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Bird figurine found in 5th century Japanese burial

A "haniwa" water bird figurine has been found in a 5th century burial mound in Asago, Japan. According to the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Archaeology of Harima, the clay piece, measuring 48 cm high, 21 cm wide and 44 cm long, dates to the early fifth century. [tweetmeme][Full story]Story: The Japan Times

Remains of Ice Age child found in Alaska

The remains of an 11,500-year-old child has been found in a prehistoric home in Alaska. "You can see that the child was laid in the pit—a fire hearth inside the house—and the fire was started on top of the child," study co-author Joel Irish said. Charred wood from the pit allowed

Zapotec’s human thighbone sceptres

A new excavation of a Zapotec tomb is revealing that the practice of wielding ancestral thighbones as a sceptres may not have been limited to the ruling class. The burial excavated by Feinman at Mitla was extremely well-preserved, and had never been disturbed — except, that is, by someone who broke

Urartian King’s tomb opened in Turkey

The burial chamber of Urartian King Argishti has been opened for the first time in eastern Turkey. Centered around the Lake Van in the eastern Turkey, the Urartian Kingdom ruled from the mid 9th century BC till its defeat by Media in the early 6th century BC. The most splendid monuments

Ancient human remains found in Florida woods

The remains of a person who lived 500 to 700 years ago were found in the Ocala National Forest in Florida. Asa Randall, a senior archaeologist with the University of Florida, based his estimate on the depth of the burial site and the type of soil in which the remains

4,600-year-old burial found in Ontario, Canada

A burial site dating back 4,600 years has been found in Northern Ontario, Canada, on the shore of Big Trout Lake. A 4,600-year-old burial has been discovered in a remote corner of northern Canada – and could hold the key to how ancient Canadians lived. The remarkable find has

Ancient Chamorro burial pit found in Guam

An ancient untouched Chamorro burial pit has been found in Agat, Guam. Guam- It's been nearly a week since an Ancient Chamorro burial pit was discovered in Agat. and since then, one local archaeologist is taking steps to advise the public on how to identify and protect this part