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49 min ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Archaeologists unearth lost landscape of Colonial Williamsburg | Our Story

President Franklin 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.

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

49 min ago | National Geographic

Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures

The Pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx were once isolated in the open desert, but they're now surrounded on three sides by Cairo's encroaching sprawl.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

3 hrs ago | Magic City Morning Star

Navy Underwater Archaeologist Brings Naval History to the Surface

In a container filled with water is what appears to be an oddly shaped rock. But Morrand, who serves as senior conservator and manager of the Naval History and Heritage Command's Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory, knows the object isn't a rock.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, US Military, US Navy, Patuxent River, MD

3 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Happy World Heritage Day: 5 remarkable, endangered spots you should know about

Romania's Carpathian Villages are among the endangered places being spotlighting for this year's World Heritage Day April 18. / Global Heritage Fund In case it's not on your calendar, today is World Heritage Day .

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

7 hrs ago | The Cyprus Weekly

No charge

UNESCO has designated April 18 as the International Day for Monuments and Sites and, marking the occasion, entry to a number of archaeological sites and ancient monuments will be free tomorrow.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Travel, Larnaca, Cyprus Travel, Europe Travel, Cyprus Travel, Paphos, Cyprus Travel, World News, Cyprus, Middle East,

9 hrs ago | Diss Today

Waveney archaeology group gets Heritage Lottery Funding for war memorial project

Redenhall, Norfolk. Members of the Waveney Valley Community Archaeology Griup who've been given a grant from the Hertiage Lottery Fund to record and uncover hidden WWI memories pictured are Lorna Richardson and Andrew Macdonald at the Joseph Phillips memorial site just outside Harleston ANL-140416-123613001 A project aiming to uncover hidden ... (more)

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

10 hrs 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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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

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