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5,000-year-old wine vessel discovered in Georgia

A wine vessel has been unearthed at Aradetis Orgora in Georgia. Traces of grape pollen from the world's first vineyard have been discovered inside an animal-shaped ceramic jar used in ritual ceremonies. It was dug up at an archaeological site called Aradetis Orgora - 62 miles (100 km) west of the Georgian

Luxurious bath complex found at Roman fort

A bath complex, unusual for its luxury, has been found at the Roman fort of Asparos in Georgia. "In general, thermal baths built for the military were not luxurious. That is why we were surprised by the discovery of mosaics ornamenting the floor. We also unveiled a large part of cool

33,000 artifacts recovered from slave quarters excavated in Savannah

Excavations carried out at suspected slave quarters in Savannah, Georgia, has turned up over 33,000 artifacts. Clusters of nails found in the ground indicate that buildings were made from wood instead of brick, Elliott said. Archaeologists uncovered small pits used to store items in the floors of dwellings and dug up

5,000lb-piece of CSS Georgia recovered

An 64-square-foot section of the ironclad CSS Georgia which was scuttled in 1864, has been recovered from the Savannah River in Georgia. When a weather-and-tide window opened Tuesday evening, they were able to secure the 8-foot-long casement section and lift it by crane onto a barge anchored near historic Old Fort

The most complete hominid skull yet found

Archaeologists working in Dmanisi, Georgia, have unearthed five 1.8-million-year-old skulls, including one of the most complete hominid skulls ever found. A co-author of the study, Christoph Zollikofer from the Anthropological Institute and Museum in Zurich, Switzerland, said that if the braincase and the face of "Skull 5" had been found as

Revolutionary War fort found in Georgia

Archaeologists working in the state of Georgia have found the location of Carr's Fort, a frontier fortification that was attacked in 1779. “The search for Carr’s Fort was like looking for a needle in a haystack, only harder. We had no map and few descriptions of the fort, so its location

Colonial era cemetery found in Georgia

A colonial era cemetery has been found on the grounds of a torn down middle school in Brunswick, Georgia. The graves, said to be from the Colonial era, lay on the southwestern corner of the grounds of the recently razed old school at George and Egmont streets. Weeks said he tried

Wal-Mart Supercenter built on long-occupied land

The customers walking the aisles of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Georgia's Cherokee County are probably unaware that they are walking on land which has been occupied by Native Americans for 10,000 years. During the summer of 1995, a large crew of archaeologists and their assistants unearthed a trove of artifacts that

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