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2 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Pierce County sets rules for work to resume on Tanglewood Island

Ta-ha-do-Wa Camp for Boys is shown on Tanglewood Island in 1956. The roundhouse pavilion contained a dining area, meeting rooms and showers.


Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Archaeology, Science, Gig Harbor, WA, Puyallup, WA

7 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area, but then reburied at an undisclosed location.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

11 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Aboriginal scientific achievements recognised

Just one generation ago Australian schoolkids were taught that Aboriginal people couldn't count beyond five, wandered the desert scavenging for food, had no civilisation, couldn't navigate and peacefully acquiesced when Western Civilisation rescued them in 1788.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Entomology

15 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

About a dozen or so archaeologists in downtown Columbia, S.C. are focused on a 165-acre sliver of land that used to be a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

Historians plan to keep on digging at Sizergh Castle

Jamie Lund, National Trust regional archaeologist, Allan Steward of Levens Local History Group, Mark Brennand, Cumbria historical environment officer and Stephen Read Gill Wood of Levens Local History Group A COMMUNITY archaeology venture is to be extended to assess how the ecology of South Lakeland has changed in the aeons since the last Ice Age.


Related Topix: Science, Archaeology, Cumbria County, England, United Kingdom,

Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper, the world's most widely grown spice

Photo credit: Sean Mattson, STRI. Smithsonian archaeologist, Dolores Piperno, measures a teosinte plant growing under past climate conditions.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture

Scientific American

Food Security and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial.


Related Topix: Health, HIV/AIDS, Science, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Medicine, Nutrition, Senegal, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

East Anglian Daily Times

West Suffolk: Roman skeletons discovered by Anglian Water in Barnham, Bardwell, Pakenham and Rougham

Skeletons that could date back as far as Roman Britain have been hailed as "exciting archaeological finds" after their discovery in west Suffolk.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Sydney Morning Herald

More Fromelles Diggers identified

As many as 20 soldiers killed in Australia's bloodiest 24 hours in battle have been identified, almost a century after they were lost at Fromelles during the nation's first action on the Western Front.


Related Topix: Science

Daily Journal

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Argus

The secrets of the community behind "Whitehawk's Stonehenge" are set to be uncovered.

Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project has won almost A 100,000 of Heritage Lottery Fund support for a new community-based archaeology project.


Related Topix: Science, Archaeology, East Sussex County, England, United Kingdom, World News, West Sussex County, England


Researchers Determine Home of Chili Pepper Farming

Chili peppers reign as the world's most widely cultivated spice crop; farmers grow them in bulk, and self-described chili-heads breed ever-spicier varieties of the fruit.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Archaeology, Genetics, Medicine, Davis, CA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley

The Labradorian

Anthropologist chronicles struggles of Innu, Inuit against oppression

Governments forced the Innu and Inuit of Labrador into "concentration villages" and even the most recently constructed of the communities failed their needs, concludes a New York-based researcher in a new book.


Related Topix: Science, City University of New York, North America, Canada, World News

The Times of Israel

Spanish town of 'Kill Jews' to vote on name change

And now the mayor of the small Spanish town of Castrillo Matajudios - which means Castrillo Kill Jews in English - has said residents will get the opportunity to vote on a name change.


Related Topix: Spain, World News, Archaeology, Science

WTOC-TV Savannah

New field lab on Ossabaw Island, Armstrong offers class

The Ossabaw Field Lab grew out of a recommendation at the 2012 Armstrong Community Summit regarding ways to accommodate visits to the island by the university's biology students, according to a university news release.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science


Five historic live oaks in Georgetown celebrated

A granite marker at the site of five centuries-old live oaks near the intersection of Ga.


Related Topix: Georgetown, GA, Georgia, Georgia Government, Archaeology, Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Seattle filmmaker working to share work of artist & adventurer Caroline Mytinger

American artist Caroline Mytinger died in virtual obscurity at the age of 83 in 1980.


Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Solomon Islands, UC Berkeley, Science

National Geographic

Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

Pompeii has been many things over the centuries. It's been "a vineyard, a treasure trove, a den of bandits and today it remains an archaeological gem 'exposed and vulnerable,'" according to the new book From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town .


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Classical, Mozart, Amadeus Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

The Baltimore Sun

Patterson Park dig uncovering traces of War of 1812 militia camp, defenses

When Samuel Smith, major general of the Maryland militia, needed a headquarters to plot Baltimore 's defense from British invaders in the summer of 1814, archaeologists believe he called on the owner of a shop that gives Butcher's Hill its name.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Lauraville (Baltimore, MD), Baltimore, MD, Catonsville, MD

Indy Media

Radical Anthropology talks in London

Symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, in a social revolution whose echoes can still be heard in myths and rituals around the world.


Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Medicine


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