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Tse-whit-zen items on display at Elwha Heritage Center in...

A hook for catching halibut will be part of the exhibit of artifacts recovered from Tse-whit-zen that will be on display at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center starting Saturday.

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Related Topix: Port Angeles, WA, Anthropology, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Committee seeks $65K for Peirce Island archaeology study

The Peirce Island Committee is asking city officials to fund about $65,000 for further archeological study of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 dump sites, known as "middens," that were discovered on the island and are described as historically significant.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Portsmouth, NH

Boston.com

Researcher to Explore 450-Year-Old Sunken Swedish Ship

An expert on 16th-century guns identified the Mars after divers found this unique bronze cannon.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science

Brandon Sun

Archeologists unearth small copper crucifix believed to be from 1620s

Archaeologists at the Colony of Avalon in eastern Newfoundland say they have unearthed a small copper crucifix that dates back to 1620s.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Bournemouth Echo

Watch real life archaeological dig at Corfe Castle

The dig at Corfe Castle is part of the Festival of Archaeology which is marked this month and will see events across the area including on Portland and at Puddletown.

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Live Science

Korean Mummy's Hernia Diagnosed 300 Years Later

An autopsy of a Korean mummy entombed in the 17th century shows that the middle-age man suffered from a potentially painful hernia during his lifetime, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hernia, Health, South Korea, World News, Anthropology, Science

St. Augustine Record

Archaeologists searching for lost French fleet of Jean Ribault

Will.Dickey@Jacksonville.com--07/10/14--Equipment and supplies are ready at the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program office for an expedition to search for the lost French fleet of Jean Ribault, which was lost in a hurricane 450 years ago.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Florida, St. Augustine, FL, US National Parks, Canaveral National Seashore

Free Republic

What Rome's Arch-Enemies Wore Into Battle

Naval archaeologists think they've found the only example of armor from Carthage to survive the destruction of the city-state by Rome in 146BC.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

ANOTHER tunnel linked to Dorchester's rich and varied past has been rediscovered.

Antelope Walk caretaker and keen archaeologist and historian Terry McGrath recently discovered a tunnel underneath the county town shopping street that was believed to have been used by the renowned Judge Jeffreys.

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

Marlborough Express

Dig opens window into past

Archeological work done at land surrounding the Blenheim sewerage works before its upgrade shows the area was used after early Maori settlers left the Wairau Bar in the 13th century.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

CBS News

Earliest case of Down syndrome found in medieval cemetery

The skull of a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France shows signs of Down syndrome; for instance, the skull was short and broad, and flattened at the base.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Genetics, Medicine

Gawker

a Federal Dam Builders Under Investigation for Grave Robbery

Federal officials have ordered an investigation into a whistleblower's allegations that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation routinely hid widespread mismanagement of human remains the agency collected while it built and managed dams across California, Nevada and Oregon.

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Related Topix: California, Anthropology, Science

ThinkProgress

How ISIS Is Making A Fortune On The Black Market For Ancient Artifacts

The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria - the Islamic extremist group that swept through Northern Iraq last month - is now considered to be the wealthiest terrorist organization in the world, with $2.2 billion in assets.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, Anthropology, Science, Shawnee State University

Tivyside Advertiser

Talk on finds in Cardigan Castle

A talk on the archaeological finds which have been discovered within Cardigan Castle will be given by Nigel Page, the project's lead archaeologist, on Saturday 26th July at 2pm at the Guildhall, Cardigan.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Examiner.com

Earliest Down Syndrome

Archaeologist have discovered the skeletal remains of what they believe to be the earliest case of down syndrome .

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Hyperallergic

ISIS Destroys Historic Sites in Iraq and Syria

From the unverified video of a member of ISIS desecrating the alleged tombs of the prophet Jonah as they continue to impose their fundamentalist Sunni doctrine on the lands they've occupied.

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

National Public Radio

The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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

Live Science

Were Ancient Child Skulls Gifts to the Lake Gods?

An illustration of Bronze-Age lake dwellers in Switzerland and Germany, who may have buried children's skulls at the perimeter of their settlements as gifts to lake gods to ward off flooding.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science

North County Public Radio

SUNY Potsdam students dig into history along the Raquette River

Student archaeologists excavating a site along the Raquette River in Potsdam have unearthed pieces of prehistoric Native American pottery, stone tools and part of a spear tip that could be 5,000 years old.

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Related Topix: SUNY College at Potsdam, Science, Anthropology

Sofia News Agency

Archaeologists Discover Richly Decorated XVIII c. Grave

Archaeologists found the grave of a young woman, laid to rest with all her jewels in an area near Bulgaria's Pernik, reports Darik radio.

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