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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Archaeology News: Saturday July 23, 2011

A dig into the past at Żejtun

Roman villa in Żejtun.

It is midday and the July sun is scorching but none of the archaeologists working in the open field are complaining as they busily unearth the 2,000-year-old past at the site of the former Roman villa in Żejtun.

Ancient Site in Nablus Re-excavated

“Establishing a department of archaeology was an important event. It can be viewed as a revival of the Palestinian Department of Antiquities (which) ceased to exist in 1948. In collaboration with the Palestinian Department of Antiquities, which was re-established 15 years ago, a team of international archaeologists have recommenced the excavation of the ancient site of Tell Belata, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Archaeology program seeks volunteers

The Archaeology Education Program at Fort Frederica has been teaching fourth grade students in Glynn County for 18 years. Now, with the first day of school approaching, the program is in desperate need of committed volunteers.

House dating back to the period of the Kingdom of Israel

Exceptional detective-archaeological work at the first season of archaeological digs at Tel Shikmona, on the southern edge of Israel’s city of Haifa, has uncovered the remains of a house dating back to the period of the Kingdom of Israel.

Digging for Whipple's past

“Archaeologist on Duty - Join Our Dig,” reads a new sign hanging by the door of a freshly painted Whipple Company Store & Appalachian Heritage Museum. The multi-story, octagonal coal company store dating back to the 1890s is a historical tourist attraction celebrating the cultural heritage of West Virginia coal miners and their families.

Trebuchet – A Gravity-Operated Siege Engine: A Study in Experimental Archaeology

The most powerful weapons in the Middle Ages were catapults, the latest and technically most advanced type of which were counterweight-operated trebuchets.

Archaeologists study area find

Thanks to an observant heavy equipment operator at the Noland Gulch Gravel Pit outside Saguache, an archaeological find will help scientists better understand the Valley as it existed some 25000 years ago. Gravel pit employee David ...

HPU turns 42; Governor moots archeology dept, unveils anthem

On the occasion of the 42th Foundation Day function of the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Governor Urmila Singh — also the HPU Chancellor — on Friday mooted a proposal to start a department of archaeology in the university, besides introducing a ...

Pinson Mounds graduates junior rangers

Certificates and badges were presented to 16 Junior Rangers Friday at their graduation from the first Junior Ranger Camp to be held at Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park.

The time has come, the walrus said, to work out how my tusk found its way to ...

“I enjoy the archaeology, I enjoy the community.” Open day organiser Pauline Fogarty said there would also be tours, talks, and children's activities on offer on Sunday. “We've got a training trench up the top so children can have a go,” she said. ...

An Empire of the Mediterranean

With no literature surviving to tell the Carthaginian side of the story, archaeology offers the next best insight into the lost world and is used extensively by Richard Miles. The Greek and Roman stories of Carthaginian child sacrifice are confirmed by ...

Radar helps find long-buried bodies

GPR involves the transmission of high frequency radar pulses from a surface antenna into the ground. It has been employed in such fields as engineering, geology, environmental studies, and more recently, archaeology.


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