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Research finds 9,000-year-old stone artifacts at underwater site

Research finds 9,000-year-old stone artifacts at underwater site

Underwater archaeology team finds ancient obsidian flakes 2,000 miles from quarry.
Replicas of masterpieces of art in the streets of Madrid

Replicas of masterpieces of art in the streets of Madrid

The Prado Museum initiative intends to "change the daily lives of citizens" by exhibiting works in "unexpected, nearby and surprising places".
Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species

Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species

New study finds that the barking hyraxes are a separate species from their shrieking neighbors.
The Acropolis Museum celebrates its 12th birthday

The Acropolis Museum celebrates its 12th birthday

The Acropolis Museum, now refreshed and renewed, welcomes its visitors on the day of its birthday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., with reduced entry.
New light on the movement of the Vikings

New light on the movement of the Vikings

Two Viking warriors, members of the same family and separated for 1,000 years, were recently reunited at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.
Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

The British suffered for their fashion as a vogue for shoes with a pointed tip led to a sharp increase in hallux valgus of the big toe.
Forest regrowth and widespread Indigenous mortality

Forest regrowth and widespread Indigenous mortality

Research tests significance of forest regrowth following widespread mortality among Indigenous populations in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Researchers link ancient wooden structure to water ritual

Researchers link ancient wooden structure to water ritual

The Noceto Vasca Votiva is a unique wood structure that was unearthed on a small hill in northern Italy in 2005.
The Glass Ark in Venice

The Glass Ark in Venice

The exhibition focuses on the extraordinary glass animal collection of Pierre Rosenberg, former Director/President of the Louvre in Paris.
Golden Mummies of Egypt

Golden Mummies of Egypt

The book showcases for the first time an extraordinary group of Egyptian mummies examining how and why they came to Manchester Museum.
PhD Fellowship Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies

PhD Fellowship Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies

2021 Call for 1 PhD Fellowship at the University of Coimbra, in the areas of Classical Studies or Food Heritage: Cultures and Identities.
Two tombs for one man: the case of Maya

Two tombs for one man: the case of Maya

Maya managed to remain active during the Amarna ad post Amarna period. How do we know? From two tombs that survive under his name. 
Video game music played with an ancient lyre

Video game music played with an ancient lyre

About six years ago, Theodoros Koumartzis, a graduate of Information Technology, first held an ancient lyre in his hands.
Uncovering the lost Indigenous settlement of Sarabay

Uncovering the lost Indigenous settlement of Sarabay

The UNF archaeology team is fairly confident they have located the lost Indigenous Northeast Florida community of Sarabay.
Discovery of the oldest plant fossils on the African continent!

Discovery of the oldest plant fossils on the African continent!

The analysis of very old plant fossils documents the transition from barren continents to the green planet we know today.
A glass of wine from… Neolithic times

A glass of wine from… Neolithic times

Remains of food brought to light through research conducted by the AUTh include the oldest wine in Europe.
Assyria, the West, and transition chronology (Late Bronze to Iron Age)

Assyria, the West, and transition chronology (Late Bronze to Iron Age)

BICANE IV, a two-day virtual colloquium (Zoom,  October 16–17, 2021).
10,000-year-old DNA pens the first tales of the earliest domesticated goats

10,000-year-old DNA pens the first tales of the earliest domesticated goats

The findings were assimilated from DNA taken from the remains of 32 goats that died some 10,000 years ago in the Zagros mountains.
Mosaic of Theros in the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum

Mosaic of Theros in the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum

Theros in ancient Macedonia has golden brown hair, a sheaf of corn but no… gender.
Children and Young People, Speaking Up and Speaking Out

Children and Young People, Speaking Up and Speaking Out

The conference is free for members of the Children's History Society (rates according to career stage), please register by 10th June.
Indigenous peoples were stewards of the Western Amazon

Indigenous peoples were stewards of the Western Amazon

Study points to a history of indigenous sustainable use of the Western Amazon stretching back 5,000 years.
Revival of historic Syntagma flower shops

Revival of historic Syntagma flower shops

A long Athenian tradition is thus being reborn and a historic place in the capital city upgraded and regaining its former prestige.
New insights into survival of ancient Western Desert peoples

New insights into survival of ancient Western Desert peoples

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have used more than two decades of satellite-derived environmental data to form hypotheses about the possible foraging habitats of pre-contact Aboriginal peoples living in Australia's Western Desert.
ASCSA’s 139th Annual Report

ASCSA’s 139th Annual Report

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the release of its 139th Annual Report, highlighting the School's significant achievements during its 2019–2020 academic year.
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