levi-strauss

Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss has died

Published on November 4th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Claude Levi-Strauss, the world-renowned French anthropologist, has died, aged 100. One of the most influential French intellectuals of the 20th Century, he founded the structuralist school of anthropology in the 1950s. Levi-Strauss’s books include Tristes Tropiques ... Read More


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Bronze Age burial site unearthed in central Oxford

Published on November 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in central Oxford, England have unearthed what could be a prehistoric Bronze Age burial site. The experts discovered traces of three large “ring ditches”, which could have been Bronze Age burial sites. A Mola spokesman ... Read More


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Colonial slave cemetery found in Virginia

Published on November 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A possible slave cemetery of 40 unmarked graves has been found in Dumfries, Virgina. While there is no documentation about even the existence of a slave cemetery—much less a location, Smith said stories about such a ... Read More


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Body of sailor from doomed Franklin Expedition laid to rest

Published on November 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

160 years after he died in the Canadian Artic during the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, the remains of Lieutenant Henry Le Vesconte have been laid to rest in London, England. The 20-year search for the ships commanded ... Read More


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Remains of youngest Moche noble found at Sipán

Published on November 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of a 21-year-old Moche nobleman have been found next to a decorated Moche pyramid at Sipán, Peru. Millones has taken bone samples from the skeleton’s right foot, which have been sent to a lab ... Read More


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The tomb of Pharaoh Seti I

Published on November 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

200 years ago the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I was found in Egypt. Two centuries later, it is still turning up new finds. The most mysterious feature in the tomb, and one that has perplexed Egyptologists ... Read More


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Divers explore submerged Mayan pilgrimage site

Published on November 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Scuba divers are exploring the depths of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, where they have found an ancient site where Mayan pilgrams flocked to worship. “No one believed me, even when I told them all about it. ... Read More


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