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Flores bones show features of Down syndrome, not a new ‘hobbit’ human
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Flores bones show features of Down syndrome, not a new ‘hobbit’ human

August 5th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In October 2004, the excavation of the fragmentary skeletal remains from the island of Flores, located in Indonesia, yielded what was deemed “the most important find in human evolution for 100 years.” The exciting discoveries...
Society bloomed with gentler personalities and more feminine faces
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Society bloomed with gentler personalities and more feminine faces

August 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Technology boom 50,000 years ago is associated with apparent reduction in...

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Climate change and drought in ancient times
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Climate change and drought in ancient times

August 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The influence of climate on agriculture is believed to be a key factor in the rise and fall of societies in the Ancient Near East. Dr. Simone Riehl of Tübingen University’s Institute for Archaeological Science and the...
Western Wall Wearing Away? Discovery of Extreme Erosion Process Could Guide New Preservation Techniques
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Western Wall Wearing Away? Discovery of Extreme Erosion Process Could Guide New Preservation Techniques

August 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem investigated erosion in the different types of limestone in the Western Wall located at the foot of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Stones comprised of large crystals were almost...

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Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds
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Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds

August 20th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
For most people, mere mention of the word Jurassic conjures up images of huge dinosaurs chomping their way through lush...
Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures
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Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

August 20th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The ancestors of today’s crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a...
Toothless ‘dragon’ pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies
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Toothless ‘dragon’ pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

August 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A new study provides an exciting insight into the Late Cretaceous and the diversity and distribution of the toothless...
New home for an ‘evolutionary misfit’
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New home for an ‘evolutionary misfit’

August 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A worm-like creature with legs and spikes finally finds its place in the evolutionary tree of...

HERITAGE NEWS


The nuclear legacy of Hiroshima is a global issue, how much of it is a trauma for everybody?
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The nuclear legacy of Hiroshima is a global issue, how much of it is a trauma for everybody?

August 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Speaking in Hiroshima in the weeks preceding the sixty-ninth anniversary of the bombing of the city, Yoko Ono stood up for peace declaring that ‘No More Hiroshima’ is a global issue....
Huddersfield researcher traces Jack the Ripper’s forgotten victims
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Huddersfield researcher traces Jack the Ripper’s forgotten victims

August 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researcher Charlotte Mallinson is turning Ripperology on its head....

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  • 10 must see historic walls
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    August 7th, 2014

    10 must see historic walls

    The world has seen many wars and conflicts throughout history, which has given us a multitude of ancient defensive structures,...Read More

  • 10 Historical Houses
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    August 6th, 2014

    10 Historical Houses

    The world is full of fascinating historic houses that are begging to be explored. By visiting them you can obtain a wealth of...Read More

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Culture Secretary appoints Commissioners to English Heritage
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Culture Secretary appoints Commissioners to English Heritage

May 19th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP has appointed 7 new Commissioners with effect from 1 June...
Migration: Britain’s hospitable past
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Migration: Britain’s hospitable past

February 11th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
In the midst of current controversies over immigration law and...

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Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society
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Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society

July 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Unlike most hunter-gatherer societies of the Bronze Age, the people of the Baikal region of modern Siberia (Russia) respected their dead with formal graves....
Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago
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Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago

May 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Tracing when your DNA was formed, is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international scientists led by experts from the University of...

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  • 10 must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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    Fun and Interesting
    August 25th, 2014

    10 must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    To date there are over 1000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites so it is pretty unlikely that one person will be able to see the whole cohort of beautiful sites. However, here listed are just 10 of the must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites that our world has to...Read More

UNDERWATER FEATURES


Divers guilty of raiding shipwrecks without declaring their finds
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Divers guilty of raiding shipwrecks without declaring their finds

May 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Two divers from Kent have today pleaded guilty to not declaring valuable items from shipwrecks off the UK...
Prehistoric caribou hunting structure discovered beneath Lake Huron
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Prehistoric caribou hunting structure discovered beneath Lake Huron

April 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Underwater archaeologists have discovered evidence of prehistoric caribou hunts that provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal organization of early peoples in the Great Lakes...