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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Archaeology News: July 28, 2011

Dioramas, Ruin and Archaeology

A closer look at Lori Nix's website reveals a play on the photographic trope of ruin, something very much prevalent in the photography of archaeology.

Did warfare fuel the birth of advanced civilization?

For six centuries beginning around 500 BCE, ancient Peru was ravaged by nearly constant war. But the end result might almost have been worth it: that war seems to have been the driving force for the region's first complex civilization.

Real or fake?

The Holy Land is one of the homes of archaeology. Indeed for years, one of the main purposes of the science was to search for tangible evidence that would prove the truth of the stories of the Bible. And there has always been money in it too. ...

Digging up evidence of 12th century life in Ewyas Harold and Dulas Court

The Ewyas Harold Archaeology and History Group started work last weekend after a gravel bank and 15th century pavement were uncovered last year. Members believe a priory was established in 1130 in a field just north of Ewyas Harold.

3,500-year-old ancient treasure unearthed in Turkey

The return of a 3,500-year-old sphinx statue to Anatolia and the excavation of a 2,000-year-old racing arena in Muğla this week are part of the ongoing preservation of Turkey's rich history. Almost 4,000 years old and standing 2.8 meters tall, the sphinx originally stood on the right side of the south gate of Hattuşa, once the capital of the ancient Hittites.

Xanthos excavations turned over to Turkish archaeologists

A Turkish archaeology team has taken over excavations in the ancient city of Xanthos due to the slow progress under the guidance of French teams. The ancient site has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988.

The Pre-Clovis Debra L. Friedkin site

Butter Milk Creek is a Texas archaeological site and an archaeological complex located rather symbolically a couple of hundred miles downstream from the famous Clovis site in New Mexico. It is the most recently reported alleged manifestation of a "pre-Clovis" archaeological presence.

Mexican Archaeologists Find 2,800-Year-Old Monument

A group of Mexican archaeologists have discovered a 1.5 ton stone relief from the Olmec culture created more than 2,800 years ago.

CEBA presents the Kanab Archaeology Symposium highlighting the Jackson Flat Reservoir Project

The Center for Education, Business and Arts (CEBA) presents the Kanab Archaeology Community Symposium, a free program, on August 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Southwest Applied Technology College, 690 South Cowboy Way (across the street from Kanab Middle School.)

Third bone site in Oak Harbor acknowledged, city cleared of wrongdoing

State state regulators have begun an investigation this week into a third site that might contain Native American remains.


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