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1 hr ago | The Times Leader

Archaeologists dig Duryea's past

For more than 20 years history buffs, area history buffs have been digging into the past near Duryea, and Sunday was no exception.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Duryea, PA, Pittston, PA, Honesdale, PA

5 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Experts in Milledgeville help identify artifacts

A group of amateur archaeologists, with help from the general public, strives to uncover the story of Middle Georgia’s past that is hidden in the dirt.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Bibb County, GA, Putnam County, GA, Eatonton, GA

9 hrs ago | Daily Times

Oldest known case of Down syndrome found in France

The earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago, new research shows, the Huffington Post reports.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

14 hrs ago | Switched

Child Skulls Unearthed In Bronze Age Settlements May Have Been 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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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

18 hrs ago | The News and Tribune

Clark County Museum digs for, preserves local artifacts

After a day of digging holes about a couple feet deep, members of the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society finally struck gold - or glass, that is.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Painting, Arts

22 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

PBS series stars UCA bone guru

DIGGING UP THE PAST: Duncan McKinnon, an anthropological archaeologist and visiting professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, will appear on the PBS series Time Team America airing on AETN.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Learn about bones, animals and the moon 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

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Lubbock Lake Landmark hosts Archaeology in Action

Hundreds of people had a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at an active archaeological site on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Lubbock, TX, South-Plains, TX

New Yorker

Weekend Reading: Illegal Organ Transplants, A Look Back at Freedom Summer, and More

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer, when hundreds of activists, both black and white, flooded into Mississippi to campaign for civil rights.

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Related Topix: Activism, Greenwood, MS, Science

EKathimerini

Ministry to work with Interpol to trace artifacts

The Culture Ministry plans to cooperate with Interpol in a bid to trace some 100 Greek artifacts that have been missing since World War II and the subsequent Greek Civil War, Kathimerini has learned.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Travel, Germany Travel, Europe Travel

University of Cambridge

Animal, vegetable, mineral: the making of Buddhist texts

The wide-ranging objects on display at Buddha's Word, an exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, show how Tibetan book makers used the resources around them to produce manuscripts conveying the messages of a faith in which texts themselves are sacred objects.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Arts, Painting

Peninsula Daily News

Tse-whit-zen items on display at Elwha Heritage Center in...

A hook for catching halibut will be part of the exhibit of artifacts recovered from Tse-whit-zen that will be on display at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center starting Saturday.

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Related Topix: Port Angeles, WA, Archaeology, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Savage Minds

Embracing Our Better Angels: Endorsing BDS and the History of the AAA

In our previous posts , we made the argument that the American Anthropological Association ought to endorse the united Palestinian call to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories and systematic legal discrimination.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East

Bournemouth Echo

Watch real life archaeological dig at Corfe Castle

The dig at Corfe Castle is part of the Festival of Archaeology which is marked this month and will see events across the area including on Portland and at Puddletown.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Counterpunch

The Peoples' Anthropology of Sam Beck

The city is a structure composed of milieux; the peoples in the milieux tend to be rather detached from one another .

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Related Topix: Science, Cornell University, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

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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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

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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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

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

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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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

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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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

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