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Some 170 archaeologists and workers have spent the last year excavating a 3,000-year-old site in a rural area near the Colombian capital of Bogota.
A cellar that was falsely described as Holland's oldest mikvah features a forged etching of a Jewish menorah, a prominent Dutch archaeologist said.
When I saw that there was going to be a program on Nat Geo TV called "Diggers" I wondered aloud if they were going to feature great excavations of the past like Morris at Aztec, Hodge at Hawikuh or Morley in the Maya lowlands.
Please join us in welcoming the CosticA Acsinte Archive to The Commons . CosticA Acsinte was a Romanian war photographer born on July 4th, 1897.
On Monday, the Royal College of Surgeons in London launched an online database of skeletal specimens showing some of the most grotesque conditions suffered by long-dead Britons.
Sometimes a portal opens into the world of legend. A stone is rolled away from an Egyptian tomb revealing a 3,300 year old Pharaoh's power and wealth.
At twilight, a mist rolling up from southern Wisconsin's Crawfish River wraps the mysterious mounds of Aztalan, and the re-created stockade there.
Amid mounting concerns over crumbling mosaics, collapsing walls and threats from local mafia clans, the Italian government has appointed a policeman to run Pompeii, one of the world's most impressive but least cared-for ancient sites.
Excavations at Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos by archaeologists from the University of Toronto, Cornell University and the University of Cyprus have uncovered, among other objects, the earliest complete human figurine on the island.
In September, the Greek state laid off seven Nemea museum staff as part of an ongoing effort to streamline its civil service.
Of all the stones the ancients could have chosen to use in building Stonehenge, why did they pick those famous bluestones? For the study, researchers at the Royal College of Art in London tapped on more than 1,000 rocks in the Carn Menyn area of the Preseli Hills in southwestern Wales, the region where the iconic monument's bluestones are believed ... (more)
Today the descendant of a Confederate soldier is searching the former prison site for any artifacts those prisoners left behind.
The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the remains of hundreds of individuals which can now be ... (more)
I read something annoying; always a good impetus for a blog entry. The offender this time is Nick Saunders of the University of Bristol, writing in Current World Archaeology #62 .
An archaeological dig seeking to confirm the site of San Antonio's first Spanish colonial mission could begin in the spring.
DAVID YAMAMOTO/SPECIAL TO THE STAR Fourth-grader Alec Torrero , 9, shows a piece of fiber he found while sorting "samples" from a simulated archaeological dig.