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The Fossil That Revolutionized the Search for Human Origins: A Q&A With Lucy Discoverer Donald Johanson
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, society, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, history, environment, discovery, archaeology, human origins, Lucy, Donald Johanson, Donald Johanson, paleoanthropologist, Ethiopia, Afar, 3.2-million-year-old skeleton )

Darren
- 9 hours ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Forty years ago today, a young American paleoanthropologist named Donald Johanson made the discovery of a lifetime in the arid badlands of Ethiopia's remote Afar region: a 3.2-million-year-old skeleton of a small-brained creature
Norfolk Bronze Age Dagger 'Doorstop' Saved
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Marty
- 17 hours ago - bbc.com
A Middle Bronze Age ceremonial dagger used for years as a doorstop has been saved from a private sale...
1,700-Year-Old Silk Road Cemetery Contains Mythical Carvings
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Marty
- 20 hours ago - livescience.com
A cemetery dating back roughly 1,700 years has been discovered along part of the Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected China to the Roman Empire...
Secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard: Skills of the Saxon Smiths Revealed
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Marty
- 1 day ago - archaeology.co.uk
The Staffordshire Hoard is a glittering reminder of the creative talents of the Anglo-Saxons - but now a pioneering research project is revealing that their skills were more far sophisticated than previously imagined, as Carly Hilts learned...
Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"
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Marty
- 1 day ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. The research team thinks the tomb was built for someone very close....
Ancient Auditory Illusions Reflected in Prehistoric Art?
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Marty
- 2 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Some of humankind's earliest and most mysterious artistic achievements -- including prehistoric cave paintings, canyon petroglyphs and megalithic structures such as Stonehenge -- may have been inspired by the behaviors of sound waves being misinterpreted.
Small 'Underwater Pompeii' Found Off Greek Island
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Marty
- 2 days ago - news.discovery.com
Remains of an ancient settlement, complete with a ruined pottery workshop, have been found on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos, the Greek ministry of culture has announced...
Ancient Egyptian Mummy Wearing Jewels Found
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Marty
- 2 days ago - news.discovery.com
The mummy was discovered in the necropolis below the temple of Pharaoh Thutmosis III (1490-1436 B.C.), on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor (southern Egypt). The find dates to the Middle Kingdom (2137-1781 B.C.)...
Could Rare Sword Have Belonged to Ivan the Terrible?
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Marty
- 3 days ago - siberiantimes.com
The medieval sword was discovered buried under a tree in Novosibirsk region, and scientists are keen to unlock its secrets. The weapon was unearthed by accident in 1975 and remains the only weapon of its kind ever found in Siberia...
Ancient Aboriginal Rock Art Site Discovered in Suburban Sydney
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Marty
- 4 days ago - abc.net.au
An ancient Aboriginal rock art site, believed to be tens of thousands of years old, has been discovered in the suburbs of Sydney...
Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered
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Marty
- 4 days ago - livescience.com
Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells...
Archaeologists Race Against Time to Explore Neanderthal Site
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Marty
- 5 days ago - phys.org
University of Southampton archaeologists are working to save important Palaeolithic remains at a rare Neanderthal site, before they are lost to the forces of nature.
Archaeologist Leads the First Detailed Study of Human Remains at the Ancient Egyptian Site of Deir El-Medina
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Marty
- 6 days ago - phys.org
Ancient Egyptian workers in a village that's now called Deir el-Medina were beneficiaries of what Stanford Egyptologist Anne Austin calls "the earliest documented governmental health care plan.
Fragment of Ancient Grave Stele Unearthed at Kerameikos in Athens
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Marty
- 6 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
The discovery of a grave stele fragment surprised archaeologists working on their ongoing excavations at Kerameikos, Athens.
Vases in Pompeii Reveal Panic Before Eruption
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Marty
- 6 days ago - news.discovery.com
French and Italian archaeologists digging out a pottery workshop in Pompeii have brought to light 10 raw clay vases, revealing a frozen-in-time picture of the exact moment panicked potters realized they were facing an impending catastrophe
 

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