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2 hrs ago | Science Daily
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.
6 hrs ago | TwinCities
At a laboratory deep inside the Science Museum of Minnesota, Jasmine Koncur, a research assistant in archaeology, peers through a microscope at a Petri dish full of plant debris. The debris was collected last year from a firepit at the Sheffield archaeological site in Marine on St. Croix.
10 hrs ago | National Geographic
By some reckonings, the Cold War began in 1945 at Trinity Site, New Mexico, with the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and ended 41 years later at Chernobyl, where the meltdown of a nuclear reactor became a precipitating event of the Soviet Union's downfall. Today some of the era's historic sites are open to visitors-a reminder of a time when two great powers were continuously on alert to wage nuclear war.
10 hrs ago | The Raw Story
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.
10 hrs ago | CNN
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.
13 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
An Arab news portal claimed on Monday that Israel had been "angered" by allegations it made in a recent article, which said the Jewish State was attempting to falsify Egyptian history to prove the Jews built the pyramids. Elaph made its comments in response to a report by the Jerusalem Post last week, which noted that the Arab news outlet had published remarks by an Egyptian researcher claiming Israel was fabricating Egyptian history to show that the Jews built the pyramids.
17 hrs ago | The Advertiser
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.
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.
In less than 10 seconds, the 16-story Queen Lane Apartments public housing building was imploded Saturday morning in Germantown, to the delight of many residents and neighborhood advocates happy to see the relic from a bygone era fall. Long a symbol of blight and urban ills, the 1950s-era Philadelphia Housing Authority building fell after a series of precisely timed explosions buckled its bones and rendered it into dust.
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.
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.
Ten people attended the two-week program, excavating and uncovering part of Fairfield's manor house foundation. Upcoming public programs include dig days at Fairfield Plantation on Sept.
There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.
TWO big explosions on the surface of the sun are about to cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, with possible disruptions to radio and satellite communications. A STRONG solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet.
Archaeologists are hoping to uncover evidence from the Battle of Franklin ahead of the clash's 150th anniversary this November. Preservationists have worked for years to purchase the property behind a pizza restaurant and strip mall where Confederate troops and Union forces opened fire on Nov. 30, 1864.
Use of symbols has characterized early communications as far back as petroglyphs, cave drawings, and our earliest art objects now for the most part being recovered from graves. Often, early art reflects a use of modeling that resembles the same element from other, far distant locations.
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is hosting a free presentation on the importance of aerial photography in archaeology on Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., in the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel Ballroom.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:31 pm
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