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Stone Age black bears didn’t just defecate in the woods…

Stone Age black bears didn’t just defecate in the woods…

Scientists have sequenced ancient DNA from soil for the first time and the advance will transform what is known about everything from evolution to climate change.
Cooking in the shadow of Mount Olympus

Cooking in the shadow of Mount Olympus

Kitchen utensils found in excavations made in the Olympus region highlight the multiculturalism of the area.
Byzantine Material Culture and Topography

Byzantine Material Culture and Topography

The course offers virtual tours and virtual object handling sessions.
The archaeological work in Macedonia and Thrace

The archaeological work in Macedonia and Thrace

The annual Archaeological Meeting on the 2019-2020 excavations will take place from April 22 to 24, 2021 with 81 announcements and 204 participants.
Archaeological data demand new approaches to biodiversity conservation

Archaeological data demand new approaches to biodiversity conservation

Professor Nicole Boivin is part of an international initiative to examine the implications of past land use for contemporary conservation efforts.
Future for the past

Future for the past

Volume aiming to discuss the implications of the digital turn in the heritage sector for those outside the academia.
Ancient DNA hints at diverse Stone Age traditions of kinship

Ancient DNA hints at diverse Stone Age traditions of kinship

Major study by an international team reveals more about the remarkable diversity of kinship types in ancient human societies.
PhD-Positions: IDK Philology, LMU Munich

PhD-Positions: IDK Philology, LMU Munich

12 Phd Candidates (m/f/x) are sought for the International Doctoral Program (IDK) of th Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
3D-printed material to replace ivory

3D-printed material to replace ivory

With an elephant-friendly alternative to ivory, developed by TU Wien and Cubicure, old artefacts can be restored with high precision.
MeKeTRe is back

MeKeTRe is back

Apart from tomb scenes, the database will also include key data of Middle Kingdom box-shaped coffins and coffin fragments.
Exhibition of Loverdos collection in its final stages

Exhibition of Loverdos collection in its final stages

The appearance of an old urban residence is reflected in the restored neoclassical house at 6 Mavromichali Street.
Results of the underwater excavations off Salamina in 2020

Results of the underwater excavations off Salamina in 2020

The course of the sea wall of the classical city was conclusively calibrated when a large stretch of it was uncovered.
First evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

First evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

First evidence for ancient honey hunting, locked inside pottery fragments from prehistoric West Africa, dating back some 3,500 years ago.
Sexual division of labor as farming arose in Europe

Sexual division of labor as farming arose in Europe

A new investigation of stone tools buried in graves provides evidence supporting the existence of a division of different types of labor between people of male and female biological sex at the start of the Neolithic.
Study cements age and location of skull from early human Homo Erectus

Study cements age and location of skull from early human Homo Erectus

A new study verifies the age and origin of one of the oldest specimens of Homo erectus.
Scientists uncover the last meal of a Cretaceous pollinator

Scientists uncover the last meal of a Cretaceous pollinator

While pollinators such as bees and butterflies provide crucial ecosystem services today, little is known about the origin of the intimate association between flowering plants and insects.  
The Spanish government blocked sale of painting attributed to Caravaggio

The Spanish government blocked sale of painting attributed to Caravaggio

The Ministry of Culture described the painting to be sold at auction in Madrid, as "non-exportable".
Ceramics by Sterling Ruby at the Museum of Cycladic Art

Ceramics by Sterling Ruby at the Museum of Cycladic Art

Sterling Ruby places selected art works among the rare exhibits of the Cycladic Art Collection.
Crowdsourcing heritage, museums and local communities

Crowdsourcing heritage, museums and local communities

1st Meeting of the on-line discussions “Current Challenges in Cultural Management and Heritage Tourism” organized by the NIA.
Arrest for theft of works by Van Gogh and Frans Hals

Arrest for theft of works by Van Gogh and Frans Hals

Dutch police have arrested a suspect in two separate cases of theft of Dutch paintings by the Dutch masters.
Shipwreck discovered by Saadana Island in the Red Sea

Shipwreck discovered by Saadana Island in the Red Sea

A partially surviving shipwreck has been discovered by Saadana Island in Egypt's Red Sea.
Modern Human Brain Originated in Africa Around 1.7 Million Years Ago

Modern Human Brain Originated in Africa Around 1.7 Million Years Ago

Researchers from the University of Zurich have used computed tomography analyses of fossilized skulls to shed light on typical human brain.
An ancient Egyptian city has been revealed in Luxor’s West Bank

An ancient Egyptian city has been revealed in Luxor’s West Bank

A large residential site founded by Amenhotep III and active during the early years of Akhenaten.
Early dispersal of neolithic domesticated sheep in central Asia

Early dispersal of neolithic domesticated sheep in central Asia

A new study, published in the journal Nature: Human Behavior, reveals that the roots of animal domestication in Central Asia stretch back at least 8,000 years.
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