Pictures: Human Sacrifice Found in Maya City SinkholeThe bones of six humans—including two children—jade beads, shells, and stone tools are among the Maya "treasures" recently found in a water-filled cave off a sinkhole at the famous archaeological site of Chichén Itzá (picture) in Mexico, archaeologists say.
Dew yew keep talking Norfolk dialectLinguists at the British Library have collected a wordbank of thousands of rare words and phrases from regional dialects in a bid to preserve them. Around 4,000 regional words and phrases have been contributed including Norfolk ones like tittermatorter, dodderman, bishybarnabee and on-the-huh.
Bamburgh Castle archaeologist finds gold from 800ADA student working at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, England, discovered a gold ornament dating to 800 A.D. “I think everyone was absolutely over the moon, the students were all very excited,” said Graeme Young, director of the project.
A State-of-the-Art System for Jordan’s Archaeological Sites
Jordan has updated its computerized system for cataloguing more than 9,000 archaeological sites and artifacts, with assistance from the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund. A similar program is under development for Iraq’s cultural heritage sites.