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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Round Up: Top Archaeology and Anthropology Stories

An archaeologist takes an animal bone out of an unearthed bronze tripod on Friday, December 12, 2010. 2400-year-old Bone Soup Unearthed in China. Humans May Have Lived in the Persian Gulf, Study Says "Submerged under the waters of the Persian Gulf may have been where humans once lived about 8,000 years ago, when it was still above sea level, a study found."
Mexican Archaeologists Say Tonina Ballgame Court may Be the One Described in Popol Vuh . When development meets the past: Just outside the church’s large, arched, multi-colored 19th-century stained glass window lies William C. Cleland.
Rescued USS Monitor steam engine returns to Civil War appearance. New exhibition offers healthy dose of philosophy. ┼×en, who left Turkey only months before the 1980 coup, confesses that his art was not understood or appreciated in his home country at that time.
First Yule Lad Arrives at National Museum of Iceland. Today, December 12, the first of the 13 Yule Lad brothers, Stekkjastaur (Sheep-Cote Clod), comes to town. His first stop is the National Museum of Iceland where he will entertain visitors at 11 am. Software engineer Andy Carol has constructed a Lego device that performs the same calculations as the Antikythera Mechanism, dubbed the world’s oldest computer. The Guardian has You Tube video of the Lego device in action, in addition to information on the original Greek instrument. ~Archaeology.org

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