Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 1-25-13

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New findings from the 2,600-year-old grave of a Celtic woman in Germany suggest the ancient Celts were much more sophisticated than previously thought. The entire tomb was removed from the ground for further excavation in a laboratory and is continuing to reveal new surprises.

A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumour – formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. (more…)

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