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Is 'dirty' archaeology in the past?

Is 'dirty' archaeology in the past? | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
BBC News visits Southampton University to see how a powerful scanner is changing the way archaeologists make discoveries.
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Google doodles Mary Leakey's 100th birthday

Google doodles Mary Leakey's 100th birthday | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Commemorating the 100th birthday of the British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey, Google has posted a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features Mary Leakey on an archaeological site, who looks busy with her excavation work.
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LIVE UPDATES: Richard III DNA results announced - Leicester University reveals identity of human remains found in car park

LIVE UPDATES: Richard III DNA results announced - Leicester University reveals identity of human remains found in car park | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Is the skeleton found in a Leicester city car park King Richard III?
Today the University of Leicester will announce its verdict on the identity of the Grey Friars skeleton.
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Olympia: Site of Ancient Olympics

Olympia: Site of Ancient Olympics | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
This ancient Greek sanctuary had the first stadium ever constructed, and housed a giant statue of Zeus — one of the ancient Wonders of the World.
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Neanderthal cloning chatter highlights scientific illiteracy

Neanderthal cloning chatter highlights scientific illiteracy | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

After spending the weekend reading blog posts claiming that he was seeking an "extremely adventurous female human" to bear a cloned Neanderthal baby - which was news to him - Harvard geneticist George Church said it may be time for society to give some thought to scientific literacy.

 

Church became the subject of dozens of posts and tabloid newspaper articles calling him a "mad scientist" after giving an interview to the German magazine Der Spiegel.

 

In the interview, Church discussed the technical challenges scientists would face if they tried to clone a Neanderthal, though neither he nor the Der Spiegel article, which was presented as a question and answer exchange, said he intended to do so.

 

"Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby," read one headline, on the website of London's Daily Mail.

 

But Church explained on Wednesday that he was simply theorizing.


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David Connolly's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:52 AM

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Toothy Tumor Found in 1,600-Year-Old Roman Corpse

Toothy Tumor Found in 1,600-Year-Old Roman Corpse | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A tiny tumor with teeth hidden inside is the first example of this bizarre condition in the ancient world.
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Down the Drain: Lost Items Reveal Roman Bath Activities

Down the Drain: Lost Items Reveal Roman Bath Activities | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Ancient Romans weren't just getting clean in their bathhouses.
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Atlas Obscura's Guide to Communist Mummies

Atlas Obscura's Guide to Communist Mummies | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world's most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events.
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Ancient Pompeians Could Go Upstairs to Pee

Newly discovered remains suggest upstairs bathrooms existed in the Roman city.
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British Museum faces call for repatriation of artefacts | Museums Association

British Museum faces call for repatriation of artefacts | Museums Association | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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RESCUE DOG BECOMES FIRST ARCHEOLOGY DOG

RESCUE DOG BECOMES FIRST ARCHEOLOGY DOG | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Migaloo is a rescue dog with a special talent. Her owner, Australian dog owner Gary Jackson, trained this black lab-Mastiff mix to become the first “Archeology Dog”, able to sniff out bones that are hundreds of years old.

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David Connolly's curator insight, January 9, 2013 3:43 PM

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But we ain't selling this at Past Horizons! 

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Ancient pill ingredients probed

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Medicine that is more than 2,000 years old has been analysed by scientists.

Six tablets were discovered in a tin box onboard an ancient Roman shipwreck, found off the coast of Italy.

Samples of the fragile material revealed that the pharmaceuticals contained animal and plant fats, pine resin and zinc compounds.

Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers said the medicine might have been used to treat eye infections.

"I am surprised by the fact we have found so many ingredients and they were very well preserved considering it was under water for so much time," said Maria Perla Colombini, professor of chemistry from the University of Pisa.


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Famed Roman shipwreck reveals more secrets

Famed Roman shipwreck reveals more secrets | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A Roman plunder ship that wrecked off the Greek coast, preserving a storied astronomical clock, looks twice as large as marine archaeologist have believed for a century.

 

Ancient artifacts resembling the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient bronze clockwork astronomical calculator, may rest amid the larger-than-expected Roman shipwreck that yielded the device in 1901.


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David Connolly's curator insight, January 5, 2013 9:08 AM

An international survey team says the ship is twice as long as originally thought and contains many more calcified objects amid the ship's lost cargo that hint at new discoveries.

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U.S. museum unwrapping mummy's story with CT scan

U.S. museum unwrapping mummy's story with CT scan | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Using modern technology, a Virginia museum is working to unwrap the story behind one of the earliest surviving Egyptian mummies.
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History Cold Case Ep4

History Cold Case Ep4 | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Crossbones Girl - This series follows the fascinating work of world-renowned scientist Professor Sue Black and her team at the University of Dundee as they analyse skeletons of everyday people from across the ages, shedding new light on the history...
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Egyptian Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Revealed in 3D

Egyptian Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Revealed in 3D | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Three 2,000-year-old mummies come to life in new reconstructions.
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Possible Richard III Discovery Sparks Controversy

Possible Richard III Discovery Sparks Controversy | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Where should the bones of a lost monarch rest?
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'They would have been a bit scratchy': The ceramic 'gaming pieces' that new research claims were a Roman equivalent to loo roll

'They would have been a bit scratchy': The ceramic 'gaming pieces' that new research claims were a Roman equivalent to loo roll | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The flat, disc-shaped Roman relics have been in the collection at Fishbourne Roman Palace in Chichester, West Sussex, since the Sixties.
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Study links ancient Indian visitors to Australia's first dingoes

Study links ancient Indian visitors to Australia's first dingoes | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A new study of DNA has found that Indian people may have come to Australia around 4000 years ago, an event possibly linked to the first appearance of the dingo.Australia was first populated around 40…...
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Athenian 'Snake Goddess' Gets New Identity

A mysterious painted "touchdown goddess" may be Demeter and not linked to death.
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The Archaeology News Network: Ancient graffiti found inside the Colosseum

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Oldest Roman Hairstyle Recreated for First Time

Oldest Roman Hairstyle Recreated for First Time | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
For the first time, the hairstyle of the Roman Vestal Virgins has been recreated on a modern head.
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Find of Roman statues 'important'

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Archaeologists in Italy say they have discovered what they've called a "very important" series of statues dating back to the Roman era, linked to the celebrated poet Ovid.

 

The seven figures were found in a villa outside the city owned by the patron of the celebrated poet, Ovid.

They depict one of the myths recounted in his masterpiece, Metamorphoses, that of the proud mother Niobe.

The team unearthed the 2m-high figures at the bottom of what would have been a richly-decorated swimming pool.

 


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My fave poet...  ( Roman one that is )

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David Connolly's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:12 PM

My fave poet...  ( Roman one that is )

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Roman kids showed off status with shoes

Roman kids showed off status with shoes | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Even on the farthest-flung frontiers of the ancient Roman Empire, the footwear made the man ­— and the kid.  Children and infants living in and around Roman military bases around the first century wore shoes that revealed the kids' social status,...

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