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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

January 18, 2013
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Searching for the Lost Royal City of Nubia in Northern Sudan

ANN ARBOR — Geoff Emberling is doing what few archaeologists do anymore in a world that has been worked over pretty well by picks, trowels and shovels. He’s searching for a lost royal city. The ancient capital was ruled by … Continue reading

August 4, 2012
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Archeologists Unearth Extraordinary Human Sculpture in Turkey

TORONTO, ON – A beautiful and colossal human sculpture is one of the latest cultural treasures unearthed by an international team at the Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) excavation site in southeastern Turkey. A large semi-circular column base, ornately decorated on … Continue reading

April 3, 2012
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Scientists Find Evidence That Human Ancestors Used Fire One Million Years Ago

300,000 years earlier than believed An international team led by the University of Toronto and Hebrew University has identified the earliest known evidence of the use of fire by human ancestors. Microscopic traces of wood ash, alongside animal bones and … Continue reading

February 21, 2012
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Making The Bones Speak

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a narrow, modest laboratory in Michigan State University’s Giltner Hall, students pore over African skeletons from the Middle Ages in an effort to make the bones speak. Little is known about these Nubians, meaning the … Continue reading

January 27, 2012
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Ancient Dinosaur Nursery Oldest Nesting Site Yet Found

*UTM professor unearths fossils in South Africa* An excavation at a site in South Africa has unearthed the 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus-revealing significant clues about the evolution of complex reproductive behaviour in early dinosaurs. The … Continue reading

August 6, 2011
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Roman Civilisation Travelled Further than History Books Tell Us

A University of Exeter archaeologist’s research has uncovered the largest Roman settlement ever found in Devon. The discovery could force us to rewrite the history of the Romans in Britain. The discovery of a large Roman Settlement in Devon was … Continue reading

June 16, 2011
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UMD Dig at Historic Annapolis Black Home Producing Surprisingly Rich Haul

*Archaeologists Focusing on Naval Academy Connection, Filipino Past* COLLEGE PARK, Md. – An archaeological team from the University of Maryland is uncovering an unexpectedly rich haul of household materials from an historic African American home in Annapolis. The team has … Continue reading