brown bears once roamed Dartmoor, England, according to a BBC report.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, September 11, 2014 12:46 PM

The amber jewelry from the Baltic shows that the grave was high status but the bear pelt is proof that bears lived in the area.

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Richard III death injuries revealed

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King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new research.
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The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

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Thousands of historic sites in Syria are destroyed by war - but volunteers are trying to document the damage and protect what they can.
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Bog Body Uncovered in Ireland’s County Meath - Archaeology Magazine

Bog Body Uncovered in Ireland’s County Meath - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it

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Stone tools discovery prompt re-think of African theory

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A new discovery of thousands of Stone Age tools has provided a major insight into human innovation 325,000 years ago and how early technological developments spread across the world

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Australian rock art is threatened by a lack of conservation - The Conversation AU

Australian rock art is threatened by a lack of conservation - The Conversation AU | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
Australian rock art is under threat from both natural and cultural forces impacting on sites.

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The Archaeology News Network: Embracing couple found in Neolithic Greek grave

The Archaeology News Network: Embracing couple found in Neolithic Greek grave | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it

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Study Raises Questions About Evolution of the Human Brain - Popular Archaeology

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There may be a fly in the ointment for some evolutionists when it comes to early brain adaptations in human evolutionary theory.
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Stonehenge had 'huge stone religious sibling' just two miles away - The Independent

Stonehenge had 'huge stone religious sibling' just two miles away - The Independent | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
The Independent Stonehenge had 'huge stone religious sibling' just two miles away The Independent Using powerful ground-penetrating radar, which can 'X-ray' archaeological sites to a depth of up to four metres, investigators from Birmingham and...
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Mediterranean Shipwreck May Be 4000 Years Old - Archaeology

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Mediterranean Shipwreck May Be 4000 Years Old Archaeology Bronze-Age-Turkish-Wreck LIMANTEPE, TURKEY—A Mediterranean shipwreck thought to be 4,000 years old is being called one of the oldest in the world by scholars from Ankara University's...
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Viking Blacksmith's Grave Uncovered in Norway | Irish Archaeology

Viking Blacksmith's Grave Uncovered in Norway | Irish Archaeology | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
The spectacular remains of what appears to be a Viking grave, most likely belonging to a blacksmith, has been uncovered in Sogndalsdalen, Norway

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Danish archaeologists find Viking Age ring fortress

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Archaeologists have discovered traces of a massive Viking fortress built with heavy timbers and earthen embankments in Denmark

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