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High-Tech Authentication of Ancient Artifacts
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High-Tech Authentication of Ancient Artifacts

November 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In ongoing studies, Rose and his colleague Jane Walsh have now analyzed hundreds of artifacts, including carved stone figurines and masks and ceramic pieces from the ancient Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan and Mezcala civilizations...
Supercomputing Beyond Genealogy Reveals Surprising European Ancestors
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Supercomputing Beyond Genealogy Reveals Surprising European Ancestors

November 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
What if you researched your family's genealogy, and a mysterious stranger turned out to be an...
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 SPECIM’s hyperspectral camera....
Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society
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Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society

July 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Unlike most hunter-gatherer societies of the Bronze Age, the people of the Baikal region of modern Siberia (Russia) respected their dead with formal graves....
Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago
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Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago

May 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Tracing when your DNA was formed, is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international scientists led by experts from the University of...
Jawed vertebrates get a face
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Jawed vertebrates get a face

February 21st, 2014 | by heritagedaily
A  team of French and Swedish researchers present new fossil evidence for the origin of one of the most important and emotionally significant parts of our anatomy: the face. They show how a series of fossils, with a 410 million...
Ball State simulation helps unravel ancient Roman puzzle
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Ball State simulation helps unravel ancient Roman puzzle

January 3rd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
An enduring mystery of archaeology involving a well-known historical site in ancient...
Money Talks When Ancient Antioch Meets Google Earth
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Money Talks When Ancient Antioch Meets Google Earth

January 2nd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
UC research puts a high-tech spin on studying the ancient...
New method for reconstructing historic buildings in 3D
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New method for reconstructing historic buildings in 3D

December 20th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Researchers have recreated the palace of Ambassador...
Oldest hominin DNA sequenced
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Oldest hominin DNA sequenced

December 7th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Sequencing the mitochondrial genome of a 400,000-year-old hominin from...
New research will allow more reliable dating of major past events
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New research will allow more reliable dating of major past events

December 7th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
A new method which will allow key past events to be dated more...
Archaeology Application launched on Android
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Archaeology Application launched on Android

December 6th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
HeritageDaily on...
Controversy over the use of Roman ingots to investigate dark matter and neutrinos
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Controversy over the use of Roman ingots to investigate dark matter and neutrinos

November 29th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Lead bricks from ancient shipwrecks ideal for experiments in particle...
Redwood trees reveal history of West Coast rain, fog, ocean conditions
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Redwood trees reveal history of West Coast rain, fog, ocean conditions

October 30th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
A researcher has developed a way to use the trees as a window into coastal...
First magnetometer e​xpedition over wreck​s of USS Scourge (Lo​rd Nelson) and USS H​amilton
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First magnetometer e​xpedition over wreck​s of USS Scourge (Lo​rd Nelson) and USS H​amilton

September 15th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Sailing out of Ontario’s historic Port Dalhousie on a glorious late June morning the tree lined shoreline of western Lake Ontario must have looked almost the same the morning of August 8, 1813 just hours after two United States...
New 10 second sourcing technology set to transform archaeology
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New 10 second sourcing technology set to transform archaeology

September 9th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a method of sourcing obsidian artefacts that takes only 10 seconds – dozens of times faster than the current methods – with a handheld instrument that can be used at...
Micro Plasma source may revolutionize how archaeologists date objects in the field
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Micro Plasma source may revolutionize how archaeologists date objects in the field

September 6th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has designed a microplasma source capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient way. This miniature device may find use in a wide range of applications in harsh...
Tudor sculptures reassembled with help from 3D scanning
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Tudor sculptures reassembled with help from 3D scanning

September 6th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
University of Leicester experts have tried to recreate two Tudor monuments using a mixture of humanities research and scientific...
Ancient glass beads provide evidence of industry and trade routes at the time of the Romans
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Ancient glass beads provide evidence of industry and trade routes at the time of the Romans

August 12th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Scientists at Mainz University for the first time prove techniques used to produce ancient glazed beads / Investigations conducted using neutron activation analysis with the aid of the TRIGA research...
Archaeology technique gives insight into day before death
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Archaeology technique gives insight into day before death

August 11th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
The day before the child's death was not a pleasant one, because it was not a sudden injury that killed the 10-13 year old child who was buried in the medieval town of Ribe in Denmark 800 years ago. The day before death was full...
‘Digging up’ 4-billion-year-old fossil protein structures to reveal how they evolved
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‘Digging up’ 4-billion-year-old fossil protein structures to reveal how they evolved

August 11th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Modern proteins exhibit an impressive degree of structural diversity, which has been well characterized, but very little is known about how and when over the course of evolution 3D protein structures...
Experts create 3D map of Richard III’s grave
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Experts create 3D map of Richard III’s grave

July 15th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
University of Leicester experts are combining two scanning techniques to create a highly-detailed 3D reconstruction of Richard III’s...
New archaeogenetic research refutes earlier findings
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New archaeogenetic research refutes earlier findings

June 12th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
WHEN did modern humans settle in Asia and what route did they take from mankind’s African homeland? A University of Huddersfield professor has helped to provide answers to both questions. But he has also had to settle a...
Monkey teeth help reveal Neanderthal weaning
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Monkey teeth help reveal Neanderthal weaning

May 26th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the...
Secret streets of Britain’s Atlantis are revealed
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Secret streets of Britain’s Atlantis are revealed

May 10th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
A University of Southampton professor has carried out the most detailed analysis ever of the archaeological remains of the lost medieval town of Dunwich, dubbed ‘Britain’s...
Stanford-led research pushes back origins of agriculture in China by 12,000 years
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Stanford-led research pushes back origins of agriculture in China by 12,000 years

May 3rd, 2013 | by heritagedaily
The discovery pushes back the roots of agriculture in China by 12,000 years. The global emergence of similar practices around 23,000 years ago hints that agriculture evolved independently around the world, perhaps as a response...
A High-Tech Look at Ancient Civilizations
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A High-Tech Look at Ancient Civilizations

April 12th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
The Italian farmer resolutely tilling his soil may have no idea he's standing atop the remains of an ancient villa. But seated at his desk at Duke University, Maurizio Forte knows. Using satellite photos and high-tech imaging...