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3 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Treasures rescued from war

It's one of the more poignant stories in the history of museology: a collection of rare and priceless artefacts from Afghanistan, believed to have been lost to the country's seemingly perennial political conflict, are discovered stashed away in the vaults of the presidential palace in Kabul, untouched and preserved while wars raged on around them.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Archaeology, Science

6 hrs ago | Sentencing Law and Policy

"Strictly Taboo: Cultural Anthropology's Insights into Mass Incarceration and Victimless Crime"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Brennan Hughes available via SSRN.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science

10 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

UNBC students build First Nation pit house

Eric Besherse uses a draw-knife to peel the next log for building Canada's newest pithouse, while fellow student Morgan Paulson and main instructor Vince Prince place timbers in the background.

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14 hrs ago | Guardian-series.co.uk

Remains of medieval manor house excavated in former stadium car park

The remains of a 14th century medieval manor house are being excavated beneath Walthamstow Stadium's former car park prior to development of the site.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

18 hrs ago | Ledbury Reporter

Sharing Heritage: Big Dig Ewyas and archaeology group celebrates A 9,900 Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Ewyas Harold History and Archaeology Group has received a A 9,900 Sharing Heritage grant grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its "Big Dig Ewyas" project.

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

19 hrs ago | The Tribune

6 Indiana projects get national humanities grants

Three universities in Indiana have been awarded a total of $1.25 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Related Topix: Indiana, University of Notre Dame, Science

19 hrs ago | This is Oxfordshire

Exhibition unravels the story of boy king's tomb

Co-curators Liam McNamara, left, and Dr Paul Collins with a statue of the head of Tutankhamun made out of limestone during his reign between 1332 and 1322BC HIDDEN under the sand for centuries, this little statue will come face-to-face with thousands of visitors in Oxford.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTLV

Searching for Ribault's shipwrecks

Searching for Ribault's shipwrecks The search is on for what could be the oldest French shipwrecked vessel in the New World.

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

WBIR-TV Knoxville

UT "Body Farm" founder critical of MH17 victim recovery

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass says he thinks forensic evidence to identify bodies from Malaysia Flight 17 has already been compromised.

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Related Topix: Science, Train Disaster, Knoxville, TN

Men's Journal

Six Ways to Get Your Sex Drive Back

For the past four years, Helen Fisher, an anthropologist and author of Anatomy of Love, has been crunching the numbers from a massive sex survey undertaken by the Match.com dating site.

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Related Topix: Science, Human Sexuality, Online Dating

CBS News

Archaeologists excavate colonial battleground in upstate New York

Volunteer Heather Engwer of Lake George examines an artifact during an archaeological field school dig at Lake George Battlefield Park on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Lake George, N.Y. The summer project is focusing on a site that saw heavy military activity during the 18th century, with American, British, French and American Indian forces battling ... (more)

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, New York, Lake George, NY, Adirondack, NY, Fort Edward, NY

ThinkProgress

Sea Level Rise Threatens To Flood Boston's Historic Buildings And Archaeological Sites

Flooding from sea level rise is threatening to wash away many of Boston's historical buildings and archaeological sites, according to WGBH News.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

Nottingham Evening Post

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Community archaeologist Emily Gillott with a fragment of medieval pottery found at the Rufford dig, above.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Berwick Advertiser

Americans take on locals in Belford

The annual Bush Tucker Trial was held at the Salmon Inn, Belford on Sunday night between a team of locals and American archaeological students.

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

Lexington Herald-Leader

Archaeological diggers in Woodford search for clues to life of Jack...

The dig is in a remote spot in southern Woodford County; workers walked up a dry creekbed to get there.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Woodford County, KY, Kentucky, Drink, Whiskey, Liquor

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The China Post

Ancient Roman cemetery explored

Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered a cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome where they believe the variety of tombs found reflects the bustling town's multicultural nature.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Theater, Arts

The Northern Echo

Life before the Saxon Princess uncovered in new Anglo Saxon exhibition

FOLLOWING the overwhelming success of the Saxon Princess exhibition a prequel gallery has opened at Kirkleatham Museum showing how people lived in east Cleveland 5,000 years ago.

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CBC News

Agreement aims to protect North Shore wrecks from looters

The North Shore's underwater archaeological heritage includes more than ships, like this Second World War United States Air Force Catalina float plane that crashed off Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Canada, North America, World News,

Fire Dog Lake

Saturday Archaeology: Digging the Mayans in Stages

A first lesson in rediscovering the Mayan architecture that built their many impressive temples has been that each successive generation took a lesson from the past, literally, and covered the existing structure with another.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Knutsford Guardian

Families can learn about ancient pottery in Goostrey

Ancient Secrets is an opportunity to discover what the old vessels were used for, reconstruct broken pots, and discuss ceramics discovered on the ancient site of Toad Hall and the adjoining Old Medicine House.

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