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Ancient port found on Greek island of Salamis

An ancient port, where the Greek fleet gathered against the Persians in 480 B.C., has been found on the Greek island of Salamis. According to the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the 2016 main field of research (which is under a three-year program) was the inner (western) part of the Ampelakia

Panamanian islanders may have hunted dolphins

Dolphin remains make up 8 percent of the mammal remains found in a 6,000-year-old midden on an island off the coast of Panama. Precolombian seafarers left what is now mainland Panama to settle on Pedro González Island in the Perlas archipelago about 6,000 years ago, crossing 50-70 kilometers (31-44 miles) of

Home of “Island of Blue Dolphins” woman found

Archaeologists believe they have found the island home of the woman who inspired the children's novel the Island of the Blue Dolphins. The woman, a member of the Nicoleño tribe, lived by herself in a cave on San Nicolas island during the mid-nineteenth century. Christened Juana Maria at her death bed

Greek historian 2,000 years ahead of his time

The Greek historian and geographer Strabo say that Piraeus, a small peninsula near Athens, was once an island. 2,000 years later he has been proven correct. To test out whether Strabo's claim was true, researchers took sediment samples from the area. Using radiocarbon dating to determine how old different layers of

Everglade tree islands may be ancient rubbish heaps

The tree islands that dot the Florida Everglades may have originally been garbage mounds left behind by prehistoric humans. Scientists have thought for many years that the so-called fixed tree islands (a larger type of tree island frequently found in the Everglades' main channel, Shark River Slough) developed on protrusions from

Archaeologists investigate Hawaiian royals man-made island

Archaeologists have begun excavations at Moku'ula, a man-made island using by Hawaiian royalty in the 19th century. Dating to a time when spring-fed canals flowed through Lahaina, and much of the area was a wetland, Moku'ula was a man-made island in the center of a pond that served as the

Evidence backs view that Amelia Earhart died a castaway

DNA tests to be performed on new clues found on a remote island may support the theory that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan lived as castaways. Three pieces of a pocket knife and fragments of what might be a broken cosmetic glass jar are adding new evidence that

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