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Sequencing of pig genome could reveal clues about early human movement

Sequencing of pig genome could reveal clues about early human movement | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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An international team of scientists, including researchers at Durham University, have revealed the genetic code of pigs for the first time, providing new insights into their domestication and the movements of early humans.
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Greek Antiquities Found On Mentor Shipwreck | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Greek Antiquities Found On Mentor Shipwreck | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The underwater shipwreck excavation of the wreck of the ship Mentor, that sank off the island of Kythera in 1802 while carrying goods plundered from the...
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Charcoal clues to rich woodland

Charcoal clues to rich woodland | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Analysis of charcoal at the site of a suspected Bronze Age "sauna" suggests the surrounding area hosted a rich and diverse woodland.
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News - Boroo denies rumors of destroying archaeological site

News - Boroo denies rumors of destroying archaeological site | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Boroo Gold LLC has denied accusations from local media that it has mined a site with ancient remains of the Huns.-Boroo Gold denies that it has employed any exploration or extraction operations at Noyon Mountain due to state protection.
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‘Repairs cannot rob temple of its architectural value’

‘Repairs cannot rob temple of its architectural value’ | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Mere renovation or repair works cannot reduce the archaeological importance of a heritage structure.


This was the verdict passed by the superintending archaeologist of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Chennai Region, G. Maheshwari, on the issue of Sri Sthalasayana Perumal temple, located in the world heritage site of Mamallapuram, losing its importance owing to repair works.

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'Missing link' hoax keeps archaeologists guessing for 40 years

'Missing link' hoax keeps archaeologists guessing for 40 years | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
THIS month marks the centenary of what was first thought to be one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century but eventually uncovered as a hoax of monumental proportions – the Piltdown...
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Ancient petroglyphs stolen in California

Ancient petroglyphs stolen in California | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Thieves hacked out and stole ancient petroglyphs from California cliffs considered sacred by American Indians, officials reported.
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Stone Age houses are discovered on our doorstep!

Stone Age houses are discovered on our doorstep! | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

STONE Age records of the first native people in Britain has been found after archaeologists discovered three houses from nearly 8,000 years ago that could ‘rewrite the history books'.


Environment Agency officials were undertaking a project in Lunt Meadows to help clean water supplies but commissioned archaeology experts from the Museum of Liverpool to oversee any excavations.


Over the summer, several finds were made including the foundations of three houses preserved one meter underground, several tools, remains of camp fires and even nearby snacks such as hazelnut shells.


There are only three other sites of similar importance in the country and this is the only one based in the North West.

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Mexican silver made it into English coins | Earth | Science News

Mexican silver made it into English coins | Earth | Science News | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Chemical studies of old English coins are helping unravel a centuries-old mystery: What happened to all the silver that Spaniards dug out of the New World?

Silver from Mexican mines started being incorporated into English coins around the mid-1550s, a new study shows. But silver from the legendary Potosí mines, in what is now Bolivia, didn’t show up until nearly a century later, researchers report online November 6 in Geology.

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Shared genes with Neanderthal relatives: Modern East Asians share genetic material with prehistoric Denisovans

Shared genes with Neanderthal relatives: Modern East Asians share genetic material with prehistoric Denisovans | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
During human evolution our ancestors mated with Neanderthals, but also with other related hominids.

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City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus | Literary & Visual Arts | Arts & Entertainment | Epoch Times

City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus | Literary & Visual Arts | Arts & Entertainment | Epoch Times | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Crossroads of the Mediterranean, crossroads of ancient civilizations, crossroads of many cultures from Greece to Turkey and from Israel to Egypt, Cyprus has been long renowned for its gracious beauty, which transcends epochs and nationalities.
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Opodo travel news – Rabat added to Unesco World Heritage list

Opodo travel news – Rabat added to Unesco World Heritage list | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Rabat, the capital of Morocco, has been confirmed as a Unesco World Heritage site, meaning it is of special cultural or physical significance.Unesco, a United Nations organisation ...
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Dredging Today – Sefton Project: Significant Archaeological Discovery (UK)

Dredging Today – Sefton Project: Significant Archaeological Discovery (UK) | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A significant archaeological discovery made at Lunt Meadows, Sefton during habitat restoration work by the Environment Agency has confirmed the work is restoring the site to its natural habitat.
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Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old murder mystery of British Museum's most famous mummy

Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old murder mystery of British Museum's most famous mummy | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Digital scans undertaken by British Museum staff discovered a puncture beneath his left shoulderblade was made by his murderer...
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Dig site could rewrite history

Dig site could rewrite history | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An archaeological find at Lunt Meadows in Merseyside has unearthed evidence that Mesolithic man may have built settlements.
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Archeologists dig for pieces of history in Alexandria

Archeologists dig for pieces of history in Alexandria | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Before new homes can be constructed in Old Town Alexandria, archeologists are making sure historic artifacts don't get lost.
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Forests near Yellowstone hold traces of human habitation dating back millennia - Yellowstone Gate

Forests near Yellowstone hold traces of human habitation dating back millennia - Yellowstone Gate | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ancient human habitation sites are scattered across the greater Yellowstone area, but researchers say managers must work to preserve them.
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Video: Site of Norfolk A11 dualling reveals secrets of its Roman and Iron Age past - News - Norwich Evening News

Video: Site of Norfolk A11 dualling reveals secrets of its Roman and Iron Age past - News - Norwich Evening News | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Looking at the mud encrusted door lock and oyster shells in archaeologist Nick Pankhurst’s hands, it is hard to believe that for the last 2,000 years they have been buried beneath the ground.
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Experts probe 1860s river wrecks

Experts probe 1860s river wrecks | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The wrecks of three 19th Century boats are examined by archaeologists after heavy rain eroded their watery final resting places.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Eastern valley shows off traces of Neolithic Age

ARCHAEOLOGY - Eastern valley shows off traces of Neolithic Age | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Home to humans in every age, cultural officials have determined that the Levent Valley in the eastern Anatolian province of Malatya possesses traces of life going back 10,000 years...
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Archaeologists unearth Stone Age dwelling on the banks the of new Forth crossing - Environment - Scotsman.com

Archaeologists unearth Stone Age dwelling on the banks the of new Forth crossing - Environment - Scotsman.com | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
THE remains of an ancient dwelling believed to be Scotland’s oldest house have been discovered on the banks of the River Forth.
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Archaeologists land world's oldest fish hook : Nature News & Comment

Archaeologists land world's oldest fish hook : Nature News & Comment | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The world's oldest fish hook has been unearthed at a site in East Timor, alongside evidence that modern humans were catching fish from the open ocean as far back as 42,000 years ago. (...)


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Divers Confirm Identity of Key Largo Shipwreck | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Divers Confirm Identity of Key Largo Shipwreck | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has identified the remains of an early 20th century shipwreck in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to be those of the British steamship Hannah M. Bell. Information gathered by sanctuary staff and volunteers from the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) during a September 2012 field survey enabled maritime archaeologists to confirm the wreck's origins.

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Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada

Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Telltale blade sharpeners may be smoking guns in the quest for the New World's second known Viking site.
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Iceland Review Online: Daily News from Iceland, Current Affairs, Business, Politics, Sports, Culture

Iceland Review Online: Daily News from Iceland, Current Affairs, Business, Politics, Sports, Culture | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
IcelandReview Iceland Review Online's Daily News section provides readers with regular updates of varied news stories from an Icelandic perspective.
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