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Nazca lines pilgrimmage
2015-05-04 08:15:45

Peru’s Nazca Lines are not the work of a single group of people, but two separate groups that lived in different regions of the desert plateau and used the etched geoglyphs for pilgrimages to an ancient temple for religious rites, researchers claim in a new study.

kenya stone tools
2015-04-16 09:12:41

Archaeologists have reportedly discovered the oldest tools ever created by human ancestors: Stone flakes that have been dated to 3.3 million years ago, or 700,000 years before the oldest previously-identified tools used by the predecessors of modern mankind.

2015-04-14 16:23:32

--Geochemical comparison may prove "James ossuary" likely came from Israeli tomb containing cluster of New Testament names, according to Associated Producers JERUSALEM, April 14,

peru mummies
2015-04-08 14:48:46

Dozens of mummies were recently discovered in Peru in what appears to be a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site where warring villages may have broken bread and held religious ceremonies.

2015-03-24 12:29:18

The Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its debut

london train station
2015-03-11 08:39:08

Approximately 3,000 skeletons, some dating back to the 1500s, have been discovered and are being excavated as part of the construction of a new train station being built near London.

chilean mummy
2015-03-10 12:32:13

An ancient people living along the coasts of modern-day Chile and Peru called the Chinchorro are the first-known population of human to practice mummification, around 5050 BC, and quite a number of the mummies have been uncovered over the years.

alexander the great-era artifacts
2015-03-10 08:53:44

A cache of coins and jewelry dating back to the days of Alexander the Great has been discovered by spelunkers exploring a cave in northern Israel, officials there announced on Monday.

105558449
2015-03-08 11:29:42

15,000 year-old tools might have just been discovered by archaeologists in Oregon, making these tools the oldest in North America.

senebkay
2015-02-26 12:30:36

Pharaoh Senebkay, from Ancient Egypt’s forgotten Abydos Dynasty, was viciously killed in battle over 3,600 years ago--probably being cut down from his horse or chariot, according to a new forensic study.


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Zooarchaeology
2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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