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Archaeology news - list stories here March 16, 2007 2:53 PM

Let's have a thread for people to check and see news stories on C2NN so they can read, enjoy, and hopefully note.

Here are my latest:

 Ancient Upright Tombs Discovered in Nayarit Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, tombs, ancient mexico, burials )
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Mexican archaeologists found more than 100 bodies in 29 pre-Hispanic tombs dating back about 2,000 years. Most of the remains belonged to women aged between 35 and 40. This type tomb may signify a "return to the womb of Mother Earth."
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The peculiar 3,000-year-old skeletons belong to the Lapita people, the earliest known inhabitants of the Pacific Islands. Their DNA could shed light on how the many remote island specks surrounding Vanuatu were colonized, the researchers say.
 
 March 17, 2007 6:52 PM

I'll blue pin this so that everyone who posts archaeology stories on C2NN can put them here.  [ send green star]
 
 March 19, 2007 1:24 PM

yippee! thanx!

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 March 19, 2007 1:27 PM

Archaeologists exploring Cyprus, said to be home to Venus, the goddess of love, have stumbled upon the world's oldest known perfume factory. Perfumes in alabaster vials are made of olive oil, pine, coriander, laurel, bergamot, parsley and bitter almonds
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Science & Tech  (tags: WWI, Flanders, bunkers, underground village, archaeology )
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Using radar technology, the team discovered a once-famous complex of corridors, mess rooms and sleeping quarters known as Vampire Dugout, 40ft under a muddy field near Ypres in Flanders. expect to find a treasure trove of personal belongings, clothes
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 March 19, 2007 1:29 PM

The Mummys' Parasites          Offbeat 
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Enterobius vermicularis, or pinworm, is an itchy but harmless intestinal parasite that has been with humans since before they were human. Pinworm eggs have been recovered from a communal latrine near the ancient Dead Sea settlement of Qumran, from fossili
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 March 19, 2007 5:48 PM

Great stories and thread. Keep em coming.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 March 20, 2007 3:36 PM

Pyramid's Secret Doors to Be Opened Society & Culture  (tags: Ancient Egypt, archaeologists )

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- 38 seconds ago - dsc.discovery.com
Doors will soon open to reveal one of the mysteries of the Great Pyramid in Giza...
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 March 22, 2007 12:07 PM

   Cook Did Not - Repeat - Did Not Discover Australia : Ancient Map Proves It
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A 16th century maritime map in a Los Angeles library vault proves that Portuguese adventurers, not British or Dutch, were the first Europeans to discover Australia, says a new book which details the secret discovery of Australia.
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