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FAU archeologist involved in groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient Peru

(Florida Atlantic University) A-tisket, a-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it's from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archeologist is among the team who made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru -- home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America. Show More Summary

Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of years

(PLOS) Middle Stone Age humans in the Porc-Epic cave likely used ochre over at least 4,500 years, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniela Rosso from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and the University of Bordeaux, France, and colleagues.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

My guess is this is a 'stock photo' The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced yesterday that it has received four artefacts that had been stolen and smuggled out of Egypt. [...] Shaaban Abdel Gawad, a ministry official, said two...Show More Summary

‘Agricultural revolution’ in Anglo-Saxon England sheds new light on medieval land use

University of Leicester academics work with University of Oxford in project to examine how historical farming methods changed England’s landscape

Metal Detectorists Happy About Brexit, Real Archaeologists Likely to be Less so.

New report showing UK archaeology and classics likely to be the worst hit academic discipline due to loss of EU funding after Brexit

Antiquities collectors compared to kerb crawlers

Katherine V Huntley? @KVHuntley 10 godz. 10 godzin temu Wi?cej W odpowiedzi do @CombatLooting "This is good, but I think antiquities trafficking is like prostitution: we need to be targeting the demand side of things". #archaeology

Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee

Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activities Earlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 thousand Apis Melliforia. Show More Summary

Medieval brewery used by monks discovered by archaeologists on the outskirts of Lincoln

The malt kiln of what archaeologists think was a medieval brewery A medieval brewery has been discovered by archaeologists along the route of Lincoln Eastern Bypass. Network Archaeology Ltd, the company working on the site to provide...Show More Summary

GIS — A Powerful Tool To Be Used With Caution When Assessing Shoreline Erosion

Although computer models of archaeological sites are ideal software tools for managing spatially referenced data and commonly used to yield insights which contribute to the protection of heritage materials, some scientists question their...Show More Summary

Did Dutch hordes kill off the early Britons who started Stonehenge?

A gene study has shown that incomers could have ousted Stone Age Britons During the building of Stonehenge, around 2500BC, gene records show Sone Age Britons were replaced by Bronze Age Beaker folk. Photograph: Peter Adams/Getty Images The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. Show More Summary

Historians reveal AMAZING details about massive Viking Camp found in Lincolnshire

Torksey AD 872/873 A 1,100-year-old camp the Viking Great Army at Torksey has been brought to life in stunning virtual reality based on the latest research. Heralded as the most realistic immersive experience ever created of the Viking world, the exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum in York runs from May 19 to November 5. Show More Summary

Dig Finds UK's Oldest Sacred Site

Archaeologists say a sacred burial site uncovered in Shrewsbury in February is over 4,000 years old. They say the site, which was discovered at a Greek Orthodox Church, may be the country's oldest-known continuously used sacred ground. Show More Summary

Antiquity of human spine revealed in 3.3 million year-old Ethiopian fossil

Portions of human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought.

Fragments on the Tourist Guide

I had to write up a little bit of the backstory for my forthcoming Bakken book, The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape. (Fargo 2017). It’s a bit conversational: This book has a messy backstory. It derives fundamentally from the North Dakota Mancamp Project which is a cross disciplinary project focused on documenting the… Read More ?

Recording Experiment at Bulford

A comparison between geo-rectified photography and photogrammetry to record human remains. In late 2015 Wessex Archaeology started the excavation of a large Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Bulford which presented the opportunity to carry out some tests to investigate the best, most cost-effective and efficient way to record burials. Show More Summary

'Greek Police Arrest Three Men for Possession of Antiquities

Hellenic Police on Saturday arrested three men at Grevena, northwestern Greece, for illegal possession of antiquities of archaeological and scientific value (Philip Chrysopoulos, 'Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena ' Greek Reporter May 21, 2017). Show More Summary

7.2 million-year-old hominin remains discovered in the Balkans

New hypothesis about the origin of humankind suggests oldest hominin lived in Europe.

Attempt to Smuggle Coins from Turkey to Russia Foiled

Syrian caught at ?anl?urfa airport boarding a plane to Istanbul on his way to Russia with Roman and Hellenistic coins (article in Turkish) Now find a dealer that would have had any qualms once they reached the international market at about buying and then selling on those coins without any paperwork at all showing how they came onto the market.

The Plight of Syrians (video clip)

Searching for Syria – in partnership with Google United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Exploring the world's top questions about the Syrian refugee crisis

UNESCO End trafficking, save culture

UNESCO End trafficking, save culture Published on May 17, 2017 Conflict situations and natural disasters increase the risk of theft and trafficking dramatically. Many instances of plunder, theft and trafficking of cultural objects go unseen or unsolved.Help stop illicit trafficking of cultural property by spreading the video. Show More Summary

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