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UNC-CH anthropologists return remains, artifacts to Cherokees
Complying with both the golden rule and federal law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill archaeologists last week returned numerous human remains and prehistoric artifacts unearthed between 1966 and 1985 in the mountains to the Eastern Band of Cherokees, an N.C. (1999-09-30)
Discovery may mark the "defining moment" of the City of the Gods
A burial offering containing four skeletons was recently found under the Pyramid of the Moon, the oldest monument at Teotihuacan, the western hemisphere's oldest metropolis. (1999-09-18)
Greek Colonists Exploited Native Populations In Southern Italy
The Greek colonists who established cities in southern Italy around 700 BC owed their wealth to exploiting prosperous native villages. (1999-02-09)
Amid Albanian Turmoil, Archaeologists Unearth Secrets Of The Stone Age
University of Cincinnati and Albanian archaeologists launched a field study about 60 miles south of Tirana in summer 1998. (1998-12-04)
Kennewick Man Remains To Be Transferred To Burke Museum Noon Thursday
The 9,300-year-old skeletal remains known as Kennewick Man will be transferred to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on the University of Washington campus in Seattle on Thursday, Oct. (1998-10-27)
ASU Archaeologist Discovers Possible Key To Mysteries Of Teotihuacan
The recent discovery of a burial of what appears to be a ruler with 150 surrounding artifacts inside the Pyramid of the Moon at the ruins of Teotihuacan could very well be a critical clue to understanding the mysterious people of this ancient city, the Western Hemisphere's first major metropolis. (1998-10-26)
Scientists Seeking Third Village Where Europeans Met Illini Indians
The 325th anniversary of the first European contact with the Illini, a once large and powerful confederacy of Native American tribes that lived in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, is being celebrated in this summer's severe heat with shovels and buckets. (1998-08-04)
UNC-CH Archaeologists Move 1,000 Tons Of Earth To Establish Hillsborough History
Since 1983, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill archaeologists and their students have excavated and replaced more than 2 million pounds of dirt in Hillsborough. (1998-07-06)
Indonesian New Guinea Inhabited For More Than Ten Thousand Years
Excavations in the interior of the Indonesian part of New Guinea, Irian Jaya, have shown that people have lived there since the end of the Pleistocene epoch, in other words, for at least ten thousand years. (1998-05-14)
UD Geology News: Non-Invasive Radar Reveals "Ancient Harvests," Dotting Delaware's Shoreline
Dotting the shoreline near Delaware's Cape Henlopen, seashells evoke Native Americans boiling oysters, clams and conchs 1,000 years ago, says a University of Delaware geologist whose work should help archaeologists (1998-03-20)
Archaeological CD-ROM Believed To Be Unique
A unique new CD-ROM full of scholarly detail and general information about North Carolina¹s Occaneechi Indians could change academic publications in archaeology forever. (1998-01-27)
Archaeologists Identify Oldest Existing Mound Complex In New World
The earliest existing mound complex built by humans in the new world has been identified in Louisiana by a team of archaeologists and researchers from around the United States. (1997-09-18)
Speedy Land Travelers Or Seagoing Sailors?Temple Archaeologist Investigates Earliest Americans
Were the first Americans coastal sailors or speedy bands of land-bound hunters? (1997-08-05)
Anthropologist Offers New Solution To Fabled Route Of Spanish Explorer Hernando De Soto
A new book tracing the expedition of Hernando De Soto has for the first time tied the famed explorer's route to recent and emerging archaeological discoveries. (1997-08-04)
Ancient Pueblo Great House In Utah Yielding Secrets To CU-Boulder Students
A cooperative excavation of a two-story Pueblo community building in Bluff, Utah, last summer indicates the ancient stone structure may have been built during three separate construction episodes over time, according to researchers (1997-05-29)
Skill Key To Level Of Complexity
The number and type of mistakes made while manufacturing obsidian blades may help archaeologists to better understand the social and economic structure in ancient Mexico, according to a Penn State anthropologist. (1997-04-03)
Full Scale Expedition Launched This Month At Newly Discovered Columbus-Era Tribal Sites
Archaeological reseachers this month resumed their exploration of recently discovered underwater and land sites used by a little-known tribe that was the first to encounter Columbus and other Europeans in the New World. (1997-03-18)
Buried Village In El Salvador Yields Remains Of Chili Plants
The remains of the first chili plants ever discovered at a Mesoamerican archaeological site provide further evidence Salvadoran farmers had a thriving agricultural practice before their village was buried by volcanic ash 1,400 years ago (1996-11-19)
Ancient Indians In Iowa May Have Grown Weeds As Crops, Scholar Says
Had history gone another way, traditional American Thanksgiving Day dinner might have included dishes made from common weeds. (1996-11-07)
Elephants, Gold, Singing Boys And Red Coral: Ancient Port Offers Lessons For Today's Traders, Archaeologists Say
Elephants, gold, singing boys and a host of other commodities moved through the ancient Ptolemaic-Roman port of Berenike from at least the third century B.C. until the late fifth or sixth centuries A.D. (1996-11-01)
Professor Appeals To Study Skeleton
A University of Wyoming forensic scientist has joined a court action to keep a skeleton discovered in Washington state last July, believed to be more than 9,300 years old, from being reburied by the Umatilla tribe and barred from further study. (1996-10-31)
Native Human Remains Returned To Bering Sea Island Home
Siberian Yup'ik Eskimos were in Fairbanks recently to pack and return the remains of 386 of their ancestors for reburial. (1996-10-17)
Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
A beetle infestation near Lake Tahoe, Nev., may lead to a better understanding of pre-European contact forest ecology and shed light on the early history of the area, according to a Penn State geographer. (1996-08-12)
CU-Boulder Students To Excavate Ancient Pueblo Site In Four Corners
University of Colorado at Boulder students will begin a major excavation this June at an ancient Pueblo Site in the Four Corners region which appears to be linked to the mysterious Chaco culture that once dominated much of the Southwest. (1996-05-30)
Prehistoric Brazilian Cave Forces New Theories Of Early Human Life In The New World
The tropical rainforest, long considered too hostile an environment for the Amercias' earliest human inhabitants, appears instead to have supported a thriving society 1,000 years ago -- a startling new finding that will change the way scientists think about migration of people throughout the New World (1996-05-07)
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