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28 min ago | NEWS.com.au

How this girl will hunt her attackers

WHEN teenager Amy Maddison came home bloodied from an attack by three brutal thugs, her parents decided they wouldn't take it lying down. ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered a third chamber of a mysterious, massive tomb in northern Greece - and had a glimpse of what it contains.

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4 hrs ago | Philly.com

Blighted 16-story Queen Lane Apts. imploded in Germantown

In less than 10 seconds, the 16-story Queen Lane Apartments public housing building was imploded Saturday morning in Germantown, to the delight of many residents and neighborhood advocates happy to see the relic from a bygone era fall. Long a symbol of blight and urban ills, the 1950s-era Philadelphia Housing Authority building fell after a series of precisely timed explosions buckled its bones and rendered it into dust.

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8 hrs ago | Buckingham Today

Dig could have found a Roman settlement

Roman pottery and a red deer antler have been found at the dig in a field near St Rumbold's Well, in Buckingham, a county councillor told the Advertiser. After the excavating digger also uncovered a long stretch of wall beneath the field's surface, county councillor Robin Stuchbury informed Bucks County Council's archaeological planning officer, Eliza Alqassar, who visited the site on Wednesday.

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12 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society announces new season

A CLUB dedicated to exploring Hampshire's medieval history through landscape and archaeology has announced its new season of lectures and conferences. Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society will host two conference and AGM sessions in November with lectures and events lined up February.

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13 hrs ago | SFGate

Fairfield Foundation Uncovers History at Namesake Plantation During...

Ten people attended the two-week program, excavating and uncovering part of Fairfield's manor house foundation. Upcoming public programs include dig days at Fairfield Plantation on Sept.

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17 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

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There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.

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21 hrs ago | Cravenherald.co.uk

Archaeologist Janis Heward supervises the team in the trench where the flue was found

THE Friends of Skipton 's Raikes Road Burial Ground have carried out a small excavation of the mortuary in the old Victorian cemetery, which opened between 1846 and 1878. This was funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and was part of the group's ongoing project to restore the site and make it accessible to the public.

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

Sat Sep 13, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Mysterious tomb promises new find

TWO big explosions on the surface of the sun are about to cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, with possible disruptions to radio and satellite communications. A STRONG solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Archaeologists digging at Battle of Franklin site

Archaeologists are hoping to uncover evidence from the Battle of Franklin ahead of the clash's 150th anniversary this November. Preservationists have worked for years to purchase the property behind a pizza restaurant and strip mall where Confederate troops and Union forces opened fire on Nov. 30, 1864.

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Fire Dog Lake

Saturday Art and Archaeology; Maya Glyphs, Symbol Writings

Use of symbols has characterized early communications as far back as petroglyphs, cave drawings, and our earliest art objects now for the most part being recovered from graves. Often, early art reflects a use of modeling that resembles the same element from other, far distant locations.

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The Bugle

Aerial Photography in Archaeology program in Camp Verde Sept. 30

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is hosting a free presentation on the importance of aerial photography in archaeology on Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., in the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel Ballroom.

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Related Topix: Camp Verde, AZ, Anthropology, Science, Photography, Arts

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Kurt Simmons: Verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the scriptures

Conservative evangelicals are sometimes criticized for belief in the inerrancy of scripture as originally penned. Liberal theologians who take a dismissive view of scripture charge that the Bible is false in various particulars, including the special creation of man, Eve being made from Adam's rib, the age of the earth, the longevity of the patriarchs, and the world-wide flood.

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Seattle Times

Archaeologists rush save treasures of Alaska’s Yup’ik

Project leader Dr. Rick Knecht displays a rare amber bead at the Aug. 27 show-and-tell for the Nunalleq archaeological site in Quinhagak. Village elders Joshua Cleveland, George Pleasant and Nick Mark examine woven grass items found at the site.

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York Press

Grave finds at York archaeological dig

Members of the Archaeology Live dig at All Saints Church in North Street has recently found items dating back to the 12th century, including cattle horn and skull fragments which were by-products of leather production from the early 19th century. Now, all the items found are being placed into bags ready to be analysed, with trainees keeping records which will serve the trust for many years to come.

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Savage Minds

What archaeologists do: Between archaeology and media archaeology

Archaeologists and antiquarians have been innovators, assemblers, critical interrogators, and remakers of media and media technologies for at least 500 years. Their outputs have been drawn into broader programmes of social theorising about modes of engagement, and they are often pioneers in the application of new media.

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Morley Today

Archaeological dig set for Churwell

Organised by Churwell Environmental Volunteers, an archaeological dig, in Clark Spring Woods, will beheld this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm on both days. People are asked to meet at the Field Centre on Westwood Side at 9.30am and register for the dig on Saturday morning.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

The Oil And Archaeologist Boom

We've seen how the North Dakota oil boom has created thousands of new jobs ranging from rig workers to road builders to truckers. Now the side benefits of oil are spilling over onto South Dakota college campuses.

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EKathimerini

Archaeologists gain access to third chamber of Amphipolis tomb site

Archaeologists working at the site of Amphipolis, northern Greece, on Friday gained access to the third chamber of the massive tomb. The site workers entered the chamber after removing a large volume of earth behind a wall bearing the two sculpted female figures, or caryatids, that were uncovered over the weekend.

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KELO-TV Sioux Falls

The Oil Boom Attracts Archaeologists

The jobs bonanza created by the North Dakota's oil boom isn't limited to blue collar workers. Archaeologists are in high demand, as well.

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EKathimerini

Archaeologists making their way into third and final vault of Amphipolis tomb

Excavations at an ancient tomb discovered in August in Amphipolis, northern Greece, on Friday stirred more speculation into who may have been buried there as archaeologists worked to gain entry into a third chamber, revealed behind two life-sized marble statues of robed maidens, or caryatids. Crews at the 2,300-year-old site on Kasta Hill will examine the structural integrity of the third entrance and of the chamber before entering what is believed to be the last section of the massive vault, which dates to the time of Alexander the Great .

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