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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Archaeology News: June 30, 2015

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Archaeologists keep digging where potentially 2,000-year-old mummy was found

Archaeologists are continuing to search the site of a proposed stone quarry in south Lake County where they found a mummy that could be 2,000 years old. They have secured the mummified human remains and kept them in place while continuing work around them at the construction site, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Azhagankulam was in the big league

Renewed excavation from May at Azhagankulam village in Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, has thrown up fresh evidence that it was an important trading post between the Sangam Pandyas and the Romans from circa 50 BCE to circa 500 CE.

Rare ceramic of second century BC found in Chhattisgarh mud fort

Rare ceramic pieces of northern black polished ware (NBPW) dating back to second century BC was unearthed from a 2000-year-old mud fort site at Damroo in Baloda Bazaar-Bhatapara district of Chhattisgarh.

Archaeologists dig in as quarry site search continues

Archaeologists are continuing their investigation of the human remains found at the site of the planned Singleton stone quarry in Eagle Creek Township. Marty Benson, assistant director of communication with the Department of Natural Resources, said Monday there is not much to tell at this point regarding the remains, their origin or age, or how they came to rest on the property.

Countdown starts for Diyarbakır’s World Heritage site bid

Site preparations have finished in Turkey’s eastern province of Diyarbakır, whose ancient sites may soon receive world heritage status. The 5,700-meter long and 12-meter high historical walls, along with the 700-hectare Hevsel Gardens, which are a like an open-air museum and symbol of the city, are waiting for UNESCO’s World Heritage status decision.

Indiana Joneses run hi-tech race against Islamic State

Some of the Middle East's most highly prized archaeological treasures are under threat from the extremist militants of Islamic State (IS). So archaeologists are desperately trying to record as much of these sites as they can. And, in contrast to Indiana Jones and its low-tech bullwhip, they're using the latest technology to do it.


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