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1 hr ago | Gawker

a Federal Dam Builders Under Investigation for Grave Robbery

Federal officials have ordered an investigation into a whistleblower's allegations that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation routinely hid widespread mismanagement of human remains the agency collected while it built and managed dams across California, Nevada and Oregon.

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Related Topix: California, Anthropology, Science

4 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

How ISIS Is Making A Fortune On The Black Market For Ancient Artifacts

The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria - the Islamic extremist group that swept through Northern Iraq last month - is now considered to be the wealthiest terrorist organization in the world, with $2.2 billion in assets.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, Anthropology, Science, Shawnee State University

8 hrs ago | Tivyside Advertiser

Talk on finds in Cardigan Castle

A talk on the archaeological finds which have been discovered within Cardigan Castle will be given by Nigel Page, the project's lead archaeologist, on Saturday 26th July at 2pm at the Guildhall, Cardigan.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Examiner.com

Earliest Down Syndrome

Archaeologist have discovered the skeletal remains of what they believe to be the earliest case of down syndrome .

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Hyperallergic

ISIS Destroys Historic Sites in Iraq and Syria

From the unverified video of a member of ISIS desecrating the alleged tombs of the prophet Jonah as they continue to impose their fundamentalist Sunni doctrine on the lands they've occupied.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Science, Anthropology

National Public Radio

The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Science, Anthropology

Live Science

Were Ancient Child Skulls 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: Anthropology, Science

North County Public Radio

SUNY Potsdam students dig into history along the Raquette River

Student archaeologists excavating a site along the Raquette River in Potsdam have unearthed pieces of prehistoric Native American pottery, stone tools and part of a spear tip that could be 5,000 years old.

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Related Topix: SUNY College at Potsdam, Science, Anthropology

Sofia News Agency

Archaeologists Discover Richly Decorated XVIII c. Grave

Archaeologists found the grave of a young woman, laid to rest with all her jewels in an area near Bulgaria's Pernik, reports Darik radio.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Wedding

EKathimerini

New international mission ready to explore Antikythera shipwreck

Around two-and-a-half years ago the National Archaeological Museum inaugurated A'The Shipwreck of Antikythera: The Ship A- the Treasures A- the Mechanism.A' The exhibition on the wreck that went down in the second quarter of the 1st century BC A- taking with it artworks, coins and other artifacts, along with the worldA's oldest known analog ... (more)

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Woods Hole, MA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

EKathimerini

Over 10,600 artifacts looted in WWII returned to Greece

More than 10,600 artifacts dating from Neolithic times that were removed illegally by Nazi archaeologists during World War II have been returned to Greece from the German Pfahlbaumuseum, the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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Archaeology

2,000-Year-Old Tools Discovered in Northern Lapland

A series of surveys in northern Finland have found pits used for trapping deer, pottery, and stone tools, including a 2,000-year-old spear tip or knife that had been uncovered from a sand pit by high winds.

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Switched

Remains Of Long-Lost Temple Discovered In Iraq

Life-size human statues and the remains of an ancient temple dating back some 2,500 years have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

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Fox News

World's oldest erotic 'graffiti' discovered on Greek island

Think phallic graffiti art exclusively belongs to the baseless present? Think again.

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YourObserver

SARASOTA-VIDEO: County archaeologist aims to inventory artifacts

Sarasota County Archaeologist Ryan Murphy spends 20 hours per week vetting development applications - and assembling puzzle pieces of history to strengthen the local community's connection to the past.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Sarasota County, FL, Sarasota, FL

York Press

Get digging at festival of archaeology

THE world's largest festival of archaeology will offer dozens of hands-on opportunities for people in York and North Yorkshire to get digging this summer.

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Miltonkeynes Today

Dig in for Archeology fun at Milton Keynes Library

There's no need to dig deep for fun - television's Paul Blinkhorn will be at Milton Keynes Library on Saturday as part of the nationwide Festival of Archaeology.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

El Salvador: Three Pre-Columbian Burials Discovered

The secrets of the Salvadoran archaeological site Nueva Esperanza, hidden for centuries under the ashes of the ancient Ilopango volcano, have emerged to the light of day with the discovery of three pre-Columbian burials.

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Related Topix: World News, El Salvador, Anthropology, Science, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters,

National Public Radio

Dam Construction Turns Up Fossil Treasure Trove

Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Science, Paleontology, Anthropology

Brandon Sun

Worker helping widen highway in northwestern New Mexico finds pottery artifacts

Workers widening a northwestern New Mexico highway bordering an archaeological site found artifacts that officials said might be from the ancient Puebloan culture.

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