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57 min ago | Science Daily

Creation of the Vuoksi River preceded a significant cultural shift

The creation of the Vuoksi River and the subsequent rapid decrease in the water level of Lake Saimaa approximately 6,000 years ago revealed thousands of square kilometers of new, fertile land in eastern Finland. Researchers have studied the role that the decrease in water levels has played in the interaction between nature and humans.


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4 hrs ago | Cryptomundo

Orang Pendek Shot and Killed?

The news source itself is suspect. If you look at it, it does not even purport to tell the truth.


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7 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Divers return to shipwreck where the ancient 'Antikythera Mechanism' was found

The Antikythera Mechanism -- is a 2nd-century BC device known as the world's oldest computer -- becsause it could track astronomical phenomena and the cycles of the Solar System Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found. The so-called Antikythera Mechanism, a 2nd-century BC device known as the world's oldest computer, was discovered by sponge divers in 1900 off a remote Greek island in the Aegean.


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7 hrs ago | CNN

5 overlooked world treasures

While tourists flock to the Great Wall of China and other popular tourist destinations around the world, why not explore some lesser-known hidden gems? Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler and Global Heritage Fund head Vince Michael recommend Pingyao Ancient City for a more complete picture of ancient Chinese life. Heading to Machu Picchu in Peru? How about exploring Chavin de Huantar, a pre-Columbian archaeological site that was a religious and ceremonial pilgrimage center for the pre-Columbian Andean religious world? One of the earliest known towns in the world, Catalhoyuk is a nearly 10,000-year-old example of a well-preserved Neolithic village in Turkey.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Peru Travel, Archaeology, Science, Beijing, China Travel, World News

12 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Archeologist to reveal details about Roman roads in North Yorkshire

A ROMAN archaeology expert is set to give the second of a series of talks revealing details about roads in North Yorkshire during the period. Hugh Toller, who is working with the Roman Antiquities Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society to identify the routes of the ancient roads, will speak at the village hall, in Thornton le Street, between Thirsk and Northallerton on Saturday, October 11, at 2pm.


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15 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Meet the McGill professor who got inside Anonymous

At 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 14, Gabriella Coleman dragged herself from the bedroom of her apartment to her desk, where her laptop had sat running overnight. Coleman, a McGill University professor, toggled between windows of a chat client, trying to catch up.


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19 hrs ago |

George Washington U. Snags a Decipherer of Ancient Texts

Christopher A. Rollston, a scholar of the ancient Near East, has spent the past two years wandering through a series of academic jobs in Israel and the United States. Now he has found a permanent home, as an associate professor of Northwest Semitic languages and literatures at George Washington University.


Related Topix: Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Archaeology, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

How this girl will hunt her attackers

WHEN teenager Amy Maddison came home bloodied from an attack by three brutal thugs, her parents decided they wouldn't take it lying down. ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered a third chamber of a mysterious, massive tomb in northern Greece - and had a glimpse of what it contains.


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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Envisioning Landscapes Of Our Very Distant Future

A few minutes before my flight to Helsinki touched down, I looked out the window at Finland's flat, snowy, forested landscape. It appeared still and serene.


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Buckingham Today

Dig could have found a Roman settlement

Roman pottery and a red deer antler have been found at the dig in a field near St Rumbold's Well, in Buckingham, a county councillor told the Advertiser. After the excavating digger also uncovered a long stretch of wall beneath the field's surface, county councillor Robin Stuchbury informed Bucks County Council's archaeological planning officer, Eliza Alqassar, who visited the site on Wednesday.


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Hampshire Chronicle

Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society announces new season

A CLUB dedicated to exploring Hampshire's medieval history through landscape and archaeology has announced its new season of lectures and conferences. Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society will host two conference and AGM sessions in November with lectures and events lined up February.


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Non-Dominant Hand Vital To Evolution Of The Thumb

Research shows non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology. In the largest experiment ever undertaken into the manipulative pressures experienced by the hand during stone tool production, biological anthropologist's analyzed the manipulative forces and frequency of use experienced by the thumb and fingers on the non-dominant hand during a series of stone tool production sequences that replicated early tool forms.


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Archaeologist Janis Heward supervises the team in the trench where the flue was found

THE Friends of Skipton 's Raikes Road Burial Ground have carried out a small excavation of the mortuary in the old Victorian cemetery, which opened between 1846 and 1878. This was funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and was part of the group's ongoing project to restore the site and make it accessible to the public.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Mysterious tomb promises new find

TWO big explosions on the surface of the sun are about to cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, with possible disruptions to radio and satellite communications. A STRONG solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet.


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Chico Enterprise-Record

Chikoko designs find home at anthropology museum

Designs made by the Chikoko team will be on display in "Material Culture" at the Valene L. Smith Anthropology Museum. CHICO >> It's always a blurry line with fashion.


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Carlsbad Current-Argus

Kurt Simmons: Verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the scriptures

Conservative evangelicals are sometimes criticized for belief in the inerrancy of scripture as originally penned. Liberal theologians who take a dismissive view of scripture charge that the Bible is false in various particulars, including the special creation of man, Eve being made from Adam's rib, the age of the earth, the longevity of the patriarchs, and the world-wide flood.

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York Press

Grave finds at York archaeological dig

Members of the Archaeology Live dig at All Saints Church in North Street has recently found items dating back to the 12th century, including cattle horn and skull fragments which were by-products of leather production from the early 19th century. Now, all the items found are being placed into bags ready to be analysed, with trainees keeping records which will serve the trust for many years to come.


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Morley Today

Archaeological dig planned for woodland

The origins of the spring and well in Churwell woods are hoped to be discovered at an archaeological dig next weekend. Organised by Churwell Environmental Volunteers, the dig, in Clark Spring Woods, will be held on Saturday September 13 and Sunday September 14 from 10am-4pm on both days.


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The Japan Times

Kyushu museum uses 3-D tech to replicate artifacts

Setsuo Imazu of the Kyushu National Museum was greatly impressed and surprised when he viewed a nearly complete replica of a seated statue of Kukai in July because it so closely resembled the original, which is kept at Kongobuji, the head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, on Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture. Kukai was the Japanese monk who founded the Shingon, or "True Word," school of Buddhism.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Telegraph

Oct. date for ASI Nalanda dossier

In the meeting of the ASI's World Heritage advisory committee in New Delhi on Thursday, the state government was directed to prepare a master plan for the future development of the areas around the Nalanda ruins. Chanchal Kumar, the state art, culture and youth affairs secretary, who attended the meeting, was asked to take necessary steps to ensure a 300-metre buffer zone around the ruins.


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