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Rest for the King, No Rest for Native Americans

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

The silence of scientists on Richard III's reburial is deafening. It stands in stark contrast to how so many regard the reburial of Native American human remains in museums.

Beardless Jesus Discovered On Early Christian Artifact

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion

Spanish archaeologists have found a depiction of Jesus that dates back to the 4th century, making it one of the earliest images of the Christian deity...

The Collapse of Civilizations: It's Complicated

Eric H. Cline | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
Eric H. Cline

Currently we are facing the very same type of situation that they faced back in 1177 BC -- climate change, earthquakes, famines, droughts, rebellions. The only thing missing from today's scenario are the Sea Peoples -- the mysterious invaders from overseas. So, what are we waiting for?

Mourning for Syria's Cultural Heritage

American Anthropological Association | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

Written by Dr. Sandra Lorena Lopez Varela Last week, I watched the The Square, nominated to this year's 86th Academy Award for Best Documentary. Back...

First Female Archaeologist Appointed as the Head of the Archaeological Research Center in Iran

Sepideh Saeedi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Sepideh Saeedi

Despite the limitations of women in Iran, they have managed to make significant advancements in academic and professional life in the years following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Currently, women in Iran make up a majority of college students in every field, archaeology being no exception.

Ancient City Discovered Beneath Massive Mound

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq archaeologists have discovered an ancient city called Idu, hidden beneath a mound. Cuneiform inscriptions a...

PHOTOS: Early Church Unearthed At Famous Roman Site

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.11.2013 | Science

A major new excavation in Maryport, England has provided a window into the religious landscape of an area once occupied by the Roman Empire. Archaeolo...

Old Skeletons Reveal Sad Plight Of Ancient People

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/18/2013 12:58 PM EDT While an Egyptian pharaoh built majestic temples filled with sparkling trea...

Jesus' Will Found

Mark C. Miller | Posted 07.07.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Having successfully completed his quest for Jesus' will, Matlow now looks forward to his next assignment from the Israeli government: locating the Garden of Eden's Tree of Knowledge.

Largest Find Of Roman Excrement Could Reveal Secrets Of Ancient Life

BBC.co.uk | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Archaeologists have been discovering how Romans lived 2,000 years ago, by studying what they left behind in their sewers. A team of experts has been s...

New Iceman Oetzi Model On Display At Italian Museum

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

BOLZANO, Italy (AFP) - Visitors will get to see Iceman Oetzi under a new light starting Tuesday at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, w...

Swiss Door From 5,000 Years Ago Discovered By Archaeologists

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Archaeologists in the Swiss city of Zurich have unearthed a 5,000-year-old door that may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe. Th...

2,400-Year-Old 'Soup' Discovered In China

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here's something that'll make you think twice before complaining about those week-old Thanksgiving leftovers: a team of Chinese archaeologists have un...

Guatemala Tomb May Hold Founder Of A Maya Dynasty

latimes.com | Thomas H. Maugh II | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. and Guatemalan archaeologists have found an unusually well-preserved burial chamber that they believe is the tomb of the founder of a Maya dynast...

Ptolemaic King Statue Found In Egypt By Archaeologists

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Archaeologists in Egypt said Tuesday they have discovered a headless granite statue of an unidentified Ptolemaic-era king that is more t...

Archaeologists Find Early Menorah Depiction

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have uncovered one of the earliest depictions of a menorah, the seven-branched candelabra that has come to sy...

Vespasian Birthplace: Roman Emperor's 2000-Year-Old Villa Unearthed Near Cittareale

AP | MARTA FALCONI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Archaeologists have unearthed a sprawling country villa believed to be the birthplace of Vespasian, the Roman emperor who built the Colos...

Roman Ship Graveyard Discovered Off Italian Coast

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Archaeologists scanning the seabed almost 1000 feet below the coast of the Italian island of Ventotene discovered five perfect-condition ancient Roman...

China: 100 Terracotta Warrior Statues Discovered

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Archaeologists in China's northern Xi'an city have excavated another 100 terracotta warriors, including a much-prized army officer, near the tomb of t...

Jerusalem Quarry Discovered Linked To Building Of Second Temple

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An ancient quarry has been uncovered by construction crews in Jerusalem that, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority, can be traced back 2,300 ...

Prehistoric German Flute Is Oldest Known

AP | PATRICK McGROARTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A bird-bone flute unearthed in a German cave was carved some 35,000 years ago and is the oldest handcrafted musical instrument yet disc...

Ancient Cyprus Well Discovered With Body At The Bottom

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Archaeologists have discovered a water well in Cyprus that was built as long as 10,500 years ago, and the skeleton of a young ...

Hebrew Text Discovered On 3,000-Year-Old Jar Handle

AP | JOSEPH MARKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Archaeologists digging on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives have discovered a nearly 3,000-year-old jar handle bearing ancient Hebrew scri...

Venus of Hohle Fels: PREHISTORIC PORN

AP | PATRICK McGROARTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A 35,000-year-old ivory carving of a busty woman found in a German cave was unveiled Wednesday by archaeologists who believe it is the ...

Hobbits Found To Be 'A Separate Species'

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scientists have found more evidence that the Indonesian "Hobbit" skeletons belong to a new species of human - and not modern pygmies....