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OU Professor and team discover first evidence of milk consumption in ancient dental plaque
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OU Professor and team discover first evidence of milk consumption in ancient dental plaque

November 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Led by a University of Oklahoma professor, an international team has uncovered the very first evidence of milk consumption in the...
Post-medieval Polish buried as potential ‘vampires’ were most probably local
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Post-medieval Polish buried as potential ‘vampires’ were most probably local

November 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Potential vampires in the 17th-18th century buried with rocks and sickles to ward off...
Ancient rock art discovery across Asia
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Ancient rock art discovery across Asia

November 26th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Latest research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows that the region’s first people, hunter-gatherers who...
Bronze Age dirk dagger used as doorstop saved with grant from the NHMF
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Bronze Age dirk dagger used as doorstop saved with grant from the NHMF

November 25th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A rare Middle Bronze Age weapon, one of only six known from Europe, has been saved for the nation with a grant of almost £39,000...
Evidence of domestic cereals in Sudan as early as 7,000 years ago
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Evidence of domestic cereals in Sudan as early as 7,000 years ago

November 25th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Humans in Africa already exploited domestic cereals 7,000 years ago and thus several centuries earlier than previously...
Excavations of the Pafos Agora Project 2014
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Excavations of the Pafos Agora Project 2014

November 25th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Communications and Works, announces the completion of the fourth season of excavations...
Oxford team shed light on Philae obelisk
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Oxford team shed light on Philae obelisk

November 25th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
History was made this month as the robotic Philae lander completed the first controlled touchdown on a comet. The European Space...
Tübingen biogeologists show how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago
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Tübingen biogeologists show how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago

November 24th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Předmostí I is an exceptional prehistoric site located near Brno in the Czech Republic. Around 30,000 years ago it was...
Biopolitics for understanding social regulation and control through archaeology
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Biopolitics for understanding social regulation and control through archaeology

November 24th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Biopolitics for understanding social regulation and control. This constitutes part of the social policy that the Roman government...
Archaeologist leads the first detailed study of human remains at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina
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Archaeologist leads the first detailed study of human remains at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina

November 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
By combining an analysis of written artifacts with a study of skeletal remains, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Anne Austin is...
Archaeologists race against time to explore Neanderthal site
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Archaeologists race against time to explore Neanderthal site

November 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
University of Southampton archaeologists are working to save important Palaeolithic remains at a rare Neanderthal site, before...
THE – The Heritage Explorer (Magazine) Crowdfunder
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THE – The Heritage Explorer (Magazine) Crowdfunder

November 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Support us in launching a printed magazine that explores the history, archaeology, travel, culture and exploration of the...
Prehistoric farming on the ‘roof of the world’
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Prehistoric farming on the ‘roof of the world’

November 20th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could...
Laser from a plane discovers Roman goldmines in Spain
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Laser from a plane discovers Roman goldmines in Spain

November 20th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Las Médulas in León is considered to be the largest opencast goldmine of the Roman Empire, but the search for this metal...
Anthropologist uncovers issues of gender inequality in archaeology journals
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Anthropologist uncovers issues of gender inequality in archaeology journals

November 20th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
On an archaeology field trip in New Mexico as an undergraduate in 2006, Dana Bardolph noticed something that struck her as an odd...
Dating of Viking fortress could suggest it belonged to Harald Bluetooth
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Dating of Viking fortress could suggest it belonged to Harald Bluetooth

November 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In September 2014, archaeologists from the Danish Castle Centre and Aarhus University announced the discovery of a Viking...
Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age
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Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age

November 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Scientists will have to find alternative explanations for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age as...
New Research Focuses TIGHAR’s Underwater Search for Earhart Plane
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New Research Focuses TIGHAR’s Underwater Search for Earhart Plane

November 13th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Increasing confidence that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris found on a remote, uninhabited South Pacific atoll came from...
The cave paintings of Valltorta-Gassulla could be dated in absolute terms thanks to new analyses
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The cave paintings of Valltorta-Gassulla could be dated in absolute terms thanks to new analyses

November 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers presented the first characterisation of the black pigments used in the shelters of the Remígia cave, in the...
Too many people, not enough water: Now and 2,700 years ago
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Too many people, not enough water: Now and 2,700 years ago

November 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The Assyrian Empire once dominated the ancient Near East. At the start of the 7th century BC, it was a mighty military machine...
Archaeologists discover remains of Ice Age infants in Alaska
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Archaeologists discover remains of Ice Age infants in Alaska

November 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The remains of two Ice Age infants, buried over 11,000 years ago at a site located in Alaska, represent the youngest human...
Unique Roman Relief Discovered
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Unique Roman Relief Discovered

November 10th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence discover depiction of unknown god in Turkey – relics from 2,000 years of cult...
The ‘Lost Diggers of Fromelles’: identifying and caring for the dead of the First World War
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The ‘Lost Diggers of Fromelles’: identifying and caring for the dead of the First World War

November 9th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Using DNA to identify the remains those long dead is about more than just the historical record; it can also be seen as an ‘act...
Ancient DNA shows earliest European genomes weathered the Ice Age
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Ancient DNA shows earliest European genomes weathered the Ice Age

November 9th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A ground-breaking new study on DNA recovered from a fossil of one of the earliest known Europeans - a man who lived 36,000 years...
2,000-year-old youth organization
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2,000-year-old youth organization

November 6th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organisation to learn to be good...
Population boom and droughts contributed to collapse of ancient Assyrian Empire
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Population boom and droughts contributed to collapse of ancient Assyrian Empire

November 6th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers see parallels between decline of Assyrian civilisation and today’s turmoil in Syria and...
How the Lusitania brought America into the First World War
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How the Lusitania brought America into the First World War

November 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
When the Lusitania left New York for Liverpool on what would be her final voyage on 1st May 1915, during the Great War, it would...
Archaeological glass artefacts shed new light on Swedish glass history
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Archaeological glass artefacts shed new light on Swedish glass history

October 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Archaeological finds of glass material from Old Lödöse, a Swedish trade centre in the High Middle Ages, call for a revision of...
University of Leicester archaeologists uncover bronze remains of Iron Age chariot
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University of Leicester archaeologists uncover bronze remains of Iron Age chariot

October 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A team has unveiled a matching set of decorated bronze parts from a 2nd or 3rd century BC Celtic chariot at Burrough Hill Iron...
Bespoke toilet seat company pledges funds towards preservation of ancient loo seat.
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Bespoke toilet seat company pledges funds towards preservation of ancient loo seat.

October 10th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
As world-wide interest in the discovery of an ancient toilet seat in Northumberland continues a bespoke toilet seat manufacturer...