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Historical data shows impact on Cherokee skull size

Wed, 2014-04-16 20:25
Research shows that events from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people
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Unwrapping Ancient Egypt

Wed, 2014-04-16 08:06
The study and popular perception of Egyptian antiquities focuses too much on the unwrapping of mummies and the use of technologies such as scanning, according to one academic
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Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

Mon, 2014-04-14 13:16
One of the oldest surviving complete Roman mosaics dating from 1,700 years ago, a spectacular discovery made in Lod in Israel, will go on show at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire
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Naughty money: clippers and coiners in 16th-century England

Sun, 2014-04-13 15:20
Four and a half centuries ago, Elizabeth I made the reform of currency one of her government’s top priorities. Invested as queen in 1558, she inherited a coinage which was fraught with problems
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The real flood: Submerged prehistory

Thu, 2014-04-10 20:08
Flinders University archaeologist Dr Jonathan Benjamin calls for more interdisciplinary work on the submerged prehistoric landscapes that lie off our shores
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Rare Canaanite coffin found with gold Pharaoh ring

Thu, 2014-04-10 08:45
Archaeologists recently discovered a 3,300-year-old coffin of a wealthy Canaanite, containing a gold signet ring bearing the name of the Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I
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Human-Neanderthal interbreeding is more likely scenario

Wed, 2014-04-09 20:48
New research has added weight to the argument that Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians, thanks to a genome analysis method
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14,000 year old flint tools: Earliest human occupation of Scotland

Wed, 2014-04-09 13:38
Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of the presence of humans in Scotland with an assemblage of over 5,000 flint artefacts
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Documentary uncovers the forgotten story of Gertrude Bell

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:44
Letters from Baghdad tells the dramatic and thought-provoking story of Gertrude Bell, sometimes referred to as the female Lawrence of Arabia
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Adapting to agriculture: A slow loss of mobility

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:35
After the emergence of agriculture in Central Europe from around 5300 BC, the bones of those living in the fertile soils of the Danube river valley point to a decline in mobility and loading
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Heart disease found in five Amara West skeletons

Mon, 2014-04-07 20:57
Three female and two male skeletons who were all between 35 and 50 years old from Amara West in northern Sudan were found to be suffering from atherosclerosis
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Skulls in print: scientific racism in the transatlantic world

Mon, 2014-04-07 12:54
A PhD student’s research at Cambridge University has revealed how racist ideas and images circulated between the United States and Europe in the 19th century
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Archaeo News Podcast 243

Sun, 2014-04-06 11:04
Stone Pages with BAJR and Past Horizons presents the long running archaeology based podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries.
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The cliff-hanging cists of Arran

Fri, 2014-04-04 17:00
When a burial cist was spotted high up on an eroding cliff face of a disused quarry on the Island of Arran, archaeologists were sent out to investigate
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‘Homo’ unique in tooth size decrease alongside brain size increase

Fri, 2014-04-04 12:20
Researchers have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human lineage, classed as the genus Homo
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Monastic mosaics unearthed in the Negev

Thu, 2014-04-03 10:03
An impressive monastery dating to the Byzantine period was discovered at the entrance to the Bedouin village of Hura in the northern Negev
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Evidence from Tempest Stela may shift Pharaoh chronology

Wed, 2014-04-02 14:19
The new translation suggests the Egyptian Pharaoh Ahmose ruled at a time closer to the Thera eruption than previously thought
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Central Eurasian nomads were agents of change 5,000 years ago

Wed, 2014-04-02 10:09
Charred grains deposited nearly 5,000 years ago at campsites in the high plains of Kazakhstan show that nomadic sheepherders played an important role in the early spread of domesticated crops
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Early humans and sabre-tooths co-existed 300,000 years ago

Tue, 2014-04-01 16:28
Remains of a sabre-toothed cat preserved in a layer some 300,000 years old were discovered within the same stratum as wooden spears
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DigVentures secure funding for Digital Dig Team project

Tue, 2014-04-01 12:19
Heritage Lottery Fund supports innovative archaeological project at Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, southeast England
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