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October 9th, 2017

Anglo-Saxon settlement found at wind farm cable site

Archaeologists have unearthed an Anglo-Saxon settlement as part of preparation work for a £2.5bn wind farm. The settlement is thought to have been used for seasonal work  [Credit: ScottishPower Renewables]East Anglia One is being built 30 miles (48km) off the Suffolk coast, with the onshore cable route running 23 miles (37km) from Bawdsey to Bramford. There are 50 excavation sites …Continue reading →

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Ancient sites in northern Cyprus ‘at risk’

Ongoing efforts to unearth and preserve cultural treasures in the north of Cyprus remain the victim of the Department of Antiquities’ refusal to pursue collaboration until there is a solution to the Cyprus problem, the Science journal reported this week. Muge Sevketoglu in front of a Neolithic reconstruction she and her team built for public awareness  [Credit: Cyprus Mail]On Wednesday, …Continue reading →

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Luwian hieroglyphic inscription sheds light on the end of the Bronze Age

An interdisciplinary team of Swiss and Dutch archaeologists today announced the rediscovery of a 29-meter-long Luwian hieroglyphic inscription that describes the events at the end of the Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean. One of the greatest puzzles of Mediterranean archeology can thus be plausibly solved. The Luwian hieroglyphic inscription found in Beyköy in 1878 is 29 meters long. In …Continue reading →

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Archaeologist goes underwater to study ancient trade routes in Cyprus

Many of us dream of spending the summer on the water, but for University of Toronto archaeologist Carrie Fulton, it’s just another day on the job. Carrie Fulton recently completed the first season of field work in a three-year study of an ancient marine site off the coast of Cyprus [Credit: Carrie Fulton]Fulton, an assistant professor of historical studies at …Continue reading →

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‘Staying longer at home’ was key to Stone Age technology change 60,000 years ago

A new study by scientists at the University of the Witwatersrand suggests that at about 58,000 years ago, Stone Age humans began to settle down, staying in one area for longer periods. The research also provides a potential answer to a long-held mystery: why older, Howiesons Poort complex technological tradition in South Africa, suddenly disappear at that time. Fig 1: …Continue reading →

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Turkish archaeologists seek 4th century Byzantine palace in historic Istanbul district

A fourth century AD Byzantine palace may be located under a building which previously belonged to the Press Publicity Association, reports said Friday. HaberTürk daily PhotoAccording to the Habertürk daily, the 360-square -eter land above the ancient palace, located in Istanbul’s famous Sultanahmet district, was put under protection after its evacuation in 2011 and demolishment in 2013. Excavations have not …Continue reading →

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‘Lost chapel’ of Westminster Palace revealed in new 3-D model

The first dedicated House of Commons chamber, destroyed in the 1834 Palace of Westminster fire, has been reconstructed with the help of 3D visualisation technology. St Stephen’s was built by King Edward I to be a show-case of English royal splendour [Credit: University of York]The House of Commons took shape in the medieval chapel of St Stephen, formerly a place …Continue reading →

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2,000 year old olive oil mill found in ancient city of Tripolis

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old olive oil mill in the ancient city of Tripolis in southwestern Turkey. DHA PhotoDiscovered in Turkey’s Denizli province, the mill is expected to shed light on the rich olive history of the region, according to Doğan News Agency. The mill was uncovered during the excavation of an ancient agora. The mill room measures 3.5 meters, …Continue reading →

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In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient Canaanite treasure

Palestinian and French archaeologists began excavating Gaza’s earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago, unearthing what they believe is a rare 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement. In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 photo, a bulldozer removes sand at Tel Es-Sakan hill, south of Gaza City. Palestinian and  French archaeologists began excavating Gaza’s earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago; unearthing… [[ …Continue reading →

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International Stem Cell Corporation announces breakthrough with 3D bioprinted liver tissue

California-based biotech firm International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) has announced the development of a new 3D bioprinting process which could significantly improve the quality and function of its bioprinted liver tissue. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2g6md1B

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