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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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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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Roman Maryport: Revealing a more complex settlement ...

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The Hadrian's Wall Trust's research and community archaeology project at the Maryport Roman settlement – directed by Oxford Archaeology North and funded by philanthropist Christian Levett – is revealing new evidence ...
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Free online course explores Hadrian's Wall - HeritageDaily

Free online course explores Hadrian's Wall - HeritageDaily | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
Free online course explores Hadrian's Wall HeritageDaily The rich archaeological evidence for the garrison, their families, the native population, slaves, merchants and settlers will be presented by world experts, who will be on hand to discuss...
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The Human Face Evolved from a Violent Past, Say Researchers - Popular Archaeology

The Human Face Evolved from a Violent Past, Say Researchers - Popular Archaeology | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
The Human Face Evolved from a Violent Past, Say Researchers Popular Archaeology scientists have reported a study that suggests that all human males can trace their roots to an ancestor with violent tendencies -- a hominin who was not a gentle,...
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First Eurasians left Africa up to 130,000 years ago

First Eurasians left Africa up to 130,000 years ago | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that anatomically modern humans spread from Africa to Asia and Europe in several migratory movements. The first ancestors of today’s non-African peoples probably took a southern route through the Arabian Peninsula as early as 130,000 years ago, the researchers found.

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Cold War Images Reveal Archaeological Sites - Archaeology Magazine

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Faunal archaeology - nwitimes.com

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An important aspect of archaeology is the examination of the animal remains. Terrance (Terry) Martin worked the Collier Lodge dig as an advisor of faunal material.
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Black Death skeletons dug up during London Crossrail excavations - The Independent

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Osteologist Don Walker, from the Museum of London Archaeology (Mola), said he was “amazed” how much information could be gleaned about each person.
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Excavation of Neolithic chambered tomb on Anglesey begins - HeritageDaily

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Perthi Duon was visited by the Reverend John Skinner, parish vicar and amateur archaeologist, during his ten day tour of Anglesey in 1802.
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Why is Archaeology Important

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http://theturbulencetraining.com/why-is-archaeology-important.html Archaeology is the study of human culture in historic as well as prehistoric times, by examining the material remains of early human settlements. These material remains may range from human or plant fossils to excavated artifacts or ruins of an old building. A broad study of human culture,...


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Cahokia was a melting pot metropolis - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release)

Cahokia was a melting pot metropolis - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
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Cahokia was a melting pot metropolis
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Thieves steal part of fresco in Pompeii

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Thieves have stolen part of an ancient fresco from Pompeii, breaking in to a closed area of the UNESCO World Heritage landmark and chipping off a portrait of a Greek deity.

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Fury over TV historians digging up Second World War graves

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The programme, called ‘Nazi War Diggers’, has been branded a disgrace after gruesome footage was released showing the presenters extracting various body parts from a grave in Latvia.

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Here's a good contrast for those interested in feminist archaeology: contrast the disgraceful cowboy archaeology approach of 'Nazi War Diggers' to the forensic science of Dr Caroline Sturdy Coll's excavations at Treblinka.

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Roman skeleton discovery could rewrite British history - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk Roman skeleton discovery could rewrite British history Telegraph.co.uk Dr Miles Russell, a senior lecturer in archaeology at Bournemouth University, said: "This find is hugely significant because there have been more than 700 Roman...
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Bones May Be Remains of a Viking King of Ireland - Archaeology ...

Bones May Be Remains of a Viking King of Ireland - Archaeology ... | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND—Human bones unearthed in Auldhame in 2005 may be the remains of Olaf Guthfrithsson, the King of Dublin and Northumbria from 934 to 941, or a member of his entourage, according to an ...
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World's Oldest Pants Unearthed in China - Archaeology Magazine

World's Oldest Pants Unearthed in China - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
BERLIN, GERMANY—Science News reports that the remains of two men wearing trousers have been recovered from the Yanghai graveyard in China's Tarim Basin by Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German ...
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Seafarers brought Neolithic culture to Europe, gene study indicates

Seafarers brought Neolithic culture to Europe, gene study indicates | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
Genetic evidence in modern populations suggests that Neolithic farmers from the Levant traveled mostly by sea to reach Europe. By 7,000 B.C., they were introducing their ideas and their genes to the native Paleolithic people, who had migrated to the continent 30,000 to 40,000 years before.
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How Sheep Became Livestock

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Find at ancient Turkish village captures domestication in the act
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Study reveals farmers assimilated hunter gatherers

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An international team reports a breakthrough on understanding the demographic history of Mesolithic and Neolithic peoples
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Search for Spanish Civil War archaeology dig volunteers - BBC News

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A Ceredigion archaeologist is looking for volunteers to join a new International Brigade to work on a dig at a Spanish Civil War battlefield.
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Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans' Arrival in the Americas - New York Times

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Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans' Arrival in the Americas
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“These were stunning compositions, people and animals together, not just figures alone,” said Dr.
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Underwater archaeology: Digging gold cufflinks from the watery depths - BBC News

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Underwater archaeology: Digging gold cufflinks from the watery depths
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Scotland's west coast - with its islands and inlets - has hidden secrets. Beneath the crashing waves lie shipwrecks, where final voyages ended on jagged rocks.
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Ancient Skeleton Yields Earliest Complete Example of Human Cancer - Popular Archaeology

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Ancient Skeleton Yields Earliest Complete Example of Human Cancer Popular Archaeology Dating back to 1200 BCE, it was estimated to be between 25-35 years old when he died and was found at the archaeological site of Amara West in northern Sudan,...
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Farming Changed Human Bones, Suggests Study - Popular Archaeology

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Irish Independent Farming Changed Human Bones, Suggests Study Popular Archaeology Archaeological evidence has shown that the gradual intensification of agriculture was accompanied by rising production and complexity of metal goods, technological...
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First-Ever Excavation of Nazi Death Camp Treblinka Reveals Horrors

First-Ever Excavation of Nazi Death Camp Treblinka Reveals Horrors | Archaeology Stories | Scoop.it
The first-ever archaeological excavation of the Nazi death camp Treblinka has uncovered the brick walls of a gas chamber and three previously unknown mass graves, revealing the brutality of this concentration camp.

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