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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 10-25-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! The Home of the Last Neanderthals 250,000 […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 10-18-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! Amesbury dig ‘could explain’ Stonehenge history Some archaeologists hope a dig […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 10-12-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! European hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived side-by-side for more than 2,000 […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 10-4-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! Robotic Snakes Slither Their Way Into Ancient Archaeology Archaeologists say robotic […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 9-27-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! Spectacular tombs from the early Middle Ages […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 9-20-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe? An archaeologists analysis on […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 9-13-13

Happy Friday the 13th! If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! NEW GEOGLYPHS OF THE JORDANIAN HARRAT New geoglyphs […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 9-06-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! Crashed WWII Spitfire being dug up on Salisbury Plain Team of […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 8-30-2013

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! Starting us off this week – ASORTV talked to past fellowship […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 8-2-13

The University of Leicester team lifted the lid of a medieval stone coffin only to find a lead coffin inside, during the final week of their second dig at the Grey Friars site, where the King Richard III was discovered in September. Thousands of artifacts have come to light through the “Ilısu Protection Excavation Project” […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 7-18-13

Archaeologists tunnelling beneath the main temple of the ancient Maya city of El Perú-Waka’ in northern Guatemala have discovered an intricately carved stone monument with hieroglyphic text detailing the exploits of a little-known sixth-century princess whose progeny prevailed in a bloody, back-and-forth struggle between two of the civilization’s most powerful royal dynasties, Guatemalan cultural officials […]

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Archaeology in the News! 7-12-13

The oldest inscription found in Jerusalem is a 3,000-year-old text, in an unknown language on the top of a jug, is earliest alphabetical writing ever found in city. However ASOR Member Chris Rollston writes that he has deciphered it. Primitive inscriptions dating back about 5,000 years – and believed to be 1,400 years older than […]

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Biomolecular Archaeology & the Westward Spread of Wine

From the Penn Museum France is renowned the world over as a leader in the crafts of viticulture and winemaking—but the beginnings of French viniculture have been largely unknown, until now. Imported ancient Etruscan amphoras and a limestone press platform, discovered at the ancient port site of Lattara in southern France, have provided the earliest […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-28-2013

ASOR member Jodi Magness’ excavation at Huqoq has unearthed another mosaic featuring Samson. The mosaics, which consist of hundreds of tiny stone cubes, depict scenes from in the Bible and have been dated to the fifth century. At ancient Babylon’s Ishtar Gate, Iraqi workers labour with a heavy saw, hammers, a chisel and crowbar to break […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-14-13

The secret to making sustainable, strong concrete may have been at the bottom the Mediterranean Sea for the past 2,000 years: Researchers believe that the ancient Romans created concrete that is more environmentally friendly and durable than modern cement. Kazakhstan archaeologists have found a tomb of a “Saka princess”. The burial site of the high-ranking young […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-7-13

The ivory carvings and plaques found at the 8th century BCE Phoenician city of Arslan Tash — “Stone Lion” — may appear as flat monochrome objects when viewed in museums today, but once they shone with brilliant blue, red and several other colors as well as glittering with real gold paint. The ancient town of […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-31-13

  Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale – in tiny pieces. Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing the leftovers – fragments the family says it has kept in a Swiss […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-24-13

An international team of researchers including Colorado State University professors Christopher Fisher and Stephen Leisz have been utilizing LiDAR technology to seek ancient settlements and human constructed landscapes in an area long rumoured to contain the legendary city of Ciudad Blanca – the mythical “White City” – in Central America. Schoolchildren, pensioners and office workers […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-17-13

Will Egypt’s illustrious heritage fall into oblivion under the toll of urban and agricultural encroachment? Nevine El-Aref finds that serious problems are facing some of the nation’s famous archaeological sites, while others may be storms in so many teacups. By the end of the century, the birthplace of America may be underwater.  Jamestown is now […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-3-13

To see Sana’a’s Old City for the first time is like “a vision of a childhood dream world of fantasy castles,” a visitor once remarked, but official neglect and unruly construction are threatening to destroy that magic. UNESCO has even threatened to remove the city from the World Heritage List. They lived in well-planned cities, […]

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