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Hyperspectral imaging shines light on the early Finns’ life in the Stone Age
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Hyperspectral imaging shines light on the early Finns’ life in the Stone Age

September 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The 5,500 years old clay figurines found at community excavations in Vantaa, Finland in summer 2014, were recently scanned with...
Science & Activism in the 21st Century : The Archaeoventurers Project
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Science & Activism in the 21st Century : The Archaeoventurers Project

September 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The ArchaeoVenturers Project flips the script on traditional archaeology. ArchaeoVenturers Katie Paul (‘The Digger’) and...
Genetic Makeup of Europeans
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Genetic Makeup of Europeans

September 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers compare ancient hunter-gatherers and early farmers to present-day human genomes and find that Europeans today trace...
Innovative Stone Age tools were not African invention, say researchers
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Innovative Stone Age tools were not African invention, say researchers

September 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A new discovery of thousands of Stone Age tools has provided a major insight into human innovation 325,000 years ago and how...
Stone Age site challenges old archaeological assumptions about human technology
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Stone Age site challenges old archaeological assumptions about human technology

September 26th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Local innovation rather than the expansion of the population is the reason behind the appearance of new technologies in Eurasia...
Gleaming in the Dust – Ancient Antiquities Looted & Sold on International Markets
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Gleaming in the Dust – Ancient Antiquities Looted & Sold on International Markets

September 25th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Gleaming in the Dust is a new audio documentary that reveals the extent to which ancient antiquities are being looted in Egypt...
Crossrail uncovers Brunel’s railway heritage
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Crossrail uncovers Brunel’s railway heritage

September 23rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Remains of structures built by celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel for his Great Western Railway have been unearthed near...
First World War dead commemorated in new online archive blog
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First World War dead commemorated in new online archive blog

September 23rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The University of Greenwich’s First World War casualties are being investigated in a new online project, with members of the...
New high-resolution satellite image analysis: 5 of 6 Syrian World Heritage sites ‘exhibit significant damage’
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New high-resolution satellite image analysis: 5 of 6 Syrian World Heritage sites ‘exhibit significant damage’

September 19th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In war-torn Syria, five out of six World Heritage sites now “exhibit significant damage” and some structures have even been...
‘Lost chapel’ skeletons found holding hands after 700 years
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‘Lost chapel’ skeletons found holding hands after 700 years

September 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Archaeologists from the University of Leicester uncover a trove of relics and remains at Chapel of St. Morrell in...
Iraq’s heritage faces new wave of destruction
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Iraq’s heritage faces new wave of destruction

September 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Since early June, extremist armed groups, including ISIS, have controlled most of north-west of Iraq, from Mosul downward to...
Analysis of centuries-old skeletons in mass grave ‘inconclusive’
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Analysis of centuries-old skeletons in mass grave ‘inconclusive’

September 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Further tests are to be carried out on skeletons recovered from a centuries-old mass grave in Durham...
Iberian pig genome remains unchanged after 5 centuries
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Iberian pig genome remains unchanged after 5 centuries

September 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
First partial sequence of an ancient pig...
Volunteers hope to unearth hidden history at medieval church in Hopton
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Volunteers hope to unearth hidden history at medieval church in Hopton

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Residents will seek to unearth hidden history at a community archaeological dig to be held at a medieval ruined church in...
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...