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NOAA team reveals forgotten ghost ships off Golden Gate
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NOAA team reveals forgotten ghost ships off Golden Gate

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
San Francisco area divers provided valuable assistance to help identify long-lost...
The creation of the Vuoksi River preceded a significant cultural shift
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The creation of the Vuoksi River preceded a significant cultural shift

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The creation of the Vuoksi River and the subsequent rapid decrease in the water level of Lake Saimaa approximately 6,000 years...
Hitting the jackpot on a dig in Gernsheim: Long lost Roman fort discovered
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Hitting the jackpot on a dig in Gernsheim: Long lost Roman fort discovered

September 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In the course of an educational dig in Gernsheim, located in the Hessain Ried, archaeologists from Frankfurt University have...
Microscopic Diamond Suggests Cosmic Impact
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Microscopic Diamond Suggests Cosmic Impact

September 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A novel study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America...
Egypt’s heritage up for auction in sell-off by the American Institute for Archaeology St Louise Society Inc
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Egypt’s heritage up for auction in sell-off by the American Institute for Archaeology St Louise Society Inc

September 14th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Artefacts dating from the 12th dynasty, believed to be from the reign of Sesostris II (1897-1878 B.C.) have been placed up for...
Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history
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Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

September 10th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Ancient Egyptian artworks help scientists reconstruct how animal communities changed as climate became drier and human...
New Digital Map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge
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New Digital Map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

September 10th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A vast amount of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been unveiled around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented...
Enigmatic Viking fortress discovered in Denmark
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Enigmatic Viking fortress discovered in Denmark

September 8th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
It is the first time for over 60 years that a new Viking fortress is found in Denmark, says curator Nanna Holm of The Danish...
Copper Age settlement discovered in central Spain
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Copper Age settlement discovered in central Spain

September 7th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers from the Tübingen collaborative research center Resource Cultures (SFB 1070) have uncovered the remains of a...
First Neanderthal rock engraving found in Gibraltar Cave
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First Neanderthal rock engraving found in Gibraltar Cave

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The first example of a rock engraving attributed to Neanderthals has been discovered in Gorham's Cave, Gibraltar, by an...
From Silk Tunics to Relics
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From Silk Tunics to Relics

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Archaeologists from the University of Bonn, working with restorers, are preserving and studying 4th-century tunics ascribed to...
Researchers search for evidence of earliest inhabitants of Central Great Plains
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Researchers search for evidence of earliest inhabitants of Central Great Plains

September 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A team led by University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel in July excavated a northeast Kansas site in Pottawatomie...
London Mapping Project
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London Mapping Project

August 31st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The London History Group was launched mid 2014 as a community engagement project, building on local knowledge to promote the less...
Earliest known wooden toilet seat discovered at Vindolanda
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Earliest known wooden toilet seat discovered at Vindolanda

August 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
There are many examples of stone and marble seat benches from across the Roman Empire but this is believed to be the only...
Ancient Metal Workers Were Not Slaves But Highly Regarded Craftsmen
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Ancient Metal Workers Were Not Slaves But Highly Regarded Craftsmen

August 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Iron Age copper smelters were respected leaders with sophisticated skills, say Tel Aviv University...
Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills
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Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills

August 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The manufacture of stone-tipped spears is a skill likely to have been learned by being passed from generation to generation...
Bronze Age wine cellar found in Israel
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Bronze Age wine cellar found in Israel

August 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A Bronze Age palace excavation reveals an ancient wine cellar, according to a study published August 27, 2014 in the open-access...
Two ancient Maya cities discovered in the jungle of southeastern Mexico
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Two ancient Maya cities discovered in the jungle of southeastern Mexico

August 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In the tropical forest of central Yucatan peninsula, two large Maya sites have been discovered by an archaeological expedition...
10 reasons when you know you’re a true archaeologist…
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10 reasons when you know you’re a true archaeologist…

August 25th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
10 reasons when you know you're a true...
Paleolithic diet of snails 10,000 years earlier than previously thought
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Paleolithic diet of snails 10,000 years earlier than previously thought

August 20th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Paleolithic inhabitants of modern-day Spain may have eaten snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbors,...
Rome’s first emperor died 2000 years ago – his tomb is now used as a toilet
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Rome’s first emperor died 2000 years ago – his tomb is now used as a toilet

August 20th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Augustus, who died 2000 years ago, was the first emperor of Rome. He brought peace after the turmoil in the republic after the...
Bone Chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III
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Bone Chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III

August 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A new study conducted by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has...
Luas Works Reveal Multiple Human Remains at College Green
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Luas Works Reveal Multiple Human Remains at College Green

August 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The archaeological team located an individual at a depth of 1.5m below the present ground surface, immediately north of the gates...
The Mummy’s Face: Solving an Ancient Mystery
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The Mummy’s Face: Solving an Ancient Mystery

August 14th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
He looks almost Byzantine or Greek, gazing doe-eyed over the viewer’s left shoulder, his mouth forming a slight pout, like a...
Embalming study ‘rewrites’ key chapter in Egyptian history
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Embalming study ‘rewrites’ key chapter in Egyptian history

August 13th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of...
Space-age technologies aim to uncover Britain’s heritage
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Space-age technologies aim to uncover Britain’s heritage

August 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A team from the University of Leicester is to investigate the potential use of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology to...
Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Niño cycles
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Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Niño cycles

August 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The planet’s largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Niño Southern Oscillation...
Excavation of ancient well yields insight into Etruscan, Roman and medieval times
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Excavation of ancient well yields insight into Etruscan, Roman and medieval times

August 7th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
During a four-year-long excavation of an Etruscan well at the ancient Italian settlement of Cetamura del Chianti, a team led by a...
WSU researchers see violent era in ancient southwest
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WSU researchers see violent era in ancient southwest

August 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
It’s a given, in terms of numbers, the 20th Century was the most violent in history, with the American Civil War, purges and...
How the lion got his head back
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How the lion got his head back

July 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have discovered an ancient fragment of ivory, which belonged to a 40,000-year-old...