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Extinct sea scorpions could breathe out of water

Extinct sea scorpions could breathe out of water

A new discovery by a West Virginia University geologist concludes that these largely aquatic extinct arthropods breathed air on land.
Study confirms widespread literacy in biblical-period kingdom of Judah

Study confirms widespread literacy in biblical-period kingdom of Judah

Many of the inhabitants of the kingdom of Judah during that period were able to read and write, with literacy not reserved as an exclusive domain in the hands of a few royal scribes.
The oldest Neanderthal DNA of Central-Eastern Europe

The oldest Neanderthal DNA of Central-Eastern Europe

An 80,000-year-old Neanderthal reveals cultural and genetic affinities between Poland and the Northern Caucasus.
CoMuseum – Leadership in Challenging Times

CoMuseum – Leadership in Challenging Times

The International Conference CoMuseum organises a series of digital conversations entitled “Leadership in Challenging Times”.
The first Salt Museum in Greece

The first Salt Museum in Greece

It has been operating for a few days now in Tourlis, Messolonghi, in the salt pans and next to the lagoon.
Online lectures by the Hellenic Institute of Egyptology

Online lectures by the Hellenic Institute of Egyptology

The Hellenic Institute of Egyptology is delighted to present a series of online lectures, at a symbolic price.
Conflict and Competition: Agon in Western Greece

Conflict and Competition: Agon in Western Greece

This volume considers agōn from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with a special emphasis on Western Greece – the ancient Hellenic cities of Sicily and Southern Italy.
A 400-year-old chamois as a model for research on ice mummies

A 400-year-old chamois as a model for research on ice mummies

Discovered in Val Aurina, South Tyrol (Italy) and now in the laboratory of Eurac Research's mummy experts, the remains will be studied in order to improve the conservation techniques of mummies around the world.
The mathematical values of Linear A fraction signs

The mathematical values of Linear A fraction signs

Recent study has shed new light on the Minoan system of fractions, one of the outstanding enigmas tied to the ancient writing of numbers.
Ancient hunters stayed in frozen Northern Europe

Ancient hunters stayed in frozen Northern Europe

Ancient hunters stayed in the coldest part of Northern Europe rather than migrating to escape freezing winter conditions, archaeologists have found.
Τhe burial monuments at the Tatoi Estate to be restored

Τhe burial monuments at the Tatoi Estate to be restored

Works on the Mausoleum monuments were carried out immediately, while work on the other monuments has already been planned.
Ancient bony fish forces rethink of how sharks evolved

Ancient bony fish forces rethink of how sharks evolved

The discovery of a 410-million-year-old fish fossil with a bony skull suggests the lighter skeletons of sharks may have evolved from bony ancestors.
Does the Culture-of-Death predate the Neanderthals and Modern Humans?

Does the Culture-of-Death predate the Neanderthals and Modern Humans?

When did our ancestors start to acquire a culture-of-death? How was this behavior manifested over time and space?
The European economic area dates back to the Bronze Age

The European economic area dates back to the Bronze Age

The researchers have been carrying out excavations near Leutkirch since 2017. They revealed a hilltop fortified in the Bronze Age.
Two PhD research scholarships in Lisbon

Two PhD research scholarships in Lisbon

The Centre for Classical Studies (CEC) of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon (FLUL) calls for applications for two PhD Research Scholarships.
Conference: Himera, 480 BC-2020 AD

Conference: Himera, 480 BC-2020 AD

The ISSA welcomes contributions, and invites all people interested in this conference to submit a 250-word abstract.
Attention focused on excavations at Zominthos

Attention focused on excavations at Zominthos

Briefing about the successful course of this year's systematic excavations lasting two months and the large number of findings that came to light.
Mycenae after the fire

Mycenae after the fire

The Museum and archaeological site, all the parts of Mycenae that can be visited, are already accessible to visitors, according to the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Submissions for the online conference Thermopylae 2500

Submissions for the online conference Thermopylae 2500

The Hellenic Society welcomes submissions for the online conference Thermopylae 2500, to be held on the 21st November 2020.
New dating of Nebra sky disk

New dating of Nebra sky disk

Researchers have now extensively analysed the discovery circumstances and research results on the Nebra sky disk.
Upside down houses for the dead in Stone Age tomb

Upside down houses for the dead in Stone Age tomb

A study of the Maeshowe tomb by the University of the Highlands and Islands has suggested that the side chambers of the tomb are styled upside-down, as inverted netherworlds for the dead to pass on into the afterlife.
Bowl depicting a human face with horns

Bowl depicting a human face with horns

A bowl depicting a human face with horns has been found inside a 7,000-year-old ancient dwelling, from the time of Poland’s first farmers.
Greek Archaeologists on the ‘salvaging’ of antique artefacts off Antikythera

Greek Archaeologists on the ‘salvaging’ of antique artefacts off Antikythera

A press release issued by the Association of Greek Archaeologists adopts the following position regarding a recent article by the newspaper “Efimerida Ton Syndakton”
University of Cape Town postodoctoral fellowships

University of Cape Town postodoctoral fellowships

The University of Cape Town invites applications for a limited number of URC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to be taken up at the University during 2021.
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