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'Seahenge' - Timber Circle, Megalithic Mysteries

'Seahenge' - Timber Circle, Megalithic Mysteries | Marine Archaeology: Early Communities and Underwater Structures | Scoop.it
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This Bronze Age site located in Norfolk England, was discovered in 1999 and had little to no historical background or evidence. The analysis of the timber posts will allow specialists to determine where the wood may have came from or if transportation methods were being used. Along with pottery shards, animals remains, and hand axes, Timber circle has much to offer in terms of religious activity or government operations. This piece was written by Mathew Champion, a well known      Historian/Archaeologist with twenty years experience of working in built heritage conservation, project management, community archaeology and interpretation.

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Japan's Ancient Underwater "Pyramid" Mystifies Scholars

Japan's Ancient Underwater "Pyramid" Mystifies Scholars | Marine Archaeology: Early Communities and Underwater Structures | Scoop.it
Stone structures lying off a tiny Pacific island continue to draw controversy over whether they are natural formations or the ruins of a 5,000-year-old city.Photos: See the Mysterious Formations
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This ancient structure located off Yonaguni Jima, was not discovered until a diver stumbled onto the ruins in 1984. The physical features of the pyramid depict various unreadable designs that could mean past rulers, religion, or territory disputes. The Japanese government has not taken a permanent stance on the monument, considering two parties either believe the foundation was naturally made or expertly crafted. The article is written by Julian Ryall and was published by the National Geographic New Cooperation.

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China's Lion City Beneath Qiandao Lake

China's Lion City Beneath Qiandao Lake | Marine Archaeology: Early Communities and Underwater Structures | Scoop.it
Beneath the waters of China's Qingdao Lake (in East China's Zhejiang province) lies Lion City, a fascinating, purposely flooded ancient city that scuba divers
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During the Han Dynasty, the Lion City stood for a symbol of politics, culture, and economics. Although the city was flooded purposely for the use of an electric dam, there is still a large amount of the palace that has not been discovered. The area provides for a tourist attraction because of its size and sometimes water visibility.

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Race to preserve the world's oldest submerged town

Race to preserve the world's oldest submerged town | Marine Archaeology: Early Communities and Underwater Structures | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- The oldest submerged town in the world is about to give up its secrets — with the help of equipment that could revolutionise underwater archaeology.
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This article provides an in dept look at the site of Pavlopetri, on the coast of southern Laconia in Greece. The site itself is experiencing modern altercations from tourism and trade, but is still a rich source of early Mycenaean period culture. Marine resources and reliable trade proved to help the Bronze Age people but the major goal of the project, is to extract useful information without permanently contributing to the aging process. This resource was provided by the University of Nottingham. 

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