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February 9, 2015
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High Life in the Andes, 12,000 Years Ago

With the help of UA researchers, archaeologists have discovered that the highest known human occupation sites also are the world’s oldest, challenging theories about the speed of human adaptation to high-altitude living. Researchers at the University of Arizona have helped … Continue reading

May 22, 2014
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For archaeologists, Middle East conflicts create ‘perfect sandstorm’ of challenges

Conflicts in the Middle East have made archaeological work increasingly difficult, but the work must go on, scholars said at a recent conference organized with the help of the Oriental Institute. The task of digging ancient sites and studying artifacts … Continue reading

August 24, 2013
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Newly unearthed ruins challenge views of early Romans

ANN ARBOR — In a long-buried Italian city, archaeologists have found a massive monument that dates back 300 years before the Colosseum and 100 years before the invention of mortar, revealing that the Romans had grand architectural ambitions much earlier … Continue reading

August 17, 2013
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New CU-Boulder led research effort dates oldest petroglyphs known in North America

A new high-tech analysis led by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher shows the oldest known petroglyphs in North America, which are cut into several boulders in western Nevada, date to at least 10,500 years ago and perhaps even as … Continue reading

August 7, 2013
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Two 6000-year-old ‘halls of the dead’ unearthed, in UK first

The remains of two large 6000-year-old halls, each buried within a prehistoric burial mound, have been discovered by archaeologists from The University of Manchester and Herefordshire Council – in a UK first. The sensational finds on Dorstone Hill, near Peterchurch … Continue reading

January 16, 2012
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Unlocking Cornwall’s Bronze Age past

A modern day boat builder is being challenged to recreate the oldest boat ever found in western Europe, dating to around 2000 BC. The prehistoric boat will be built to scale using ancient tools such as bronze axes at the … Continue reading

October 26, 2011
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Joint Palestinian-American Dig Near Jericho Yields Clues About Early Islamic Culture

As the Byzantine Empire was in decline, Islam began to dominate the Middle East, with a remarkable culture that showed a command of technology and an appreciation of art and decoration, research by archaeologists shows. In order to study Islamic … Continue reading

July 8, 2011
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Earliest Image of Egyptian Ruler Wearing “White Crown” of Royalty Brought to Light

The earliest known image of an Egyptian ruler wearing the “White Crown” associated with Egyptian dynastic power has been brought to light by an international team of archaeologists led by Egyptologists from Yale University. Carved around 3200 BCE, this unique … Continue reading