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How much looting needs to happen before we start to think twice?

How much looting needs to happen before we start to think twice? | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
In an atmosphere of general unrest and lack of control or safety provided by government, looting frequently rises to unprecedented levels as those desperate for quick cash plunder from the coffers of our global heritage.
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Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics

Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
2011 edition of this handbook for technician training. Includes documentation methodologies and lesson summaries. Available in English, French, and Arabic.
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Egypt's devastating museum looting latest casualty - Times Leader

Egypt's devastating museum looting latest casualty - Times Leader | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
(AP) As violent clashes roiled Egypt, looters m... ("Egypt's devastating museum looting latest casualty" http://t.co/8xHvWJq39S)
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Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:15 PM

To see the museums looted like this reminds us that the bright impulse to create is ALWAYS tempered by the savage urge to destroy.

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FEATURE-Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites - Reuters

FEATURE-Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites
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Archaeology App for Students Turns Excavation Sites Into Interactive Puzzles - AvatarGeneration

Archaeology App for Students Turns Excavation Sites Into Interactive Puzzles - AvatarGeneration | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
Can U Dig It! challenges players to carefully collect rare artifacts using logic and strategic thinking. Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of education

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Students Learn to Dig at the Stewart Indian School - Archaeology Magazine

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Jessica E 's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:28 PM

A national treasure that not very many people know about. 

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Biologist Amy Seidl says humans can adjust to warmer world

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Students Learn to Dig at the Stewart Indian School - Archaeology Magazine

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Jessica E 's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:28 PM

A national treasure that not very many people know about. 

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Heritage and Science – Working Together in the CARE of Rock Art : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Heritage and Science – Working Together in the CARE of Rock Art : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it

Ancient rock art is under threat due to climate change, and a project has been launched to develop methods to enable everyone to contribute to its protection.

The CARE project is a collaboration between heritage and science research interests at Newcastle University and Queen’s University Belfast. Its primary objective is to co-produce a user-friendly, non-intrusive Condition Assessment Risk Evaluation (CARE) toolkit for gathering and organising information essential for the long-term safeguarding of ancient rock art that exists out in the open.


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Protection of Cultural Heritage in Idlib Governorate, Syria: ICOMOS-ICCROM e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals in times of armed conflict

Protection of Cultural Heritage in Idlib Governorate, Syria: ICOMOS-ICCROM e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals in times of armed conflict | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Sun Advocate - Mammoth's DNA intact, researchers mapping it - August 22, 2013

Sun Advocate - Mammoth's DNA intact, researchers mapping it - August 22, 2013 | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
Sun Advocate, Serving Carbon County, Utah news since 1891 (25 years after mammoth excavation, DNA is still intact & producing new finds.
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This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers

This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
Researchers have finally found out why the jade-green cup appears red when lit from behind (RT @AlaskanNovelist: This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers http://t.co/NedFPbCJA7)...
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Historic Salisbury Foundation names preservation award winners - Salisbury Post

Historic Salisbury Foundation names preservation award winners - Salisbury Post | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
Historic Salisbury Foundation names preservation award winners Salisbury Post SALISBURY — From pulling out 180 rotten floor joists in a future nightclub to writing a book about the history of each Masonic lodge in Rowan County, dozens of property...
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Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites - Reuters UK

Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites - Reuters UK | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites Reuters UK LIMA (Reuters) - In Peru, home to the spectacular Inca city of Machu Picchu and thousands of ancient ruins, archaeologists are turning to drones to speed up sluggish survey work...
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In Nepal Mustang Dhey village must not die

Dhye village is one of the most smallest, beautiful, isolated and remote villages of the upper mustang. It lies under the Surkhang VDC and about 20km east of...

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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 | Preservation Archaeology | 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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Jessica E 's curator insight, August 5, 2013 7:52 PM

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Traces from millennia ago sought in Central Anatolia's Alacahöyük

ARCHAEOLOGY - Traces from millennia ago sought in Central Anatolia's Alacahöyük | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it

Turkey’s well-known ancient site of Alacahöyük, which currently draws around 50,000 visitors a year, is located in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum. Works at the site are set to continue, to uncover more clues like those found last year in order to prove that the settlement in the ancient site of Alacahöyük began 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

The head of the Alacahöyük excavations, Professor Aykut Çınaroğlu, said that the first excavations had started at the ancient site in 1907, and lasted only 15 days, and were then restarted in 1935 on the order of Atatürk.

Çınaroğlu said that this year’s digs in Alacahöyük, which is known as Turkey’s first national excavation area, would begin next month, adding that the works would focus on following up the pieces that were found last year and proved that the first settlement was seen in the area much earlier than thought.

In the light of data to be revealed during excavations, Çınaroğlu said they had previously estimated that housing dated back to 8,500 years ago in Alacahöyük, “But we had suspicions that it might date back to earlier times. Last year we began finding pieces from the Neolithic age, confirming our suspicions. We could not have found a Neolithic settlement but objects that will shed light on this settlement. Thus we saw that housing dated back to 1,500 years earlier than we have known so far. This year we will focus on these objects and try to find the traces of this settlement.”


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Revealed: a lost city and a holy temple

Revealed: a lost city and a holy temple | Preservation Archaeology | Scoop.it
A mist-covered mountain in Cambodia gives up its treasure, writes Lindsay Murdoch.

 

Scratched and exhausted, Damian Evans pushed through dense jungle into a clearing where mountain villagers long ago attempted to grow rice, stepping on to a weed-covered mound.

''Bingo,'' the Australian archaeologist said as he picked up and examined an ancient sandstone block.

 


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Amanda Duvall's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:20 PM

A lost city and temples revealed. A small group of Archaeologists go threw the jungle finding unrecorded temples, ancient canals, dykes, and roads. The city is known as Mahendraparvata and people exist their. The seaches have identified another 2 dozen hidden temple sites. The lidar data popped up on a computer screen and all of the immediate picture of the entire city that no one knew existed.