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3 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Envisioning Landscapes Of Our Very Distant Future

A few minutes before my flight to Helsinki touched down, I looked out the window at Finland's flat, snowy, forested landscape. It appeared still and serene.

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5 hrs ago | Buckingham Today

Dig could have found a Roman settlement

Roman pottery and a red deer antler have been found at the dig in a field near St Rumbold's Well, in Buckingham, a county councillor told the Advertiser. After the excavating digger also uncovered a long stretch of wall beneath the field's surface, county councillor Robin Stuchbury informed Bucks County Council's archaeological planning officer, Eliza Alqassar, who visited the site on Wednesday.

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10 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society announces new season

A CLUB dedicated to exploring Hampshire's medieval history through landscape and archaeology has announced its new season of lectures and conferences. Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society will host two conference and AGM sessions in November with lectures and events lined up February.

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14 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Non-Dominant Hand Vital To Evolution Of The Thumb

Research shows non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology. In the largest experiment ever undertaken into the manipulative pressures experienced by the hand during stone tool production, biological anthropologist's analyzed the manipulative forces and frequency of use experienced by the thumb and fingers on the non-dominant hand during a series of stone tool production sequences that replicated early tool forms.

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18 hrs ago | Cravenherald.co.uk

Archaeologist Janis Heward supervises the team in the trench where the flue was found

THE Friends of Skipton 's Raikes Road Burial Ground have carried out a small excavation of the mortuary in the old Victorian cemetery, which opened between 1846 and 1878. This was funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and was part of the group's ongoing project to restore the site and make it accessible to the public.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Mysterious tomb promises new find

TWO big explosions on the surface of the sun are about to cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, with possible disruptions to radio and satellite communications. A STRONG solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet.

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Chico Enterprise-Record

Chikoko designs find home at anthropology museum

Designs made by the Chikoko team will be on display in "Material Culture" at the Valene L. Smith Anthropology Museum. CHICO >> It's always a blurry line with fashion.

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Carlsbad Current-Argus

Kurt Simmons: Verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the scriptures

Conservative evangelicals are sometimes criticized for belief in the inerrancy of scripture as originally penned. Liberal theologians who take a dismissive view of scripture charge that the Bible is false in various particulars, including the special creation of man, Eve being made from Adam's rib, the age of the earth, the longevity of the patriarchs, and the world-wide flood.

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York Press

Grave finds at York archaeological dig

Members of the Archaeology Live dig at All Saints Church in North Street has recently found items dating back to the 12th century, including cattle horn and skull fragments which were by-products of leather production from the early 19th century. Now, all the items found are being placed into bags ready to be analysed, with trainees keeping records which will serve the trust for many years to come.

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Morley Today

Archaeological dig planned for woodland

The origins of the spring and well in Churwell woods are hoped to be discovered at an archaeological dig next weekend. Organised by Churwell Environmental Volunteers, the dig, in Clark Spring Woods, will be held on Saturday September 13 and Sunday September 14 from 10am-4pm on both days.

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The Japan Times

Kyushu museum uses 3-D tech to replicate artifacts

Setsuo Imazu of the Kyushu National Museum was greatly impressed and surprised when he viewed a nearly complete replica of a seated statue of Kukai in July because it so closely resembled the original, which is kept at Kongobuji, the head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, on Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture. Kukai was the Japanese monk who founded the Shingon, or "True Word," school of Buddhism.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Telegraph

Oct. date for ASI Nalanda dossier

In the meeting of the ASI's World Heritage advisory committee in New Delhi on Thursday, the state government was directed to prepare a master plan for the future development of the areas around the Nalanda ruins. Chanchal Kumar, the state art, culture and youth affairs secretary, who attended the meeting, was asked to take necessary steps to ensure a 300-metre buffer zone around the ruins.

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Archaeology

Bodies of Caryatids From the Amphipolis Tomb Revealed

Greece's Culture Ministry announced that the 2,300-year-old statues are of "exceptional artistic quality." The life-sized statues depict women with thick hair dressed in semi-transparent robes.

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This is The West Country

PHOTOS: Thurlbear Primary School's archaeological dig at Museum of Somerset

CHILDREN from Thurlbear Primary School dug deep to discover secrets of a prehistoric age at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton .

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Reuters

Exhibition unwraps drama of Tutankhamun's discovery

Egypt's "boy king" Tutankhamun has gripped the imagination since his tomb was discovered in 1922, and a new exhibition tells the enthralling tale of how archaeologists unearthed and recorded the contents of his 3,000-year-old resting place. "Discovering Tutankhamun", at Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum until Nov. 2, takes visitors through the drama of how Howard Carter found a step leading down into the sand in the Valley of the Kings to the opening of the tomb and the painstaking unwrapping of the king's mummified body.

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Kenilworth Weekly News

Explore Abbey with heritage open day

Volunteers from the town history and archaeology society will lead groups around the ruins on Saturday September 13 as part of the national Heritage Open Days Weekend. The 'barn' museum will also be open from 2.30pm to show off parts of the structure usually unseen by the public.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Jim Long: Noahide, Archaeologist, Filmmaker

Reared on movies and films of the 1950s, Jim Long became an avid reader, searching for depth on subjects he saw on the big screen, particularly the Bible, geology, and archaeology. As program director at a radio station, Jim brought the legendary biblical archaeologist Vendyl Jones to the show.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Boston.com

Seven Wonders' by Ben Mezrich

Jack Grady, the fatiguingly masculine field anthropologist who motors Ben Mezrich's new action-machine of a novel, is having a time of it. One minute he's hanging tough in a cavern, knee-deep in tarantulas.

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Related Topix: Science, South America, World News, Brazil, Plant Biology, Biology

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Many Historic Items Found During Fenton Archaeological Dig

Thousands of historic items and a mystery surrounding one of the former buildings have been discovered during the archaeological dig at the Fenton History Center.

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MDJonline.com

Ancient Greek tomb dig finds marble statues

Archaeologists slowly digging through a huge 2,300-year-old tomb in northern Greece have uncovered two life-sized marble female statues flanking the entrance to one of three underground chambers.

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