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Things You Should Know About the New 'Archaeology and the ...

Things You Should Know About the New 'Archaeology and the ... | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
First, you should know that, as Eric Meyers notes The first essay in the section “Archaeology and the Media” is Eric Cline's powerful piece—“Fabulous Finds or Fantastic Forgeries? The Distortion of Archaeology by the Media ...
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Stone age man first settled near Liverpool - Telegraph.co.uk

Stone age man first settled near Liverpool - Telegraph.co.uk | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukStone age man first settled near LiverpoolTelegraph.co.uk"It's going to help give us a much better understanding of this period," added Mr Cowell, who is also the curator of prehistoric archaeology at Liverpool Museum.
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Marine Archaeology: Mary Rose Warship Yields Its Treasure, Shedding Light on ... - The Maritime Executive

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The Maritime ExecutiveMarine Archaeology: Mary Rose Warship Yields Its Treasure, Shedding Light on ...The Maritime ExecutiveMarine Archaeology: Mary Rose Warship Yields Its Treasure, Shedding Light on Life in Henry VIII's England.
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The Archaeology News Network: East Anatolian valley shows traces of Neolithic Age

The Archaeology News Network: East Anatolian valley shows traces of Neolithic Age | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
East Anatolian valley shows traces of Neolithic Age #Archaeology http://t.co/9JJHO2cM...
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Anthropologist suggests Mediterranean islands inhabited much earlier than thought

Anthropologist suggests Mediterranean islands inhabited much earlier than thought | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Island of Crete from Space : Nasa Anthropologist Alan Simmons of the University of Nevada has published a perspective piece in the journal Science suggesting that the Mediterranean islands were inhabited far earlier than has been thought Rather...
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‘Trust’ provides answer to handaxe enigma

‘Trust’ provides answer to handaxe enigma | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Handaxe from Boxgrove carefully made to keep a symmetrical outline despite a flaw in the raw material, around 0.
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu to meet University of Leicester team behind Search for Richard III

Archbishop Desmond Tutu to meet University of Leicester team behind Search for Richard III | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archbishop Desmond Tutu : Wiki Commons
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to meet key members of the Search for King Richard III when he visits the University of Leicester today.
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Mongolia and the Altai Mountains: Origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians

Mongolia and the Altai Mountains: Origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Altai Mountains : Wiki Commons A group of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has discovered the first scientific evidence of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians in the remains of ancient Scythian warriors...
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Researchers unlock ancient Maya secrets with modern soil science

Researchers unlock ancient Maya secrets with modern soil science | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

After emerging sometime before 1000 BC, the Maya rose to become the most advanced Pre-Columbian society in the Americas, thriving in jungle cities of tens of thousands of people, such as the one in Guatemala’s Tikal National Park.

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Colossal volcanic eruption effects global climate of early humans

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Toba : Wiki Commons The largest volcanic eruption on Earth in the past millions of years took place in Indonesia 74,000 years ago and researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute can now link the colossal eruption with the global climate and the...
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The collapse of Classic Maya civilization linked to drought

The collapse of Classic Maya civilization linked to drought | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The Classic Maya culture thrived in rainy times and then collapsed in turmoil as the weather turned to drought, according to new research.

 

An international project including Durham University, UK, and led by researchers from Pennsylvania State University, USA, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, has created a precisely-dated record of rainfall from cave deposits in the Classic Maya region, and compared it to a ‘war index’ of hostile events recorded on stone monuments. The research has enabled the team to create a unique historical timeline linking climate and culture in unprecedented detail.

 

The war index is based on how often certain keywords occurred in Mayan inscriptions on carved stone monuments, and the researchers were able to chart how increases in war and unrest were associated with periods of drought.

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Tübingen Archeologists Examine One of the Oldest Hoards Found in Europe

Tübingen Archeologists Examine One of the Oldest Hoards Found in Europe | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Jewelry and female figurines from Belica, Serbia, to be exhibited for the first time at Tübingen University Museum.

 

Archeologists from the University of Tübingen’s Institute of Prehistory are working with the Serbian Archeological Institute in Belgrade to analyze the most comprehensive Early Neolithic hoard ever found. Work on the nearly 8000 year old collection of jewelry and figurines is funded by the Thyssen Foundation.

 

The unique hoard is comprised of some 80 objects made of stone, clay and bone. “This collection from Belica, in all its completeness, provides a unique glimpse into the symbols of the earliest farmers and herdsmen in Europe,” says Tübingen archeologist Dr. Raiko Krauss, who heads the German side of the project.

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Archaeologists find prehistoric remains in Truro

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Archaeologists working at the site of the future Truro Eastern District Centre (TEDC) have discovered the fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure likely to have been built around 5,500 years ago.

 

Initial findings from the excavations, led by Cornwall Council’s Historic Environment Service, suggest the eastern end of the site may have been a ‘causewayed enclosure’ dating from the early Neolithic period (3800BC to 3600BC).

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Archaeologists found a slate disc that had decorations on both sides. It is believed that this was one of the remains of a prehistoric enclosure that existed about 5,500 years ago.

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Sharjah Museums' throws spotlight on 'The Sea', 'Journeys', and 'Islamic Art' - Al-Bawaba

Sharjah Museums' throws spotlight on 'The Sea', 'Journeys', and 'Islamic Art' - Al-Bawaba | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Sharjah Museums' throws spotlight on 'The Sea', 'Journeys', and 'Islamic Art'Al-BawabaThe seminar series this month was the second part of the 'A Journey in History' seminar which was held at the Sharjah Archaeology Museum on 14 November, The Sharjah...
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US Route 301 Archaeology Update | DelDOT Blogs

US Route 301 Archaeology Update | DelDOT Blogs | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Small Bowl or Porringer from the Noxon Tenancy This week we finished stripping the topsoil from the Noxon Tenancy Site and started.
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Community archaeology project goes back to the future - University of Sheffield News

Community archaeology project goes back to the future - University of Sheffield News | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
University of Sheffield NewsCommunity archaeology project goes back to the futureUniversity of Sheffield NewsAn exciting new project to build an Iron Age Roundhouse has begun at charitable retreat in the Derbyshire Peak district, led by the...
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Ancient rock carvings stolen from sacred US sites

Ancient rock carvings stolen from sacred US sites | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Rock carvings that graced a sacred American Indian site in California's mountains for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws.
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One hundred objects to symbolise First World War in the air

One hundred objects to symbolise First World War in the air | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A dog jacket as worn by a Yorkshire Terrier belonging to an Officer of the Royal Flying Corps [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012] With the centenary of the First World War just 18 months away, the RAF Museum is asking members of the public what...
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Archaeologist to discuss Pictish discoveries in Aberdeenshire

Archaeologist to discuss Pictish discoveries in Aberdeenshire | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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A University of Aberdeen archaeologist is to share news of the fascinating Pictish finds from an excavation at Rhynie with the local community.
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The remains of the Spanish Civil War in Alicante

The remains of the Spanish Civil War in Alicante | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Clot de Galvany bunker : Asociación RUVID
The bunkers and other defence constructions built on the Alicante coast during the Civil War have been part of our landscape for years.
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Desecrated Ancient Temple Sheds Light on Early Power Struggles at Tel Beth-Shemesh

Desecrated Ancient Temple Sheds Light on Early Power Struggles at Tel Beth-Shemesh | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Tel Beth-Shemesh : Wiki Commons TAU archaeologists unearth unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound with a turbulent history Tel Aviv University researchers have uncovered a unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound at the site of Tel Beth-Shemesh, an...
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Eight Spears Found in German Coal Mine

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Researchers discovered eight well-manufactured throwing spears in an Ice Age coal deposit near Schöningen, Germany. They are calling these the oldest human tools. What can forensic science reveal about the people who made them?

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Historians say if Richard III has indeed been discovered – it will reshape our views of the past.

Historians say if Richard III has indeed been discovered – it will reshape our views of the past. | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The University of Leicester team involved in the Search for Richard III say their discovery of a skeleton with apparent battle wounds and curvature of the spine could rewrite a contentious period of English history – if the remains indeed prove to be those of the slain monarch.

 

The University of Leicester, in association with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society, is leading the Search for Richard III. The University announced in September that it had discovered a set of articulated remains which are currently being subjected to rigorous laboratory examination.

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One of the First wells Revealed Dating to the Stone Age

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One of the First wells have been discovered to the Stone Age: The Well was Used by the First Farmers in the Jezreel Valley. A Mystery Arose during the Excavations: What were Two 8,500 Year Old Human Skeletons Doing at the Bottom of the Well?

 

The excavation was directed by the Israel Antiquities Authority prior to enlarging Ha-Yogev Junction by the National Roads Company. The well will be conserved and displayed to the public.

 

A rare well dating to the Neolithic period was uncovered in recent excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority carried out at ‘Enot Nisanit’, along the western fringes of the Jezreel Valley prior to enlarging Ha-Yogev Junction (Highway 66) by the National Roads Company. Archaeologists estimate the well was built approximately 8,500 years ago.

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Small lethal tools have big implications for early modern human complexity

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On the south coast of South Africa, scientists have found evidence for an advanced stone age technology dated to 71,000 years ago at Pinnacle Point near Mossel Bay.

 

This technology, allowing projectiles to be thrown at greater distance and killing power, takes hold in other regions of Africa and Eurasia about 20,000 years ago. When combined with other findings of advanced technologies and evidence for early symbolic behavior from this region, the research documents a persistent pattern of behavioral complexity that might signal modern humans evolved in this coastal location. These findings were reported in the article “An Early and Enduring Advanced Technology Originating 71,000 Years Ago in South Africa” in the November 7 issue of the journal Nature.

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