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  • Ancient Spider Rock Art Sparks Archaeological Mystery

    12/21/2013 8:34:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    LiveScience ^ | December 20, 2013 | Owen Jarus
    Archaeologists have discovered a panel containing the only known example of spider rock art in Egypt and, it appears, the entire Old World. The rock panel, now in two pieces, was found on the west wall of a shallow sandstone wadi, or valley, in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt's western desert about 108 miles (175 kilometers) west of Luxor. Facing east, and illuminated by the morning sun, the panel is a "very unusual" find, said Egyptologist Salima Ikram, a professor at the American University in Cairo who co-directs the North Kharga Oasis Survey Project. The identification of the creatures...
  • Biblical Archaeological Discoveries

    06/02/2010 9:47:30 PM PDT · by restornu · 23 replies · 494+ views
    Archaeologists and Expeditions Timeline of Significant Dates of Archaeological Expeditions and Discoveries 1879 - Rassam Excavates Many Tablets in Babylon Ruins with a Possible Location of the Hanging Gardens 1878 - Campaigns of Sennacherib, Annals of Ashurbanipal and Many Tablets are Excavated by Rassam 1877 - Archaeology of Ancient Sumer is Awakened by Louvre Treasures 1877 - Victory Stele of Eannatum is Discovered by Frenchman Ernest de Sarzec at Lagash Site 1873 - George Smith Identifies Wreckless Looting By Layard and Ruthless Quarrying By Mosul Bridge Builders 1873 - British Museum Sends George Smith to Further Excavate at Nimrud and...
  • Salvaging Cleopatra's Watery Palace

    05/26/2010 1:50:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 473+ views ^ | May 26,2010 | Biggirl
    May 25: The recently excavated statuette of a boy Pharaoh, dating from the 4th or 5th century B.C., is shown with other artifacts onboard the Princess Duda research boat, anchored in the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt. An international team of archaeological divers led by French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio is using advanced technology to explore the submerged ruins of a palace and temple complex from where Queen Cleopatra ruled.
  • Predecessor of Cows, The Aurochs, Were Still Living In The Netherlands Around AD 600

    12/21/2008 10:02:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies · 4,518+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Monday, December 15, 2008 | University of Groningen
    Archaeological researchers at the University of Groningen have discovered that the aurochs, the predecessor of our present-day cow, lived in the Netherlands for longer than originally assumed. Remains of bones recently retrieved from a horn core found in Holwerd (Friesland, Netherlands), show that the aurochs became extinct in around AD 600 and not in the fourth century. The last aurochs died in Poland in 1627... The aurochs was much larger than the common cows we know today, with aurochs bulls measuring between 160 and 180 cm at the withers, and aurochs cows between 140 and 150 cm. The cattle bred...
  • Archaeological Sites In South Iraq Have Not Been Looted

    07/01/2008 4:39:25 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 556+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 7-1-2008 | Martin Baily
    Archaeological sites in south Iraq have not been looted, say experts Despite widely publicised fears of damage to ancient sites, a team of specialists found that eight of the most important have not been touched after 2003 Martin Bailey | 1.7.08 | Issue 193 The team’s Merlin helicopter flies over the stone temple at Warka An international team of archaeologists which made an unpublicised visit to southern Iraq last month found no evidence of recent looting—contrary to long-expressed claims about sustained illegal digging at major sites. The visit required the assistance of the British Army, which provided armed protection and...
  • Will Work At Allendale County Archaeological Dig (Topper) Rewrite Human History?

    06/08/2008 5:18:39 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 360+ views
    Island Packet ^ | 6-8-2008 | Liz Mitchell
    Will work at Allendale County archaeological dig rewrite human history? By LIZ MITCHELL Published Sunday, June 8, 2008 Photo: Cynthia Curry of Charlotte holds up a piece of quartz she discovered at Topper on Wednesday. Jay Karr/The Island Packet More than 13,000 years ago, South Carolina was a wild kingdom alive with all sorts of beasts: saber-tooth tigers, beavers the size of Great Danes, camels, elephants and mastodons. Until recently, these animals were believed to have vanished before the first Americans -- called the Clovis people -- arrived about 13,000 years ago from Asia via the Bering Sea land bridge....
  • Stunning Finds On Archaeological Dig (UK)

    05/01/2008 1:53:51 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 117+ views
    The hereford Times ^ | 5-1-2008 | By Paul Ferguson
    Stunning finds on archaeological dig 1:00pm Thursday 1st May 2008By Paul FergusonOne of the bodies discovered on the site – a 35-year-old woman, who had curvature of the spine. A ROMAN cemetery containing items of national importance has been uncovered in Herefordshire. One of the biggest historical finds in the Marches has been made at Stretton Grandison. A complete wooden coffin – only the third to be found in the UK – was one of the items uncovered by Leominster-based Border Archaeology (BA). A kiln, various urns and a working brooch were also unearthed, along with the remains of up...
  • Archaeological Treasures Found In Roscrea (Ireland)

    02/26/2008 2:52:29 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 292+ views
    The Nenagh Guardian ^ | 2-22-2008 | Peter Gleeson
    Archaeological treasures found in Roscrea Friday February 22 2008 By Peter Gleeson A 'beautiful' Bronze Age axe and a number of ancient burial grounds have been unearthed near Roscrea during the construction of the new Dublin-Limerick motorway in the area. The bronze axe was found in Camblin, south of Roscrea. Archaeologists say the find dates to the later Bronze Age and appears to have been hidden in a shallow pit and never recovered by the person who concealed it. On a second site in Camblin a medieval iron 'bearded' axe was discovered while two Bronze Age enclosed settlements with two...
  • Vikings Did Not Dress The Way We Thought

    02/26/2008 6:28:06 AM PST · by blam · 113 replies · 5,685+ views
    Physorg ^ | 2-26-2008 | Uppsala University
    Vikings did not dress the way we thought Swedish viking men's fashions were modeled on styles in Russia to the east. Archeological finds from the 900s uncovered in Lake Malaren Valley accord with contemporary depictions of clothing the Vikings wore on their travels along eastern trade routes to the Silk Road. The outfit in the picture is on display at Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala University. Photo: Annika Larsson Vivid colors, flowing silk ribbons, and glittering bits of mirrors - the Vikings dressed with considerably more panache than we previously thought. The men were especially vain, and the women dressed provocatively, but...
  • Beirut Cashes In On Wealth Of Archaeological Sites

    12/19/2007 10:10:26 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 194+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 12-19-2007 | Hassan Abdo
    Beirut cashes in on wealth of archaeological sitesAs New construction unearths ancient treasures, the law says excavations must precede buildings By Hassan Abdo Special to The Daily Star Wednesday, December 19, 2007 BEIRUT: Passing through the many narrow avenues that make up Achrafieh, few would realize that major archeological excavations are under way all around them. The Beirut neighborhood has been experiencing a development boom in the past few years, and construction projects are ongoing, yet in the midst of all this local archaeologists have been experiencing a boom of their own. Construction companies clearing away old buildings to make...
  • Walker Archaeological Dig Unearths More Finds (Minnesota)

    11/11/2007 8:36:14 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 395+ views - Pilot Independent ^ | 11-9-2007 | Gail De Boer
    Walker archeological dig unearths more finds Gail De Boer, Pilot Independent Published Friday, November 09, 2007 Despite not having as much time as he’d hoped to work at the Walker Hill site this summer, Leech Lake Heritage Sites (LLHS) program director and tribal archaeologist Thor Olmanson says it was a productive and exciting season. “We have boxes of things to go through this winter,” he declared Nov. 1, as he showed off recent “finds.” In 2004, LLHS, a for-profit archaeological consulting firm owned by the Leech Lake Band, was brought in to study the site chosen for the new Walker...
  • Major Archaeological Find In Puerto Rico

    10/28/2007 2:01:40 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 216+ views
    At&T.Net ^ | 10-28-20073 | Laura N Perez Sanchez
    Major Archaeological Find in Puerto Rico Published: 10/28/07, 4:25 PM EDT By LAURA N. PEREZ SANCHEZSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - U.S. and Puerto Rican archaeologists say they have found the best-preserved pre-Columbian site in the Caribbean, which could shed light on virtually every aspect of Indian life in the region, from sacred rituals to eating habits. The archaeologists believe the site in southern Puerto Rico may have belonged to the Taino or pre-Taino people that inhabited the island before European colonization, although other tribes are a possibility. It contains stones etched with ancient petroglyphs that form a large plaza...
  • Archaeological Find Could Shed Light On Orkney's Past

    05/21/2007 8:32:43 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,057+ views
    Archaeological find could shed light on Orkney's past Published: 16 May 2007 By: Communications and Media Archaeologists have discovered what appears to be a subterranean Iron Age structure, known as a souterrain, in an Orkney field. The find was made when the field was being seeded for barley. At first it was believed to be a Bronze Age cist burial, as others have previously been uncovered nearby, but subsequent examination has revealed it to be an Iron Age souterrain or earth-house. Dr Allan Rutherford of Historic Scotland said: “Preliminary investigations by staff from Orkney College Archaeology Department have shown this...
  • New Archaeological Findings On Political Power In Peru

    03/22/2007 2:43:45 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 3-22-2007 | Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    Contact: Pedro Castro 34-935-814-336 Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona New archaeological findings on political power in Peru A team from the Universitat Aut?noma de Barcelona and the University of Almer?a has completed its second part of the "Proyecto La Puntilla", an archaeological expedition to the Peruvian province of Nazca, where last year it discovered a new type of construction. The latest findings show that a new political power based on the exercise of violence emerged on the south coast of Peru two thousand years ago. There was a State in which an aristocracy, based in Cahuachi, exercised its dominion on...
  • Going Under Down Under: Early People At Fault In Australian Extinctions

    01/19/2007 4:06:20 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 522+ views
    Science News ^ | 1-19-2007 | Sid Perkins
    Going Under Down Under: Early people at fault in Australian extinctions Sid Perkins A lengthy, newly compiled fossil record of Australian mammals bolsters the notion that humanity's arrival on the island continent led to the extinction of many large creatures there. Archaeological evidence suggests that people arrived in northern and western Australia about 50,000 years ago (SN: 3/15/03, p. 173: Available to subscribers at By 5,000 years later, about 90 percent of the continent's mammals larger than a house cat had gone extinct, says Gavin J. Prideaux, a paleontologist at the Western Australian Museum in Perth. Casualties of that...
  • Archaeological finds 'up by 45% (UK)

    01/17/2007 5:58:45 PM PST · by xcamel · 5 replies · 562+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 17 January 2007 | unattributed
    Archaeological finds in the UK have risen by 45% as a result of continuous work by metal detector enthusiasts, according to a report. In 2005/2006, there were 57,566 finds reported to the government-funded Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) compared with 39,933 in 2004/2005. Culture Secretary David Lammy praised the "responsible approach" of amateur metal detectorists in reporting finds. He said they were the "unsung heroes of the UK's heritage". Speaking at the British Museum on Wednesday, he said: "Thanks to the responsible approach they display in reporting finds and the systems we have set up to record them, more archaeological material...
  • Peinan Archaeological Site Gives Prehistoric Insight (Taiwan)

    11/10/2006 3:14:03 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 472+ views
    Taiwan Journal ^ | 11-10-2006 | Alexander Chou
    Peinan archeological site gives prehistoric insight By Alexander Chou, Taiwan Journal staff writer Until recently, little was known about the histories and cultures of Chinese Taipei's Austronesian aborigines and, in particular, about their relationships with the island's ancient inhabitants. Discovery of the Peinan site in southeastern Taiwan, and the associated artifacts unearthed and interpreted by archaeologists, have proved invaluable in making up some of this deficiency. To help educate visitors about the island's prehistoric past, many of the key finds are now exhibited in the National Museum of Prehistory. Located in Taitung City, a major aboriginal conurbation, the NMP also...
  • Peru Link To Indian Archaeological Find?

    08/03/2006 2:58:51 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,135+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-3-2006 | Harsh Kabra
    Peru link to Indian archaeological find? By Harsh Kabra Vadodara, Gujarat Geologists have discovered a striking archaeological feature on a hillock in the Kutch district of the western Indian state of Gujarat. This feature is shaped like the Roman numeral VI. Each arm of this feature is a trench that is about two metres wide, two metres deep and more than 100 metres long. The feature has evoked the curiosity of archaeologists because such signs have mostly been observed so far in Peru. The team, led by Dr RV Karanth, a former professor of geology at the Maharaja Sayajirao University...
  • Key Archaeological Find At Bulgaria's Veliko Turnovo (Thracians)

    06/26/2006 7:14:46 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,041+ views
    Sofia Echo ^ | 6-26-2006 | Colin Munro
    Key archeological find at Bulgaria's Veliko Turnovo 09:00 Mon 26 Jun 2006 - Colin Munro A gold Thracian breastplate found near the village of Golemanite, Veliko Turnovo municipality, has proven pivotal to the re-construction of the Thracian Calendar. Using a mathematical model, Ventseslav Tsonev of the Regional Historical Museum in Veliko Turnovo presented his findings at a conference on Treasures and Sacred Typography, held recently in Sliven. “In the Thracians’ calendar, there are three seasons and 60 main holidays. A year consisted of 12 months with 360 days, five days being added to the last month every year.” As there...
  • Hamas’ win: historical revisionism, a dark reality, but a little hope

    01/27/2006 5:22:09 AM PST · by forty_years · 1 replies · 404+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | January 27, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    Hamas' victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections is already being sanitized by the politically correct, despite the terrorist group's bloody track record and its fallacious and dubious historical claims to the land of Israel. Thankfully, some Western leaders are condemning the selection of murderers by Palestinians for their government. At the top of a BBC article yesterday regarding the Hamas terrorist group winning Palestinian elections: The win poses problems for efforts to restart peace talks with Israel, say analysts. Israel insists it will not deal with an authority including Hamas. So this is all just Israel's problem/fault because the majority of...
  • Ancient Furnace Sparks Archaeological Interest

    01/22/2006 3:32:36 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 701+ views
    Cypress Weekly ^ | 1-22-2006
    Ancient furnace sparks archaeological interest A UNIQUE site in the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean and expected to shed more light on ancient copper mining has been uncovered in the Mathiatis area, about 20km south of Nicosia. It consists of the base of a copper smelting furnace with its last charge of slag still in place. The discovery was made by students participating in an educational research programme in cooperation with Inter Community School Cyprus Project 2005, under the direction of Dr Walter Fasnacht. The participants from the staff of the Department of Antiquities were G. Georgiou, archaeologist, and E...
  • New Archaeological Discovery Rewrites Hong Kong's History Of Human Activity

    01/12/2006 11:26:08 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 488+ views
    Peoples Daily - Xinhua ^ | 1-12-2006 | Xinhua
    New archaeological discovery rewrites Hong Kong's history of human activity Archaeologists have discovered a new site of human activity in remote antiquity in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Zhang Shenshui, researcher of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told Xinhua here Wednesday that the important archaeological discovery not only rewrites the history when Hong Kong began having human activity, but also puts forward new topics of research for archaeologists. More than 6,000 artifacts have been unearthed at the site, which is located at the Wong Tei Tung of Sai Kung, covering 8,000 square meters. The site was a field for stone artifacts...
  • Ahmadinejad: Holocaust Denier; Says Jews Should Move to Europe

    12/08/2005 2:57:17 PM PST · by forty_years · 15 replies · 1,907+ views ^ | December 8, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is again spouting Jew-hatred, and displaying his complete ignorance of history (but what's rationality when expousing genocide?). In October, he urged that Israel be "wiped off the map." Today, he: ...expressed doubt that the Holocaust occurred and suggested Israel be moved to Europe. ... In his own words: "Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. "Although we don't...
  • Saipan May Be Pacific's Oldest Archaeological Site

    11/10/2005 11:46:26 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 482+ views
    Saipan Tribune ^ | 11-10-2005 | Marconi Calindas
    'Saipan may be Pacific's oldest archaeological site' By Marconi Calindas Reporter Thursday, November 10, 2005 Sediment cores taken from Saipan's Lake Susupe in 2002 have yielded a continual record of plant pollen and other materials for the past 8,000 years that could make the island one of the oldest archaeological site in the Pacific, according to the Historic Preservation Office. HPO director Epiphanio E. Cabrera said that scientists who have been working with the CNMI recently announced new evidence that could push the date for the earliest human settlement in Micronesia back to nearly 5,000 years ago. Cabrera said researchers...
  • Holy Cow Statue Discovered in Iran

    09/30/2005 1:09:46 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 66 replies · 3,458+ views
    Iran News ^ | 9/29/05
    Tehran, 28 September 2005 (CHN) -- Archaeological excavations in Gohar Tepe, in Mazandaran province in Iran, has led to the discovery of the remains of the statues of some cows which were most probably used in religious ceremonies. The discovery of these sculptures indicates that the people of the region worshiped cows 3000 years ago. Mazandaran is one of the most ancient provinces in Iran. Archaeological excavations indicate that the province has been inhabited by human beings since 400,000 years ago until the present time, and that around 5000 years ago, urbanization flourished in the area. Gohar Tepe is a...
  • Archaeological Gold Mine Unearthed In UP (Uttar Pradesh)

    04/20/2005 1:54:12 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 832+ views
    NDTV ^ | 4-19-2005 | Aradhana Sharma
    Archeological gold mine unearthed in UP Aradhana Sharma Tuesday, April 19, 2005 (Sanchankot): The residents of Sanchankot village in Uttar Pradesh on the banks on Sai river never knew they were sitting on an archeological goldmine. Excavations in the mounds here have revealed proof of civilizations of four different periods. The oldest being the Painted Grey Ware period dating from 1400 to 800 BC and the latest the Gupta period of the 4-6th century AD. A 10th century temple of the Pratihar dynasty has also been found during the excavations. ExcavationsThe archeological significance of the site has been known for...
  • Excavation Unearths Oldest Archaeological Site In UAE

    02/08/2005 4:40:08 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 694+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 2-8-2005 | Prerna Suri
    Excavation unearths oldest archaeological site in UAE By Prerna Suri 8 February 2005 DUBAI — The oldest archaeological site in the UAE dating back to 7,000 years, has been discovered on the island of Marawah, located about 100km west of Abu Dhabi, according to Dr Mark Beech, Senior Resident Archaeologist for the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS). Dr Beech disclosed the findings at a lecture organised by the Dubai Natural History Group which was attended by a large crowd. The lecture covered important findings and discoveries by ADIAS during their excavation in 2004 including a skeleton of what is...
  • Archaeological Argument Breaks Out Over Indonesian Sunken Treasure

    11/20/2004 11:04:20 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 746+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 11-18-2004
    Archaeological argument breaks out over Indonesian sunken treasure Thu Nov 18,10:36 PM ET Science - AFP JAKARTA (AFP) - In the blue waters of the Java Sea, a drama is unfolding around an ancient cargo of sunken treasure, but with corruption and bureaucracy never far from the surface in Indonesia, the tale owes more to Franz Kafka than Indiana Jones. A team of divers, including two Australians, two Britons, two French, a Belgian and a German, has been working for months to excavate a vessel laden with rare ceramics which sank more than 1,000 years ago off Indonesia's shores. Their...
  • Myth of the Hunter-Gatherer

    08/13/2004 12:07:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 846+ views
    Archaeology ^ | September/October 1999 Volume 52 Number 5 | Kenneth M. Ames
    On September 19, 1997, the New York Times announced the discovery of a group of earthen mounds in northeastern Louisiana. The site, known as Watson Brake, includes 11 mounds 26 feet high linked by low ridges into an oval 916 feet long. What is remarkable about this massive complex is that it was built around 3400 B.C., more than 3,000 years before the development of farming communities in eastern North America, by hunter-gatherers, at least partly mobile, who visited the site each spring and summer to fish, hunt, and collect freshwater mussels... Social complexity cannot exist unless I it...
  • Ancient Warrior Grave Unearthed In Lebanese Port (Sidon)

    09/15/2002 7:47:38 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 581+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-16-2002
    Mon, Sep 16 2002 12:39 AM AEST Ancient warrior grave unearthed in Lebanese port Archaeologists have unearthed several Bronze Age graves, including that of an ancient warrior interred with his axe, in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Excavation team director Claude Doumet Serhal said the excavations are "among the most important archaeological projects in Lebanon as they are taking place in the centre of the city of modern Sidon." He also said the warrior's grave dated back to the Middle Bronze Age, around the second millennium BC, and included an unusually well preserved bronze duck-bill axe with a...
  • Chinese Archaeologists Find 'World's Oldest Earrings' (8,000 Year Old)

    07/27/2004 11:11:24 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 760+ views ^ | 7-27-2004
    Chinese archaeologists find 'world's oldest earrings' July 27, 2004 Chinese archaeologists have discovered earrings they believe are the oldest found in the world. The jade earrings, which date to between 7500 and 8200 years ago, were unearthed at the Xinglongwa culture site in Chifeng city in Inner Mongolia, the Xinhua news agency said yesterday. The jade rings, called "Jue" in old Chinese, have diameters that measure 2.5 to six centimetres. Liu Guoxiang, head of an archaeological team under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said it was "magnificent" that the earrings were found in pairs that were almost similar in...
  • Neanderthal Extinction Pieced Together

    01/27/2004 1:31:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 8,250+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 1/27/04 | Jennifer Viegas
    Jan. 27, 2004 — In a prehistoric battle for survival, Neanderthals had to compete against modern humans and were wiped off the face of the Earth, according to a new study on life in Europe from 60,000 to 25,000 years ago. The findings, compiled by 30 scientists, were based on extensive data from sediment cores, archaeological artifacts such as fossils and tools, radiometric dating, and climate models. The collected information was part of a project known as Stage 3, which refers to the time period analyzed. The number three also seems significant in terms of why the Neanderthals became extinct....
  • Syria - Archaeological Finding (80K Year Old Human Sites)

    05/29/2004 5:45:23 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,613+ views ^ | 5-29-2004 | Ahmad F. Zahra
    Syria - Archeological Findings Palmyra- Syria 29-05 (SANA)- The Finnish archeological team working in Bashir Mount in the desert area of Palmyra ( Tadmor ) has unearthed 46 archeological sites that date back to 80,000 years B.C. Member of the team Prof. Margo Alstawt Watsing of Helsinki University said her group used sophisticated equipment to survey the mountain’s archeological traces that extend along the Euphrates River on the ancient famous Silk Road, some 180 KM east of Palmyra. She added that clay, copper, bone and granite pieces were unearthed at the scene, an indication that man had very long ago...
  • Archaeological Evidence Shows Ancient Coastal Life

    04/25/2004 12:30:28 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 382+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 4-25-2004 | Andrew Bridges
    Archaeological evidence shows ancient coastal life By Andrew Bridges, Associated Press First Americans thought to have stayed mainly inland SAN LUIS OBISPO - Rubbish dug a generation ago from an oceanside archaeological site first occupied around 8,000 B.C. is being re-examined for clues that could bolster the theory some of the first Americans to stream into the New World hugged the Pacific coast, reaping the bounty of the land and the sea. This month, anthropologist Terry Jones and his colleagues began poring over the estimated 10,000 to 15,000 broken bones and shells, salvaged in excavations hastily carried out 36 years...
  • Archaeological Discovery Of Unknown Pharaonic King Inscription

    03/04/2004 11:59:03 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 303+ views
    March 3 , 2004Archaeological discovery of unknown pharaonic king inscription The American archaeological expedition working in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) in Al-Kharga Oasis discovered a rocky inscription north of the oasis including a royal name dating back to pre-dynastic era (32nd century B.C). The SCA Secretary-General Dr Zahi Hawass said that the name was unknown and the rocky inscription discovery came during the survey actions by the archaeological teamwork in Al-Kharga oasis region. The chairman of the US archaeological expedition Dr Solima Al-Harram pointed out that the discovery would reveal new information about the Egyptian royal...
  • Archaeological Find May Lead To Rewriting Of History

    11/21/2003 9:13:10 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 297+ views
    Dawn ^ | 11-21-2003 | Robin McKie
    Archaeological find may lead to rewriting of history By Robin McKie LONDON: Scientists have uncovered a landscape of buried buildings and villages representing more than 6,000 years of British history. Anglo-Saxon settlements, Roman houses, Bronze Age graves and Iron Age homes - covered by thick layers of sand and loam - have been pinpointed using hi-tech magnetic sensors and air reconnaissance surveys. The discovery, at West Heslerton in northern England, suggests the British countryside may have been far more intensively occupied and farmed than previously realized. The surveys have also directed archaeologists to make several significant finds, including a 1,300-year-old...
  • 'Cupid' And The Archaeological Imagination

    09/21/2003 3:31:30 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 333+ views ^ | 9-20-2003
    'Cupid' and the Archaeological Imagination In the eyes of archaeologists, the Quren Ruins of Yunyang County, Chongqing Municipality is really an enigma. It is rarely seen in China to settle an archaeological site in a county, but this time a Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220) county proper is expected. Though the truth hasn't been fully revealed yet, surprises have come out one after another. "Cupid" unearthed An unexpected gain for archaeologists working at the Quren Ruins is a little bronze man. Its height is between three and four meters. The face of the old sculpture has been blurred,...
  • Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people

    01/30/2003 7:05:47 AM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 1,577+ views
    Northern Light ^ | 01/29/2003 15:58 | Agencia EFE
    Home   Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people     Mexico City, Jan 29, 2003 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Recent archaeological excavations in Greater Mexico City suggest the Aztecs, far from being a homogeneous people, were an aggregate of diverse groups who conquered their enemies without wiping out their languages and traditions.    Source:  Agencia EFE Date:  01/29/2003 15:58 Price:  Free Document Size:  Very Short (less than 1 page) Document ID:  FE20030129590000063 Subject(s):  Efe; Expansion; Explosion; Mexico; Population; Regulations; Utilities; Water; Yield Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people Story Filed: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:58 PM EST Mexico...
  • Field Of Archaeological Dreams

    04/24/2002 4:35:25 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 305+ views ^ | 4-23-2002
    Posted on Tue, Apr. 23, 2002 Field of archaeological dreamsA Crawford County group unearths stone weapons and knives near Pittsburg that could be up to 10,000 years old. Associated Press PITTSBURG, Kan. --To the untrained eye, the rocks in Susie Stelle's hand look like nothing special. But she knows otherwise. "These are core stones," she explained. "They would strike flakes off these when they were making their stone tools. I've found lots of flakes, but these are the first core stones I've found." "They" were aboriginal people, perhaps American Indians or their ancestors. This field southeast of Pittsburg was home...