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54 min ago | Live Science

Birthplace of Chili Pepper Farming Revealed

Chili peppers reign as the world's most widely cultivated spice crop; farmers grow them in bulk, and self-described chili-heads breed ever-spicier varieties of the fruit.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Anthropology, Genetics, Medicine, Davis, CA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley

3 hrs ago | Nerve News

British couple shared home with Napoleon's armymen

A couple recently bought a A 400,000 - four-bedroom house on an estate in Britain.


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

7 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Ad Astra: Cabin site linked to John Brown to host archaeology field school

This is one in a series of vignettes celebrating Kansas history. The series' name comes from the state motto, Ad astra per aspera: To the stars through difficulties.


Related Topix: Kansas, Anthropology, Science, Osawatomie, KS, Douglas County, KS, Lawrence, KS

Sun Apr 20, 2014


Five historic live oaks in Georgetown celebrated

A granite marker at the site of five centuries-old live oaks near the intersection of Ga.


Related Topix: Georgetown, GA, Georgia, Georgia Government, Anthropology, Science

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists unearth lost landscape of...

President Franklin D. Roosevelt wasn't the only one impressed by Duke of Gloucester Street when he dedicated Colonial Williamsburg 's newly reconstructed 18th-century thoroughfare in 1934.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Williamsburg, VA, College of William and Mary

National Geographic

Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

Pompeii has been many things over the centuries. It's been "a vineyard, a treasure trove, a den of bandits and today it remains an archaeological gem 'exposed and vulnerable,'" according to the new book From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town .


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Classical, Mozart, Amadeus Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

The Baltimore Sun

Patterson Park dig uncovering traces of War of 1812 militia camp, defenses

When Samuel Smith, major general of the Maryland militia, needed a headquarters to plot Baltimore 's defense from British invaders in the summer of 1814, archaeologists believe he called on the owner of a shop that gives Butcher's Hill its name.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Lauraville (Baltimore, MD), Baltimore, MD, Catonsville, MD

WTOC-TV Savannah

New field lab on Ossabaw Island, Armstrong offers class

The Ossabaw Field Lab grew out of a recommendation at the 2012 Armstrong Community Summit regarding ways to accommodate visits to the island by the university's biology students, according to a university news release.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Stranger in Paradise


I am invited back to my old alma mater, the University of Sydney, to give a lecture on Majapahit Style to the Asian Art and Archaeology Society.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Saint John's College, Arts, Dance, World News, Indonesia,

Hispanic Business

Art and archaeology rewrite Arabia's past in exhibit of recent...

Stone tools made a million years ago. Colossal sculptures of ancient kings. A gold funerary mask and glove, sized for a young girl.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, World News

Sat Apr 19, 2014

East Anglian Daily Times

Colchester: Town's bid to preserve historical sites including Roman ...

Landmark proposals to protect Colchester's heritage will significantly boost tourism and create a lasting legacy to the town's rich history, it was claimed last night.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

WTEN-TV Albany

Archaeologists plan dig at NY's 1755 battleground

An archaeological dig at a French and Indian War battleground in the southern Adirondacks has been given the green light.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Lake George, NY

The New Zealand Herald

Sea lions, scrub growth endanger island

The endangered Hooker's sea lion is among the invasive marine and plant life destroying a site of archeological interest on Campbell Island.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Anthropology, Science

The Kansas City Star

Art and archaeology rewrite Arabiaa s past in exhibit of recent...

Authorities are searching for a middleman who is believed to have purchased guns for F. Glenn Miller Jr., the avowed anti-Semite accused of killing three people outside Jewish facilities last weekend.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Kansas City, MO, Jackson County, MO, Weird

The Miami Herald

Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb

Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens and a bronze inkwell.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology


Ancient Roman Tiles Marked With Dog Paw Prints Unearthed In England

The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England.


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

Emirates News Agency

Sharjah Museums Department Explores use of Nuclear Techniques in Archaeology

WAM SHARJAH, 19th April, 2014 -- The Sharjah Museums Department recently explored the use of nuclear techniques in archaeology, specifically in determining the age of pottery, papyrus and mummies.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Science, Anthropology

Nerve News

Agraites show no pride in Taj city's rich heritage

Agra, April 18 - While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Eastern Daily Press

Conference will examine the role of the railway in the history of King's Lynn

It's being held at Marriott's Warehouse on the South Quay from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27. The event begins with a talk by archaeologist Dr Clive Bond, chair of the West Norfolk and King's Lynn Archaeological Society, on industrial archaeology Lynn, the port and the railways in the late 1980s.


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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Central MT ranch has up to 5K pictographs

Growing up on a ranch outside Lewistown, Macie Ahlgren used to enjoy playing at a creek that ran through the ranch, near a rock wall.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Casper, WY