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31 min ago | 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: Science, Anthropology

4 hrs ago | 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, Anthropology, Science

8 hrs ago | 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: Anthropology, Science, Life, Food, Dieting, Medicine, Nutrition

13 hrs ago | 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: Anthropology, Science

16 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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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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: Anthropology, Science, US National Parks, Canaveral National Seashore, Jacksonville, FL

Archaeology

Roman Gold Coin Discovered in Sweden

For three years archaeologists have been digging at a site on the island of A-land looking for evidence of the Migration Period of Scandinavian history, between A.D. 400 to 550.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Verde Independent

Verde Valley Archaeology Center receives conservation qualification

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has received a major endorsement of its conservation efforts and abilities in a Conservation Assessment report from staff of the Arizona State Museum.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Sedona, AZ, Camp Verde, AZ, University of Arizona, University of Delaware

Wimbledon Guardian

Archaeologists unearth medieval walls at Merton Priory Chapter House site

Trenches dug by the Museum of London Archaeology team have revealed the flint foundations of four of the Priory's walls, including the south transept of the Priory itself.

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Archaeology

Neolithic Finds in Cyprus

According to a report in the Cyprus Mail , archaeologists working at the site of Kretou Marottou-Ais Yiorkis have uncovered an early Neolithic grave that may be the one of the earliest human burials on the island.

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EKathimerini

Carved sphinxes at Ancient Amphipolis tomb will not be removed

Two sphinxes weighing around 1.5 tons each will not be moved from the entrance to the tomb at Ancient Amphipolis currently being excavated by archaeologists.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Savage Minds

Making archaeology popular.

First run in 1951, " What in the World ?" was the Penn Museum 's Peabody Award-winning popular weekly half hour television program on CBS in which a panel of experts would guess information related to four or five unidentified objects.

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NEWS.com.au

The 10 most overrated travel experiences

THEY'RE supposed to be on every traveller's wish list but some of these luxurious services are quite perplexing.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Travel

Archaeology

Maya Cities Rediscovered in the Yucatan

Archaeologists have rediscovered two massive ancient Maya cities in the Yucatan that were hidden by dense vegetation.

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TheBlaze.com

What Scientists Used From Dead King Richard III to Reveal How His...

The sudden increase in wealth, power and status that comes with being king would, presumably, involve some dietary changes to favor fancier foods as well.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, US Politics, US News

Neatorama

Rollin' Bones: The History of Dice

The next time you find yourself rolling a pair of dice, know that you're tapping into something primordial- keeping alive an ancient tradition that began long before recorded history.

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Related Topix: Dice, KY, Anthropology, Science, Games, Board Game

York Press

Archaeological dig next to Guildhall searches for royal clues

ARCHAELOGISTS have started excavating a large site in York which could hide significant remains relating to the city's Roman and medieval past.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

NEWS.com.au

This is the land that road rage forgot

ROAD RAGE is a scourge of our times. But there's a place where it doesn't exist.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Travel

The Telegraph

Buddhist landmark wallows in neglect

Kolhua, one of the most reveered Buddhist sites and an integral part of ancient Vaishali between 1st century BC and 3rd century AD, is facing utter neglect.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, World News, India, Asia,

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