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Historical Beijing quarter to be destroyed

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

One of the few remaining unspoilt quarters of traditional Beijing is set to be destroyed to make way for a new theme park. The area around the Drum and Bell Towers has been a vibrant part ... Read More


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Using video game technology to aid in archaeology

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists are using technology developed for computer games to generate highly detailed images of archaeological artifacts. Look at an ancient coin under ordinary light and the chances are that its features, worn down by its passage ... Read More


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WWII navy aircraft wreckage found in Oregon forest

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The wreckage of a WWII-era Navy aircraft was discovered by loggers in an Oregon forest. nvestigators were initially concerned that there might be unexploded bombs or bullets on the site, but a search by Oregon State ... Read More


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Morons fire paintballs at ancient petroglyphs

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A couple of morons have been shooting paintballs at ancient petroglyphs at Grapevine Canyon in Nevada. A 20-year-old Bullhead City man suspected of vandalizing petroglyphs at Grapevine Canyon in Lake Mead National Recreation Area was cited ... Read More


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How do anthropologists know where to dig for fossils?

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Slate answers the interesting question of how to anthropologists know where to dig for fossils. In most cases, they wait for an amateur to get lucky, then make their move. Anthropologists can’t see what’s under the ... Read More


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DNA identifies new kind of ancient human

Published on March 26th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The analysis of DNA from a finger bone unearthed in Siberia is neither human not Neanderthal. It is a new kind of extinct hominin that lived in Central Asian between 48,000 and 30,000 years ago. An international ... Read More


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2,000-year-old city found in China

Published on March 26th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The ruins of an Eastern Han Dynasty city have been found in China. The site, located near Fujiacun village in Fengcheng city in Jiangxi province, covers about 18,000 square metres and is surrounded by a moat, ... Read More


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12th century wall in Sri Lanka destroyed

Published on March 26th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A wall in Sri Lanka which dates back to the 12th century was destroyed by construction workers puting in a new water line. An ancient wall which was said to have been built by King Parakramabahu ... Read More