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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 “reduced to rubble”, according to new high-resolution satellite image analysis conducted by the...
First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption
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First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption

September 19th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The eruption occurred just before the 1815 Tambora volcanic eruption, which is famous for its overwhelming impact on climate worldwide, with 1816 given memorable names such as ’Eighteen-Hundred-and-Froze-to-Death’, the...
First Phase of Severn Princess restoration completed
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First Phase of Severn Princess restoration completed

September 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Mabey Bridge apprentices successfully stabilise historic vessel ready for next stage of...
‘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...
The Age of the Sahara desert
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The Age of the Sahara desert

September 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A team of scientists from Norway, France and China revise the view that the Sahara desert has existed for only the last 2-3million...
New branch added to European family tree
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New branch added to European family tree

September 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Genetic analysis reveals present-day Europeans descended from at least 3, not 2, groups of ancient...
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 falouja on the Euphrates and Tikrit on the...
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...
Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber
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Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

September 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Novel research has found that the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinarily effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs. This means that landward of the reefs, waves are mostly related to local winds rather than...
How the British treated ‘hardcore’ Mau Mau women
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How the British treated ‘hardcore’ Mau Mau women

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
New research on the treatment of 'hardcore' female Mau Mau prisoners by the British in the late 1950s sheds new light on how ideas about gender, deviancy and mental health shaped colonial practices of...
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...
FREE COURSE Hadrian’s Wall – Life on the Roman Frontier
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FREE COURSE Hadrian’s Wall – Life on the Roman Frontier

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Hadrian’s Wall stretches over 73 miles (117 km), from coast to coast in what is now Northern England....
Mosses survive climate catastrophes
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Mosses survive climate catastrophes

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Mosses have existed on Earth for more than 400 million years. During this period they survived many climate catastrophes that wiped out more robust organisms such as, for example, dinosaurs....
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 Gulf Stream kept going during the last Ice Age
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The Gulf Stream kept going during the last Ice Age

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The warm Atlantic water continued to flow into the icy Nordic seas during the coldest periods of the last Ice...
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 ago revealed thousands of square kilometres of new, fertile land in eastern...
‘Jaws’ lived in Doncaster
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‘Jaws’ lived in Doncaster

September 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest bursting with life – this isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of Yorkshire. But for the first time evidence of Doncaster’s 310-million-year-old past, including a...
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 discovered a long lost Roman fort: A troop unit made up of approximately 500 soldiers (known as a...
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 some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change known as the Younger Dryas stadial, or...
Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus
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Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus

September 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Enormous predator was over 9 feet longer than largest Tyrannosaurus...
Heartland Heritage: How to Approach Conflict?
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Heartland Heritage: How to Approach Conflict?

September 15th, 2014 | by Marc Barkman-Astles
Welcome to Heartland Heritage, in this series Aaron Colgrove explores the archaeological and cultural heritage of the Mid West,...
Heartland Heritage: Series Introduction
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Heartland Heritage: Series Introduction

September 15th, 2014 | by Marc Barkman-Astles
Welcome to Heartland Heritage, in this series Aaron Colgrove explores the archaeological and cultural heritage of the Mid West,...
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 auction at a privately owned Bonhams auction house by the American Institute for Archaeology, St...
Archae-Facts: 30th Birthday etc
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Archae-Facts: 30th Birthday etc

September 11th, 2014 | by Marc Barkman-Astles
Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, I think about my 30th...
Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb
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Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb

September 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Research has unveiled that the non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern hand...
Archaeo-Chat: Archaeology A-Level
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Archaeo-Chat: Archaeology A-Level

September 10th, 2014 | by Marc Barkman-Astles
Welcome to Archaeo-Chat. In this series we record unscripted conversations about archaeology, what it is like to be an...
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 populations...
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 digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape- including...
Archaeo-Chat: Indigenous Archaeologies
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Archaeo-Chat: Indigenous Archaeologies

September 9th, 2014 | by Marc Barkman-Astles
Welcome to Archaeo-Chat. In this series we record unscripted conversations about archaeology, what it is like to be an...
Archaeoscoop: ‘New’ Britain’s Oldest House
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Archaeoscoop: ‘New’ Britain’s Oldest House

September 9th, 2014 | by Marc Barkman-Astles
Welcome to Archaeoscoop, the place to find heritage and archaeology related news stories from around the world! Today,...
Growing up During WW2: Joyce and Margaret
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Growing up During WW2: Joyce and Margaret

September 8th, 2014 | by Marc Barkman-Astles
This is a anecdote-filled interview was conducted in Whitley Bay. It was a true...
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 Castle Centre....
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 previously unknown Copper Age settlement in the central Spanish region of...
Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit’s origins
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Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit’s origins

September 7th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
As peach trees in the Niagara Region of Ontario give up the last of their fruit for the season, their ancestors halfway around the globe are clamouring for...
Archae-Facts: Beauty in the (Culture) of the Beholder
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Archae-Facts: Beauty in the (Culture) of the Beholder

September 5th, 2014 | by Marc Barkman-Astles
Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we consider different concepts of...
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 international...
History of the peoples of Africa: the role of agriculture
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History of the peoples of Africa: the role of agriculture

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
What phenomenon enabled the demographic growth of Bantu farmers in Africa and led to their genetic differentiation from the Pygmy hunter-gatherer communities?...
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 St....
How good is the fossil record?
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How good is the fossil record?

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Methods have been developed to try to identify and correct for bias in the fossil record but new research from the Universities of Bristol and Bath, suggests many of these correction methods may actually be...