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Slave quarters found at Maryland plantation

Published on August 12th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

The brick floor of a large slave quarters has been found at the plantation home of Francis Scott Key’s grandmother, in Maryland. County Archaeologist Al Luckenbach said the finding differs from other known slave quarters. “It’s ... Read More


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Wine cup with famous names inscribed found in Greece

Published on August 11th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A wine up bearing the names of 6 men has been unearthed in a grave found in Kifissia, Greece. The ceramic wine cup, smashed in 12 pieces, was found during building construction in the northern Athens ... Read More


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Residue analysis reveals Finland’s prehistoric dairy farming

Published on August 11th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

An analysis of residue found on ancient pots have revealed Finland’s dairy-farming past. The Finns are the world’s biggest milk drinkers today but experts had previously been unable to establish whether prehistoric dairy farming was possible ... Read More


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Remains of Abraham Lincoln’s courthouse found

Published on August 8th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Part of the footprint of the 1836 courthouse where Abraham Lincoln worked has been found in Illinois. The discovery by archaeologists Floyd Mansberger and Christopher Stratton came about an hour after an excavator started digging on ... Read More


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Erosion exposes human remains on Marshall Islands

Published on August 7th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Coastal erosion has exposed human remains on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Human bones exposed when an extra-high tide in spring this year washed large amounts of sand from an atoll in the Republic ... Read More


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World Trade Center ship origins revealed

Published on August 7th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Back in July 2010, during construction of the new World Trade Center in Manhattan, the remains of a ship were found 22 feet below street level. Now, researchers believe they know the origins of the vessel. ... Read More


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Mass grave unearthed in Bolivia

Published on August 6th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of people, likely indigenous miners, who dies during the Spanish colonial era. “We are talking about a common grave found at about 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), and the ... Read More


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19th century railroad tools found in Calgary

Published on August 6th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Railway tools used in the construction of the Canadian Pacific railway in the 1880s have been found by utility workers in Calgary, Alberta. Old metal tools including a pickaxe head and rail spikes as well as ... Read More


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