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New approach measures early human butchering practices

by Dave Sadler
Researchers, led by a Purdue University anthropology professor, have found that statistical methods and 3D imaging can be used to accurately measure animal bone cut marks made by prehistoric human butchery, and to help answer pressing questions about…

Peru’s abundant ruins feel the squeeze of urbanization

by Dave Sadler
From her small home near two golf courses and three slums, Gianina Rojas gazes up at a crumbling adobe pyramid, remnants of the vast Inca empire that flourished more than six centuries ago. Like many people in modern-day Peru, Rojas was born and raised…

Gold nuggets found at project

by Dave Sadler
Mineral exploration company Kalamazoo Resources has gone from strength to strength after further gold nuggets were discovered. Found at The Sisters gold project 110km south west of Port Hedland, the gold nuggets were discovered during early metal detecting program. The discovery comes after the recent…

What are the best archeological sites in the USA for history buffs?

by Dave Sadler
The territory known today as America has a rich history and culture that dates back many centuries. Most of the places on this list are Native American archeological sites located in the Western United States. If you want to do the archeological…

Metal detector hit paydirt with soldier’s family’s precious keepsake

by Dave Sadler
Sweeping his metal detector back and forth, Andrew Stavely recognised the signal immediately - and knew he'd found something. He'd found a lot of gold jewellery during his time detecting but this would be his favourite…

Climate Change Threatens To Destroy Over 20,000 Historical Sites, Archaeologists Say

by Dave Sadler
Thanks to climate change, a predicted rise in sea level along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern U.S. over the next century or two is currently modeled at a seemingly modest one to two…

2,000-Year-Old Killer Whale Geoglyph Found in Peru Desert

Archaeologists rediscovered a giant geoglyph of a killer whale, etched into a desert hillside in the remote Palpa region of southern Peru, after it had been lost to science for more than 50 years. The 230-foot-long (70 meters) figure of an orca —…

Earliest example of large hydraulic enterprise excavated in China

by Dave Sadler
A team of researchers from several institutions in China has uncovered one of the largest water management projects in the ancient world in what is now a part of the eastern coast of modern China. In their paper published in Proceedings…

Hidden hoard hints at how ancient elites protected the family treasures

by Dave Sadler
Long before anyone opened a bank account or rented a safe deposit box, wealth protection demanded a bit of guile and a broken beer jug. A 3,100-year-old jewelry stash was discovered in just such a vessel, unearthed from an ancient…

Archaeology in the UK: Is Armageddon really around the corner? Or can we continue to be complacent?

by Dave Sadler
Last week represents a significant moment in the changing face of archaeology in post Brexit Britain. MPs rejected a combined Labour and Green Party amendment put forward to the EU Withdrawal…
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