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2 hrs ago | CNN

King Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows, study says

British scientists announced on February 4 that they were convinced "beyond reasonable doubt" that a skeleton found during an archaeological dig in Leicester, England, in August 2012 is that of King Richard III, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Mitochondrial DNA extracted from the bones was matched to Michael Ibsen, a Canadian cabinetmaker and direct descendant of Richard III's sister, Anne of York.


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

4 hrs ago | Archaeology

Bog Body Uncovered in Ireland's County Meath

Utility workers discovered the lower leg bones of an adult in Rossan Bog. "The exact date of the remains is not known at this time but we will be conducting research in the coming months," archaeologist Maeve Sikora of the National Museum of Ireland told The Irish Examiner .


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

8 hrs ago | ABC News

Egypt Says Restoration of Oldest Pyramid on Track

Egypt's antiquities minister took journalists inside a 4,600-year-old pyramid on Tuesday to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence." At a press conference at the Saqqara pyramid complex, some 30 kilometers south of Cairo, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty decried recent media reports alleging that the Djoser pyramid might collapse.


Related Topix: Travel, Egypt Travel, Middle East Travel, Archaeology, Science

11 hrs ago |

Huge Stone Structure Possibly Older than Stonehenge Identified Near Sea of Galilee

News of archaeological discoveries dated to the times of the Bible are fairly common in Israel, but new research about a massive stone structure found in northern Israel suggests a far older find. An Israeli researcher believes that a 5,000-year-old stone structure was possibly used to designate ancient property rights.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News

15 hrs ago |

New bog body discovered in Meath

Archaeologists from the National Museum of Ireland have confirmed that it is working on a find of human remains in a bog near the border with Co Westmeath, although the exact site has not yet been named. "Archaeologists and conservators from The National Museum of Ireland have been on site investigating the findspot of archaeological human remains in a bog in Co.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

19 hrs ago | West Australian

The grain debate

When My Kitchen Rules celebrity chef Pete Evans espoused the health benefits of a grain-free diet, people sat up and listened. Evans isn't the only celebrity voice to endorse a paleo or grain-free life, but his opinion has certainly increased the attack on the humble grain.


Related Topix: Life, Dieting, Agriculture, Science

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Burial ground found on N. Dakota family's farm

The Gemmill family suspects they stumbled upon an ancient Native American burial site last week, but they are still waiting on experts to excavate the area and solve the mystery of who the bones belong to. They say they found multiple skulls, femurs, ribs and other bones when excavating a silage pit.


Related Topix: University of North Dakota, Science

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.


Related Topix: Europe, Finland, World News, Archaeology, Science


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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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.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Piracy News, Woods Hole, MA


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

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Science, Religion, Scientology, University of Chicago

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.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

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.


Related Topix: Europe, Finland, World News, Science

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.


Related Topix: Science

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.


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


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