Archaeology News: Page 3

This is page 3 of the archaeology and anthropology news archives.

Ancient Egyptians Used Wet Sand to Transport Pyramid Stones (May 1, 2014): Ancient Egyptians used wet sand to transport pyramid stones and sculptures.

Tomb of Royal Children Excavated in Egypt (April 28, 2014): Egyptologists from the University of Basel have excavated a tomb of royal children. Tomv KV 40 is located near the royal tombs in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings.

NOAA Coast Survey Finds 19th Century Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay (April 27, 2014): The NOAA Coast Survey used a multi-beam sonar survey to locate a 19th century shipwreck off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Ancient Egyptian Calcite Block Contains World's Oldest Weather Report (April 2, 2014): An ancient Egyptian calcite block contains the world's oldest weather report.

Archaeologists Make Virtual Reconstruction of Gladiator School Discovered in Austria (February 26, 2014): Archaeologists have virtually reconstructed an gladiator school discovered in Austria along the south bank of the River Danube.

Rare Bronze Statue of Greek God Apollo Surfaces in Gaza (February 11, 2014): A large bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo has surfaced in Gaza on a Smurf blanket. The statue is estimated to be about 2,000 years old.

Archaeologists Find 300,000-Year-Old Hearth in Qesem Cave in Israel (January 28, 2014): Israeli archaeologists find 300,000-year-old hearth in the Qesem Cave, a site near Rosh Ha'ayin.

Scientists Use DNA to Determine 7,000 Year Old Hunter Gatherer Had Dark Skin and Blue Eyes (January 26, 2014): Scientists used DNA from remains of 7,000 year old hunter gatherer to determine the Mesolithic man had dark skin and blue yes.

Robot Turtle Designed to Help Archaeologists Explore Shipwrecks (January 11, 2014): This robot turtle, U-CAT, was designed to help archaeologists explore underwater shipwrekcs. It was recently on display at the London Science Museum.

Linguist Recreates Sound of Ancient Proto-Indo-European Language (September 30, 2013): A linguist has created the ancient language of Proto-Indo-European (PIE), which was spoken between 4,500 and 2,500 B.C.

U.S. Returns Ancient Griffin Rhyton to Iran (September 28, 2013): The U.S. has returned an ancient rhyton to Iran. The 2,700 year-old silver chalice has the body of a lion and the face of a hawk or eagle.

Scientists Say King Richard III Was Infected With Roundworms (September 4, 2013): Scientsits say King Richard III was infected with roundworms.

Oldest Known Globe to Depict the New World Found Engraved on Ostrich Egg (August 22, 2013): The oldest known globe to depict the New World has been found on an ostrich egg

Handaxe Design Study Reveals Two Distinct Neanderthal Cultures (August 20, 2013): A study of ancient handaxes reveals there were at least two distinct Neanderthal cultures in Europe.

Researchers Determine Winnemucca Lake Petroglyphs Are at Least 10,500 Years Old (August 14, 2013): Researchers have determined the Winnemucca Lake petroglyphs are at least 10,500 years old - the oldest known petroglyphs in North America

Hair Analysis Indicates Inca Child Sacrifice Given Drugs and Alcohol Before Death (July 30, 2013): Hair analysis indicates Inca child sacrifice was given drugs and alcohol before her death.

Coffin-within-a-Coffin Found at Richard III Site (July 29, 2013): A coffin-within-a-coffin was found at the Richard III site.

Feet of a Sphinx Statue Found at Archaeological Dig in Israel (July 9, 2013): Researchers have found the feet of a Sphinx statue at an archaeological dig in Israel.

Tumor Found in 120,000 Year Old Neandertal Fossil (June 6, 2013): Scientists have found a case of a fibrous dysplastic neoplasm in the fossil of a 120,000 year old Neandertal rib. The fossils were found in a cave in Croatia.

Ancient Egyptians Used Meteorites as Fashion Accessories (May 30, 2013): Researchers have discovered the Ancient Egyptians used meteorities as fashion accessories.

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