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Wrong Turn Leads to Discovery of Oldest Stone Tools
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
On July 9, 2011, Sonia Harmand took a left turn instead of a right among the dry riverbeds that substitute for roads on the western shore of KenyaâEUR(TM)s Lake Turkana, and promptly got lost
New Fossils Show Ancient Comb Jellies Had Skeleton Parts
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - phys.org
A team of researchers with members from several institutions in China and one in the U.S. has found evidence that shows that ancient comb jellies had skeleton parts. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes
Five Bizarre Fossil Discoveries That Got Scientists Excited
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - phys.org
From trilobites to tyrannosaurs, most fossils are of creatures with hard shells or bones. These materials don't easily biodegrade and sediment has time to build up around them and turn them into a record of the creature that is still with us millions
Skeletons Of Napoleon's Soldiers Discovered In Mass Grave Show Signs Of Starvation
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - forbes.com
As snow lashed across their faces, archaeologists quickly excavated a mass grave in Vilnius, Lithuania. The jumbled bones, haphazardly oriented, were punctuated with finds of shoes, clothing, and armor.
Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Physician Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A team of Czech archaeologists excavating at the site of Abusir, 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of Cairo, has discovered the large limestone tomb of a top royal physician from about 2400 B.C.
100,000-Year-Old Thigh Bones of Child in China Reveal Bite Marks
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - ancient-origins.net
The bones of a child from 100,000 years ago display gnawed tooth marks, and researchers are trying to determine if this is evidence of cannibalism in the prehistoric Xuchang Man of China
Body of 4,000-Year-Old Teenager Near Stonehenge May Give Clues About Bronze Age Lives
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Archaeologists have unearthed a 4,000-year-old adolescent who lived near Stonehenge and was buried in the fetal position with an amber necklace. Now archaeologists working at the site of Marden Henge in Wiltshire, England, will study the body
Object Lesson: Giant Scarab Beetle
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - world-archaeology.com
This giant statue of a scarab beetle, dating to c.332-30 BC during the Egyptian Ptolemaic period, is over 1.5m in length, and stands almost 1m tall. This makes it one of the largest known archaeological depictions of a scarab
Object Lesson: The Swimming Reindeer
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - world-archaeology.com
The âEUR~swimming reindeerâEUR(TM) sculpture is a beautiful example of portable Palaeolithic art dating to the end of the last Ice Age, around 13,000 years ago. It is 20.7cm long and depicts two reindeer, a male and female, intricately carved into the tip
Object Lesson: The Gjermundbu Helmet
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - world-archaeology.com
The helmet was designed with a horizontal rim that went around the head, attached to which were two vertical strips, one extending from ear to ear, the other from the front of the head to the back. Protective iron plates were riveted onto this framework
 
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