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The birthplace of commercial ranching

Published on December 30th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The 18th-century Rancho de las Cabras is the birthplace of commercial ranching, and now it needs funding in order to be preserved. Ruins that archeologists call one of the last links to the original ranches and ... Read More


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Neolithic stoneware found in Southern Tibet

Published on December 30th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Neolithic axes, adzes and chisels have been found in Southern Tibet. Experts of the Shaanxi Provincial Archeology Research Institute and the Tibet Autonomous Regional Cultural Relics Research Institute judged that the stonewares belonged to the Neolithic ... Read More


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Agriculture may have begun because of alcohol

Published on December 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Early man may have taken up farming in order to brew alcohol. In a new research, a team of archaeologists has identified traces of alcohol in prehistoric sites, which suggests that the thirst for a brew ... Read More


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7th-century Buddha statue found in India

Published on December 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The tallest Buddha statue ever found in the state of Kargil, India, has been found. The sculpture was discovered during a survey by the officials of the state Archives, Archaeology and Museums Department from Sankoo, a ... Read More


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Turkey seeks return of Santa Claus’ bones

Published on December 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A Turkish archaeologists is pushing for Italy to return the bones of St. Nicholas to their original resting place. The 3rd Century saint – on whom Santa Claus was modelled – was buried in the modern-day ... Read More