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1 hr ago | CBC News

Tunnel unearthed in Bannerman Park sends speculation flying

An underground tunnel discovered during construction in Bannerman Park has piqued interest and sparked the rumour mill about whether the structure is an old drain, or a secret tunnel for people to travel through.

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Related Topix: Canada, Science, Anthropology

5 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

PBS series stars UCA bone guru

DIGGING UP THE PAST: Duncan McKinnon, an anthropological archaeologist and visiting professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, will appear on the PBS series Time Team America airing on AETN.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

9 hrs ago | Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk's history is unearthed at Gressenhall Museum's archaeology day

From stone age tools to the relics of a Georgian workhouse, the stories of Norfolk's rich archaeological heritage were unearthed at the county's rural life museum near Dereham.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

11 hrs ago | Switched

Child Skulls Unearthed In Bronze Age Settlements May Have Been 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: Science, Anthropology

15 hrs ago | The News and Tribune

Clark County Museum digs for, preserves local artifacts

After a day of digging holes about a couple feet deep, members of the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society finally struck gold - or glass, that is.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Painting, Arts

19 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Experts in Milledgeville help identify artifacts

A group of amateur archaeologists, with help from the general public, strives to uncover the story of Middle Georgia’s past that is hidden in the dirt.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Bibb County, GA, Putnam County, GA, Eatonton, GA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Free Republic

Archaeology as a vital US strategic interest

The year 1776 saw both the U.S. Declaration of Independence and publication of Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

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

The Independent

Britain must dig deeper to save its archaeology

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

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

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

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

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

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