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Binghamton University's Public Archaeology Facility receives major state contract
The Public Archaeology Facility at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has won a new state contract worth up to $20 million over five years to inspect prospective Department of Transportation project sites. (2007-04-04)
Social media & archaeology -- a match not made in heaven
The social web is bound up in relations of power, control, freedom, labor and exploitation, with consequences that portend real instability for the cultural sector and for social welfare overall. (2015-05-27)
Neurosciences unlock the secret of the first abstract engravings
Long before Lascaux paintings, humans engraved abstract motifs on stones. (2019-07-03)
Ancient sandal print uncovered near Sea of Galilee
Archaeologists have discovered a footprint made by the sandal of a Roman soldier in a wall surrounding the Hellenistic-Roman city of Hippos (Sussita), east of the Sea of Galilee. (2007-08-26)
Ancient new guinea pot makers surprising innovation
Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest known pottery from Papua New Guinea in a surprisingly remote location in the rugged highlands. (2015-09-02)
Pig study sheds new light on the colonization of Europe by early farmers
The earliest domesticated pigs in Europe, which many archaeologists believed to be descended from European wild boar, were actually introduced from the Middle East by Stone Age farmers, new research suggests. (2007-09-03)
Statistical method recreates the history of a long-abandoned village
Archaeologists now have new tools for studying the development of medieval villages and the transformation of the historical landscapes surrounding them. (2018-10-09)
Dutch archaeologists uncover earliest Egyptian temple
During excavations at Tel Ibrahim Awad in the eastern Nile Delta, Dutch archaeologists, funded by NWO, discovered a large Middle Kingdom temple. (2000-01-19)
Archaeological find provides insight into northeast 9,000 years ago
University of Vermont archaeologists have identified what is unequivocally the state's first Late Paleoindian site (10,000-9,000 B.P.)--one of only a few known to exist in the eastern U.S. (2003-09-10)
Ancient Illinois village unearths lode of questions
Digging under a blazing sun in an Illinois cornfield, archaeologists this summer unearthed a fascinating anomaly: a 900-year-old square hilltop village. (2002-09-02)
Mummification was commonplace in Bronze Age Britain
Ancient Britons may have intentionally mummified some of their dead during the Bronze Age, according to archaeologists at the University of Sheffield. (2015-09-30)
The Fifth World Archaeological Congress Convening for the first time in North America
For the first time in North America the only worldwide representative organization in archaeology will bring an estimated 1,000 archaeologists, native people and international scholars to Washington, D.C. for the Fifth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-5) at the Catholic University of America June 21 - 26, 2003. (2003-02-20)
New research will allow more reliable dating of major past events
Academics have developed a new internationally agreed radiocarbon calibration curve which will allow key past events to be dated more accurately. (2013-12-03)
One foot from the grave!
You won't believe it! Archaeologists who led Search for King Richard III reveal Victorian builders came within inches of destroying human remains. (2012-10-15)
Ancient settlements and modern cities follow same rules of development, says CU-Boulder
Recently derived equations that describe development patterns in modern urban areas appear to work equally well to describe ancient cities settled thousands of years ago, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder. (2014-02-12)
Chinese culture at the crossroads
Recent archaeological discoveries from far-flung corners of China are forcing scientists to reconsider the origins of ancient Chinese civilization -- and a new crop of young archaeologists are delving into the modern nation's roots. (2009-08-20)
University of Tennessee Florida Everglades research to help climate change mitigation
The Florida Everglades are a region of tropical wetlands, home to many rare and endangered plants and a 15,000-year human history. (2014-01-28)
Creswell rock art dated
A team of scientists from Bristol, The Open and Sheffield Universities have proved the engravings at Creswell Crags on the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire border, are greater than 12,800 years old, making them Britain's oldest known rock art. (2005-04-21)
An entire army sacrificed in a bog
Danish archaeologists and other experts from Skanderborg Museum, Moesgard Museum and Aarhus University carries out a major excavation near Alken, a small town outside Skanderborg on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. (2012-07-03)
Mummified remains identified as Egyptian Queen Nefertari
A team of international archaeologists believe a pair of mummified legs on display in an Italian museum may belong to Egyptian Queen Nefertari -- the favorite wife of the pharaoh Ramses II. (2016-12-05)
Archaeologists identify ancient North American mounds using new image analysis technique
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University at New York have used a new image-based analysis technique to identify once-hidden North American mounds, which could reveal valuable information about pre-contact Native Americans. (2018-07-23)
Laser technology takes Maya archeologists where they've never gone before
With the help of airborne laser mapping technology, a team of archeologists, led by UA professor Takeshi Inomata, is exploring on a larger scale than ever before the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala. (2018-02-21)
Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people
Parts of the Amazon previously thought to have been almost uninhabited were really home to thriving populations of up to a million people, new research shows. (2018-03-27)
Evidence of production of luxury textiles and extraction of copper from unknown part of Cypriote Bronze Age city
A Swedish archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has excavated a previously unknown part of the Bronze Age city Hala Sultan Tekke (around 1600-1100 BC). (2013-09-02)
Cultural connections with Europe found in ancient Jordanian settlement
Swedish archaeologists in Jordan led by Professor Peter M. Fischer from the University of Gothenburg have excavated a nearly 60-meter-long, well-preserved building from 1,100 B.C. in the ancient settlement Tell Abu al-Kharaz. (2014-01-23)
UF archaeologist uses 'dinosaur crater' rocks, prehistoric teeth to track ancient humans
Where's the best place to start when retracing the life of a person who lived 4,000 years ago? (2016-11-18)
Mystery deepens in coffin-within-a-coffin found at Richard III site
A medieval stone coffin found at Grey Friars contains an inner lead coffin -- which archaeologists will now examine at the University of Leicester. (2013-07-28)
Archaeologists head to Albania for cultural rescue mission
The chaos that was once Albania could become tomorrow's hotspot for development. (2001-03-05)
Ship excavation sheds light on Napoleon's attack on the Holy Land
A ship that sunk off the coast of Acre during the battles between Napoleon and the British navy is still shrouded in mystery. (2007-03-05)
Beyond Mesopotamia: A radical new view of human civilization reported in Science
A radically expanded view of the origin of civilization, extending far beyond Mesopotamia, is reported by journalist Andrew Lawler in the Aug. (2007-08-02)
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)
Stunning finds from ancient Greek shipwreck
A Greek and international team of divers and archaeologists has retrieved stunning new finds from an ancient Greek ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago off the remote island of Antikythera. (2014-10-09)
Archaeologists find key to tracking ancient wheat in frozen Bronze Age box
A Bronze Age wooden container found in an ice patch at 2,650m in the Swiss Alps could help archaeologists shed new light on the spread and exploitation of cereal grains following a chance discovery. (2017-07-26)
INEEL develops computer tool to help save archaeological treasures
If he'd only had an office computer and online treasure maps, Indiana Jones might have avoided all those snakes, scrapes and sneaky rivals. (2004-08-18)
Ice Age clothing said to be more advanced than previously thought
Archaeologists have discovered what the well-dressed Ice Age woman wore on ritual occasions. (2000-02-01)
Was a 'mistress of the lionesses' a king in ancient Canaan?
Tel Aviv University uncovers evidence that a woman led in the holy land. (2009-04-06)
New research challenges previous knowledge about the origins of urbanization
A field survey of the ancient city of Tell Brak indicates that urbanization did not originate with a centralized political power, but as the result of individualized or small-group decisions. (2007-08-30)
Giant rats lead scientists to ancient face carvings
Ancient stone faces carved into the walls of a well-known limestone cave in East Timor have been discovered by a team searching for fossils of extinct giant rats. (2011-02-10)
New technology gives on-site assessments in archaeology
The ability to tell the difference between crystals that formed naturally and those formed by human activity can be important to archaeologists in the field. (2010-11-17)
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