Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 9-20-13

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Tags: American School of Oriental Research, Archaeology, ASOR, history, News, Social Studies
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If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section!

Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?
An archaeologists analysis on how the construction of megalithic monuments in Atlantic Europe are not restricted to a single purpose, nor how they reflect one aspect of the community that built them…

Friends of ASOR launched it’s new YouTube series “Ask An Archaeologist.” Real people submit their questions about archaeology and we have experienced archaeologists answer.

History fans get chance to handle Richard III treasures
The Yorkshire Museum is hosting a special after-hours event this month that will give history fans a chance to interact and “handle” King Richard III’s treasures.

Teenagers find human remains of an African woman who died more than 1,000 years ago 
Teens playing in the river find human remains. Turns out to be the remains of a 1,000-year-old sub-Saharan African woman.

Biblical-Era Town Discovered Along Sea of Galilee
Biblical-era town of Dalmanutha (also spelled Dalmanoutha) may have been discovered on the northwest coast of the Sea of Galilee, in Israel’s Ginosar valley.

Archaeologists discover remains of ancient church in York city centre

Underwater survey in TN to verify Ptolemy’s account

Iron age relics found in Middleton primary school dig
Students from Primary School have been actively taking part in an excavation at their school. Iron Age relics have been found at the site.

Peru: pyramid bulldozed by developers
Remains of a pre-Inca pyramid destroyed by heavy machinery in Peru.

Behold! Jerusalem dig turns up priestly bathtub from Jesus’ time
First-century mansion discovered in Jerusalem. Some say might have belonged to one of the priests who condemned Jesus to death.

Polish archaeologists discovered a Roman garrison commander’s house in the Crimea
Archaeologists find house of Roman garrison commander.

TrowelBlazers: In search of the female Indiana Jones

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