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  1. Why scientists say a matrilineal elite ruled New Mexico's Pueblo BonitoRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    DNA testing has yielded new findings about the organization of Chaco society, which had its peak between 800 A.D. and 1100 A.D. This May 5, 2011, photo provided by University of Colorado Boulder Museum of Natural History adjunct curator of anthropology Larry Benson shows the Pueblo del Arroyo archaeological site at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. More than a century ago, archeologists working in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon unearthed a hidden crypt containing the remains of 14 people: members of an elite, judging by the jewelry with which they were buried, roughly 1,000 years ago.


  2. Ancient Pueblo Society was Ruled by Maternal DynastyRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | I4U Future Technology News

    Using a combination of radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, researchers have found that a matrilineal dynasty likely ruled Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico for more than 300 years A unique Pueblo culture was thriving in the high-desert landscape of Chaco Canyon thousands of years ago. The native American society possessed a complex network of homes carved into the sides of the cliff which was connecting hundreds of communities to each other.


  3. Link About It: The Dot Braille Smartwatch Ships Next MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Cool Hunting

    South Korean start-up Dot will begin shipping their Dot smartwatch in March of this year to 100,000 customers . The timepiece has been under development since 2014 and the most recent snag came from durability tests.


  4. Another small step for Syrian Refugees in Beirut's "Aleppo Park"Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | OpEdNews

    Sunday February 19, 2017 was an unseasonably warm day and frankly an exhilarating relief from the past couple of months of bitter cold and very rough storms across Lebanon. Consequently, approximately two thousand Syrian refugees, roughly two-thirds being children from all of Syria's 14 governorates, from Daraa in the Southwest to al-Hasaka in the Northeast, enjoyed Aleppo Park last weekend Meals for Syrian Refugee Children: Lebanon is thrilled to have been able to arrange for what will hopefully be a regular water delivery to the park.


  5. A Beer Archaeologist Brews 1,100-Year-Old BeersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Travis Rupp is a classics professor at the University of Colorado Boulder who teaches subjects like Greek and Roman archaeology, art history, Egyptology, and Roman history. But what makes him stand out from all other history professors is the fact that he has a fine appreciation for the art of ancient brews.


  6. Images of Scapa Flow warship scrap sites diveRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Newsday

    ... World War One High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. Marine archaeologists from Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (Orca), the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and divers from SULA Diving completed the dive last ...


  7. New Palmer House exhibit opens Friday at Stonington Historical Society.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: In commemoration of 20 years of stewardship, the Stonington Historical Society is hosting a new exhibition called "Picturing Pine Point: Depictions of the Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House, 1851 to the Present." The show opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday and contains historic and contemporary sketches, paintings, photographs and memorabilia of the 165-year-old property, which was home to seamen Nathaniel and Alexander Palmer and their families and descendants.


  8. Should this Viking treasure remain where it was found?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    A campaign has been launched to ensure a 1,000-year-old Viking hoard found buried in a Dumfries and Galloway field stays in the local area. The objects were found inside a pot unearthed in 2014 and include rare items such as a gold bird-shaped pin, an enamelled Christian cross and silk from modern-day Istanbul as well as silver and crystal.


  9. Bid launched to keep viking hoard in Dumfries and GallowayRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

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  10. Crossrail diggers find men buried hand in handRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... that the men may have been family members or lovers Don Walker, a senior osteologist at the Museum of London Archaeology, told MailOnline: 'It wasn't unusual in Medieval times for two or more people to be buried together side by side, and we usually ...


  11. Fifers invited to celebrate Scotland's history in 2017Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Fife Now

    Fifers are being encouraged to get up close and personal with their history this year as Historic Environment Scotland unveils a programme of events and initiatives to show that heritage is for all as part of Scotland's year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. The organisation is also asking communities to support the heritage and history on their doorsteps by getting involved with the first ever Heritage Awareness Day on October 6. This Scotland-wide campaign will give friends, families and communities in Fife the opportunity to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts by dressing up as a historic character, hosting a quiz, or holding another history-themed event.


  12. Fortifications found in central ChinaRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    ... and cultural center of west Hunan. Guo Weimin, head of the Hunan provincial institute of cultural relics and archaeology, noted that the walls might have been used to mark the boundaries between different settlements. Archaeologists also found ...


  13. Site of Rutgers Newark construction project was possibly former graveyardRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    NEWARK -- The Rutgers University-Newark construction site where fragments that appeared to be human remains were recently discovered was possibly used as a graveyard dating back more than 200 years, officials said Tuesday. The potential human remains were unearthed at the Washington Street parking lot, between New and Linden streets, where Rutgers is working to build a $70 million mixed-use residence hall, retail space and classroom facility called the Honors Living-Learning Community .


  14. Trove of Dazzling Bronze Age Weapons Unearthed in ScotlandRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | LiveScience

    ... of the wealth of archaeological remains" before the dig, said Ronan Toolis, the commercial director of GUARD Archaeology Limited, the firm that conducted the excavation. [ See Images of the Bronze-Age Weapon Hoard ] GUARD Archaeology was contracted ...


  15. Photos: Gilded Bronze Age Weaponry from ScotlandRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | LiveScience

    A glimmer of gold and bronze peeks out beneath the dirt at an excavation site in Carnoustie, Scotland. The Angus Council contracted with GUARD Archaeology, Limited to conduct an exploratory dig prior to the construction of two new soccer fields.


  16. Ancient DNA Yields Unprecedented Insights into Mysterious Chaco CivilizationRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Scientific American

    The results suggest that a maternal "dynasty" ruled the society's greatest mansion for more than 300 years, but concerns over research ethics cast a shadow on the technical achievement Human remains from Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, have yielded DNA that reveals how the individuals were related. Credit: Douglas Kennett, Penn State University In 1896 archaeologists excavating Pueblo Bonito, a 650-room, multistory brick edifice in northwestern New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, found the remains of 14 people in a burial crypt.


  17. Historic cultural records inform scientific perspectives on woodland usesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

    ... together and the evolution of wooded areas fully understood. Dr Suzi Richer, from the University of York's Archaeology and Environment Departments, said: "We find that many books, television programmes, films, and art work, position woodlands as ...


  18. Roman house found in Israel covered in phallic amuletsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Archaeologists working at the site of Omrit in northern Israel have uncovered a Roman house dating back around 1,900 years. The intricate house was adorned with images of plants and animals, and probably belonged to a Roman official who was stationed in the area.


  19. The Coppergate dig site in 1976, the first year of excavation. Photo: York Archaeological TrustRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | York Press

    OVER the past 40 years or so, archaeologists have discovered some wonderful things buried beneath the streets of York. A whole Viking city, of course, complete with houses, tools, coins and even clothes; Roman sewers; medieval graveyards; the foundations of lost churches.


  20. Discovery of Roman flowers on display at Wiltshire MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    A ROMAN hoard of eight eight bronze vessels that were unearthed by metal detectorists in Pewsey Vale are now on display at Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. This month, the museum are displaying remains of the ancient flowers, which were discovered by metal detectorists in Pewsey Vale in 2014, that were carefully buried inside bronze bowls.