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What to do, what to do. . . .with all those artifacts.

Artifacts down the street: Exploring urban archaeology: Archaeologists continually unearth artifacts in our cities. It’s time to showcase them. But after the artifacts are dug out of the ground, what comes next? Today, many municipalities are grappling with how to take care of their artifacts and preserve them for future study. While archaeological finds abound in [...]

Mystery over male Black Death victims found buried hand in hand

Archaeologists say pair unearthed in London plague burial ground may have been related by blood or marriage The skeletons of two men who were buried apparently hand in hand during an outbreak of the Black Death have been excavated from a plague burial ground in London. Show More Summary

More surfacings from Symes and Medici in London

Source: Schinousa Archive. Dr Christos Tsirogiannis spotted three items that were auctioned in Westminster, London today.It is a good reminder of the apparently poor due diligence process conducted by some sectors of the antiquities market.a. Show More Summary

Radiocarbon dating and DNA show ancient Puebloan leadership in the maternal line

Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists and biological anthropologists, using a powerful combination of radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, have shown that a matrilineal dynasty likely ruled Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico for more than 300 years.

Is PAS transforming our knowledge of the past in England and Wales?

There is a new online book, Key Concepts in Public Archaeology, edited by Gabriel Moshenska (UCL Press, 2017) [Introduction]. Among the essays (and not all have been published on the site: I am told that there will be second batch) is...Show More Summary

Did Stone Age People Build A Large Labyrinth In Denmark?

A series of Stone Age palisade enclosures have been discovered in Denmark in recent years and archaeologists are still wondering what they were used for. The dark green dotted lines indicate where scientists have dug their trenches and excavated the site. Show More Summary

February Pieces Of My Mind #2

Nalin Pekgul: “Us Muslim immigrants used to invite Jehovah’s Witnesses to practise our Swedish”. Movie: Sweden, Heaven and Hell. Hilariously over the top Italian exploitation mockumentary about late-60s Sweden that manages to tell volumes about Italy instead. Show More Summary

Picking the President on Facebook Live

I’m excited for the first Facebook Live event hosted by The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. It happens at 1 pm CST today and will feature Eric Burin, editor of Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College.  The event is free and open to everyone to watch on Picking the President’s Facebook… Read More ?

Assumptions in Question in New Times

When voters feel democracy is not serving their interests, freedom starts to falter (Gideon Rachman, 'The authoritarian wave reaches the west' Financial Times, 20th Feb 2017): [...] This authoritarian wave threatens to undermine comfortable assumptions about how politics works. Show More Summary

The UK 'Cultural Property Bill' has been Passed

In the UK, the the Cultural Property Bill has been passedA Bill to enable the United Kingdom to implement the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954 and the Protocols to that Convention of 1954 and 1999 definitely not before time...

Vitaly Churkin has died

The Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin, has passed away, he was 65.

Thieving metal detectorist Cop Sacked

A policeman who found £15,000 of gold coins with his metal detector has been sacked for cheating the landowner out of a share of the treasure. PC David Cockle last month admitted theft and keeping the proceeds of the sale of coins found in a Norfolk field. Show More Summary

Train Spotting as Archaeology?

Norwich Castle ? @ NorwichCastle 48m 48 minutes ago We've got a packed programme of archaeological activities coming up on Sat - from flint-knapping to metal detecting http:// ow.ly/Jg15308L4xI IUn what way is flint knapping, a manual dexterity and hand-eye-coordination activity an 'archaeological' one? Rubbish. Show More Summary

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal

Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team could create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo in two years Woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), a model of an extinct Ice Age mammoth. Photograph: Andrew Nelmerm/Getty Images/Dorling...Show More Summary

Transport back in time to ancient Roman sites with virtual reality

Cutting-edge technology is helping bring ancient Rome back to life. Visitors at historic sites thousands of years old can now use virtual reality headsets to see what they once looked like. Digital artists used Renaissance-era artists’ depictions to help re-envision the relics. Show More Summary

Facial reconstruction made of 'brutally-killed' Pictish man

The face of a Pictish man who was "brutally killed" 1,400 years ago has been reconstructed by Dundee University researchers. Archaeologists found the man's skeleton buried in a recess of a cave in the Black Isle, Ross-shire. Forensic...Show More Summary

Late Bronze Age Weapons Hoard Dug Up At Scottish Building Site

GUARD Archaeologists have recently recovered a very rare and internationally significant hoard of metalwork that is a major addition to Scottish Late Bronze Age archaeology. The Bronze Age Hoard as it was first revealed during excavations...Show More Summary

National Trust blamed for visitors urinating on Avebury stones after deciding to close loos at 4pm

The National Trust is being blamed for visitors urinating on Europe's largest stone circle after deciding to shut its loos early. Locals in the village of Avebury in Wiltshire say the 5,000-year-old monuments are being damaged by tourists who are getting caught short. Show More Summary

An Idea for the University of North Dakota Budget

Over the last few months the University of North Dakota’s campus has absorbed the sobering reality that we will need to undergo another round of budget reductions. As with anything like this, there is much flailing, wringing of hands, gnashing of teeth, and slashing away at campus institutions like a drunken pirate in a beer… Read More ?

That Recurrent 'Smolensk Lie'

General Piotr Pytel informs public opinion about the true views expressed on the Smolensk aircraft crash behind closed doors by one of the main PL government mystical conspiracy theorists He was dismissed. The plane hit trees in fog as it was trying to land 10th April 2010 killing nearly a hundred VIPs on board. Show More Summary

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