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Mass human sacrifice? Ancient skulls found in Mexican field

Mass human sacrifice? Ancient skulls found in Mexican field | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of skulls in Mexico that may have once belonged to human sacrifice victims. The skulls, which date between the year 600 and 850, may also shatter existing notions about the ancient culture of the area.
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40,000-year-old human leg shows how prehistoric Asians related to Native Americans

40,000-year-old human leg shows how prehistoric Asians related to Native Americans | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Ancient DNA has revealed that humans living some 40,000 years ago in the area near Beijing were likely related to many present-day Asians and Native Americans
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Procopius’ Portrayal of Theodora in the Secret History: ‘Her Charity was Universal’

Procopius’ Portrayal of Theodora in the Secret History: ‘Her Charity was Universal’ | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Like most other writers of late antiquity, what little is known about Procopius comes from his works. Born at the turn of the sixth century in Caesarea, he had the chance to receive education in the traditional Greek fashion, i.e.
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From Cornwall to Corinth: Was there a ‘tin road’ across Europe 2,500 years ago?

From Cornwall to Corinth: Was there a ‘tin road’ across Europe 2,500 years ago? | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
During the sixth century BC the Greeks used tin from Cornwall for making bronzes. This precious metal was transported by boat along the Atlantic coast, through the Straits of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean to Greece.
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Scientists Discover Existence of Brucellosis in Ancient Skeletal Remains

Scientists Discover Existence of Brucellosis in Ancient Skeletal Remains | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Two teams of Michigan State University researchers – one working at a medieval burial site in Albania, the other at a DNA lab in East Lansing – have shown how modern science can unlock the mysteries of the past.
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Archaeologists unearth Bulgarian treasure trove

Archeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed a treasure dating back to the third century BC. Gold rings, figurines, bracelets and buttons have been dug up after ...
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Short Sharp Science: World's oldest portrait reveals the ice-age mind

Short Sharp Science: World's oldest portrait reveals the ice-age mind | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Technology and Autonomous Mechanisms in the Mediterranean: From Ancient Greece to Byzantium

Technology and Autonomous Mechanisms in the Mediterranean: From Ancient Greece to Byzantium | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The paper aims at presenting technology and automation advances in the ancient Greek World, offering evidence that feedback control as a discipline dates back more than twenty five centuries.
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Smithsonian Unveils Evotourism (TM) Website For People Interested In Our Evolutionary Past

Smithsonian Unveils Evotourism (TM) Website For People Interested In Our Evolutionary Past | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Ever heard of Evotourism™? No? That's because the Smithsonian Institution just made it up.

This month's issue of Smithsonian magazine is all a
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Byzantium, The Lost Empire: 4. Forever.and.Ever

See all 4 parts of this series here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB70F735F0BE0E3F8&feature=view_all For more than 1,000 years, the Byzantine Empire...
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Possible Richard III discovery sparks controversy

Possible Richard III discovery sparks controversy | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Bones of last English king to die in battle found in old church, and no one knows what to do with them
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Medicine, Surgery, and Public Health in Ancient Mesopotamia

Medicine in ancient Mesopotamia grew out of a folk tradition of what is usually called herbal medicine. In such traditions, plants and plant products, minerals, and animals and their products furnish the basic ingredients of the medications.
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British government temporarily halts export of 700-year-old painting

British government temporarily halts export of 700-year-old painting | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
An early 14th-century painting by Pietro Lorenzetti will not be allowed to leave the United Kingdom, at least temporarily, while an attempt is made to raise over £5 million to purchase the art-piece.
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American Philological Association

American Philological Association | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
"Founded in 1869 by professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," the APA is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations.
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Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Roman Strategy -- Defending the Frontier 20 B.C. to 300 A.D.

Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Roman Strategy -- Defending the Frontier 20 B.C. to 300 A.D. | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
history of ancient Rome and Greece including political systems and culture
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The Ottomans - PBS documentary

Islam Empire of Faith. Part 3 The Ottomans (full; PBS Documentary).flv For first and second part follow these links: Islam Empire of Faith. Part 1 Prophet Mu...
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Big brains vs. strong immunity: Genes hint at evolutionary tug of war

Big brains vs. strong immunity: Genes hint at evolutionary tug of war | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Scientists say our genes contain the hints of an evolutionary tug of war that took place in the wombs of our ancestors, balancing the drive to bigger brains with the need for a strong immune system.
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Ancient Chinese arrowhead unearthed in Japan first of its kind found

Ancient Chinese arrowhead unearthed in Japan first of its kind found | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Archaeologists say an ancient Chinese arrowhead unearthed in Okayama City in Western Japan is the first of its kind discovered in the country.

The bronze arrowhead has been dated to the Warring States period of ancient Chinese history, 475 B.C. to 221 B.C., China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

Researchers said the Chinese artifact, a "double-winged bronze arrowhead," was unearthed at the Minamigata ruins located in the city center of Okayama.

 


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The question is what it was used for in Japan/

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Diet and Vegetation at Ancient Carthage: The Archaeobotanical Evidence

Diet and Vegetation at Ancient Carthage: The Archaeobotanical Evidence | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
At present little reminds one of the glorious past of Carthage. Remains of monumental architecture are scarce; most traces of ancient Carthage still preserved are buried beneath the surface.
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Egyptian Mummy's Hairstyle Makes a Comeback - Archaeology Magazine

Egyptian Mummy's Hairstyle Makes a Comeback - Archaeology Magazine | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Parution d’Histoire et Images Médiévales n°48 – 31 janvier / 29 mars 2013 » Histoire et Images Médiévales

Parution d’Histoire et Images Médiévales n°48 – 31 janvier / 29 mars 2013 » Histoire et Images Médiévales | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Were Some Neandertals Brown-Eyed Girls? - ScienceNOW

Were Some Neandertals Brown-Eyed Girls? - ScienceNOW | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Were Some Neandertals Brown-Eyed Girls? - ScienceNOW
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