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2,000-Year-Old Burial Box

September 4th, 2011 · No Comments

2,000-Year-Old Burial Box Could Reveal Location of the Family of Caiaphashttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110829142513.htm ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2011) — In Jerusalem and Judah, ancient limestone burial boxes containing skeletal remains — called ossuaries — are fairly common archaeological finds from the 1st century BCE to the 1st century AD period. Forgers have also added inscriptions or decorations to […]

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Olympia Hypothesis: Tsunamis

August 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Olympia Hypothesis: Tsunamis Buried the Cult Site On the PeloponneseScienceDaily (July 11, 2011) — Olympia, site of the famous Temple of Zeus and original venue of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, was presumably destroyed by repeated tsunamis that travelled considerable distances inland, and not by earthquake and river floods as has been assumed to […]

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Heavy Metal Hardens Battle

July 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Heavy Metal Hardens Battle: Body Armor Hindered Medieval Warriors ScienceDaily (July 19, 2011) — The French may have had a better chance at the Battle of Agincourt had they not been weighed down by heavy body armour, say researchers.

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Burial Was a Rush Job

June 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Tut, Tut: Microbial Growth in Pharaoh’s Tomb Suggests Burial Was a Rush JobScienceDaily (June 8, 2011) — In the tomb of King Tutankhamen, the elaborately painted walls are covered with dark brown spots that mar the face of the goddess Hathor, the silvery-coated baboons — in fact, almost every surface.

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Mummies and schistosomiasis

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Mummies Tell History of a ‘Modern’ PlagueScienceDaily (May 23, 2011) — Mummies from along the Nile are revealing how age-old irrigation techniques may have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today.

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First 3-D Topographic Map of Early Maya City

April 15th, 2011 · No Comments

First 3-D Topographic Map of Early Maya City ‘Head of Stone’ Delineates Ancient BuildingsScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2011) — Archaeologists have made the first three-dimensional topographical map of ancient monumental buildings long buried under centuries of jungle at the Maya site “Head of Stone” in Guatemala.

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Ancient Mayan Communities Were ‘Living on the Edge’

April 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Why Ancient Mayan Communities Were ‘Living on the Edge’ of What Is Now a Massive WetlandScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2011) — University of Cincinnati research is investigating why a highly sophisticated civilization decided to build large, bustling cities next to what is essentially swampland. The research by UC Geography Professor Nicholas Dunning, a three-year, interdisciplinary project […]

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Death of Iron Age Man

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Scientists Trace Violent Death of Iron Age ManScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2011) — An Iron Age man whose skull and brain was unearthed during excavations at the University of York was the victim of a gruesome ritual killing, according to new research.

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Artifacts in Texas Predate Clovis

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Artifacts in Texas Predate Clovis Culture by 2,500 Years, New Study ShowsScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) — Researchers in Texas have discovered thousands of human artifacts in a layer of earth that lies directly beneath an assemblage of Clovis relics, expanding evidence that other cultures preceded the Clovis culture in North America. This pre-Clovis toolkit appears […]

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Archaeology’s origins in colonialism and racism

February 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Egypt’s dirty hands Archaeology’s origins in colonialism and racism, and how they continue to mar it today

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False toes

February 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Mummy Remains Show False Toes Helped Ancient Egyptians WalkScienceDaily (Feb. 14, 2011) — Two artificial big toes — one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy — may have been the world’s earliest functional prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who tested replicas on volunteers.

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Earliest Cemetery in Middle East

February 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Anthropologists Discover Earliest Cemetery in Middle EastScienceDaily (Feb. 2, 2011) — Anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge have discovered the oldest cemetery in the Middle East at a site in northern Jordan. The cemetery includes graves containing human remains buried alongside those of a red fox, suggesting that the animal […]

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Oldest Wine-Making Equipment Ever Found

January 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Chemical Analysis Confirms Discovery of Oldest Wine-Making Equipment Ever FoundScienceDaily (Jan. 11, 2011) — Analysis by a UCLA-led team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of the oldest complete wine production facility ever found, including grape seeds, withered grape vines, remains of pressed grapes, a rudimentary wine press, a clay vat apparently used for fermentation, […]

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Old World influence on New?

January 4th, 2011 · No Comments

DVD touted by Glenn Beck stirs up archaeological spat Wednesday, December 29, 2010 02:51 AM By Wesley Lowery I haven’t seen this DVD so I can’t judge what may be sensationalized so-called archaeology. But the probability of some contact between the Old and New world before Columbus is highly probable, despite the reigning dogma to […]

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Lost Civilization Under Persian Gulf?

December 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Lost Civilization Under Persian Gulf?ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2010) — A once fertile landmass now submerged beneath the Persian Gulf may have been home to some of the earliest human populations outside Africa, according to an article published in Current Anthropology.

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Origins of First European Farmers

November 10th, 2010 · No Comments

DNA Reveals Origins of First European Farmers ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2010) — A team of international researchers led by ancient DNA experts from the University of Adelaide has resolved the longstanding issue of the origins of the people who introduced farming to Europe some 8000 years ago.

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Papyrus Research

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Papyrus Research Provides Insights Into ‘Modern Concerns’ of Ancient World ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2010) — A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri is due out Nov. 1. That research sheds light on an ancient world with surprisingly modern concerns: including hoped-for medical cures, religious confusion and the need for financial safeguards.

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Royal garden at the site of Ramat Rachel

October 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Paradise Lost — And Found: Researchers Unearth Ancient Water Secrets at Royal Garden Dig ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2010) — Ancient gardens are the stuff of legend, from the Garden of Eden to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University, in collaboration with Heidelberg University in Germany, have uncovered an ancient royal […]

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Pre-Columbian Societies in Amazon

October 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Pre-Columbian Societies in Amazon May Have Been Much Larger and More Advanced Than Thought ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2010) — The pre-Columbian Indian societies that once lived in the Amazon rainforests may have been much larger and more advanced than researchers previously realized. Together with Brazilian colleagues, archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have found the […]

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The revolution of milk drinkers

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments

How Middle Eastern Milk Drinkers Conquered Europe

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Clovis Comet Catastrophe?

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

No Evidence for Clovis Comet Catastrophe, Archaeologists Say ScienceDaily (Oct. 1, 2010) — New research challenges the controversial theory that an ancient comet impact devastated the Clovis people, one of the earliest known cultures to inhabit North America.

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Booknotes: Ancient Egypt

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

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Trampling Animals May Alter Stone Age Sites

September 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Taking a New Look at Old Digs: Trampling Animals May Alter Stone Age Sites ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2010) — Archaeologists who interpret Stone Age culture from discoveries of ancient tools and artifacts may need to reanalyze some of their conclusions.

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Ancient Egypt’s Pyramids

September 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Ancient Egypt’s Pyramids: Norwegian Researcher Unlocks Construction Secrets ScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2010) — Scientists from around the world have tried to understand how the Egyptians erected their giant pyramids. Now, an architect and researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) says he has the answer to this ancient, unsolved puzzle.

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