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2 hrs ago | CNN

King Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows, study says

British scientists announced on February 4 that they were convinced "beyond reasonable doubt" that a skeleton found during an archaeological dig in Leicester, England, in August 2012 is that of King Richard III, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Mitochondrial DNA extracted from the bones was matched to Michael Ibsen, a Canadian cabinetmaker and direct descendant of Richard III's sister, Anne of York.


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

2 hrs ago |

Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

Modern forensic techniques are shedding light on a 500-year-old mystery: Which battlefield injuries might have killed King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle? A new analysis of the king's skeletal remains, using whole-body CT scans and micro-CT imaging of injured bones, provides a detailed account of the 11 injuries he suffered at the Battle of Bosworth Field, where he died on Aug. 22, 1485. The modern forensics revealed that two skull injuries could have killed the king in a short amount of time, according to a new report published Sept.


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5 hrs ago | Archaeology

Bog Body Uncovered in Ireland's County Meath

Utility workers discovered the lower leg bones of an adult in Rossan Bog. "The exact date of the remains is not known at this time but we will be conducting research in the coming months," archaeologist Maeve Sikora of the National Museum of Ireland told The Irish Examiner .


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

8 hrs ago | ABC News

Egypt Says Restoration of Oldest Pyramid on Track

Egypt's antiquities minister took journalists inside a 4,600-year-old pyramid on Tuesday to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence." At a press conference at the Saqqara pyramid complex, some 30 kilometers south of Cairo, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty decried recent media reports alleging that the Djoser pyramid might collapse.


Related Topix: Travel, Egypt Travel, Middle East Travel, Anthropology, Science

12 hrs ago |

Huge Stone Structure Possibly Older than Stonehenge Identified Near Sea of Galilee

News of archaeological discoveries dated to the times of the Bible are fairly common in Israel, but new research about a massive stone structure found in northern Israel suggests a far older find. An Israeli researcher believes that a 5,000-year-old stone structure was possibly used to designate ancient property rights.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News

16 hrs ago |

New bog body discovered in Meath

Archaeologists from the National Museum of Ireland have confirmed that it is working on a find of human remains in a bog near the border with Co Westmeath, although the exact site has not yet been named. "Archaeologists and conservators from The National Museum of Ireland have been on site investigating the findspot of archaeological human remains in a bog in Co.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

19 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Robinson hired as new Vermont state archaeologist

Jess Robinson is Vermont's new State Archaeologist. He is the second State Archaeologist to serve Vermont, since the General Assembly established the position in 1976.


Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Anthropology, Science, Burlington, VT, SUNY Albany

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Science Daily

Creation of the Vuoksi River preceded a significant cultural shift

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.


Related Topix: Europe, Finland, World News, Anthropology, Science


St. Croix Valley history being unveiled one charred bit at a time

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.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Marine on St. Croix, MN, Mankato, MN, Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Recreational Vehicle, Bison

National Geographic

8 Places That Showcase Atomic Age Archaeology for Tourists

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.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Explosion, University of Chicago, World News, Japan

The Raw Story

Divers return to shipwreck where the ancient 'Antikythera Mechanism' was found

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.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Piracy News, Woods Hole, MA


5 overlooked world treasures

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.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Peru Travel, Anthropology, Science, Beijing, China Travel, World News

Jerusalem Post

'Israelis angered by claim Jews falsifying Egyptian history'

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.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Anthropology, Science

The Advertiser

Archeologist to reveal details about Roman roads in North Yorkshire

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.


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

Cape Cod Times

Archaeologist offers upkeep, access, for free rent at historical home

Thomas Keyes, who served two terms on the Board of Selectmen, asked his former colleagues Thursday to allow the North Atlantic Archaeological Collaborative Inc. to enter into a license agreement as a tenant at will for the vacant Deacon Eldred House at 4 Water St., the one-time home for the Thornton W. Burgess Society museum. The selectmen did not immediately turn over the keys to their former colleague, but asked Town Manager George "Bud" Dunham to look into any potential legal issues.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, East Sandwich, MA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

How this girl will hunt her attackers

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.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Blighted 16-story Queen Lane Apts. imploded in Germantown

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.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Buckingham Today

Dig could have found a Roman settlement

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.


Related Topix: Bucks County, PA, Science, Anthropology

Hampshire Chronicle

Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society announces new season

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.


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


Fairfield Foundation Uncovers History at Namesake Plantation During...

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.


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