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Molecular Exploration of the First-Century Tomb of the Shroud in Akeldama, Jerusalem

Molecular Exploration of the First-Century Tomb of the Shroud in Akeldama, Jerusalem | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it

The Tomb of the Shroud is a first-century C.E. tomb discovered in Akeldama, Jerusalem, Israel that had been illegally entered and looted. The investigation of this tomb by an interdisciplinary team of researchers began in 2000. More than twenty stone ossuaries for collecting human bones were found, along with textiles from a burial shroud, hair and skeletal remains. The research presented here focuses on genetic analysis of the bioarchaeological remains from the tomb using mitochondrial DNA to examine familial relationships of the individuals within the tomb and molecular screening for the presence of disease. There are three mitochondrial haplotypes shared between a number of the remains analyzed suggesting a possible family tomb. There were two pathogens genetically detected within the collection of osteological samples, these were Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae. The Tomb of the Shroud is one of very few examples of a preserved shrouded human burial and the only example of a plaster sealed loculus with remains genetically confirmed to have belonged to a shrouded male individual that suffered from tuberculosis and leprosy dating to the first-century C.E. This is the earliest case of leprosy with a confirmed date in which M. leprae DNA was detected.


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Animal Mummies Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Site : Discovery News

Animal Mummies Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Site : Discovery News | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
An ancient holy place in Egypt once known as the "Terrace of the Great God" reveals a wealth of new discoveries, from animal mummies and human remains to a...

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Pour la Science - La domestication du loup

Pour la Science - La domestication du loup | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Il y a plus de 30 000 ans, des groupes de chasseurs préhistoriques auraient intégré en leur sein des louveteaux.

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Botosani Archaeological Treasures Come to Light

Botosani Archaeological Treasures Come to Light | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered a series of ancient settlements in Ripiceni-Holm site, near Botosani. Hilights include a complex of Cucutenian houses and tools.
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David Connolly's comment, December 28, 2012 11:23 AM
Good to hear news from other places and other times
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Antiquity: Project Gallery

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Interest in the processes by which human populations expanded from a presumed centre of origin in Africa to colonise the rest of the world has never been higher, thanks to new fossil, archaeological, palaeoclimatic and genetic data. Strong attention currently focuses on the Arabian Peninsula, and the proposal, stimulated by palaeogenetic interpretations, that Anatomically Modern Humans originating in East Africa dispersed rapidly across the southern end of the Red Sea and the Arabian Peninsula about 60 000 years ago, fuelled by new adaptations involving reliance on marine foods and seafaring, and culminating in the colonisation of New Guinea and Australia (Walter et al. 2000; Macaulay et al. 2005; Mellars 2006).


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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed

Czech archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old tomb of a Pharaonic princess south of Cairo, in a finding that suggests other undiscovered tombs may b...
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Statues of 5th dynasty top officials discovered in Abusir - Ahram Online

Statues of 5th dynasty top officials discovered in Abusir - Ahram Online | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Statues of 5th dynasty top officials discovered in AbusirAhram OnlineDuring routine excavations in Abusir South, 30km north of Giza plateau, Czech excavators from the Czech Institute of Egyptology of the Charles University in Prague, unearthed a...

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Des pierres de lance vieilles d’un demi million d’années

Des pierres de lance vieilles d’un demi million d’années | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Les Homo Sapiens et les hommes de Neandertal n’étaient pas les premiers à utiliser des pierres de lance. Leur ancêtre commun le faisait déjà, comme le révèle une étude parue dans Science.   D...
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Tutankhamun's replica tomb unveiled

Tutankhamun's replica tomb unveiled | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it

“The replica tomb is a gift to Egypt from the Factum Foundation, Madrid, the Society of Friends of the Royal Tombs of Egypt, Zurich and the University of Basel, to promote the EU Task Force Conference taking place in Egypt as well as to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the first signs that led British archaeologist Howard Carter to a full discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb at the Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s west bank on 22 November 1922.

More : http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/57959/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Tutankhamuns-replica-tomb-unveiled.aspx


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Répartition géographique et origines ethniques des haplogroupes européens

Répartition géographique et origines ethniques des haplogroupes européens | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it

Des études sur l'ADN ont permis de catégoriser tous les êtres humains sur Terre en une série de groupes généalogiques descendants d'un ancêtre commun à un moment de la préhistoire. On appele ces catégories des haplogroupes. Il y a deux sortes d'haplogroupes : les haplogroupes définissant le chromosome Y (Y-ADN) hérité de père en fils, et ceux de l'ADN mitochondrial (ADN mt), toujours hérité par la mère. Le premier renseigne donc sur les ancêtres de la lignée agnatique (ou patrilinéaire), et la seconde sur la lignée cognatique (or matrilinéaire).


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Phil On The Net's comment, November 7, 2012 2:40 PM
Très riche en infos
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Homo sapiens et Neandertal ont coexisté

Homo sapiens et Neandertal ont coexisté | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
La manière dont les néanderthaliens européens ont été supplantés par les premiers hommes modernes (Homo sapiens) venus d'Afrique et du Proche-Orient, entre - 50.000 et - 40.000 ans, a toujours suscité un vif débat dans la communauté scientifique. Notamment depuis la découverte il y a une cinquantaine d'années, dans la grotte du Renne à Arcy-sur-Cure (Yonne), par le célèbre préhistorien français André Leroi-Gourhan, d'outils et d'objets de parure en os assez sophistiqués appartenant à la culture dite du châtelperronien.

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La Face Cachee du Sphinx

La Face Cachee du Sphinx | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Le sphinx de Gizeh continue de fasciner les égyptologues, symbole de l’apogée de la civilisation égyptienne avec les pyramides de Gizeh...pharaon Khephren

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What have the Etruscans ever done for us? ~ Roman News and Archeology

What have the Etruscans ever done for us? ~ Roman News and Archeology | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Imagine having to write about a rock. A simple thing really? Well, no, you aren’t allowed to see the rock. All you are allowed to do is witness the splash and ripples in the pond after the rock’s been thrown in. From the size of the splash, the noise and the resulting ripples you can guess what the rock might look like in terms of size and dimensions. But it’s not the same as holding that rock in your hand. This is an apt metaphor for trying to work out the Etruscans, they were hugely influential and their ripples pulse through Roman culture yet so much of what we’d normally use to define and understand them is absent. We don’t have any Etruscan plays or writings, we rely instead on the reports of others. It’s a delicious mystery.

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Plus de 3 000 ans après, la vérité sur la mort de Ramsès III

Plus de 3 000 ans après, la vérité sur la mort de Ramsès III | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Plus de 3 000 ans après, la vérité sur la mort de Ramsès III
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King Amenhotep II damaged in Egyptian Museum - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

King Amenhotep II damaged in Egyptian Museum - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
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In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again : NPR

In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again : NPR | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
In Istanbul, construction of much-needed transit projects was halted when astonishing archaeological treasures began turning up. Now, archaeologists are poring over a stunning trove of artifacts, including some three dozen Byzantine-era ships.
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Is the Harappan civilisation 2000 years older?

Is the Harappan civilisation 2000 years older? | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India have claimed that new carbon dates from recent excavations show the Harappan culture began around 2000 years earlier than previously thought...
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Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder Mystery - Medical Daily

Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder Mystery - Medical Daily | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Medical DailyVirtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder MysteryMedical DailyThe ancient Egyptian mummy officially named the Gebelein Man, nicknamed Ginger by the countless visitors who have seen him over the past century...

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, January 17, 9:30 PM

I think it's cool how we can analyze a mummy and be able to know he was murdered.  This happened thousands of years ago yet we have such insight into what happened in that time period.  I'm sure "Ginger" can rest a little better knowing he has his life story cotinuing today.

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Saving the ruins of Herculaneum ~ Roman News and Archeology

Saving the ruins of Herculaneum ~ Roman News and Archeology | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Roman heritage news excavations digs history Roman Empire Ancient Roma Archeology Julius Caesar histoire Rome antique fouilles archéologiques empire romain Jules Cesar archeologie...
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Caesar Against Vercingetorix – The Siege of Alesia ~ Roman News and Archeology

Caesar Against Vercingetorix – The Siege of Alesia ~ Roman News and Archeology | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Roman heritage news excavations digs history Roman Empire Ancient Roma Archeology Julius Caesar histoire Rome antique fouilles archéologiques empire romain Jules Cesar archeologie...
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O r a n e y: Helmut, Le Mammouth De Changis-Sur-Marne

O r a n e y: Helmut, Le Mammouth De Changis-Sur-Marne | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
O r a n e y : Actualité > Archéologie > Helmut, Le Mammouth De Changis-Sur-Marne > http://t.co/uhtzLqqM...
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Neanderthals meet Homo sapiens

Neanderthals meet Homo sapiens | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
New high precision radiocarbon dates of bone collagen show that a cultural exchange may have taken place between modern humans and Neanderthals more than 40,000 years ago.
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Prehistoric town found in Europe

Prehistoric town found in Europe | Archeology on the Net | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in north-east Bulgaria unearth what they believe to be the oldest prehistoric town found to date in Europe.
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