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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-1-13

A brief article on some really interesting uses of ‘cyber-archaeology’ at Petra, including terrestrial LiDAR and balloon photography.

More than 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of kings of Greek descent, someone, perhaps a group of people, hid away some of the most valuable possessions they had — their shoes.

The Sustainable Preservation Initiative’s project at the Moche site San José de Moro in Peru hopes to be a model for others looking to create sustainable community development and heritage preservation.

Polish archaeologists working in Sudan have found remains of human settlements that appear to date back as far as 70,000 years. If confirmed, the discovery in the Affad Basin of northern Sudan will challenge existing theories that our distant ancestors only began building permanent residences during the Upper Paleolithic.

Offerings in the ancient Templo Mayor in Tenochtitlán (now in modern Mexico City) have been linked to the cycle of the agricultural seasons and involved human sacrifice to Quilaztli Cihuacóatl, one of the  Aztec goddesses of earth and fertility.

Syrian museums have locked away thousands of ancient treasures to protect them from looting and violence but one of humanity’s greatest cultural heritages remains in grave peril, the archaeologist charged with their protection said.

Hidden in a necropolis situated high in the mountains of the Caucasus in Russia, researchers have discovered the grave of a male warrior laid to rest with gold jewelry, iron chain mail and numerous weapons, including a 36-inch (91 centimeters) iron sword set between his legs.

A pyramid that dates back more than 3,000 years and built for an advisor to King Ramses II has been discovered in Luxor, Egypt’s state minister for antiquities said.

Long-buried bones and a missing monarch. Austrian archaeologist, Hilke Thur, claims to have identified the remains of Cleopatra’s half sister in Ephesus.

Digging up the streets in Israel is a great way to discover ancient history, such as a 1,500-year-old installation that was probably a wine or olive press, found in Tel Aviv-Yafo.

Richard III’s discovery showcased UK academia, says Michael Braddick. But as student demand for certain subjects including archaeology falls, should we have grave concerns for our future knowledge base?

Scientists who decode the genetic history of humans by tracking how genes mutate have applied the same technique to the Iliad to uncover the date it was first written.

On February 26, 1974, a young geologist managed to stretch Australian history by 20,000-odd years when he found 40,000-year-old human remains buried in a dry lake bed in south-western New South Wales.

The Milet Museum in the Aegean province of Aydın and the İlyas Bey Islamic Complex have gone under the water of the Büyük Menderes River because of the heavy rainfall in the Aegean region for the past week.

A charming stash of the everyday playthings of sixteenth or seventeenth century children, has been found at an English church, England. The hoard throws a rare spotlight on the material culture of children in the archaeological record.


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