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Micro-CT scans show 2,100-year-old ‘hawk’ mummy a stillborn baby

A tiny Egyptian mummy long believed to be that of a hawk is actually a rare example of a near-to-term, severely malformed fetus, says an examination led by mummy expert Andrew Nelson of Western University in London, Canada.

Spiral circle of linked human skeletons discovered at Pre-Aztec burial site in Mexico

A spiral formation of human remains has been unearthed in an ancient burial pit during excavations at a Pre-Aztec village in the south of Mexico City.

The History of Chocolate

If you can’t imagine life without chocolate, you’re lucky you weren’t born before the 16th century. Until then, chocolate only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica. So how did we get from a bitter beverage to the chocolate bars of today? Deanna Pucciarelli traces the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate. Lesson by Deanna Pucciarelli, animation by TED-Ed.

Aboriginal hair shows 50,000 years connection to country

DNA in hair samples collected from Aboriginal people across Australia in the early to mid-1900s has revealed that populations have been continuously present in the same regions for up to 50,000 years – soon after the peopling of Australia.

Internet Archaeologists Find Ruins Of ‘Friendster’ Civilization

Researchers conducting the Friendster excavation say the site has been deserted since the year 2005 A.D.

Soup News: September 2015

https://youtu.be/hIexyffNdJE   Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup...

AF: Rugby

https://youtu.be/P2ZT1yty9I0   Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, the 2015 Rugby World Cup is upon us, so we take a...

QoD: Braces

https://youtu.be/mLqTFiYYgZ0 Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today, I consider tooth straightening and the...

AF: Passports

https://youtu.be/vVap1hXbfGA Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we take a look at Passports.

AS: Homo Naledi – New Human Ancestor

https://youtu.be/4-u8hKeFtSQ   Welcome to Archaeoscoop. In this series we bring you breaking news, headlines and interviews from the archaeological world. Links: Homo naledi: new species of ancient human...

DTG: Saarthal (Skyrim)

https://youtu.be/LAWWad1ozs8 Welcome to Digging the Game. In this series we play topical computer games as archaeologists. Archaeological gaming is a fascinating and fun form of...

HT: Cultural Relativism

https://youtu.be/DmEuPHiqhZY Welcome to Human-thropology. In this series Sociocultural Anthropologist Jeanette Moreland explores the wonderful world of Anthropology. Join her as she examines cultures and peoples...

HeH: El Dorado

https://youtu.be/di1Y0o9O7zs Welcome to Heartland Heritage, in this series Aaron Colgrove explores the archaeological and cultural heritage of the Mid West, the US and other parts...

AF: Gun Control

https://youtu.be/bJ5sHnnJGWE Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, I tackle the question of gun control...

AiO: Fridges!

https://youtu.be/VjbGF_SlSWE Welcome to Archaeology in Oceania. In this series Rhys Booth will discuss new discoveries, shed light on current theories and pose topical debates surrounding...

MTA: Andrew Reinhard

https://youtu.be/M_Xfm3-Xg7U Today, we sit down and talk with 'Punk Archaeologist' and 'Archaeogamer', Andrew Reinhard. Links:  http://archaeogaming.com/ Andrew on Twitter: @Archaeogaming

AC: What is a Celt? Revisited

https://youtu.be/AtgEhGlBbFU   Welcome to Archaeo-Chat. In this series we record unscripted conversations about archaeology, what it is like to be an archaeologist and related topics. Today, we...

Soup News: August 2015

https://youtu.be/V0y98K8-34Y Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup...

AF: Cosmetic Surgery

https://youtu.be/Sp-OqNXS5Zw   Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we consider the origins of plastic surgery...

QoD: Killing a Sword?

https://youtu.be/8HDL33LNdFc Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today, I tackle the reasons why people...

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