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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 their ancestry to three ancient...
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 early technological developments spread across the world, according to research published in the journal...
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 over 300,000 years...
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 and sold on international markets in London, Paris and New York....
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 Paddington in west...
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 public being urged to...
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...
‘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 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...
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 ago revealed thousands of square kilometres of new, fertile land in eastern...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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 County seeking to find artifacts tied to the Clovis and Pre-Clovis peoples, the founding...
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 known historical sites of London and create an exciting story that can be traced on the...
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 surviving wooden seat, almost perfectly preserved in the anaerobic, oxygen free, conditions which exist at...
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 through social or group...
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 journal PLOS ONE by Andrew Koh from Brandeis University and...
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 led by Ivan Šprajc, of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)....
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, according to a study published August 20, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE....
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 assassination of Julius Caesar when he defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra....
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 explored the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and unveiled fascinating new details about the...
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 of Trinity College, Dublin. The individual was situated below the known level of post-medieval...
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 star-struck lover or perhaps a fan of the races witnessing his favorite charioteer losing control of...
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 mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. The scientific...
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 advance understanding of our...
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 in the tropical Pacific Ocean, was believed to have been weaker in ancient times due to the different...
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 Florida State University archaeologist and art historian unveiled a wealth of artifacts spanning...