Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 9-27-13

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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!

Spectacular tombs from the early Middle Ages discovered in Burdąg
Tombs from sixth to seventh centuries discovered in Burdag.

Archaeologists unearth earliest complete human figurine in Cyprus
Archaeologists unearth a human figurine that could be over 10-thousand years old, in Cyprus.

An Afternoon at the Museum – The Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Eric Meyers, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies at Duke University, lectured on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

A team hopes to create a digital Bronze Age of East Anglia, UK from archaeological and paleo-environmental data.


Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies
Researchers now believe they can use mathematical simulations to explain historical patterns with quantitative accuracy.


Aboriginal civilisation at the last ice age
While the impact of climate change is a big topic these days, some archaeologists are looking at the Aboriginal Australians who coped with the last ice age.


VM Archaeologist Suggests Abenaki Had Company in Pre-European Vermont
Archaeologist says presence of St. Lawrence River Iroquoians in (Pre-European) Champlain Valley, Vermont may may not be conclusive but is certainly compelling.

Rats! Diet of Easter Islanders Revealed
Some researchers now believe the Easter Islanders did not have a diet of seafood, but ate rats.

Alpine archaeology reveals high life through the ages
Evidence gathered over 14 years shows human activity shaped the Alpine landscape through the Bronze, Iron, Roman and Medieval ages as people went from hunting to a more agricultural system.

A buried Roman theatre is causing people to take a second look at a 4th century town, once thought to be a dreary outpost.

Hurlers stone circles pathway uncovered on Bodmin Moor
Archaeologists are describing 4,000-year-old pavement as “unique”, and hope it’ll give a better understanding of civilization at that time.

Genetic study pushes back timeline for first significant human population expansion
Some scientists believe human expansion dates back to the Paleolithic (60,000-80,000 years ago), predating the emergence of farming and herding.


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