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19-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

Rescue Excavation in Wales Recovers Skeletal Remains


GLAMORGAN, WALES—BBC News reports that the bones of at least six people were recovered at the edge of an eroded cliff at Nash Point, a beach on the coast of South Wales, by a team of archaeologists from Cardiff University and Glamorgan-Gwent…
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19-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

Ancient Remains of Infants Wearing “Helmets” Found in Ecuador


CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA—Sara Juengst of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and her colleagues discovered the remains of two infants who had been buried some 2,100 years ago wearing “helmets” crafted from the crania of other children,…
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18-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

Gravestone Fragments Will Be Returned to Prague Jewish Cemetery


PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC—BBC News reports that surviving members of Prague’s Jewish community and the city’s government have agreed that fragments of Jewish gravestones uncovered during future excavation work will be turned over to the city’s Old…
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18-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

France Repatriates 18th-Century Sword to Senegal


DAKAR, SENEGAL—According to an Artnet News report, French prime minister Edouard Philippe handed over an eighteenth-century saber and its scabbard to Senegal president Macky Sall in a ceremony at the Palace of the Republic in Dakar. The weapon…
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18-11-2019
Archaeology Orkney

Distance Learning ‘Introduction to Archaeology’ Short Course at UHI Archaeology Institute


A new distance learning course by the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute examining the Historic Landscapes of the UK is now enrolling for January 2020. The course is aimed at people who are interested in the history……
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15-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

DNA Study Tracks Ancestry of Today’s Finns


HELSINKI, FINLAND—The University of Helsinki announced that scientists including Sanni Oversti of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences analyzed mitochondrial DNA samples obtained from the remains of more than 100 individuals who were…
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15-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

Study Links Climate Change to Fall of Neo-Assyrian Empire


NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT—Scientists led by Ashish Sinha of California State University, Dominguez Hills, analyzed and dated mineral deposits in two stalagmites taken from northern Iraq’s Kuna Ba Cave and determined that the collapse of the Neo-…
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15-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

German University Returns Ancient Wine Cup to Greece


ATHENS, GREECE—According to a report in The Guardian, the rector of Germany’s University of Münster handed over a sixth-century B.C. Greek wine cup decorated with black-figured athletes on a red clay background to the National Archaeological Museum…
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15-11-2019
Current Archaeology

Review – Hadrian’s Wall 2009-2019: A summary of recent excavation and research prepared for the Fourteenth Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall, 2019


This extremely important volume was produced to accompany the 14th Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall, an event that was explored in CA 353. It stands in line with earlier volumes produced for previous Pilgrimages in 2009 and 1999. Rob Collins and Matthew…
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14-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

Origins of Egypt’s Sacred Ibis Mummies Examined


QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA—According to a Cosmos Magazine report, paleogeneticist Sally Wasef of Griffith University and her colleagues analyzed DNA extracted from the mummified remains of African sacred ibises and found it unlikely that the ancient…
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14-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

World War II Submarine Discovered Near Japan


WASHINGTON, D.C.—WFAA reports that the wreckage of the USS Grayback has been discovered under 1,427 feet of water off the southwest coast of Okinawa, Japan, by members of the Lost 52 Project team, who examined original World War II documents and…
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14-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

Scientists Analyze Composition of Ancient Egyptian Bones


BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—Researchers from the Department of Energy/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced that they have worked with scholars from the University of Cairo to analyze samples of mummified bone and soil collected at sites in Egypt…
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14-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

18th-Century Field Writing Kit Unearthed on Rogers Island


FORT EDWARD, NEW YORK—A brass field writing kit has been unearthed at the site of an eighteenth-century house on an island in the Hudson River, according to a report in The Post Star. The house is thought to have been inhabited by British military…
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14-11-2019
Archaeology Orkney

Ness of Brodgar Excavations Wins Prestigious International Award


The Ness of Brodgar Excavations, managed by the UHI Archaeology Institute in conjunction with the Ness of Brodgar Trust, has been selected for a 2019 Shanghai Archaeology Forum Field Discovery Award. The archaeology site was nominated by members of…
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14-11-2019
Archaeology Orkney

Art & Archaeology at UHI Enrolling Now for 2020


Love Art? Love Archaeology? Why not study both and get an accredited undergraduate or masters-level module at the same time! Art and Archaeology courses ENROLLING NOW for January 2020 start! The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology…
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14-11-2019
Current Archaeology

Review – Adorn: jewellery – the human story


A new exhibition at Colchester Castle explores how we have made and worn objects to ornament ourselves from prehistory to the present day. Lucia Marchini went along to take a look around. The post Review – Adorn: jewellery – the human story appeared…
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13-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

20th-Century Artifact Found in 15th-Century Estonian Shipwreck


TALLINN, ESTONIA—Estonian Public Broadcasting reports that a road construction project has uncovered a wooden ship near the harbor at Tallinn, which is located on the Baltic Sea coast. Archaeologist Rivo Bernotas explained that the ship was dated to…
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13-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

High-Status Medieval House Uncovered in Wales


CARDIFF, WALES—BBC News reports that the remains of a high-status building thought to date to about A.D. 1450 were found next to the thirteenth-century ruins of a structure known as the Old Bishop’s Castle during an archaeological investigation…
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13-11-2019
Archaeological Institute America

Roman Catacomb Discovered in Egypt


KANAZAWA, JAPAN—Ahram Online reports that a catacomb containing human remains has been discovered at the Saqqara necropolis by a team of archaeologists led by Nozomu Kawai of Kanazawa University. Kawai said the catacomb, which is located in a…
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13-11-2019
Current Archaeology

Dairy consumption in Neolithic Britain


A recent study has identified the first direct evidence of milk consumption by humans anywhere in the world, by analysing the teeth of Neolithic individuals from Britain. The post Dairy consumption in Neolithic Britain appeared first on Current…
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