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03-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Nazi Concentration Camp Mapped on Channel Island


STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND—According to a Live Science report, researchers led by Caroline Sturdy Colls of Staffordshire University investigated the site of Sylt, the forced labor camp built by the Nazis on the Channel Island of Alderney in 1942.…
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03-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Did Spanish Conquistadors Rely on Mesoamerican Smelters?


BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS—According to a statement released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dorothy Hosler of MIT and Johan Garcia Zaldua of the University of Porto suggest that Spanish explorers relied on local miners and smelters…
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03-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Archaic Hominin Proteins Analyzed


COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—Science Magazine reports that geneticist Enrico Cappellini of the University of Copenhagen and his colleagues used mass spectrometry to analyze proteins extracted from a sample of Homo antecessor tooth enamel. The remains of this…
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03-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Lead Levels in Ice Core May Reflect England’s Medieval History


NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND—Analysis of an ice core from the Colle Gnifetti glacier in the Swiss-Italian Alps by Christopher Loveluck of Nottingham University and his colleagues suggests that a spike in the amount of lead in the air can be linked to the…
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03-04-2020
Current Archaeology

Excavating the CA archive: Cornwall


In this column Joe Flatman looks at the diverse array of sites and landscapes that CA has visited in Cornwall over the years. The post Excavating the CA archive: Cornwall appeared first on Current Archaeology.
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03-04-2020
Museum Crush

Museums are getting social with their collections on Twitter


With their public spaces closed, museums have been taking to social media to share their collections – here’s what we liked this week on Twitter There are some excellent museum and heritage Twitter accounts that we love here at Museum Crush; the…
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03-04-2020
Museum Crush

The wooden heads of the English Kings


We take a closer look at the carved wooden kings’ heads you can find on the wonderful Royal Armouries online collections website One of the oldest and most visited museum displays in the world, The Line of Kings in the White Tower of the Tower of…
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03-04-2020
Museum Crush

The world of the matrix and medieval seals in York


The wonderful world of medieval seals and seal matrices is explored through the collection at York Museums Trust Seals were a common part of everyday life of Medieval England. They were used by a variety of social classes to authenticate documents…
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02-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Underwater Artifacts Returned to Mexico’s Lake of the Moon


TOLUCA, MEXICO—According to a report in Mexico News Daily, archaeologists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) placed a collection of artifacts stored in a special container at the bottom of the Lake of the Moon, which…
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02-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Statue Fragments Found Near Cambodia’s Bayon Temple


SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA—The Khmer Times reports that large statue fragments have been recovered from a canal near the Gate of the Dead at Angkor Thom by members of Cambodia’s Department of Monuments and Preventive Archaeology, the heritage police, and…
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02-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Coin Cache Discovered Under Church Floor in Slovakia


KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA—The Slovak Spectator reports that a cache of coins was found in a ceramic mug under a stone slab in the old floor of a church in eastern Slovakia. The cache is thought to have been hidden in the early eighteenth century by a parish…
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02-04-2020
Current Archaeology

CA Competition: April 2020


This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Time Team’s Dig Village, signed by the author Tim Taylor. Time Team is delighted to offer Current Archaeology readers the chance to win a copy of Time Team’s Dig Village, signed by the author Tim Taylor…
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02-04-2020
The British Museum

Pushing paper: an introduction to contemporary drawing


The British Museum holds more than two million prints and 50,000 drawings in its collection. While lots of people know about the Museum’s outstanding works by Rembrandt and Dürer, they might be less familiar with the contemporary parts of the…
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02-04-2020
Current Archaeology

Full steam ahead


Archaeological investigations ahead of the construction of a station to serve the new HS2 network of high-speed trains have revealed traces of far earlier rail journeys. Carly Hilts visited the site of the old Curzon Street Station in Birmingham to…
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02-04-2020
Current Archaeology

Current Archaeology 362 – now on sale


This month’s cover feature explores material remains of the railway revolution that transformed early Victorian England. Birmingham’s former Curzon Street Station was a key part of this flourishing transport network, and with the site set to become…
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01-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

New Thoughts on Pueblo Bonito’s “Tree of Life”


TUCSON, ARIZONA—According to a Live Science report, Chris Guiterman of the University of Arizona thinks the so-called Plaza Tree, a 20-foot-long tree trunk unearthed in the center of Chaco Canyon’s Pueblo Bonito in 1924, did not hold symbolic or…
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01-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Scientists Question Ancient Japanese Astronomical Observations


HAYAMA, JAPAN—Ryuho Kataoka of Japan’s Graduate University for Advanced Studies and National Institute of Polar Research and his colleagues investigated the possible source of an astronomical phenomenon described by witnesses in A.D. 620 as a fan of…
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01-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Concealed Objects Found at Women’s Mental Asylum in Tasmania


NEW NORFOLK, TASMANIA—ABC News Australia reports that archaeologist Lauren Bryant of Flinders University is studying a collection of more than 1,000 artifacts discovered under the verandah of the Ladies’ Cottage, a facility for middle-class women on…
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01-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Roman Town Excavation Continues in England


SUFFOLK, ENGLAND—The Suffolk Free Press reports that the continuing excavation of a Roman town site in eastern England has uncovered an engraved tool made of sheep leg bone that may have been used as a bobbin by weavers, a bronze hairpin and…
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01-04-2020
Archaeological Institute America

Exploring the Life of Ancient Mountaineers


Over the last two decades, archaeologists led by the University of Wyoming’s Richard Adams have discovered dozens of sites high in the mountains of Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Previously, scholars believed that high altitude environments were not…
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