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Air pollution found in 400,000 dental plaque

Published on June 25th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Respiratory irritants have been found on 400,000-year-old teeth discovered in Qesem Cave, Israel. Possible respiratory irritants, including traces of charcoal—manmade environmental pollution—found in the dental calculus, may have resulted from smoke inhalation from indoor fires used ... Read More


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Excavations underway at Marden Henge

Published on June 25th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeological excavations have begun at Marden Henge, located in the Vale of Pewsey in England. Situated between the iconic prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury, the Vale of Pewsey is a barely explored archaeological region of ... Read More


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Canaanite name found inscribed on 3,000-year-old jar

Published on June 24th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The Canaanite name Eshba’al Ben Bada’ has been found inscibed into a 3,000-year-old jar. Intensive restoration work conducted in the laboratories of the Israel Antiquities Authority Artifacts Treatment Department, during which hundreds of pottery sherds were ... Read More


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Gladiator battles revealed in ancient graffiti

Published on June 24th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Hundreds of graffiti messages have been found in the ancient city of Aphrodisias, shedding light on what life was like there 1,500 years ago. Some of the most interesting gladiator graffiti was found on a plaque ... Read More


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Intact wine jug found in Denmark

Published on June 23rd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A fully-intact 1,000-year-old wine pitcher has been unearthed in a cemetery in Ribe, Denmark. “It is a unique find,” said Morten Søvsø, the head of archaeology at Sydvestjyske Museum. “The pitcher is an example of the ... Read More


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Medieval wall found in East Midlands

Published on June 23rd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Construction workers in England’s East Midlands have uncovered part of a medieval wall. Archaeologist, Leigh Brocklehurst, said: “Our initial excavation work has unearthed a wall which looks to be Medieval or earlier. Nearby on the site ... Read More


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Byzantine church found in Israel

Published on June 22nd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of a large Byzantine-era church has been found during highway construction in Israel. The 16-meter-long (52 feet) church building has a side chapel 6.5 meters long and 3.5 meters wide, with a floor tiled ... Read More


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3,800-year-old statuettes found in Peru

Published on June 22nd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Three 3,800-year-old statuettes have been found in a reed basket in northern Peru. The mud statuettes were found inside a reed basket in a building at the ancient city of Vichama in northern Peru, which is ... Read More