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Evolution: It's all in the ears

(University of the Witwatersrand) A new study by a team of international experts, led by Dr James Neenan, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University in South Africa, has revealed that a completelyShow More Summary

More than 1,000 ancient sealings discovered

(Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics") Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence discover a large number of sealings in southeast Turkey. More than 1,000 sealings give new insights into the Greco-Roman pantheon. The finds were in a late antique building complex point to a hitherto unknown church.

Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail

(University College London) Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela -- including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world -- have been mapped in unprecedented detail by UCL researchers.

More than 1,000 ancient sealings discovered

Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" of the University of Münster discovered a large number of sealings in south-east Turkey. The post More than 1,000 ancient sealings discovered appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail

Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela - including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world - have been mapped in unprecedented detail by UCL researchers. The post Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Metal Detecting (comment from Guardian article)

Malisane 22h ago It's a mugs game. Even if you find anything valuable you're legally obliged to report it to the coroner, wait to see if anyone claims it, then even if they don't you're forced to auction it to a museum because you're not allowed to keep it and then whoever owns the land gets half the cash. Show More Summary

Detectorist Stealing Lost Property in Foreign Lands

Comments under the atrocious Guardian article are equally dumbdown and concentrate on the BBC comedy programme 'detectorists'. This one mentions something else: gadusmorhua romafi 3h ago 2 3 I never had much interest in modern finds,...Show More Summary

The Problem Misstated

Global (sic) Heritage Alliance's tweet misses the point: Global Her. All. ? @global_her W odpowiedzi do to @HeritageAtState @ECA_AS i jeszcze 5osób "Terrorism" again being used to justify [curbing illicit imports to US]? Is not the problem...Show More Summary

Recently discovered fossil shows transition of a reptile from life on land to life in the sea

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists at Johns Hopkins and the American Museum of Natural History report they have filled in some important clues to the evolution of animals that once roamed land and transitioned to life in the water.

College Campuses

This semester I’ve had a few opportunities to stop for a second and recognize how much I enjoy being on a college campus. I know that sounds trite and cliche. Fine. Whatever.  I do love college campuses and for some reasons the campus of the University of North Dakota has just made me super happy… Read More ?

Dig Hill 80 – The final push to record a WW1 Battlefield site

An archaeology Kickstarter campaign is trying to raise the funds to preserve the unique archaeology of a WW1 Battlefield site. The post Dig Hill 80 – The final push to record a WW1 Battlefield site appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Trump's cuts to national monuments are an assault on our humanity – fight them

Reducing Utah’s national monuments is not simply about economics, archeology, ecology or grazing. The degradation of our public lands is a degradation of our humanity Monday, 4 December, in a much anticipated announcement, US President...Show More Summary

An athlete, Robin Symes and the Paris market

Source: Schinoussa archiveCourtesy: Dr Christos Tsirogiannis Dr Christos Tsirogiannis has identified a Roman marble athlete from the Robin Symes archive. The statue is due to be auctioned in Paris this Friday, 8 December 2017 (Drouot lot 292). Show More Summary

Supercilious US Collectors and their Neo-Colonialist 'Coon Caricatures'

"Don't you believe that the Lord made them of one blood with us?" said Miss Ophelia, shortly. "No, indeed not I! A pretty story, truly! They are a degraded race." "Don't you think they've got immortal souls?" said Miss Ophelia, with increasing indignation. Show More Summary

'Metal Detecting', The fall of UK Journalism

Heritage-pocketing greedy buggers depicted by the BBC The Guardian coverage of Collection-Driven Exploitation of the Archaeological record in the UK reaches new lows with the article of Stephen Moss ('Rise of the detectorists: how to...Show More Summary

Prehistoric women's arms 'stronger than those of today's elite rowers'

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins celebrate Olympic victory in 2012. Neolithic women’s arm bones were about 30% stronger than those of women today. Photograph: Francisco Leong/IOPP Pool/Getty Images Prehistoric women had stronger arms...Show More Summary

Archaeologists revise chronology of the last hunter-gatherers in the Near East

(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) New research by a team of scientists and archaeologists based at the Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of Copenhagen suggests that the 15,000-year-old 'Natufian Culture'...Show More Summary

Viking-Era Stone Carved with Runes Found in Norway

This whetstone (a stone used for sharpening knives) has letters known as runes engraved on it, archaeologists found. Discovered recently during excavations in Oslo, the stone dates back to the Middle Ages, a time when the Vikings flourished...Show More Summary

The Viking Spear from the Lendbreen Ice Patch

The Lendbreen ice patch, September 1974. Young student Per Dagsgard from Skjåk was visiting the ice patch to search for remains from ancient reindeer hunting. Little did he know that he would make the archaeological discovery of a lifetime on this day – a find still surrounded by mystery. Show More Summary

'Santa's bone' proved to be correct age

A fragment of bone claimed to be from St Nicholas - the 4th-Century saintly inspiration for Father Christmas - has been radio carbon tested by the University of Oxford. The test has found that the relic does date from the time of St Nicholas, who is believed to have died about 343AD. Show More Summary

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