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Ancient Metal Workers Were Not Slaves but Highly Regarded Craftsmen

3 days ago − American Friends of Tel Aviv University
In 1934, American archaeologist Nelson Glueck named one of the largest known copper production sites of the Levant "Slaves' Hill." This hilltop station, located deep in Israel's Arava Valley, seemed to bear all the marks of an Iron Age slave camp – fiery furnaces, harsh desert conditions, and a massive barrier preventing escape. New evidence uncovered by Tel Aviv University archaeologists, however, overturns this entire narrative. …
• New DNA Study Unravels the Settlement History of the New World Arctic − 3 days ago
• Paleolithic 'Escargot' − 11 days ago
• WSU Researchers See Violent Era in Ancient Southwest − 27 days ago
• Scientists Solve 2000-year-old Mystery of the Binding Media in China's Polychrome Terracotta Army − 1 months ago
• Violent Aftermath for the Warriors at Alken Enge − 1 months ago
• Meet the Gomphothere: UA Archaeologist Involved in Discovery of Bones of Elephant Ancestor − 1 months ago
• Prehistoric 'Bookkeeping' Continued Long After Invention of Writing − 1 months ago
• WSU Researchers Chart an Ancient Baby Boom − 2 months ago
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Kohler
08-04-14

WSU Researchers See Violent Era in Ancient Southwest

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Binding
08-01-14

Scientists Solve 2000-year-old Mystery of the Binding Media in China's Polychrome Terracotta Army

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Years
08-28-14
New DNA Study Unravels the Settlement History of the New World Arctic
We know people have lived in the New World Arctic for about 5,000 years. Archaeological evidence clearly shows that a variety of cultures survived the harsh climate in Alaska,…
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Timna
08-28-14

Ancient Metal Workers Were Not Slaves but Highly Regarded Craftsmen

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08-20-14

Paleolithic 'Escargot'

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North
07-14-14

Meet the Gomphothere: UA Archaeologist Involved in Discovery of Bones of Elephant Ancestor

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Bones
07-29-14

Violent Aftermath for the Warriors at Alken Enge

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Write
05-20-11

Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Mine in the Americas

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Room
01-03-14

UC Research Uncovers How Ancient Artists Used Palace Floor as a Creative Canvas

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Box
10-31-11
An Ancient Christian Prayer Box Was Discovered in Excavations in Jerusalem
A miniature box decorated with a cross was recently uncovered in archaeological excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Giv'ati car park in the City of David, located…
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Found
01-23-14
Cultural Connections with Europe Found in Ancient Jordanian Settlement
Swedish archaeologists in Jordan led by Professor Peter M. Fischer from the University of Gothenburg have excavated a nearly 60-metre long well-preserved building from 1100 B.C. in the ancient…
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Found
12-03-13
New Evidence Suggests Neanderthals Organized Their Living Spaces
DENVER (Dec. 3, 2013) – Scientists have found that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows…
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Tokens
07-13-14
Prehistoric 'Bookkeeping' Continued Long After Invention of Writing
An archaeological dig in southeast Turkey has uncovered a large number of clay tokens that were used as records of trade until the advent of writing, or so it…
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Made
10-16-13
Ancient Syrians Favored Buying Local to Outsourcing Production
An archaeologist at the University of Sheffield has found evidence that, contrary to a widely held theory, ancient Syrians made their stone tools locally instead of importing finished tools…
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Egypt

World's Oldest Weather Report Could Revise Bronze Age Chronology


5 months ago − University of Chicago
• Cultural Connections with Europe Found in Ancient Jordanian Settlement − 7 months ago
• Sarcophagus Leads Penn Museum Team in Egypt to the Tomb of a Previously Unknown Pharaoh − 7 months ago
• Found: 1 of Civilization's Oldest Wine Cellars? − 9 months ago
• Archaeologists Discover Largest, Oldest Wine Cellar in Near East − 9 months ago
• Genetic Study Proves Israel's Wild Boars Originated in Europe − 10 months ago
• Basel Egyptologists Identify Tomb of Royal Children − 4 months ago
 
Greek, Roman

Sardis Dig Yields Enigmatic Trove: Ritual Egg in a Pot


6 months ago − University of Wisconsin-Madison
• UC Research Uncovers How Ancient Artists Used Palace Floor as a Creative Canvas − 8 months ago
• Discovery of a 2,700-year-old Portico in Greece − 10 months ago
• Violent Aftermath for the Warriors at Alken Enge − 1 months ago
• More Than 600 Ancient Seals And Amulets Found − 9 months ago
• Archaeology Experts Solve 200 Year Old Mystery of Roman Statue − 10 months ago
• Alpine Archaeology Reveals High Life Through the Ages − 11 months ago
 
Islael, Middle East

Mt. Zion Dig Reveals Possible Second Temple Period Priestly Mansion


11 months ago − University of North Carolina at Charlotte
• Genetic Study Proves Israel's Wild Boars Originated in Europe − 10 months ago
• Violent Aftermath for the Warriors at Alken Enge − 1 months ago
• More Than 600 Ancient Seals And Amulets Found − 9 months ago
• Prehistoric 'Bookkeeping' Continued Long After Invention of Writing − 1 months ago
• Archaeological Discoveries Confirm Early Date of Buddha's Life − 9 months ago
• Ancient Syrians Favored Buying Local to Outsourcing Production − 10 months ago
 
Europe

Paleolithic 'Escargot'


11 days ago − PLOS
• Violent Aftermath for the Warriors at Alken Enge − 1 months ago
• Mitochondrial DNA of First Near Eastern Farmers Is Sequenced for the First Time − 2 months ago
• Neanderthals Were Not Inferior to Modern Humans, Says CU-Boulder Study − 4 months ago
• Study Questions Neandertal Inferiority to Early Modern Humans − 4 months ago
• Cultural Connections with Europe Found in Ancient Jordanian Settlement − 7 months ago
• 1,000-year-old Vineyards Discovered − 8 months ago
 
Americas

White-lipped Peccary Trails Lead to Archeological Discovery in Brazil


9 months ago − Wildlife Conservation Society
 
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Human Origins
 
Neanderthal

Neanderthal Genome Shows Early Human Interbreeding, Inbreeding


8 months ago − University of California - Berkeley
• Researchers Say Neanderthals Were No Strangers to Good Parenting − 4 months ago
• Neanderthals Were Not Inferior to Modern Humans, Says CU-Boulder Study − 4 months ago
• Neanderthals Buried Their Dead, New Research Concludes − 8 months ago
• New Evidence Suggests Neanderthals Organized Their Living Spaces − 9 months ago
• Archaeologists Rediscover the Lost Home of the Last Neanderthals − 10 months ago
 
Clovis Culture

Meet the Gomphothere: UA Archaeologist Involved in Discovery of Bones of Elephant Ancestor


1 months ago − University of Arizona
• America's Only Clovis Skeleton Had Its Genome Mapped − 6 months ago
 
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