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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...
Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes
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Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes

July 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Finland’s love for milk has been traced as far back as 2500 BC thanks to high-tech techniques to analyse residues preserved in...
DNA Find Reveals New Insights into the History of Cattle in Europe
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DNA Find Reveals New Insights into the History of Cattle in Europe

July 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A research team from the University of Basel uncovered some interesting findings in a Neolithic settlement at the boarders of...
Earlier Stone Age artefacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa
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Earlier Stone Age artefacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa

July 25th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South America have provided tens of thousands of...
3-D image of Palaeolithic child’s skull reveals trauma, brain damage
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3-D image of Palaeolithic child’s skull reveals trauma, brain damage

July 24th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
3-D imaging provides researchers with brand new insights into Palaeolithic child’s skull...
The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic Groups is specified by flint
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The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic Groups is specified by flint

July 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Research conducted by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has determined, on the basis of the Ametzagaina site, the...
Little too late: Researchers identify disease that may have plagued 700 year-old-skeleton
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Little too late: Researchers identify disease that may have plagued 700 year-old-skeleton

July 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
European researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old-skeleton discovered in the...
Prehistoric ‘bookkeeping’ continued long after invention of writing
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Prehistoric ‘bookkeeping’ continued long after invention of writing

July 14th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
An archaeological dig in the southeast of Turkey has unveiled a considerable number of clay tokens that were used as records of...
The curse of Sekjemka strikes Northampton as Alan Moore condemns £15 million sale of statue
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The curse of Sekjemka strikes Northampton as Alan Moore condemns £15 million sale of statue

July 11th, 2014 | by Andy Brockman
As Christie's sell the statue of Sekhemka for £15.7 million, world famous graphic novelist Alan Moore torpedoes a key Government...
Archaeologists have unearthed a bath house at Segedunum Roman Fort after years of speculation
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Archaeologists have unearthed a bath house at Segedunum Roman Fort after years of speculation

July 9th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The mystery of a bath house buried underneath an ancient Roman fort has finally been discovered after years of speculation in a...
World’s Earliest Erotic Graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean Island
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World’s Earliest Erotic Graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean Island

July 7th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
World’s Earliest Erotic Graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean...
Cache of Roman and Corieltavi Iron Age coins discovered in cave
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Cache of Roman and Corieltavi Iron Age coins discovered in cave

July 7th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
An excavation in Dovedale, Derbyshire by archaeologists from the National Trus, Leicester University and the Defence Archaeology...