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Did the Vikings Use Crystal Sunstones to Discover America?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 6 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Ancient records tell us that the intrepid Viking seafarers who discovered Iceland, Greenland and eventually North America navigated using landmarks, birds and whales, and little else. ThereâEUR(TM)s little doubt that Viking sailors would also have
Ancient Australian Bird Extinction Points to Humans
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Marty
- 6 days ago - popular-archaeology.com
The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years agoâEUR"in this case a 500-pound birdâEUR"has been discovered by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team.
900-Year-Old Holy Well Found Under London Building Still Has Drinkable Water
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Around the world, to all people, springs of fresh water are special places. Officials recently announced that a spring well with clean, pure water that is fit to drink was discovered in the basement of Australia House, the nationâEUR(TM)s diplomatic
1,200-Year-Old Ceremonial Temple With Six Female Sacrifice Victims Unearthed in Peru
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - ancient-origins.net
In a 1,200-year-old ceremonial temple in Peru, archeologists have unearthed the remains of six women, believed to be connected to the Lambayeque culture, who appear to have been killed in a ritual sacrifice at a secret compound
Dig Suggests Elaborate Ritual Held at Ancient Burial Mound in Osaka
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 8 days ago - ajw.asahi.com
Researchers have found evidence of a massive wooden bridge at an ancient burial mound here that they surmise was used for final rites of perhaps an emperor, and then torn down.
Cosmic Buddha: High Tech Scan of Ancient Chinese Statue Reveals Stunning Illustrations Depicting Buddhist Teachings
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Marty
- 8 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Digital 3D scans carried out on a 6th century life-size statue of a monk have revealed stunning illustrations carved into the limestone that depict stories from the BuddhaâEUR(TM)s life and teachings. The carvings are almost impossible to see
Clay Tablet Reveals Ancient Babylonians Used Calculus to Track Jupiter 1,500 Years Before Europeans
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 8 days ago - ancient-origins.net
A new analysis of a set of ancient clay tablets has revealed that ancient astronomers of Babylonia used advanced geometrical methods to calculate the position of Jupiter âEUR" a conceptual leap that was previously thought to have occurred in 14 th
Discovering a Roman Imperial Winery at Vagnari (Italy)
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Marty
- 9 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
Vagnari is situated in the Basentello river valley, just east of the Apennines in Puglia (ancient Apulia), and about 12 km west of the Iron Age town of Botromagno (next to modern Gravina).
Links of Noltland Discovery Casts New Light on Bronze Age Orkney
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 9 days ago - orkneyjar.com
Westray archaeologists excavating âEUR~the best-preserved Bronze Age buildingâEUR(TM) uncovered in the county to date
Remains of Papay Viking Recovered as Search Continues for More Graves
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 9 days ago - orkneyjar.com
The second grave turned up in a trench that had been dug to lay pipework. As a result, AOC Archaeology, who are contracted by Historic Scotland to deal with human remains, travelled to the island to excavate
Excavation Reveals Significant Statuettes at Archaeological Site of Aptera
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 9 days ago - greece.greekreporter.com
Two small sized sculptures (approx 0.54cm height), one of Artemis made of copper and a second of her brother Apollo made of marble. The statue of Artemis, guardian goddess of Aptera, is in excellent condition and was standing on a square copper
East Asia Makes a Comeback in the Human Evolution Stakes
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 11 days ago - theconversation.com
For more than 150 years our understanding of human evolution has been largely shaped by the discoveries made in Europe and parts of Africa, like the caves near Johannesburg and the Great Rift Valley on the east of the continent.
Lima: Remains of Presumed Weaver Dating Back to 3,500 Years Ago Found in Huaca
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Marty
- 11 days ago - peruthisweek.com
Located only a few kilometers north of the Peruvian capital, in the district of San Martin de Porres, the remains found in El Paraiso have led specialists to believe that the Lima settlement had contact with highland cultures.
Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Egypt, Tomb Raiding, Black Market, Antiquities, Grave Robbers, Middle East, looters, looting, ISIL )

Cat
- 12 days ago - vice.com
Somehow this has to stop. Although antiquities looting has long been a problem in Egypt, a widening circle of illegal excavators have spirited over $3 billion worth of artifacts out of the cou

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