Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-29-13

Posted in: Archaeology in the News, ASOR
Tags: archaeology news
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news-climbing-pyramidAn Internet sensation was touched off this week by Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov and a group of his friends — the group ignored regulations prohibiting the public from climbing on the Pyramids at Giza, Egypt, and came away with spectacular photos.

Bones which some believe could be those of Alfred the Great have been exhumed from an unmarked grave in Winchester to protect them from the enthusiasm of seekers for lost kings inflamed by reports of the rediscovery of the remains of Richard III in Leicester.

Archaeologists in Germany have done experiments on freshwater fish and found that they return C-14 dates hundreds to thousands of years older than the fish, leading to many possible problems in archaeological dating. (more…)

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