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Giant steps: mysterious Sardinian sculptures to go on display

Giant steps: mysterious Sardinian sculptures to go on display | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
The Giants of Monte Prama, inscrutable avatars of a lost civilisation, see the light after years of reconstruction work
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Recreating Nordic Grog - Archaeology Magazine

Recreating Nordic Grog - Archaeology Magazine | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are recreating a fermented drink, found with a 1900-year-old Danish burial http://t.co/2sYiGOAQYg http://t.co/7e65dtozJi
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Prehistoric forest arises in Cardigan Bay after storms strip away sand

Prehistoric forest arises in Cardigan Bay after storms strip away sand | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Skeletal trees of Borth forest, last alive 4,500 years ago and linked to lost kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod, appear at shoreline
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Stone Pages Archaeo News: 6,500-year old tin-br...

Stone Pages Archaeo News: 6,500-year old tin-br... | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
The hypothesis of a single origin for Eurasian metallurgy has been challenged by the discovery of copper smelting evidence some 7000 years old at Plochnik, a Vincha culture settlement in eastern Serbia.
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Popular Archaeology

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Popular Archaeology Online archaeology magazine.
2-Million-Year-Old Human Relative 'Nutcracker Man' Lived Mostly on Grass Bulbs
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L'uomo di Neandertal sapeva parlare, ce lo dice un osso

L'uomo di Neandertal sapeva parlare, ce lo dice un osso | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Studi ai raggi x sembrano confermare che gli ominidi venuti prima dell'Homo Sapiens potessero comunicare a parole. Gli scienziati del Centro di Ricerca Elettra
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"Neanderthal were able to speak"

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Top 10 Discoveries of 2013 - Archaeology Magazine

Top 10 Discoveries of 2013 - Archaeology Magazine | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
ARCHAEOLOGY's editors reveal the year's most compelling stories

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the best of archaeological research in 2013

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Neolithic wooden tridents - mystery artefacts

Neolithic wooden tridents - mystery artefacts | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Two 6000 year old wooden tridents discovered in 2009 during excavation work in Northwest England have so far baffled archaeologists as to their intended function

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Phallic obsidian cache intrigues archaeologists - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release)

Phallic obsidian cache intrigues archaeologists - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) Phallic obsidian cache intrigues archaeologists Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) A beautiful and expertly-flaked obsidian tool which formed part of a cache, rescued from a development...
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Rising Star cave produces over 200 hominin fossils – Archaeology...

Rising Star cave produces over 200 hominin fossils – Archaeology... | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
When recreational cavers stumbled on the unmistakable traces of hominin fossil remains it sparked a three-week expedition to Rising Star in South Africa

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David Connolly's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:32 PM

When recreational cavers Steve Tucker and Rick Hunter stumbled on the unmistakable traces of  hominin fossil remains it sparked a three-week expedition to the Rising Star Cave in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, just 25 miles  north of Johannesburg.  These fossils were exactly the type of material that Lee Berger had asked their caving club to be on the lookout for.

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Peru: New archaeological discoveries at oldest city in the Americas - Peru this Week

Peru: New archaeological discoveries at oldest city in the Americas - Peru this Week | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Peru: New archaeological discoveries at oldest city in the Americas Peru this Week As part of the nineteenth anniversary since its discovery, a number of cultural activities were held at Caral this weekend, including a gastronomical fair, an...
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Peru: Archaeologists discover relief artwork of man and bird at Huaca Partida

Peru: Archaeologists discover relief artwork of man and bird at Huaca Partida | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Japanese researchers working at the Huaca Partida in northern Peru have discovered rare relief artwork that may be 3,000 years old.
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Is There a Neandertal in Your DNA? --New Confirmation of ...

Is There a Neandertal in Your DNA? --New Confirmation of ... | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
A new approach can distinguish between two subtly different scenarios that could explain the genetic similarities shared by Neandertals and modern humans from Europe and Asia. Technical objections to the idea that ...
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2,300-year-old village discovered near Jerusalem

2,300-year-old village discovered near Jerusalem | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Travel: Second Temple-era rural town first found six months ago during construction of a gas pipe line, has been under excavation since.
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Current Archaeology – Earliest human footprints outside Africa found

Current Archaeology – Earliest human footprints outside Africa found | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have found the earliest human footprints known outside Africa, at Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. Dating back 800,000 years, the prints are thought to have been made by five individuals, including both ...
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How Farming Reshaped Our Genomes

How Farming Reshaped Our Genomes | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Analysis of 8000-year-old European hunter-gatherer suggests cultivation of crops and livestock dramatically reshaped our DNA (Mer om den blåögda, mörkhyade europén, vår tidiga släkting
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How archaeology helps wild reindeer

How archaeology helps wild reindeer | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Archaeological finds left by prehistoric hunters offer today's biologists invaluable tools for understanding how reindeer once roamed Norway's landscape - unimpeded by roads, power lines or other infrastructure.
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Ceramic Female Figurine - Archaeology Magazine

Ceramic Female Figurine - Archaeology Magazine | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
7,000-year-old figurines from Romania might be the earliest evidence for body modification http://t.co/iumWNKUO0x http://t.co/GCOTfjAQG6
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I nuragici sapevano produrre vino La scoperta da una tomba di Orroli - Cronache dalla Sardegna - L'Unione Sarda

I nuragici sapevano produrre vino La scoperta da una tomba di Orroli - Cronache dalla Sardegna - L'Unione Sarda | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
30/11/2013 - L'Unione Sarda: Cronache dalla Sardegna - I nuragici sapevano produrre vino La scoperta da una tomba di Orroli. Leggi l'articolo.
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Meet The Ancient Ethiopian Tribes That Could Soon Disappear [PHOTOS]

Meet The Ancient Ethiopian Tribes That Could Soon Disappear [PHOTOS] | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Spanish photographer Diego Arroyo took a trip to Ethiopia's Omo River Valley to find the world's most ancient tribes.

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Dogs Have Been Man's Best Friend For More Than 18,000 Years

Dogs Have Been Man's Best Friend For More Than 18,000 Years | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Man's best friend gained that title in Europe, according to a new study that pinpoints the origin of dog domestication to between 18,800 and 32,100 years ago.
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Scientists Discover 10000-Year-Old Cave Paintings in Brazil - Sci-News.com

Scientists Discover 10000-Year-Old Cave Paintings in Brazil - Sci-News.com | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Sci-News.com Scientists Discover 10000-Year-Old Cave Paintings in Brazil Sci-News.com Dr Rodrigo Luis Simas de Aguiar, an archaeologist with the Federal University of Grande Dourados, determined that the Taboco cave paintings were made between...
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Lusatian culture cemetery revealed in Poland - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release)

Lusatian culture cemetery revealed in Poland - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) | L'archeologo | Scoop.it
Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) Lusatian culture cemetery revealed in Poland Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) A large Lusatian culture community cemetery dating back 2500 years from the late Bronze Age and Early Iron...
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