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Atacama Desert Reveals More Ancient Secrets
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Marty
- 12 days ago - ancientpages.com
Once again, the Atacama Desert in Chile delivers an archaeological surprise. The region has long been of interest to archaeologists, historians and now, also astronomers....
Mysterious And Sacred Intihuatana Stone Of The Inca Was More Than Just An Astronomy Calendar
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Marty
- 12 days ago - ancientpages.com
The magnificent Inca Machu Picchu ruins fascinate people of the modern world. Standing on the highest elevation within the Inca citadel is the Intihuatana stone. The four sides of the Intihuatana stone represent the 4 cardinal points....
The Zhou Dynasty: The Longest-Lasting Dynasty in Chinese History
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Marty
- 14 days ago - ancient-origins.net
The Zhou Dynasty was the longest-lasting dynasty in Chinese history. It persisted all the way from the 11th to the 3rd century BC. The rulers of this epoch were no strangers to battle, but they also created an environment where fascinating....
How 2 Massive Carvings Found Near Egypt Pyramid Were Rescued From Looters
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Marty
- 16 days ago - livescience.com
Archaeologists led by Mohamed Youssef Ali, of Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, rescued the blocks from looters who were digging near the pyramid in January 2011, a discovery reported recently in the Egyptian Archaeology magazine...
Scientists Confirm Earliest Use of Fire and Oldest Stone Handaxe in Europe
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Marty
- 16 days ago - popular-archaeology.com
In a recently published paper* in the journal, Historical Biology, researchers report confirmation that sediments bearing early human cultural remains in the Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar rockshelter in southeastern Spain are dated...
Bronze Age Bride
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Marty
- 16 days ago - archaeology.org
In 1921, the well preserved remains of a young woman who died around 1370 B.C. were discovered in an elite burial near the town of Egtved, Denmark. For almost a century, she was thought to have been a local, and became known as the....
Setting the Story (Mostly) Straight: Archaeological Experiment Shows How Mycenaean Stone Masons Cut Stone
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Marty
- 17 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Experimental archaeology can be a very useful asset when we are trying to gain a better insight on how things were done in the past. One way it helps us is to gain some understanding of the techniques our ancestors used to get through the tasks...
Ancient Humans Settled the Philippines 700,000 Years Ago
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Marty
- 17 days ago - sciencemag.org
In what some scientists are calling a one in a million find, archaeologists have discovered a cache of butchered rhino bones and dozens of stone tools on the PhilippinesâEUR(TM)s largest island, Luzon. The find pushes back the earliest evidence...
Turkey Bones, Shells, and Pigment: Signs of the Oldest Tattoo Kit in the World
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Marty
- 18 days ago - ancient-origins.net
About 3,600 years ago, someone decided to bury a collection of sharpened turkey bones and mussel shells. The items were unearthed in 1985 and then forgotten for almost three decades. However, a couple of researchers decided to take another look....
Sacrificed Kids Had Their Hearts Ripped Out 550 Years Ago
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Marty
- 20 days ago - livescience.com
More than 550 years ago, in one of history's largest human sacrifices, about 140 children and 200 llamas were killed at a site in Peru that's now called Las Llamas, archaeologists have discovered. The reason for the sacrifice....
5th Millenium BC Prehistoric Settlement Near BulgariaâEUR(TM)s Pomorie Was Much Larger Than Known Settlement Mound, Archaeologists Fi
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Marty
- 21 days ago - archaeologyinbulgaria.com
The prehistoric settlement known as Kozareva Mogila, Goat Mound, near BulgariaâEUR(TM)s Black Sea resort of Pomorie, which dates back to the 5th millenium BC, i.e. the Chalcolithic ,Aeneolithic, Copper Age, was substantially larger than...
8 Marvelous Artifacts From Exotic Places Discovered By Archaeologists in Bulgaria Recently and How They Got There
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Marty
- 21 days ago - archaeologyinbulgaria.com
Some of the most stunning archaeological finds are artifacts which were discovered at a certain location but originated in distant, and, to put it that way, exotic places, having somehow made their way thousands of kilometers or miles away...
Chauvet: Making Charcoal Speak
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Marty
- 21 days ago - popular-archaeology.com
The oldest signs of man made fire date back about 400,000 years. Hundreds of thousands of years later, at around 40,000 BCE, Homo sapiens, having mastered the flickering flame, began dwelling in caves seasonally. These humans left behind...
These Human Bone Daggers Were Made to Kill With - D-Brief
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, ancient, history )

Glenn
- 22 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
Bone daggers from New Guinea were engineered for repeated use, curved so that their tips wouldn't break off.

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