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Excavation Of Ancient Well Gives Insight Into Etruscan, Roman And Medieval Times
2014-08-11 03:37:55

By Jeff Seay, Florida State University During a four-year excavation of an Etruscan well at the ancient Italian settlement of Cetamura del Chianti, a team led by a Florida State University archaeologist and art historian unearthed artifacts spanning more than 15 centuries of Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilization in Tuscany. "The total haul from the well is a bonanza," said Nancy de Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State. De Grummond, who has...

2012-03-06 23:55:16

The Genographic Project announced today the most comprehensive analysis to date of Basque genetic patterns, showing that Basque genetic uniqueness predates the arrival of agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula some 7,000 years ago. Through detailed DNA analysis of samples from the French and Spanish Basque regions, the Genographic team found that Basques share unique genetic patterns that distinguish them from the surrounding non-Basque populations. Published in the American Journal of Human...

2011-10-19 08:23:16

Image is first of its kind ever found in an Etruscan excavation An archaeological excavation at Poggio Colla, the site of a 2,700-year-old Etruscan settlement in Italy's Mugello Valley, has turned up a surprising and unique find: two images of a woman giving birth to a child. Researchers from the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project, which oversees the Poggio Colla excavation site some 20 miles northeast of Florence, discovered the images on a small fragment from a ceramic vessel that...

2011-05-21 00:01:23

The National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. will be the proud home to the unique art and artifacts of ancient Italy, with an exclusive presentation of the exhibition, The Etruscans: An Ancient Italian Civilization. Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Pre-Roman art of ancient Italy will amaze viewers during an exclusive presentation of The Etruscans: An Ancient Italian Civilization. Beginning June 10, 2011 and running through September 25, the National Geographic Museum in Washington,...

2009-07-03 13:07:38

Modern Tuscans show no genetic relationship to the Etruscans who occupied the area during the Bronze Age, Italian researchers have found. While there is a genetic link between Medieval Tuscans and the current population, no link could be found to inhabitants from the Bronze Age, David Caramelli of Florence University and Guido Barbujani of Ferrara University said. Immigration and forced migration have diluted the Etruscan genetic inheritance so much as to make it difficult to recognize, the...

2006-06-16 13:50:22

By Robin Pomeroy FORMELLO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy unveiled on Friday a new archaeological site that some experts say houses the oldest paintings in the history of Western civilization. Italy's culture minister took reporters to an unremarkable field outside Rome under which they were shown a room carved into the hillside, decorated with colorful frescoes which archaeologists said were 2,700 years old. "It's a prince's tomb that is unique, and I would say is at the origins of...

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