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ArchNews - The Latest Archaeology News & Articles - A Roman Legion Lost in China? - Part 2

ArchNews - The Latest Archaeology News & Articles - A Roman Legion Lost in China? - Part 2 | History | Scoop.it
Archaeology News - Welcome to the 2nd and final act of a lost Roman legion in China
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INAH Researchers Find 8 Camps Occupied by Nomadic Groups, Some of Them, 8,000 Years Ago

INAH Researchers Find 8 Camps Occupied by Nomadic Groups, Some of Them, 8,000 Years Ago | History | Scoop.it
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The Prague Post - Tempo - Digging deep in the sands of time

The Prague Post - Tempo  -  Digging deep in the sands of time | History | Scoop.it
In the world of archaeology, Sudan is a goldmine. The country contains some of history's oldest archaeological sites and has been a prime target for archaeologists since the mid-19th century. Czech archaeologists have been the key players in a renewal of interest in Sudan in the past two decades, and a team of Czechs are currently engaged in the excavation and study of Wad Banaga, an ancient Sudanese city dating back more than 2,000 years. The city is on a tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and may hold the clue to the decipherment of the ancient Meroitic language, which became extinct around the year 400.
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This article was awesome! The author dubs Anceint Sudan as an archaeological goldmine and states that this find may help in decyphering the language of Meroe. This article also gives some good examples of central Sudan was home to a vastly complicated civilization. 

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Pictures: Ancient Bog Girl's Face Reconstructed

Pictures: Ancient Bog Girl's Face Reconstructed | History | Scoop.it
Working with skull fragments, a 3-D printer, and more, scientists have given several new faces to an Iron Age girl found in a peat bog. << wow
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Byzantine church and mosaic floor uncovered at Hirbet Madras 2-Feb-2011

Byzantine church and mosaic floor uncovered at Hirbet Madras 2-Feb-2011 | History | Scoop.it
Presents the mission and activities of the Israeli Government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Middle East peace process.
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A new henge discovered at Stonehenge

A new henge discovered at Stonehenge | History | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- An archaeology team led by the University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Austria discovered a major ceremonial monument less than one kilometre away from the iconic Stonehenge.
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Unreported Heritage News: Damage reported at Giza Pyramids, Looters turned back at Karnak – Dr. Gerry Scott, ARCE director, provides an update from Cairo

Unreported Heritage News: Damage reported at Giza Pyramids, Looters turned back at Karnak – Dr. Gerry Scott, ARCE director, provides an update from Cairo | History | Scoop.it
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"Gutless" TV science | john hawks weblog

"Gutless" TV science | john hawks weblog | History | Scoop.it
Martin Robbins last week posted a column with a great title: "Return to the Silence: Is theatre exposing the gutlessness of TV science?" In it, he discusses some innovative storytelling approaches, not only in the theatre but also beat poetry and... << commentary but some great points (Scott)
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New appreciation of the ecology-evolution dynamic

New appreciation of the ecology-evolution dynamic | History | Scoop.it
Ecology drives evolution. Scientists now describe a growing evidence that the reverse is also true, and explores what that might mean to our understanding of how environmental change affects species and vice-versa. << this is interesting (Scott)
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Modern humans may have arrived in the Arabian Peninsula 125,000 years ago | Past Horizons

Modern humans may have arrived in the Arabian Peninsula 125,000 years ago | Past Horizons | History | Scoop.it
Early Modern humans apparently took a fast track out of Africa via an unexpected route — Arabia; up to 125,000 years
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Secrets in stone

Secrets in stone | History | Scoop.it
It looked to be a routine excavation of what was thought to be a burial mound. But beneath the mound, archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Museum of Natural History and Archaeology found something more: unusual Bronze Age petroglyphs. 

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2,000 year old dog returns to guard treasure! | Past Horizons

2,000 year old dog returns to guard treasure!  | Past Horizons | History | Scoop.it
A two thousand year old dog that was sacrificed and buried to guard the Hallaton Treasure will go on display for the first time at Harborough
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Tomb of Prophet Zechariah Found?: Big Pic : Discovery News

Tomb of Prophet Zechariah Found?: Big Pic : Discovery News | History | Scoop.it
Underneath the intricate mosaic floors of a Byzantine-era church lies a cave complex that may house an Old Testament prophet.
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University of Toronto anthropologists discover earliest cemetery in Middle East

University of Toronto anthropologists discover earliest cemetery in Middle East | History | Scoop.it
Anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge have discovered the oldest cemetery in the Middle East at a site in northern Jordan. The cemetery includes graves containing human remains buried alongside those of a red fox, suggesting that the animal was possibly kept as a pet by humans long before dogs ever were.
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Genetic study uncovers new path to Polynesia

Genetic study uncovers new path to Polynesia | History | Scoop.it
Surprising new evidence which overturns current theories of how humans colonized the Pacific has been discovered.
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How the Romans made pottery in Britain | Past Horizons

How the Romans made pottery in Britain | Past Horizons | History | Scoop.it
Roman soldiers defended the empire's northern border in Great Britain, they also made a lot of pots - now a researcher recreates a Roman
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Did Vikings navigate by polarized light? : Nature News

Did Vikings navigate by polarized light? : Nature News | History | Scoop.it
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop
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Mapping the Mirador Basin: Exploration and New Technology in the Cradle of Maya Civilization

Mapping the Mirador Basin: Exploration and New Technology in the Cradle of Maya Civilization | History | Scoop.it
Richard D. Hansen is archaeologist, director of the Mirador Basin Project in northern Guatemala. (great find by Rebeca)
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New Discoveries From Roman villa at Folkestone

New Discoveries From Roman villa at Folkestone | History | Scoop.it
Archnews - Recent excavations on the national important Roman villa on the cliffs at Folkestone Kent has unearthed hundreds of artefacts including coins, flints, pottery and other finds.
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Norway's secret petroglyphs | Past Horizons

Norway's secret petroglyphs | Past Horizons | History | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Museum of Natural History and Archaeology find unusual Bronze Age
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Secrets in stone: Rare archaeological find in Norway

Secrets in stone: Rare archaeological find in Norway | History | Scoop.it
It looked to be a routine excavation of what was thought to be a burial mound. But beneath the mound, archaeologists from Norway found something more: unusual Bronze Age petroglyphs.
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Göbekli Tepe: Making us rethink our ancestors

Göbekli Tepe: Making us rethink our ancestors | History | Scoop.it
German archaeologist Professor Klaus Schmidt first came to Turkey in 1978 for research but it wasn’t until 1994 that he realized the importance of Göbekli Tepe, an early Neolithic site in the southeast of Turkey. He tells us about site’s discovery, its importance, what has been uncovered to date and also has a message for those who traffic in antiquities.
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Unreported Heritage News: News from Cairo – ARCE Director Dr. Gerry Scott talks about the crisis and Egypt’s Antiquities

Unreported Heritage News: News from Cairo – ARCE Director Dr. Gerry Scott talks about the crisis and Egypt’s Antiquities | History | Scoop.it
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