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7 min ago | Marco Eagle

The 'merit' of digging: Sifting through Marco Island's past, Boy Scouts become archaeologists

Gene Erjavec, left, Andrew Smith, Jordan Davidson and Scoutmaster Dan Davidson sort through the debris in a wooden sifter.

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Related Topix: Marco Island, FL, Science, Anthropology

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Lockergnome

Why Sell Your Old Phone?

Why trade in your old phone to your carrier for a tiny fraction off the price of your new phone when you can sell it for actual cash? eBay now has a marketplace specifically tailored around the buying and selling of old phones that aims to put money in your pocket, where it belongs! Perhaps you need a little more coaxing, though? Here are my top 10 ... (more)

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The Spectrum

State park to host archaeology day

Frontier Homestead State Park will be holding its annual Archaeology Day on May 3. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in activities involving Native American games, history, crafts and skills, and visit with a variety of demonstrators.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Southern Utah University, St. George, UT, Parowan, UT

Switched

Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City

Archaeologists in Rome have unearthed a massive section of the ancient port city of Ostia, shedding new light on the city's historical significance.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Live Science

In Photos: Animal Prints on Ancient Roman Tiles

The tiles, which could be nearly 2,000 years old, date back to Britain's early Roman era.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Leicestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom

NBC29

Construction of Log Cabin at Montpelier Nearly Complete

A team of volunteers helped build a log cabin on the site where slave quarters once stood on the property.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Mashable

Research Finds Arsenic Poisoning in Chilean Mummies

People of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile, including the Incas and the Chinchorro culture, suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning due to their consumption of contaminated water, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, UC Los Angeles

The Block Island Times

Egypt: Ancient, Beautiful and Complicated

Last June, my friend Judy Schrafft, who is a member of the Explorer's Club and dives all over the world, was reading an archaeological magazine in my kitchen and fell across an ad for a trip to Egypt that included a fair amount of time with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt's ex-minister of antiquities and the maker of many television documentaries.

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Related Topix: Africa, Egypt, World News, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, Egypt, Sudan Travel, Egypt Travel, Anthropology, Science, Aspen, CO,

Archaeology

Copper Artifact Discovered in Britain at a Portal Dolmen

A copper artifact has been discovered at the ruins of a Neolithic tomb on the island of Anglesey by an international team of researchers.

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Free Republic

Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Anthropology, Science,

Inside Mac Games

Lost Civilization Available Now

Phoenix Online Studios and Icarus Games recently announced the release of Lost Civilization .

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

The Westerner

Utah official plans illegal ATV ride through BLM canyon

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman said the May 8 ride through Recapture Canyon aims to assert the county's right to access federal lands, while prompting the Bureau of Land Management to reopen it to off-highway vehicles .

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, San Juan County, UT, Blanding, UT

Petaluma360

Caltrans prepares to shift Highway 1 at Gleason Beach

Spurred by the rapidly retreating coastline north of Bodega Bay, Caltrans is laying plans to reconstruct a nearly mile-long stretch of Highway 1, moving the roadway safely inland from the crumbling edge of the continent and raising it beyond the reach of the rising sea.

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Related Topix: Bodega Bay, CA, Anthropology, Science

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Free Republic

Loggers find face in a tree

A face carved into a tree trunk was discovered by forestry workers in a remote location up Toba Inlet.

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Hispanic Business

Navy's Underwater Archaeologists Dive Headfirst into Naval History

But when the team from the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command eased the cork out of it, the air that came out was nearly 200 years old, perhaps created by the organic material it had stored on the sloop-rigged floating battery Scorpion before it was scuttled , doesn't always get to work in such rarified air, but ... (more)

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, US News, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Salisbury Journal

a Rare Roman mosaic is being installed at the new Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum.

The intricately patterned mosaic was uncovered in the late 1950s on a new housing development in Moot Close, Downton.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England, Anthropology, Science

New Haven Independent

Yale Faces New Claims Of Stolen Artifacts

A year and a half after Yale returned the last of hundreds of Machu Picchu artifacts to Peru, the Yale Peabody Museum faces a new charge of cultural theft - this time about two carvings from a native Alaskan tribe.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Science, Anthropology

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One of the men credited with finding the Confederate submarine, The Hunley, is adding another major underwater search to his resume.

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How Stuff Works

Mysterious Siberian Mummies: Photos

This is one of the three copper masked infant male mummies found at the site. Each mummy was bound in four or five copper hoops two inches wide.

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IcNorthWales

Anglesey: Mysterious artefact discovered at Neolithic tomb

The discovery of a mysterious copper artefact at a Neolithic tomb on Anglesey could help to answer one of archaeology's burning questions.

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Related Topix: Anglesey County, Wales, Science, Anthropology, Tayside County, Scotland, United Kingdom, World News,

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