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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.

AC: Tips for Heading to Uni!

https://youtu.be/uCLDSgnTjUc 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, Liv,...

AS: Burger King Vs Book of Kells?

https://youtu.be/bbQqZgjOqtc   Welcome to Archaeoscoop. In this series we bring you breaking news, headlines and interviews from the archaeological world. Links: Burger King challenges the Book of Kells’...

Reel World Archaeology: 300

https://youtu.be/7YfqxGjdxOg   Welcome to Reel World Archaeology. In this series we cast an archaeologist's eye over film and cinema and their portrayal of historical events. Today, we...

IF: Oracle Bones (Dragon Bones)

https://youtu.be/hR6Hb5Y_fIU Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. Today we...

IF: The Great Orme

https://youtu.be/hcn3M7Ix1JQ Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. Today, we...

AF: Emperor Bootikins & The Nemi Ships

https://youtu.be/hPNWE-tBo9o Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we hear of the legacy of an infamous Emperor...

AF: Don’t Nok it Before You Try it?

https://youtu.be/Rd-DgGEDRq0 Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we consider the validity of an old adage...

Bradford Kaims 2015: Site Visit

https://youtu.be/LoT6twgh6bo A couple of days ago, I re-visited the Bamburgh Research Project site at the so-called Bradford Kaims. This prehistoric site is fascinating and I...

Binchester 2015: Final Site Visit

https://youtu.be/V6J3ZPm67io Today, we return to the Binchester excavation in it's final season. Binchester Blog: http://binchester.blogspot.co.uk/ Visitor Information: www.durham.gov.uk/binchester

WODC: Cats Buried like Humans!

https://youtu.be/UtHvXPxb8lc Welcome to World of Dig Craft. In this series Liv Westring discusses issues facing archaeology in Sweden and around the world. Today, Liv talks about...

Bamburgh 2015: Site Visit

https://youtu.be/oMkegHbv9Ns Yesterday, we went on a site visit to the Bamburgh Research Project. It is a very interesting archaeological project with two main foci at...

AC: The Confederate Flag

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, Aaron,...

IF: Rosetta Stone

https://youtu.be/mSTkmjruoTg Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. Today, we...

Binchester 2015: A Day of Digging

Today, I share what I got up to yesterday, digging at Binchester Roman Fort.

AF: UN-Cleanliness next to Godliness?

Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we consider whether cleanliness is in fact next to Godliness?

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