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Mexico finds ancient playing fields

Mexico finds ancient playing fields | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
Three pre-Columbian pelota courts at least 1,000 years old are uncovered at the Tajin archaeological site in Mexico by experts using laser scanners.
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Keeping housemaids at a ‘close distance’

Keeping housemaids at a ‘close distance’ | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
For her illuminating series, “Close Distance,” photographer Jannatul Mawa took portraits of maids and the women who employ them in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital.
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Mexican archaeologists discover twenty-eight flint knives adorned as warriors

Mexican archaeologists discover twenty-eight flint knives adorned as warriors | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
A vase in the form of Tlaloc (Mexica god of rain), hundreds of shells and snail shells, as well as 28 flint knives adorned as warriors which date back
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Blue Eyes Originated 10,000 Years Ago in the Black Sea Region - Susanne Posel

Blue Eyes Originated 10,000 Years Ago in the Black Sea Region - Susanne Posel | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism April 15, 2012     A team of researchers from Copenhagen Universityhave located a single mutation that causes the mysterious phenomenon of blue eyes.
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Neolithic 'halls of the dead' found

Neolithic 'halls of the dead' found | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
Two Neolithic "halls of the dead" discovered in Herefordshire are "the discovery of a lifetime", according to archaeologists.
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New language discovered in remote desert town

New language discovered in remote desert town | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
IT'S spoken only by a few hundred people living in a tiny desert community, and almost exclusively by those under the age of 35.
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Children are the force behind new languages and changes in language. This is fascinating. Code-switching evolved into a new language. There seems to be some debate over whether Light Warlpiri is actually a creole. 

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DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought -- Sott.net

DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought -- Sott.net | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
The blood in Irish veins is Celtic, right? Well, not exactly. Although the history many Irish people were taught at school is the history of the Irish as a Celtic race, the truth is much more complicated, and much more interesting than that ...
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First Funeral Flowers Found in Israel - Archaeology Magazine

First Funeral Flowers Found in Israel - Archaeology Magazine | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
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The Natufians are the earliest culture known to have buried their dead with flowers.
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Study shows microblades connected with mobile adaptations in North-Central China

Study shows microblades connected with mobile adaptations in North-Central China | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
Though present before the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, around 24,500–18,300 years ago), microblade technology is uncommon in the lithic assemblages of north-central China until the onset of the Younger Dryas (YD, around 12,900–11,600 years ago).
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Afghanistan of the 50s-60s | English Russia

Afghanistan of the 50s-60s | English Russia | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
Interesting news from Russia in English language.
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Afghansitan was once a thriving and devloping country where women could proudly show their faces and were even encouraged to go to medical school. 

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3000 year old chariots and horses found in China : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

3000 year old chariots and horses found in China : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
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Mystery of the 200-year-old guardsman

Mystery of the 200-year-old guardsman | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
The 200-year-old body of a British soldier was found in sand dunes in the Netherlands. Who was he?
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25-Million-Year-Old Primate Fossils Unearthed in Tanzania | Paleontology | Sci-News.com

25-Million-Year-Old Primate Fossils Unearthed in Tanzania | Paleontology | Sci-News.com | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
Ohio University-led scientists have uncovered fossils of two new species of ancient primates, named Rukwapithecus fleaglei and Nsungwepithecus gunnelli.
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Stunning Byzantine Mosaic Uncovered in Israel

Stunning Byzantine Mosaic Uncovered in Israel | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
The giant mosaic would have been the floor of a public building.
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Performing Shakespeare’s plays with their original English accent

Performing Shakespeare’s plays with their original English accent | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
In this short documentary, linguist David Crystal and his son, actor Ben Crystal look at the differences between English pronunciation now and how it was spoken 400 years ago.
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Students Learn to Dig at the Stewart Indian School - Archaeology Magazine

Students Learn to Dig at the Stewart Indian School - Archaeology Magazine | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
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A national treasure that not very many people know about. 

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Hotter Weather Actually Makes Us Want to Kill Each Other

Hotter Weather Actually Makes Us Want to Kill Each Other | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
A new meta-analysis finds that extreme changes in temperature increase the likelihood of inter-group conflict.
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Mammoth ivory figurine’s head found in cave

Mammoth ivory figurine’s head found in cave | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
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Incredible. Estimated to be 40K years old. 

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UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in danger

UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in danger | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
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This is a great interactive atlas of endandgered languages. 

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Mysterious Toe Rings Found on Ancient Egyptian Skeletons

Mysterious Toe Rings Found on Ancient Egyptian Skeletons | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
The toe rings were likely worn while the individuals were still alive, but were they worn for fashion or magical reasons?
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Ubuntu, heart warming story. - Imgur

Ubuntu, heart warming story. - Imgur | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;
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I tested myself on all of these and it's mostly accurate for me. I live in Western Montana. 

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The Archaeology News Network: Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico

The Archaeology News Network: Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
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Musicians rebuild Cambodia's lost ancient harp

Musicians rebuild Cambodia's lost ancient harp | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it

A Cambodian composer has revealed the sound of an ancient harp which has gone unheard for more than eight centuries.

The pin harp is shown being played by maidens in the stone reliefs on the walls of the Angkor Wat temple complex.

It lends its name to pinpeat orchestras, which perform ceremonial music of the royal courts and temples in Cambodia.

Archaeology lecturer Preap Chanmara says unlike the other orchestra instruments - cymbals, xylophones, flutes and drums - the pin harp has been lost.

"We know that there are many music instruments on the sculptures - some even dating back to the time before Angkor Era: the 7th century to the 13th century," he said.


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10 Civilizations That Disappeared Under Mysterious Circumstances

10 Civilizations That Disappeared Under Mysterious Circumstances | Anthropology Topics | Scoop.it
For almost as long as we've had civilization, we've lost it. There are records going back hundreds of years of explorers discovering huge temples encrusted with jungle, or giant pits full of treasure that were once grand palaces.
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