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The archaeologists excavating a 12-acre site in Indian Creek in Antigua have said new evidence uncovered in the region could be the key to correcting the "speculative and erroneous" age-old narrative handed down from early colonists. The reassessment of these accounts follows the work of ... Caribbean
In August 79 AD, a young child aged seven or eight fled through the streets of Pompeii amidst the chaos of the erupting Mount Vesuvius. Although he found shelter in the city's Central Baths, the child's efforts were in vain. The youth was eventually submerged in a pyroclastic flow--a mix of turbulent gas ...

Once the archaeologists discovered the horse, Sandra Olsen, curator-in-charge at the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas and a well-known ancient horse expert, was invited to Purdue to analyze the horse skeleton. Buzon coordinated the analysis between the ...
Swedish archaeologists have found evidence of a 5th century massacre on the south-eastern island of Oland. In a paper published in the journal Antiquity, the team writes about the 1,500 year old attack at Sandby borg. Dozens of corpses have been found in the walled fort, their bodies left to rot where ...
Archaeologists with the New Hampshire Department of Historical Resources say recent discoveries at Livermore Falls may reveal the site has human history stretching back to before its industrial days. "The Hollow" at Livermore Falls is known for its link to a 19th Century mill. But during fieldwork ... Native American
After a week excavating the home of a famed author, archaeologists with the National Park Service are leaving Cross Plains. The archaeologists began last Tuesday trying to find an underground storm cellar in the backyard of Robert E Howard's house, which they located, and Tuesday was the last day of digging, ...

Archaeologists have discovered tools, ceramics and other objects that indicate evidence of a mysterious society who lived on Vietnam's islands ... The project was managed by Western Australian archaeologist, author and historian Bob Sheppard, who said the discovery was made by chance after one ... tyre
Today, the City Archaeologist directs the nationally accredited Alexandria Archaeology Museum, leads a small team of staff archaeologists and educators and a cadre of hundreds of community volunteers, and works with private archaeologists and developers to protect artifacts pursuant to the ...
At some point, sweet potatoes crossed the Pacific. This much we know. As for the rest--How? When? Why?--we're just not sure. Or, to be more clear, some people are sure they're sure, and others disagree. Sweet potatoes have been at the center of a massive archaeological debate for many decades ...
According to National Geographic, the analysis of satellite images was crowdsourced to volunteers using archaeologist Sarah Parcak's GlobalXplorer initiative, which looks for signs of looting or unknown archaeological sites. Researchers then visited the location and found decades-old signs of looting ... Drones
Archaeologists have found an untouched 3,600-year-old burial chamber that could offer some clues into the history of the ancient Canaanite city of Megiddo. According to a report from National Geographic, the tomb, which contains human remains, as well as gold and other artifacts, was found adjacent to ... Drones
YORK BEACH, Maine — The mystery of the Short Sands Beach shipwreck is being pieced together by state and local archaeologists and historians — a centuries old vessel with secrets that are being uncovered using 21st century archaeological tools like 3D modeling. This focus comes as the skeleton of ... Drones
Though it's hard to date the crayon itself, it was found in a layer of earth dating back to the 7th millennium BCE, according to a recent study by University of York archaeologists. Measuring less than an inch long, the piece of pigment is sharpened at one end, and its shape indicates that it was modified by a ... Drones
Long before Madison residents started visiting coffee shops, restaurants and retail stores in the Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhood, the area's first residents, Native Americans, used what is now Monroe Street as their principal trail through the Four Lakes region. European settlers also used the corridor for ... Drones
CHENGDU, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists are studying a tooth extraction custom found in skeletons excavated from a 4,500-year-old tomb in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Friday. Archaeologists discovered 116 human skeletons estimated to be around 4,500 ... Drones
Archaeologists have discovered more than 150 ancient spearheads in the south of Peru, dating between 9,000 and 12,000 years old. The stone objects were found by researchers ... Archaeologist Jalh Dulanto Brescia holds up one of the arrowheads found in Peru. More than 150 ancient spearheads were ... Drones
The early Utrechtenaren 'dug holes and used wooden poles which when rotted away left black marks which can still be seen,' archaeologist Linda Dielemans told the broadcaster. But Dielemans and her colleagues also found a number of objects, which will be officially unveiled on Wednesday, such as ... Drones

MUSINA, BULGARIA—Archaeology in Bulgaria reports that a team of researchers led by archaeologist Kalin Chakarov of the Pavlikeni Museum of History has investigated a water catchment reservoir at a spring inside Musina Cave, a water source that supplied the ancient city of Nicopolis ad Istrum. Drones
Just steps from the Colosseum in Rome, 38 feet below the tourist-filled streets, archaeologists found the remains of an ancient home that belonged to a military commander during the second century, The Telegraph reported. Unearthed while building the new Amba Aradam metro station—one of the 24 ... Drones
A long lost Viking settlement that featured in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, may have been located on the east coast of Canada. Birgitta Wallace, an award-winning specialist in Norse archaeology and Viking evidence in the West, said she had uncovered evidence that the new site known as ... Drones
"The building could have been one of those that accommodated special militias, who were the secret service of the emperor," senior archaeologist Rossella Rea told La Repubblica newspaper. The barracks, which include a dormitory for legionaries, were part of a huge imperial military complex that was ... Drones
ROME — For archaeologists, the excavation of Rome's newest subway line has been the gift that keeps on giving. ... military complex, “we didn't imagine that we'd find a house with a central courtyard,” a fountain and at least 14 rooms, said Simona Morretta, the state archaeologist responsible for the site. Drones
Archaeologists did not unearth the bones of Egyptian soldiers, weapons and chariots to prove the biblical account of the parting of the Red Sea, despite the false claims of many stories reporting otherwise. A story first published by a satire site, World News Daily Report, and then picked up by many other ... Drones
About 80 Neolithic monuments have been identified in Britain, but archaeologists are particularly excited by this one as they expect to uncover the entire circuit of the enclosure. Specialists from Wessex Archaeology made the discovery at a sand and gravel quarry near Datchet, within sight of Windsor ... Drones
The skeleton of a famous pirate dead for more than three centuries may have been discovered. This week, researchers in Massachusetts announced they'd found a human skeleton near the wreck of a ship that went down off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717—and they think it just might be the remains of New ... Drones
Excavation of an ancient Egyptian site has found evidence of beer and bread-making in a newly discovered building complex. The city of Tell Edfu, located around 400 miles south of Cairo in the Nile Valley, has been explored by archaeologists for the past 16 years. At the end of 2017, researchers from the ... Drones
Archaeologist Dominique Rissolo, a lead member of the CHEI team, says that its aim is to take “an underwater archaeological site topside, so archaeologists and paleontologists can spend time looking at the relationships between a particular bone and another bone, for example. “If we can document all ... Drones
Who were Goliath's relatives? Archaeologists closer to uncovering secrets of the Philistines. While no giants have been found, archaeologists have uncovered a Philistine cemetery in Israel. Hailed as an exceptional find, the 3,000-year-old bones and artifacts reveal how the people lived. (11.07.2016) ... Drones
A Neolithic monument has been discovered less than two miles from Windsor Castle. Dating from 5,500 years ago, it is one of the earliest known examples of monument-building in Britain. A ceremonial gathering place known as a causewayed enclosure has been revealed with the discovery of a series of ... Drones
Archaeologists often work with contractors to look out for our past, while we move into the future. “You start to understand how cities grow, how people move in and out, and how things develop the way they do,” said Nesta Anderson, who has been an archaeologist for about two decades. She works for ... Drones
Historians Thought Early Christians, Muslims Coexisted Peacefully in Ancient Shivta, Archaeologists Show Otherwise ... It was first excavated by the American archaeologist Harris Dunscombe Colt in 1933, and is now being studied by the Negev Byzantine Bio-Archaeology Research Program, headed by ... Drones
When the dam was green-lit in the early 1990s, the Turkish government invited teams of local and international archaeologists to work in the Tigris basin upstream of Ilisu to recover as much as possible before the dam was completed. The result was a series of intensive survey projects, followed by more ... Drones
His work builds on that of pioneering American archaeologist John Miksic at Fort Canning Hill, who conducted Singapore's first such excavations in the 1980s, where relics from the 14th century were found. More recent discoveries include World War II artifacts, such as a Monopoly set and milk bottles found ... Drones
The tomb was discovered in Giza's western cemetery by a team of Egyptian archaeologists at the helm of Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. al-Enany told reporters during a press conference on Saturday that the cemetery where the tomb was found is home to ... Drones
... very little about the first Viking raiders that went on to become part of a considerable Scandinavian settlement of England,” said archaeologist Cat Jarman, who led the study. ... The archaeologists think the mound in which the remains were discovered was some sort of burial monument to the Great Army. Drones
Archaeologists Have Revealed That Game Dice Used to Be Totally Unfair. Providence beats luck any day. MICHELLE STARR. 2 FEB 2018. The game dice we use today are as fair as we can design them - but that wasn't always the case. And now researchers have analysed the history of dice to work out when things ... Drones
Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the ground-breaking find. "I think this is one of the greatest advances in over 150 years of Maya archaeology," Stephen Houston, an archaeologist at Brown University with decades of experience studying Mesoamerican cultures told the BBC. "This is HOLY $HIT ... Drones
A team of archaeologists believe they may have discovered a spot where some of the architects of Stonehenge gathered and camped. The team have been investigating a causewayed enclosure – these are thought to be ancient meeting places or centres of trade – on army land at Larkhill close to ... Drones
Archaeologists have started "decisive" radar scans in King Tutankhamun's burial chamber in the search for hidden chambers, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday. Researchers are using ground-penetrating radar to hopefully verify the presence of empty spaces or corridors behind the walls of the pharaoh's burial ... Drones
When summertime rolls around, we all love to hangout by the pool. And it turns out so did some of the folks at an ancient church in Israel. A massive 1,500-year-old pool was uncovered at Ein Hanya that was built between the 4th and 6th centuries A.D., according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. Part of a ... Drones
SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER Members of the Peterborough Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society were honoured recently at the OAS Symposium in Brantford. Sheryl Smith, president, received the highest honour the society bestows, the J. Norman Emerson Medal. Photo courtesy of the OAS. Drones
British archaeologists have uncovered a 10,000-year-old crayon that provides a tantalising glimpse into the lives of Mesolithic settlers. The crayon, or perhaps more accurately “crayon-like object”, is 22-milimetres long and seven-millimetres wide, an elongated structure comprised primarily of haematitite, ... Drones
“Archaeologists have been digging in Jerusalem for 150 years and no one shrinks from saying this is the palace of David, this is from one date or the other,” says Yuval Gadot, an archaeologist at Tel Aviv University and one of the project's leaders. “But although carbon-14 dating has been around for a long ... Drones
... one of the earliest examples of a 'crayon'. Date: January 26, 2018; Source: University of York; Summary: Archaeologists say they may have discovered one of the earliest examples of a 'crayon' -- possibly used by our ancestors 10,000 years ago for applying color to their animal skins or for artwork. Share: FULL STORY ... Drones
Archaeologists first began digging at this site in Eastern Jiangxi Province four years ago. Now, they've confirmed that it contains a whopper of a finding – China's largest Taoist temple. “We have conducted investigations into the Taoism ruins collected from this site and the surrounding 30 square kilometers,” ... Drones
An ochre crayon thought to have been used to draw on animal skins 10,000 years ago has been found by archaeologists. The crayon, which is just 22mm long, was discovered near the site of an ancient lake which is now covered in peat near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. An ochre pebble was found at ... Drones
Archaeologists survey Scotland's forests under the sea. The Bay of Ireland near Stromness, Orkney, where a submerged forest has been found. PIC: Contributed. Drones
“It's really something different,” says archaeologist Prof. Mina Evron from Israel's University of Haifa, which conducted the dig jointly with Tel Aviv University. Evron says the upper left jawbone, complete with eight well-preserved teeth, was first discovered in 2002 in Misliya Cave – one of several prehistoric ... Drones
Archaeologists from the University of West Florida say a storm in the Mobile, Alabama, area may have unearthed the Clotilda, the last known illegal United States slave ship. Historians like Sylviane Anna Diouf said the Clotilda arrived at Twelve Mile Island on the Mobile River in July of 1860, more than 50 ... Drones
Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2017 shows archaeologists working on Keros Island in Greece. Archaeologists unearthed new findings on the Aegean Sea island of Keros during excavations in 2017, Greece's Culture Ministry announced on Jan. 24, 2018. The findings reveal that locals in the early Bronze Age ... Drones


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