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Friday, July 29, 2011

Archaeology News: July 29, 2011

Humans Crowded Out Neanderthals

A swell of modern humans outnumbered Neanderthals in Europe by nearly 10 to one, forcing their extinction 40000 years ago, suggests a study of French archaeology sites.

Archaeology team returns to historic NY fort site

An archaeological team is back at a reconstructed French and Indian War fort in the Adirondacks to search for artifacts from the original fortification that was the scene of an infamous massacre.

Borders man's adventures in the archaeology trade

NOT every archaeologist could tell stories of Libyan soldiers trying to arrest them, flying with a Second World War ace pilot for work or being involved in one of the most significant Iron Age digs in Europe. Dr John Dent has retired after spending more than 21 years in local government in the Borders.

Museum offers a week of archaeology

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will conduct it's fifth Annual Archaeology Field School Monday, Aug. 15 through Friday, Aug. 19, 9 am to 3 pm.

Annual Archaeology Day set for Aug. 6 at Cahokia Mounds

The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville will hold its fifth annual Archaeology Day next week. The event, which is sponsored by the Cahokia Archaeological Society, will be held from 10 am to 4 pm Aug 6. It is free and open to the public.

Sapphire ring 'belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty'

By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent A unique gold and sapphire finger ring, found by a metal detectorist and just purchased by the Yorkshire Museum, almost certainly belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty.

Archaeology Dig For Youth of Oneida Indian Nation

By The Post-Standard The Nation's Youth Work/Learn Program, for more than 12 years, has given participants in the program an opportunity to learn about their past through this hands on experience - the annual Youth Archaeology Dig.


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