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3 hrs ago | Archaeology

What Paleolithic People Were Really Eating

At the rock shelter site of Cova de la Barriada, archaeologists have discovered that even 30,000 years ago, vitamin-rich snails were part of the Iberian dinner table.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

7 hrs ago | The China Post

Greek archaeology site captivates imagination

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.

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11 hrs ago | EKathimerini

The fascinating journey of a cultural treasure

The illustrated codex belonging to the Marciana Library in Venice painted by Greek miniaturist Georgios Klontzas in 1592 has never been shown in Greece, and nor has the wonderful painting by El Greco depicting Saint Francis of Assisi and Fra Leone contemplating mortality , currently at the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.

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Related Topix: Painting, Archaeology, Science, Marketing

16 hrs ago | Archaeology

Wwii U.S. Cruiser Identified in Java Sea

The U.S. Navy History and Heritage Command announced that a vessel in the Java Sea is the cruiser USS Houston , which sank during the Battle of the Sunda Strait on February 28, 1942.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Archaeology, Science

20 hrs ago | Mother Jones

26 Percent of Women Scientists Say They've Been Sexually Assaulted Doing Fieldwork

One of the most difficult parts of getting a Ph.D. is finishing your dissertation.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois

Yesterday | Science Daily

Oldest metal object found to date in Middle East

A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, has been discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

ARCHEOLOGICAL survey work has started on land at Chesterton earmarked for a 2,500 home development.

The land behind Somerford Road in Cirencester has become a hive of activity as workers begin digging trenches for an investigation, prompting one worried resident to contact the Standard, voicing concerns about nearby badger sets.

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

Hyperallergic

A Documentarian of Memory

Chris Marker's death two years ago, on the day of his 91st birthday, heralded a surge of renewed interest in the enigmatic French filmmaker.

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Related Topix: Science, France, World News,

Albany Times Union

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

In this handout photo released by the Greek Culture Ministry on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, two large stone sphinxes are seen under a barrel-vault topping the entrance to an ancient tomb under excavation at Amphipolis in northern Greece.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

The Brattleboro Reformer

Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Brattleboro, VT

Korea Herald

Researchers come across trove of Buddhist artifacts

South Korean researchers said Thursday they have uncovered dozens of artifacts used in Buddhist ceremonies nearly a millennium ago, as they begin to unravel the mystery behind an ancient shrine where they were discovered.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Archaeology, Science

Newsday

Earliest evidence of snail-eating

The findings revealed that Homo sapiens living in the Benidorm area were the first recorded group to include snails in their diet, some 30,000 years ago.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

EKathimerini

Sphinxes at burial site at Ancient Amphipolis revealed

State archaeologists on Wednesday continued their painstaking work at the site of Ancient Amphipolis, in central Macedonia, removing large stones from the entrance to a huge tomb there and revealing two headless sphinxes believed to have been placed there to guard the massive burial site.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Medical Daily

Closer To Treatment For Deadly Disease Tuberculosis: Scientists Discover Biomarker

Scientists have found a key protein that can protect people from the highly contagious and life-threatening lung disease tuberculosis, leading medicine closer to finding new treatment strategies, which may be in the form of a vitamin D supplement.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Medicine, Dermatology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Archaeology, Science

Live Science

Real Paleo Diet: Ancient Humans Ate Snails

Archaeologists recently uncovered evidence of a fireplace and snail shells with evidence of burning in a rock shelter in Spain.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Life, Food, Dieting, Medicine, Nutrition

Daily Reporter

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

The Escapist

Siberian Elders Vote to Bury Ice Mummy to Ward Off Earthquakes, Floods

The Siberian Ice Maiden, also known as the Princess of Ukok, Altay Princess or Ochi-Bala, is to be put back in her tomb thanks to a campaign by Altay Region spiritual leaders and elders, who are worried that as long as she stays in the hands of scientists the gate to the underworld will remain open.

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Examiner.com

Boy missing since 1940 ID'd: Juvenile's name from reform school released

Univ. of South Florida researchers said they identified George Owen Smith as the first of 55 bodies they exhumed from the grounds of the renamed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Historian: Location of 1614 Dutch fort pinpointed

A historian who found the buried remnants of a Dutch Colonial fort in Albany 45 years ago says he has pinpointed the location of an earlier fortification.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Tue Aug 19, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Lost French fleet of 1565 remains a mystery after divers spend weeks looking off Florida coast

The Roper, a research vessel set up for maritime archaeology, has been home to crews from the St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum searching for the lost French fleet of Jean Ribault, believed to have sunk off the coast of Canaveral National Seashore in 1565.

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

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