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Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event

(University of the Witwatersrand) For her PhD, Viglietti studied the fossil-rich sediments present in the Karoo, deposited during the tectonic events that created the Gondwanides, and found that the vertebrate animals in the area started to either go extinct or become less common much earlier than what was previously thought.

Writing Wednesday: Atari Excavations, Narrative, and Media Archaeology

I’ve had a terrible time putting words on the page this fall and summer, so I decided to invest the next month or so in finishing an article that has been lingering around my hard drive for the past few years. In April 2014, Andrew Reinhard, Richard Rothaus, Bret Weber, and I made our way… Read More ?

New Discoveries at Larkhill Camp

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Aspire Defence Capital Works (ADCW) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence to undertake an archaeological evaluation within part of Larkhill Camp, Wiltshire. The evaluation forms part of the wider,...Show More Summary

The small piece of silver was found at a Viking fortress in Køge, Denmark.

The box brooch on the left was found in a grave at Fyrkat, Denmark. The silver fitting discovered at Borgring, on the right, is almost identical to the ornamentation at the front of the Fyrkat box brooch. (Photo: Nationalmuseet/Museum...Show More Summary

Possible Missing Jewelry Box Piece Found at Viking Fortress

Nationalmuseet/Museum Sydøstanmark KØGE, DENMARK—A small silver artifact has been uncovered at Borgring, a Viking fortress in eastern Denmark. According to a report in Science Nordic, the object resembles one of the three parts known...Show More Summary

MoB Galatians Fragment Shelved

At DC presser, Museum of Bible's David Trobisch says it won't display disputed Galatians fragment until it can resolve provenance questions.see my: 'Green Collection Objects "Yet to find a questionable piece"...'. PACHI Saturday, 5 September...Show More Summary

The Dirt on the Dubious Dead Sea Scrolls

Alex Macdonald, Researcher at Macquarie University (Oct 16 2017) summarises 'The Dirt on the Dubious Dead Sea Scrolls: curiosities to consider as more information emerges'.everyone thought that all the manuscripts and fragments fromShow More Summary

Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past?

Lizzie Wade, 'Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past?' Science Magazine Oct. 16, 2017 In the forthcoming book Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby, Joel Baden, a Hebrew Bible scholar at Yale Divinity School,...Show More Summary

Looting of archaeological sites in East Anglia

BBC Look East 17 October 2017 BBC Look East has covered the problem of looting on archaeological sites in East Anglia (October 17, 2017). The report covers the problem of illegal metal-detecting on the site of Great Chesterford, theShow More Summary

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Norway calls on Ireland to help recover ‘irreplaceable’ Viking artifacts

© University Museum of Bergen / Facebook A museum in Norway has appealed for help from its counterparts in Ireland after 400 Viking artifacts were stolen from its premises.The collection, some of which was originally taken from Ireland...Show More Summary

Silver Treasure Found near Bulgaria’s Mezdra

A treasure of 187 silver Roman imperial coins was discovered during excavation works in the town of Mezdra, North-West Bulgaria. It has a great cultural-historical and numismatic value, experts say.The silver treasure was in a clay pot and was found under the roots of an old tree. Show More Summary

Viking textile did not feature word 'Allah', expert says

Medieval Islamic art and archaeology professor Stephennie Mulder disputes the findings, saying the inscription has 'no Arabic at all' A tablet woven band, from a Viking burial site Annika Larsson An expert has disputed claims that Allah's...Show More Summary

Using parchment to reveal the ancient lives of livestock

A page from the York Gospels. Eraser rubbings left over from cleaning the pages of this manuscript revealed the ancient genomes of the animals used to produce the parchment. (Image: York Minster) Innovative ways of utilising ancientShow More Summary

Archaeologists unearth stone courses in Western Wall Tunnels & Ancient Theatre

Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiques Authority have discovered large portions of stone courses of the Western Wall that has laid buried for 1700 years under Wilson’s Arch in addition to a 200 seat Roman Theatre. The post Archaeologists unearth stone courses in Western Wall Tunnels & Ancient Theatre appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists

Wolves are good at working together to get food rewards New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.In tests of cooperation skills, wolves outperformed their domesticated relatives.Scientists...Show More Summary

Another One for The Punk [Archaeology] Bookshelf

I finally got a chance to finish reading Brian James Schill’s This Years Work in the Punk Bookshelf, or, Lusty Scripts (2017). It is a vital component to any collection of recent punk rock literature and holds its own next to Zach Furness’s Punkademics, Beer’s Punk Sociology, and, even (modestly of course), Punk Archaeology. Unlike those books… Read More ?

Hybridizing Paper

This is probably too grandiose a title for this blog post, but after my post last week, I realized that I had some odds and ends that I meant to include, but for various reasons did not. Most of these focus on the idea that the potential of digital media and digital books has tended… Read More ?

New Arrival in Edinburgh

Recently Chris Swales has joined Wessex Archaeology’s Edinburgh office from their Sheffield office. Chris has moved to Scotland along with his wife who has taken up a position lecturing in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee. Show More Summary

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

A reconstructed Viking boat grave from the Gamla Uppsala archaeological site in Sweden is part of a Viking couture exhibition at the Enkopings Museum. Credit Therese Larsson ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters thatShow More Summary

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