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Profile: Contract Archaeologists

Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The Telegraph has a profile on contract archaeologists, who are called in when construction crews stumble across artifacts. Just ask archaeologist Tim Holden and his colleagues who have excavated some rare treasures lying under new developments ... Read More


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Incan sacrificial victim’s remains found in Peru

Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The bones of an Incan woman sacrificied more than 2,000 years ago have been found in Peru. Baptized the “Lady of Pacopampa” after the site in the northern highlands where she was found, she was 1.55 ... Read More


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2,000-year-old cup inscription stumps experts

Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The discovery, in Mount Zion, of a Bible-era stone mug containing ten lines of mysterious script is leaving experts scratching their heads. What sets the newfound cup apart is its inscription, which is still sharply etched ... Read More


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People in Europe began drinking milk 7,500 years ago

Published on September 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers have determined that the ability to digest lactose evolved in European dairy farming communities about 7,500 years ago. University College London scientists said the genetic change that enabled early Europeans to drink milk without becoming ... Read More


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Native American encampment from 500 A.D. found in Houston

Published on September 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A flood control project in Houston, Texas has uncovered a Native American encampment dating back to 500 A.D. In 500 A.D., perhaps even earlier, this was an Indian encampment here. Bits of pottery reveal it was ... Read More


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Civil War battlefield found at building site in Tennessee

Published on September 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Construction at the University of Tennessee has lead to the discovery of the first Confederate battle site identified in Knoxville. Angst and other researchers found buttons, metal straps, bullets, rivets, Union belt buckles thought to have ... Read More


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Ancient remains of two Inca children found in Peru

Published on September 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The ancient remains of two Inca children have been found in the Sacsayhuaman archaeological park in Peru. Remains of two children, estimated to be between 12 and 13 at the time of their death, were found ... Read More


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