Cynthia's Tumblr: Archaeology News and Discoveries... →
cynthiayildirim: Texas A&M study: Hunters present at least 800 years earlier that previously thought COLLEGE STATION, Oct. 20, 2011 — The tip of a bone point fragment found embedded in a mastodon rib from an archaeological site in Washington state shows that hunters were present in North America at…
Archaeological News: 'Treasure of Benghazi' Stolen... →
archaeologicalnews: BENGHAZI, Libya – It is being described as one of the biggest heists in archaeological history. A priceless collection of 7,700 gold, silver and bronze coins from ancient times — known as the Treasure of Benghazi — was stolen when a gang drilled through the concrete ceiling of an underground…
Archaeological News: Volunteers clean up... →
archaeologicalnews: Church members, history buffs and other volunteers gathered Saturday morning to help clean up one of the oldest black cemeteries in Illinois. The St. Clair County Historic Cemetery Preservation Association arranged the cleanup of Flat Creek Cemetery, at Schmid Road and Adams Road in East…
Archaeological News: Mummy Has Oldest Case of... →
archaeologicalnews: Some 2250 years ago in Egypt, a man known today only as M1 struggled with a long, painful, progressive illness. A dull pain throbbed in his lower back, then spread to other parts of his body, making most movements a misery. When M1 finally succumbed to the mysterious ailment between the ages…
First National Archaeology Day Celebrates American... →
pocketcucco: The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) invites everyone to “Indulge your inner Indiana Jones” on Oct. 22. The AIA, based at Boston University, is sponsoring the first ever National Archeology Day to celebrate all things archaeological. “America is rich with history, and many exciting artifacts have been discovered over the years that have helped to illuminate that history,”...
Archaeological News: Bison skulls found in... →
archaeologicalnews: The raging floodwaters of the Missouri River have exposed a cache of dozens of bison skulls, including specimens as much as 10,000 years old, downstream from Oahe Dam. The skull collection is likely headed for display in Rapid City museums. Employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…
Archaeological News: Online catalogue underway of... →
archaeologicalnews: When British Egyptologist Flinders Petrie came to Egypt in 1883 he explored several archaeological sites and revealed some of the country’s ancient history. According to Egyptian law at the time, archaeological dig sponsors had full rights to half of finds, while Egypt retained the other…
Archaeological News: Breathing life into an... →
archaeologicalnews: The Taínos were the first Native Americans to meet European explorers in the Caribbean. They soon fell victim to the diseases and violence brought by the outsiders, and today no Taínos remain. But the footprints of this extinct ethnicity are scattered throughout the genomes of modern Puerto…
Archaeological News: Hudson Museum to send... →
archaeologicalnews: ORONO, Maine — It’s an orange and black pot that stands about 5½ inches tall and is about 4 inches in diameter. It’s hidden away in the carefully climate-controlled storage areas in the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum among more than 8,000 other tribal artifacts from across the Americas. But…
Archeological dig behind St. Louis Cathedral in... →
Reclaman a arqueólogos restitucion de restos de... →
this is really interesting, if you can read spanish. it is compelling about how archaeology can open a dialog between indigenous communities and governments, one of the things i am interested in doing public archaeology for my thesis (and hopefully eventual dissertation) site between the descendent community and the state. gardant: Organizaciones de pueblos originarios se reunieron en...
More than 100 artifacts from the First World War... →
i finished my presentation tonight…. at like midnight. hah. i think it’s pretty good… i’ll upload a link for the presentation and everyone can look at it. you know, just for shits and giggles, because i’m SURE that’s what everyone on tumblr wants to do with themselves instead of looking up porn. at any rate, tomorrow is a big day. hoping to impress the...
Archaeological News: Egyptologist from the Queen... →
i knew there were other mainers as nerdy as me! archaeologicalnews: Sarah Parcak doesn’t mind if you compare her to Indiana Jones. After all, how many globetrotting superstar archaeologists are out there? But Parcak, 32, is more likely to be found hunkered down in her research facilities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham poring over data than…
Archaeological News: Mesolithic Discovery Could... →
archaeologicalnews: A pair of carved stone ducks unearthed at Vespasian’s Camp near Stonehenge are believed to be the oldest known figurines found in the UK, and are amongst other findings that suggest the sacred site was in use several thousand years before the megalith itself was constructed. Led by…
Archaeological News: Trash or treasure? Sifting... →
archaeologicalnews: London (CNN) — We may not immediately equate the activities of archaeologists to trash sifting. Or imagine that the glass-encased artifacts in museums might be one-time refuse. But quite often, this is exactly the case. Studying ancient trash from around the world gives archaeologists and…
If we'll restore a painting of Pompeii, why won't... →
archaeology: A somewhat radical argument for more reconstruction at Pompeii and other archaeological sites. More at the link. What Pompeii presents is thus the ruin of a reconstruction of a ruin, an intellectual nonsense. The visitor sees 20th-century concrete and steel rusting and collapsing. A re-erected column in the House of the Faun looks fit to fall again and is propped by scaffolding....