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1 hr ago | 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: Anthropology, Science, Lubbock, TX, South-Plains, TX

1 hr ago | The Independent

Britain must dig deeper to save its archaeology

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

4 hrs ago | 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: Anthropology, Science, Travel, Germany Travel, Europe Travel

8 hrs ago | Mashable

Medieval Child's Skeleton Is the Earliest Down Syndrome Case Yet

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.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

13 hrs ago | 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: Science, Anthropology, Arts, Painting

17 hrs ago | 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, Anthropology, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Committee seeks $65K for Peirce Island archaeology study

The Peirce Island Committee is asking city officials to fund about $65,000 for further archeological study of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 dump sites, known as "middens," that were discovered on the island and are described as historically significant.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Portsmouth, NH

Boston.com

Researcher to Explore 450-Year-Old Sunken Swedish Ship

An expert on 16th-century guns identified the Mars after divers found this unique bronze cannon.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science

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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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: Science, Anthropology

Live Science

Korean Mummy's Hernia Diagnosed 300 Years Later

An autopsy of a Korean mummy entombed in the 17th century shows that the middle-age man suffered from a potentially painful hernia during his lifetime, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hernia, Health, South Korea, World News, Anthropology, 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: Anthropology, 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: Science, Anthropology

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

ANOTHER tunnel linked to Dorchester's rich and varied past has been rediscovered.

Antelope Walk caretaker and keen archaeologist and historian Terry McGrath recently discovered a tunnel underneath the county town shopping street that was believed to have been used by the renowned Judge Jeffreys.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Dorset County, England, Anthropology, Science

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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CBS News

Earliest case of Down syndrome found in medieval cemetery

The skull of a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France shows signs of Down syndrome; for instance, the skull was short and broad, and flattened at the base.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Genetics, Medicine

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

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

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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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

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