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Where Are They Now? The Cullinan Diamond Cuts
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Where Are They Now? The Cullinan Diamond Cuts

February 7th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered....
The Archaeology of the Future, Part 2
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The Archaeology of the Future, Part 2

January 3rd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
. Great works of art and literature are likely to survive for a fair amount of time through replication or conservation, whether or not they are stored digitally. But there are limits to physical preservation, and the destruction...
Gender Roles and the Mass-kill Event: A Cross-cultural Analysis
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Gender Roles and the Mass-kill Event: A Cross-cultural Analysis

November 1st, 2013 | by Lisa Bond
Gender assumptions’ when interpreting past human...
Short overview of wine in Georgia
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Short overview of wine in Georgia

October 28th, 2013 | by Ulrica Söderlind
According to a Georgian legend, God took a supper break while he was creating the...
Study finds maize in diets of people in coastal Peru dates to 5,000 years ago
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Study finds maize in diets of people in coastal Peru dates to 5,000 years ago

February 26th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
For decades, archaeologists have struggled with understanding the emergence of a distinct South American civilization during the Late Archaic period (3000-1800 B.C.) in...
An Ancient Industrial Installation was Revealed beneath the Asphalt in Yafo
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An Ancient Industrial Installation was Revealed beneath the Asphalt in Yafo

February 20th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
The Israel Antiquities Authority exposed remains of an installation for extracting liquid which dates to the Byzantine period, within the framework of infrastructure development implemented by the Tel Aviv-Yafo...
Claims of Possible Burial Tomb Discovered in Machu Picchu
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Claims of Possible Burial Tomb Discovered in Machu Picchu

February 20th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Thanks to David Crespy’s intuition, a French Engineer visiting the Machu Picchu in Peru, Thierry Jamin, Archaeologist and Explorer, is about to make a major discovery at the most visited archaeological site in South...
High-altitude archaeologists to probe prehistoric Himalayas
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High-altitude archaeologists to probe prehistoric Himalayas

February 19th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
A team of archaeologists from the University of York are to travel to the roof of the world to discover, survey, and record mountain archaeology in the Nepalese...
Paranthropus – Our “near human” Cousin
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Paranthropus – Our “near human” Cousin

February 12th, 2013 | by Charles t. g. Clarke
Most palaeoanthropologists consider the robust australopithecines to be an offshoot of the gracile australopithecines and most are in agreement that the former deserve a separate genus – Paranthropus. This is currently up for...
Substantial Roman Settlement Discovered at Culver Farm
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Substantial Roman Settlement Discovered at Culver Farm

February 7th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
During early 2011, David Staveley conducted a magnetometer survey in a large field at Bridge Farm, Wellingham, Nr Lewes (TQ43301440) on behalf of the Culver Archaeological Project...
University of Leicester announces discovery of King Richard III
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University of Leicester announces discovery of King Richard III

February 4th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
At a specially convened media conference, experts from across the University unanimously identified the remains discovered in Leicester city centre as being those of the last Plantagenet king who died in...
Ritual sacrifice and decapitation
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Ritual sacrifice and decapitation

February 1st, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Tlaloc, the god of rain and water: National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City – Teotihuacán hall Georgia State University’s Christopher Morehart and his wife walked about an excavation area in winter 2007...
Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants, New DNA Study Shows
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Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants, New DNA Study Shows

February 1st, 2013 | by heritagedaily
For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the...
Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in less than 90 days, research confirms
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Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in less than 90 days, research confirms

January 31st, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Nominated early this year for recognition on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes such famous cultural sites as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Stonehenge, the earthen works at Poverty Point, La., have been described as...
War was central to Europe’s first civilisation – contrary to popular belief
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War was central to Europe’s first civilisation – contrary to popular belief

January 15th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that the ancient civilisation of Crete, known as Minoan, had strong martial traditions, contradicting the commonly held view of Minoans as a peace-loving...
4,000-year-old shaman’s stones discovered near Boquete, Panama
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4,000-year-old shaman’s stones discovered near Boquete, Panama

January 15th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete. The cache represents the...
Death, Narrative and Understanding the Viking Mind
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Death, Narrative and Understanding the Viking Mind

January 14th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
We think we understand the Vikings and their ways as a culture of warriors and pirates. The Vikings plagued the coast of early medieval Britain, robbing from monastic and secular sites until they finally set up permanent...
The Teotihuacans exhumed their dead and dignified them with make-up
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The Teotihuacans exhumed their dead and dignified them with make-up

January 10th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
In collaboration with the National University of Mexico, a team of Spanish researchers has analysed for the first time remains of cosmetics in the graves of prehispanic civilisations on the American continent....
Archaeologists unearth more than 300 prehistoric clay figurines in Greece
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Archaeologists unearth more than 300 prehistoric clay figurines in Greece

January 7th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Koutroulou Magoula figurine : University of Southampton Archaeologists from the University of Southampton studying a Neolithic archaeological site in central Greece have helped unearth over 300 clay figurines, one of the highest...
World’s oldest shipwreck reveals incredible cargo
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World’s oldest shipwreck reveals incredible cargo

January 7th, 2013 | by Robyn Antanovskii
Accidentally discovered by a Turkish sponge diver in 1982, the remains of the 3,300-year-old Uluburun shipwreck lie 10km off the coast of southern...
Terrace Farming at Ancient Desert City of Petra
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Terrace Farming at Ancient Desert City of Petra

January 2nd, 2013 | by heritagedaily
New archaeological research dates the heyday of terrace farming at the ancient desert city of Petra to the first century. This development led to an explosion of agricultural activity, increasing the city’s strategic...
Temple slavery in Ancient Egypt
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Temple slavery in Ancient Egypt

December 31st, 2012 | by heritagedaily
In the University of Copenhagen’s Papyrus Carlsberg Collection there are more than 100 papyri dedications to the god,...
Temple and rare cache of sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza
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Temple and rare cache of sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza

December 29th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
The finds, dated to the early monarchic period and including pottery figurines of men and horses, provide rare testimony of a ritual cult in the Jerusalem region at the beginning of the period of the...
Archaeologists Date World’s Oldest Timber Constructions
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Archaeologists Date World’s Oldest Timber Constructions

December 20th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Scientists Document Highly-Developed Construction Techniques of Wells Built by Early Neolithic...
Was Anne Boleyn buried in the Tower of London?
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Was Anne Boleyn buried in the Tower of London?

December 19th, 2012 | by Diarmaid Walshe
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII was executed within the grounds of the Tower of London. Her crime was a trumpeted up charge of adultery with two men of the court, and incest with her brother. The real...
Study reveals that Pharaoh’s throat was cut during royal coup
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Study reveals that Pharaoh’s throat was cut during royal coup

December 18th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Conspirators murdered Egyptian king Ramesses III by cutting his throat, concludes a study in the Christmas issue published on BMJ website...
Research finds crisis in Syria has Mesopotamian precedent
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Research finds crisis in Syria has Mesopotamian precedent

December 18th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Research carried out at the University of Sheffield has revealed intriguing parallels between modern day and Bronze-Age Syria as the Mesopotamian region underwent urban decline, government collapse, and...
The Dead Sea Scrolls is now available online, initiated by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Google
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The Dead Sea Scrolls is now available online, initiated by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Google

December 18th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
The library was assembled over the course of two years, in collaboration with Google, using advanced technology first developed by NASA....
First images of laser scan of Chinese tombs
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First images of laser scan of Chinese tombs

December 10th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
The first laser scanned images of China’s Eastern Qing Tombs captured by a team of experts from Scotland have been...
The first harbour of ancient Rome eventually found
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The first harbour of ancient Rome eventually found

December 10th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Archaeologists have unearthed the great ancient monuments of Ostia, but the location of the harbour which supplied Rome with wheat remained to be discovered....
UMass Amherst Researchers Use Biomarkers from Prehistoric Human Feces to Track Settlement and Agriculture
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UMass Amherst Researchers Use Biomarkers from Prehistoric Human Feces to Track Settlement and Agriculture

November 29th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
For researchers who study Earth’s past environment, disentangling the effects of climate change from those related to human activities is a major challenge, but now University of Massachusetts Amherst geoscientists have used a...
Sanctuary and Volunteer Maritime Heritage Divers Confirm Identity of Key Largo Shipwreck
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Sanctuary and Volunteer Maritime Heritage Divers Confirm Identity of Key Largo Shipwreck

November 26th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has identified the remains of an early 20th century shipwreck in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to be those of the British steamship Hannah M. Bell....
Greenland’s viking settlers gorged on seals
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Greenland’s viking settlers gorged on seals

November 19th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Greenland's viking settlers, the Norse, disappeared suddenly and mysteriously from Greenland about 500 years ago....
Desecrated Ancient Temple Sheds Light on Early Power Struggles at Tel Beth-Shemesh
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Desecrated Ancient Temple Sheds Light on Early Power Struggles at Tel Beth-Shemesh

November 12th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
TAU archaeologists unearth unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound with a turbulent...
Mongolia and the Altai Mountains: Origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians
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Mongolia and the Altai Mountains: Origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians

November 12th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
A group of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has discovered the first scientific evidence of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians in the remains of ancient Scythian warriors living over...
The Last of the ‘True Vikings’? An Insight into the Motivation Behind Norse Exploration West
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The Last of the ‘True Vikings’? An Insight into the Motivation Behind Norse Exploration West

November 9th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Recent excavations carried out by Canadian archaeologist Patricia Sutherland may have further complimented our knowledge of Norse exploration into the New World. The excavations were carried out to establish the extent of Norse...
The collapse of Classic Maya civilization linked to drought
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The collapse of Classic Maya civilization linked to drought

November 9th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
The Classic Maya culture thrived in rainy times and then collapsed in turmoil as the weather turned to drought, according to new...
One of the First wells Revealed Dating to the Stone Age
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One of the First wells Revealed Dating to the Stone Age

November 8th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
A Rare Well was Exposed, One of the First Revealed Dating to the Stone Age: The Well was Used by the First Farmers in the Jezreel Valley. A Mystery Arose during the Excavations: What were Two 8,500 Year Old Human Skeletons Doing...
Archaeologists find prehistoric remains in Truro
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Archaeologists find prehistoric remains in Truro

November 5th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Archaeologists working at the site of the future Truro Eastern District Centre (TEDC) have discovered the fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure likely to have been built around 5,500 years...
Army archaeology team helps uncover wartime bomber
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Army archaeology team helps uncover wartime bomber

November 5th, 2012 | by heritagedaily
Members of the Army's celebrated Op Nightingale archaeology team have been working alongside RAF colleagues in Wiltshire to excavate the wreckage of a downed Liberator bomber. Richard Long...