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Early stone tool making more sophisticated than originally thought

Early stone tool making more sophisticated than originally thought | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Materials such as branches, twigs, and stems were readily available to both animal and human tool makers from millions of years ago, but research at Liverpool has now shown that elongate forms were also made out of stone by human ancestors much...
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1,500-year-old Roman gold coin unearthed at Chinese tomb

1,500-year-old Roman gold coin unearthed at Chinese tomb | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists conducting excavations at an ancient tomb in Luoyang, Henan Province, China, found Monday a gold coin from the East Roman era estimated to be over 1,500 years old.
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Twitter / ancientcraftUK: One finished #neolithic #axe ...

Twitter / ancientcraftUK: One finished #neolithic #axe ... | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
One finished #neolithic #axe haft ready! 5 more to go....
#archaeology #flint #prehistory http://t.co/QOBHou03lE
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Why Fund Studies of Maya Architecture Instead of Saving Lives? - UC Berkeley (blog)

Why Fund Studies of Maya Architecture Instead of Saving Lives? - UC Berkeley (blog) | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Why Fund Studies of Maya Architecture Instead of Saving Lives?
UC Berkeley (blog)
I had no idea I personally was taking money away from life-saving research. But as these congress members wisely say,.
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Refereed journal papers & book chapters – Professor Ian J. McNiven

Refereed journal papers & book chapters – Professor Ian J. McNiven | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Shell middens and mobility: The use of off-site faunal remains, Queensland, Australia. Journal of Field Archaeology 19:495-508. MCNIVEN, I.J. 1992. Ethnohistorical reconstructions of Aboriginal lifeways along the Cooloola ...
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Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012: Later hunter-gatherers in southern China, 18 000-3000 BC

Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012: Later hunter-gatherers in southern China, 18 000-3000 BC | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it

The authors present new research on social and economic developments in southern China in the Early Holocene, ninth to fifth millennia BC. The ‘Neolithic package’ doesn't really work for this fascinating chapter of the human experience, where pottery, social aggregation, animal domestication and rice cultivation all arrive at different places and times. The authors define the role of the ‘pottery-using foragers’, sophisticated hunter-gatherers who left shell or fish middens in caves and dunes. These colonising non-farmers shared numerous cultural attributes with rice cultivators on the Yangtze, their parallel contemporaries over more than 5000 years. Some agriculturalists became hunter-foragers in turn when they expanded onto less fertile soils. No simple linear transition then, but the practice of ingenious strategies, adaptations and links in a big varied land


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Recommended Viewing – Sacred stones | Lateral Love Australia

Recommended Viewing – Sacred stones | Lateral Love Australia | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
It's simply magic and one of Australia's best-kept secrets. A national treasure to equal ... Associated with the art is a rich archaeological record, including camp sites, quarries, shell middens and stone features.
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Ancient hunter-gatherer DNA challenges theory of early out-of-Africa migrations

Ancient hunter-gatherer DNA challenges theory of early out-of-Africa migrations | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Recent measurements of the rate at which children show DNA changes not seen in their parents -- the "mutation rate" -- have challenged views about major dates in human evolution.
Triple burial from Dolni Vestonice in the Czech Republic [Credit: J.
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Messages from Quarantine - Archaeology Magazine

Messages from Quarantine - Archaeology Magazine | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Between 1828 and 1984 quarantined Australian immigrants carved over 1,000 messages in stone -... http://t.co/KJfNw8qW7x
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28,000 Year Old Australian Cave Paintings: Photo Essay

28,000 Year Old Australian Cave Paintings: Photo Essay | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
The vividly colored cave paintings of Nawarla Gabarnmang, Arnhem Land, Australia, were begun at least 28,000 years ago, (28,000 Year Old Australian Cave Paintings: Photo Essay http://t.co/pb0MUfGmkf)...
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Oldest-known fossil bird tracks found in Australia

Oldest-known fossil bird tracks found in Australia | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Two fossilized footprints found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia, were likely made by birds during the Early Cretaceous, making them the oldest known bird tracks in Australia.
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Layers of treasure to be uncovered on Australia's Kangaroo Island

Layers of treasure to be uncovered on Australia's Kangaroo Island | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Researchers from the South Australian Museum have returned from their biannual field trip to fossil hotbeds on Kangaroo Island, with a swathe of new species to describe.
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OSU archaeology team unearths prehistoric mammoth

OSU archaeology team unearths prehistoric mammoth | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
In early July, workers for a natural gas service provider were excavating for a routine pipeline when they made a surprising discovery.  (Oklahoma archaeology news!
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Ritual Rock Art Sites in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges

Ritual Rock Art Sites in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Ritual rock art sites in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges By Robin Coles August 2013 The number of recorded rock art sites in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges of South Australia has now reached seventy six (Coles, 2000).
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Coastal shell middens and agricultural origins in Atlantic Europe | York Project on ADS

Coastal shell middens and agricultural origins in Atlantic Europe | York Project on ADS | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it

This project was funded by the AHRB from 2002-2005. It aimed to examine the role of marine resources and especially shellfish in the diet and economy of prehistoric hunters and gatherers living in Northwest Europe between about 8000 and 5000 years ago and the influence of these patterns on the spread and adoption of agriculture after about 5000 years ago.


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Archaeologist says migration to Marianas longest ocean-crossing in human history - Marianas Variety

Archaeologist says migration to Marianas longest ocean-crossing in human history - Marianas Variety | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologist says migration to Marianas longest ocean-crossing in human history
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... involved the longest ocean-crossing in human history. Dr. Michael T. Carson and Dr.
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Unearthing Ancient Sweden Through Archaeology : Archaeology ...

Unearthing Ancient Sweden Through Archaeology : Archaeology ... | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of the Ancient History Encyclopedia speaks to Dr. Martin Rundkvist, a Swedish archaeologist, about his most recent work in attempting to locate a Geatish mead-hall in the ...
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Lost and found – Palaeolithic portable art re-emerges from museum stores : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Lost and found – Palaeolithic portable art re-emerges from museum stores : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it

A 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler – possibly the first piece of portable art ever found – was uncovered in the 19th century and has been stored away in the vast collections of the Natural History Museum. Its scientific importance and clues to how it was produced are only now being revealed.


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David Connolly's curator insight, March 24, 2013 3:11 PM

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Photographing Dura-Europos, 1928–1937: An Archaeology of the Archive

Photographing Dura-Europos, 1928–1937: An Archaeology of the Archive | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it

Recent years have seen the emergence of scholarship on the history of archaeology and receptions of the classical past. Neither of these trends has fully engaged with the visual evidence, particularly that of photography, or with the material form of the archive itself. Using archival photographs taken at the site of Dura-Europos from 1928 to 1937, this article explores how the study of archaeological photographs and archaeological archives can contribute to our understanding of the history and epistemology of archaeology.


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APAAME - Finding the past frame by frame: Qatar Workshop in Aerial Archaeology - Zubara

APAAME - Finding the past frame by frame: Qatar Workshop in Aerial Archaeology - Zubara | Australian Archaeology | Scoop.it
Blog on workshop at UCL-Qatar on Aerial Archaeology & our visit to the great site of Zubara. http://t.co/GlIyUkZh2q #archaeology #UCL #Qatar
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