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Dig Begins to Find Buried
Native American Children
Jul 10, 2023 12:27 PM CDT
Dig Begins to Find Buried Native American Children
Archaeologists are seeking lost cemetery on grounds of ex-boarding school in Nebraska
- Bodies of dozens of children who died at a Native American boarding school have been lost for decades, a mystery that archaeologists aim to unravel as they begin digging in a central Nebraska field that a century ago was part of the sprawling campus. Crews toting shovels, trowels, and even...
AI Finds Three Peruvian
Jun 13, 2023 1:49 PM CDT
AI Finds Three Peruvian Nazca Lines
The large desert etchings are likely 2.4K years old
- In a groundbreaking development, researchers have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unearth three previously undiscovered "Nazca Lines" in Peru . As LiveScience reports, these vast figures, etched into the Nazca Desert around 2,400 years ago, include a pair of legs spanning over 250 feet, a 62-foot-wide fish,...
After 100 Years, Stolen
King Tut Items Located
Nov 5, 2022 7:00 AM CDT
After 100 Years, Stolen King Tut Items Located
Archaeologist who uncovered pharoah's tomb had a 'rather free and easy attitude'
- Biographers say the British archaeologist who discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun a century ago this month dismissed talk of the "curse of King Tut's tomb" as superstitious "poppy-rot." That belief may have been backed up by the fact that he stole items from the pharaoh'...
Biologist's Curiosity About
Elephants Leads to Big Find
Aug 31, 2022 1:38 PM CDT
Biologist's Curiosity About Elephants Leads to Big Find
Israeli archaeologists dig up 'largest complete fossil tusk found at prehistoric site in Israel'
- Israeli archaeologists recently unearthed the titanic tusk of a prehistoric elephant near a kibbutz in southern Israel, a remnant of a behemoth once hunted by early people around half a million years ago. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday that the 8-foot-long fossil belonging to the long-extinct straight-tusked elephant was...
'Is There in the Tree Rings'
Aug 31, 2022 12:55 PM CDT
Shipwreck's Story 'Is There in the Tree Rings'
Tree ring data suggests it's the Dolphin, which was lost in 1859
- "For me, the story is there in the tree rings." That's the takeaway of a dendrochronologist—an expert in dating events and artifacts from tree rings—who was part of a team that used tree ring data from a shipwreck found in Argentina in 2004 to determine...
Coffins Found in Egypt Likely
Belong to Thousand-Year Cult
Jan 20, 2021 1:01 PM CST
Coffins Found in Egypt Likely Belong to Thousand-Year Cult
King Teti's rule began in 2323 BC; the remains date to a much later period
- A decade of archaeological work at a site near Egypt's Pyramid of Teti has paid off. Leading Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Sunday announced that the temple of Queen Neit—wife of King Teti, whose rule began in 2323 BC—has been uncovered. The AP reports burial shafts measuring...
Find Made at Jamestown
May Be a Significant One
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jul 29, 2018 7:03 AM CDT
Find Made at Jamestown May Be a Significant One
Archaeologists suspect they may have found George Yeardley's remains
- "Who got such a prominent burial in the church?" It's the question archaeologists believe they know the answer to, though only time—and DNA analysis—will tell. Scientists working in Jamestown, Va., have unearthed remains they suspect might belong to Sir George Yeardley, the first governor of Virginia,...
At an Egyptian Site
Last Excavated in 1900,
a Significant Find
Jul 16, 2018 1:14 PM CDT
At an Egyptian Site Last Excavated in 1900, a Significant Find
Archaeologists hope to learn more about mummification process used 2.5K years ago
- "It's only the beginning," is how Egypt's antiquities minister on Saturday described a find made at a site near the country's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery—which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial...
Archaeologist Who Made
Incredible Discovery Is Dead
May 21, 2018 7:37 AM CDT
Archaeologist Who Made Incredible Discovery Is Dead
China's Zhao Kangmin was first to identify ancient terra cotta army underground
- It was Chinese farmers digging a well in 1974 who made the first strange discovery, but it was archaeologist Zhao Kangmin who realized the import. The farmers had stumbled onto an incredible "army" of about 8,000 life-size terra cotta warriors who had been guarding the tomb of China'...
FBI Solves the Mystery
of an Ancient Severed Head
In Case You Missed It
Apr 7, 2018 2:09 PM CDT
FBI Solves the Mystery of an Ancient Severed Head
In an Egyptian tomb belonging to Djehutynakht and his wife, there was just one head
- It has to rank among the less usual undertakings doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital had attempted: In 2009 they removed a molar from a severed Egyptian mummy's head via an endoscope with grasping forceps they inserted through the neck. The tooth was a hopeful clue in a nearly...
Bones of Fearsome Pirate
May Have Been Found
Feb 17, 2018 6:10 AM CST
Bones of Fearsome Pirate May Have Been Found
Remains pulled from the wreckage of the Whydah Gally will be tested
- When the Whydah Gally went down in a 1717 storm 144 lives were lost —none so noteworthy as that of Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy. The New England Historical Society describes the pirate as infamous, but not infamously cruel: As historian Colin Woodard puts it, he followed a credo...
I Found Trojan
Jun 14, 2016 1:32 PM CDT
Archaeologist: I Found Trojan War-Era Throne
Greek culture ministry officials skeptical about the find
- A Greek archaeologist believes he has found a fragment of the lost throne of the rulers of Mycenae, famous from ancient myth and the story of the Trojan War, the AP reports. Christofilis Maggidis, who heads excavations at the site in southern Greece, says the chunk of worked limestone was...
Is This the Face of a
Jan 4, 2016 8:00 AM CST
Is This the Face of a 16th-Century Pirate?
Remains were found under a school playground in Scotland
- Students at a primary school in Scotland are set to get a real-life forensics lesson thanks to a centuries-old skeleton—believed to be that of a pirate—found last year beneath their playground, the
reports. Workers unearthed the remains while doing survey work for a planned extension at Victoria...
Find Pieces of
SF Before the
Dec 15, 2015 6:47 AM CST
Archaeologists Find Pieces of SF Before the Quake
Sewing machine parts are the newest find
- Subway construction workers in San Francisco are becoming accustomed to working alongside archaeologists as they dig up layers of the city's past to make way for the $1.6 billion light rail line set to connect Chinatown with South of Market by 2019. And now those teams have unearthed...
Heads to Egypt to
Find Nefertiti's Tomb
Sep 22, 2015 7:38 AM CDT
Archaeologist Heads to Egypt to Find Nefertiti's Tomb
Brit Nicholas Reeves thinks she was buried next to son Tutankhamun
- British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves, who made news last month with his announcement that the long-lost tomb of Nefertiti is likely hidden behind secret doors in her son Tutankhamun's tomb, is headed to Egypt to put his theory to the test, reports PhysOrg . Nefertiti, the famously beautiful and powerful wife...
Has Queen Nefertiti's
Lost Tomb Been Found?
Aug 11, 2015 4:31 PM CDT
Has Queen Nefertiti's Lost Tomb Been Found?
'This is potentially the biggest archaeological discovery ever made'
- Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered in 1922. Now, nearly a century later, a University of Arizona archaeologist says that tomb may hold a long-buried secret: the remains of Nefertiti . Nicholas Reeves says he stumbled upon the possibility while analyzing scans posted online in early 2014 by Spanish art-replication experts. The...
Jun 28, 2015 4:20 PM CDT
Mummified Remains Found in Indiana
The head and torso could be 2K years old
- Workers exploring the site of an intended quarry in rural Indiana stumbled upon a mummified body that experts say could be anywhere from 500 to 2,000 years old, the
Times of Northwest Indiana
reports. "They could distinguish a head and a torso," says a local sheriff. "...
Near Irish 'Little Pompeii,'
an Even More Ancient Site
Jan 21, 2015 1:36 PM CST
Near Irish 'Little Pompeii,' an Even More Ancient Site
Traces of buildings have been found along cliffs near a well-known castle
- The settlement of Dunlace on Northern Ireland's craggy North Coast is thought to have been founded in 1608, but was eventually abandoned after a fire destroyed much of it in 1642. The settlement, first unearthed in 2009, reports the
, has been called Little Pompeii, and it's...
'1M Mummies' Claim
Was Way Off: Egypt
Dec 27, 2014 3:45 PM CST
Archaeologists' '1M Mummies' Claim Was Way Off: Egypt
Officials revoke researchers' digging licenses
- When researchers claimed to have found a million burials at a dig site in Egypt, the supposed news was widely reported—including on this site . But officials in the country say the claim is false, and they've revoked the scientists' dig licenses in connection with it, io9 reports. Archaeologist...
Newly Found Roman God Stumps Experts
in case you missed it
Nov 29, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Newly Found Roman God Stumps Experts
Archaeologists say he could be a Roman-Near Eastern hybrid
- Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient sculpture of a bearded man standing in a plant—and while they say it's most definitely a god, they have no idea which one. Found at the site of a Roman temple in Turkey, the roughly 2,000-year-old relief "clearly" depicts a deity,...
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