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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.

AS: Stories of the Future.2

Welcome to Archaeo-Scope. In this series we take an archaeological perspective on modern culture; asking questions about current trends and observations from around the...

AF: Money for Old Rope?

Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, I examine the question - Just how old is rope anyway?

Soup News: June 2015

Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup Towers along with links to a selection of news from the rest of the month.

HH: Why 24 Hours yet 60 Minutes?

Welcome to Hidden Histories. In this series, we take a closer look at the world around us and explore the hidden depths of our...

QoD: Is the Past Static?

Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today, we think about how the past relates to the present...

Soup News: May 2015

Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup Towers along with links to a selection of news from the rest of the month.

AF: Toilet Paper

Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we take a trip to the WC...

AiO: Sea Shanties

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

Valiant Hearts: WWI Learning on the xBox!

Today, Bethany and I play 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War' on the xBox 360. This is a remarkably beautiful game crammed with facts, artefacts and...

A-C: Welsh Laws & Devastation in Nepal

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: Ötzi “The Ice Man”

https://youtu.be/WA3AiNup7fY Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. *News* Ötzi's...

AS: 2,000 Year Old Sock!

https://youtu.be/One4OZglqmk Welcome to Archaeoscoop. In this series we bring you breaking news, headlines and interviews from the archaeological world. Links: Child's 2,000-year-old sock goes on display: http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Child-s-2-000-year-old-sock-goes-display/story-19806590-detail/story.html Isis reaches...

QoD: Intrigue, Prep, Reward?

https://youtu.be/TnxpVfnzUQc Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today, I quickly answer some questions about...

HH: Social Networking

https://youtu.be/nBeQLM9n1R4 Welcome to Hidden Histories. In this series, we take a closer look at the world around us and explore the hidden depths of our...

AF: Henry VIII Vs. Online Dating?

https://youtu.be/BVv1wHhy0uk Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we hear of the timeless peril of dating someone we haven't met...

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