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1 hr ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Historians plan to keep on digging at Sizergh Castle

Jamie Lund, National Trust regional archaeologist, Allan Steward of Levens Local History Group, Mark Brennand, Cumbria historical environment officer and Stephen Read Gill Wood of Levens Local History Group A COMMUNITY archaeology venture is to be extended to assess how the ecology of South Lakeland has changed in the aeons since the last Ice Age.


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

5 hrs ago |

Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper, the world's most widely grown spice

Photo credit: Sean Mattson, STRI. Smithsonian archaeologist, Dolores Piperno, measures a teosinte plant growing under past climate conditions.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture

9 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Archaeologist claims to find chisel used to build Western Wall

An Israeli archaeologist claims to have found an ancient chisel used in the construction of the Western Wall some 2,000 years ago.


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

14 hrs ago | The Columbian

Oregon Archaeological Society honors cultural institute, lab supervisor

Hudson's Bay: National Park Service archaeologist Robert Cromwell, from left, and laboratory supervisor Katie Wynia are presented the President's Award on April 1 by Elaine Dorset, former president of the Oregon Archaeological Society.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, US National Parks

17 hrs ago | South Wales Argus

New Valleys archaeology group find rifle range

The Aberystruth Archaeology and History Society, which was set up just a few weeks ago, is led by founding member and full time history and heritage student Ian Fewings, 47. The society, which has members aged between 21 and 80 years old, was set up by Mr Fewings who wanted to form a group that people could actually attend rather than just ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

21 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Argus

The secrets of the community behind "Whitehawk's Stonehenge" are set to be uncovered.

Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project has won almost A 100,000 of Heritage Lottery Fund support for a new community-based archaeology project.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, East Sussex County, England, United Kingdom, World News, West Sussex County, England

Free Republic

Ancient puppy paw prints found on Roman tiles

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... The artifacts, which could be nearly 2,000 years old, were found in the Blackfriars area of Leicester... Wardell Armstrong Archaeology was brought in to dig at a site where a ... (more)


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

Stars and Stripes

Lake George dig hopes to unearth military past

An archaeology professor at SUNY Adirondack is hoping a dig at Lake George Battlefield Park this summer will help determine which parts of the site were used during the French and Indian War and which were utilized during the American Revolutionary War.


Related Topix: Lake George, NY, Adirondack, NY, Anthropology, Science


Puppy prints found on ancient Roman tiles in England

The paw prints of a puppy, and hoof prints of a sheep or goat were found on 2,000-year-old tiles discovered in a Leicester, England, archaeological excavation.


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

The Times of Israel

Spanish town of 'Kill Jews' to vote on name change

And now the mayor of the small Spanish town of Castrillo Matajudios - which means Castrillo Kill Jews in English - has said residents will get the opportunity to vote on a name change.


Related Topix: Spain, World News, Anthropology, Science

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

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,

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,