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52 min ago | Brandon Sun

Archeologists unearth small copper crucifix believed to be from 1620s

Archaeologists at the Colony of Avalon in eastern Newfoundland say they have unearthed a small copper crucifix that dates back to 1620s.

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5 hrs ago | EKathimerini

Sifting through Kos's charms

A'YouA're Greek?A' waiters, archaeological site guards, salespeople and local residents ask us with genuine surprise.

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9 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

Archaeologists searching for lost French fleet of Jean Ribault

Will.Dickey@Jacksonville.com--07/10/14--Equipment and supplies are ready at the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program office for an expedition to search for the lost French fleet of Jean Ribault, which was lost in a hurricane 450 years ago.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Florida, St. Augustine, FL, US National Parks, Canaveral National Seashore

13 hrs ago | Free Republic

What Rome's Arch-Enemies Wore Into Battle

Naval archaeologists think they've found the only example of armor from Carthage to survive the destruction of the city-state by Rome in 146BC.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Marlborough Express

Dig opens window into past

Archeological work done at land surrounding the Blenheim sewerage works before its upgrade shows the area was used after early Maori settlers left the Wairau Bar in the 13th century.

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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Learn about bones July 17

The Summer Reading Program continues at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Waynesville Branch Library with "Forensic Anthropology: The Real Bones."

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Related Topix: Science, Western Carolina University

CBS News

Earliest case of Down syndrome found in medieval cemetery

The skull of a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France shows signs of Down syndrome; for instance, the skull was short and broad, and flattened at the base.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Genetics, Medicine

Gawker

a Federal Dam Builders Under Investigation for Grave Robbery

Federal officials have ordered an investigation into a whistleblower's allegations that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation routinely hid widespread mismanagement of human remains the agency collected while it built and managed dams across California, Nevada and Oregon.

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Related Topix: California, Archaeology, Science

ThinkProgress

How ISIS Is Making A Fortune On The Black Market For Ancient Artifacts

The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria - the Islamic extremist group that swept through Northern Iraq last month - is now considered to be the wealthiest terrorist organization in the world, with $2.2 billion in assets.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, Archaeology, Science, Shawnee State University

Dorsetecho.co.uk

ANOTHER tunnel linked to Dorchester's rich and varied past has been rediscovered.

Antelope Walk caretaker and keen archaeologist and historian Terry McGrath recently discovered a tunnel underneath the county town shopping street that was believed to have been used by the renowned Judge Jeffreys.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Dorset County, England, Archaeology, Science

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Peninsula

Experts find 27 date presses in Al Zubarah

DOHA: The largest number of date presses in the region has been discovered in Al Zubarah, Qatar's only World Heritage site.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, Archaeology, Science

Hyperallergic

ISIS Destroys Historic Sites in Iraq and Syria

From the unverified video of a member of ISIS desecrating the alleged tombs of the prophet Jonah as they continue to impose their fundamentalist Sunni doctrine on the lands they've occupied.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Archaeology, Science

National Public Radio

The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Archaeology, Science

Live Science

Were Ancient Child Skulls Gifts to the Lake Gods?

An illustration of Bronze-Age lake dwellers in Switzerland and Germany, who may have buried children's skulls at the perimeter of their settlements as gifts to lake gods to ward off flooding.

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North County Public Radio

SUNY Potsdam students dig into history along the Raquette River

Student archaeologists excavating a site along the Raquette River in Potsdam have unearthed pieces of prehistoric Native American pottery, stone tools and part of a spear tip that could be 5,000 years old.

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Related Topix: SUNY College at Potsdam, Archaeology, Science

Sofia News Agency

Archaeologists Discover Richly Decorated XVIII c. Grave

Archaeologists found the grave of a young woman, laid to rest with all her jewels in an area near Bulgaria's Pernik, reports Darik radio.

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EKathimerini

New international mission ready to explore Antikythera shipwreck

Around two-and-a-half years ago the National Archaeological Museum inaugurated A'The Shipwreck of Antikythera: The Ship A- the Treasures A- the Mechanism.A' The exhibition on the wreck that went down in the second quarter of the 1st century BC A- taking with it artworks, coins and other artifacts, along with the worldA's oldest known analog ... (more)

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Woods Hole, MA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Radio Times

Could one of these characters become the next TV detective?

It keeps publishing buoyant and gives us all something to watch on Sunday nights.

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Archaeology

2,000-Year-Old Tools Discovered in Northern Lapland

A series of surveys in northern Finland have found pits used for trapping deer, pottery, and stone tools, including a 2,000-year-old spear tip or knife that had been uncovered from a sand pit by high winds.

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Switched

Remains Of Long-Lost Temple Discovered In Iraq

Life-size human statues and the remains of an ancient temple dating back some 2,500 years have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

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