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Old Testament enigma

September 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Universal Histories: The Old Testament Enigma One reason that accomodationism won’t work is that the Old Testament foundation is eroding, and, ironically, forms a potential view of religion that is beyond scientism and Darwinism. Both Christians and Darwinists will suffer ‘wipeout’.

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Rare bronze signet ring

September 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Apollo Discovery Tells a New Story ScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2010) — A rare bronze signet ring with the impression of the face of the Greek sun god, Apollo, has been discovered at Tel Dor, in northern Israel, by University of Haifa diggers.

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Oldest Roman baths…

September 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Oldest Roman Baths in Asia Minor Discovered in Sagalassos ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2010) — Professor Marc Waelkens’ archaeological team has discovered the oldest Roman baths in Asia Minor known to date in Sagalassos, Turkey. Sagalassos was inhabited as a city until the 7th century AD, when it was destroyed by earthquakes. Waelkens has directed excavations […]

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Stone age house

August 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Stone Age Remains Are Britain’s Earliest House ScienceDaily (Aug. 10, 2010) — The team from the Universities of Manchester and York reveal today that the home dates to at least 8,500 BC — when Britain was part of continental Europe.

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Britain’s Earliest House

August 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Stone Age Remains Are Britain’s Earliest House ScienceDaily (Aug. 10, 2010) — The team from the Universities of Manchester and York reveal today that the home dates to at least 8,500 BC — when Britain was part of continental Europe.

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Zip Codes of 3,500-Year-Old Letters

August 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Reading Zip Codes of 3,500-Year-Old Letters: Non-Destructive X-Ray Scanning of Archaeological Finds

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Cold case

August 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Ultimate Cold Case: Anthropologist ‘Bones Up’ on Site of Ancient Invasion ScienceDaily (June 21, 2010) — The body was found in a small, graffiti-stained tunnel. Robbery was likely not the motive, as his possessions and cash were found with him.

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Oetzi the iceman

July 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Iceman’s DNA may reveal ties to today’s humans, scientists say Oetzi the Iceman, first discovered in the Alps in 1991, now can be studied in more detail. Researchers say they may be able to understand the connection between 5,000-year-old diseases and modern ones.

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Extreme archeology

July 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Extreme Archaeology: Divers Plumb the Mysteries of Sacred Maya Pools ScienceDaily (July 22, 2010) — Steering clear of crocodiles and navigating around massive submerged trees, a team of divers began mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, which were important to the ancient Maya. In three weeks this May, the divers […]

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Jersualem document

July 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Oldest Written Document Ever Found in Jerusalem Discovered ScienceDaily (July 12, 2010) — A tiny clay fragment — dating from the 14th century B.C.E. — that was found in excavations outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls contains the oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem, say researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The find, believed […]

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Maya tomb

July 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Mayan King’s Tomb Discovered in Guatemala ScienceDaily (July 17, 2010) — A well-preserved tomb of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered in Guatemala by a team of archaeologists led by Brown University’s Stephen Houston. The tomb is packed with carvings, ceramics, textiles, and the bones of six children, who may have been sacrificed at […]

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Reinventing the Wheel — Naturally

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Reinventing the Wheel — Naturally ScienceDaily (June 14, 2010) — Humans did not invent the wheel. Nature did.

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3,200-Year-Old Bronze Tablet

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

3,200-Year-Old Bronze Tablet Identified as Battle Chariot Linchpin ScienceDaily (July 1, 2010) — A 3,200-year-old round bronze tablet with a carved face of a woman, found at the El-ahwat excavation site near Katzir in central Israel, is part of a linchpin that held the wheel of a battle chariot in place. This was revealed by […]

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Hunting weapon found in ice patch

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Hunting Weapon 10,000 Years Old Found in Melting Ice Patch ScienceDaily (June 29, 2010) — To the untrained eye, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee’s recent discovery of a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon might look like a small branch that blew off a tree in a windstorm.

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Dating the Pharaohs

June 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Constraining the Reign of Ancient Egypt: Radiocarbon Dating Helps to Nail Down the Chronology of Kings, Researchers Say ScienceDaily (June 18, 2010) — For several thousands of years, ancient Egypt dominated the Mediterranean world — and scholars across the globe have spent more than a century trying to document the reigns of the various rulers […]

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The Thunderstone mystery

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments

The Thunderstone Mystery: What’s a Stone Age Axe Doing in an Iron Age Tomb? ScienceDaily (June 14, 2010) — “If one finds something once, it’s accidental. If it is found twice, it’s puzzling. If found thrice, there is a pattern,” the archaeologists Olle Hemdorff and Eva Thäte say.

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Oldest leather shoe

June 10th, 2010 · No Comments

World’s Oldest Leather Shoe Found in Armenia ScienceDaily (June 10, 2010) — A perfectly preserved shoe, 1,000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and 400 years older than Stonehenge in the UK, has been found in a cave in Armenia.

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Looking into mummies

June 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

A Look Inside A Mummy Radiologists Use CT Scan To Diagnose Ancient Causes Of Death July 1, 2007 — Medical physicists used computed tomography to compose a picture of the body within an ancient mummy. The scan provided more detail in both bone and tissue than a conventional x-ray. The three dimensional image can offer […]

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Easter Island

May 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Easter Island Discovery Sends Archaeologists Back to Drawing Board ScienceDaily (May 13, 2010) — Archaeologists have disproved the fifty-year-old theory underpinning our understanding of how the famous

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Robin Hood’s Prison

May 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Robin Hood’s Prison: Uncovering Nottingham’s Hidden Medieval Sandstone Caves ScienceDaily (May 14, 2010) — The very latest laser technology combined with old fashioned pedal power is being used to provide a unique insight into the layout of Nottingham’s sandstone caves — where the city’s renowned medieval ale was brewed and, where legend has it, the […]

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Computational archaeology

May 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Advanced Geographical Models Bring New Perspective to Study of Archaeology ScienceDaily (May 13, 2010) — Computational modeling techniques provide new and vast opportunities to the field of archaeology. By using these techniques, archeologists can develop alternative computerized scenarios that can be compared with traditional archaeological records, possibly enhancing previous findings of how humans and the […]

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DNA to rewrite history

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Ancient DNA set to rewrite human history

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Tags: archaeology · Evolution

Maya Adept at ‘Building Green’

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Laser Beams Penetrating Thick Canopy Detect Thousands of New Structures, Show Maya Adept at ‘Building Green’ ScienceDaily (May 12, 2010) — A flyover of Belize’s thick jungles has revolutionized archaeology worldwide and vividly illustrated the complex urban centers developed by one of the most-studied ancient civilizations — the Maya.

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Maya plumbing

May 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Maya Plumbing: First Pressurized Water Feature Found in New World ScienceDaily (May 4, 2010) — A water feature found in the Maya city of Palenque, Mexico, is the earliest known example of engineered water pressure in the new world, according to a collaboration between two Penn State researchers, an archaeologist and a hydrologist. How the […]

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