• Image of Confucius Found in Western Han Dynasty Tomb

    NANCHANG, CHINA—China Daily reports that a polished bronze mirror measuring around three feet tall has been recovered from the tomb of the Marquis of Haihun, who was deposed after a 27-day reign as emperor of China in 74 B.C. The mirror’s wooden cover bears what may be the earliest-known image of the philosopher Confucius, who lived from 551 to 479 B.C., and two of his students. Head excavator Yang Jun of the Jiangxi Institute of Cultural Relics said the cover also bears nearly 2,000
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  • Rural heritage and landscapes 2

    Here is another session from the CHAT conference for your viewing pleasure.
    Ultima Thule – St Kilda and Pabbay. Two remote landscapes in the Outer Hebrides, their  archaeology and history.  
    https://youtu.be/MEPEn3_NzKM
    George Geddes  Historic Environment Scotland.
    St  Kilda  is  perhaps  one  of Europe’s most  famous  remote&
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  • Inscribed Jade Pendant Discovered in Belize

    SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA—KPBS reports that a large T-shaped pendant has been discovered at the Maya frontier site of Nim Li Punit by a team of researchers led by Geoffrey Braswell of the University of California San Diego. The jade pendant is inscribed with a historical text consisting of 30 hieroglyphs, including the T-shaped glyph “ik’,” which stands for “wind and breath.” The text is still being analyzed, but it may relate to the arrival of a new royal dynasty
  • Gold Torques of “International Importance” Found in Britain

    STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that several pieces of Iron Age gold jewelry have been found spread out, just below the surface on farmland in the West Midlands by a pair of metal detectorists. The two men handed the artifacts over to the Portable Antiquities Scheme of Birmingham Museums. Dubbed the “Leekfrith Iron Age Torques,” the hoard consists of three neck torques and a bracelet estimated to be about 2,500 years old. According to Julia Farley of the British Museum,
  • Footprints in Wales Date to 7,000 Years Ago

    CARDIFF, WALES—Radiocarbon dating indicates that footprints seen on the Gower Peninsula at low tide are 3,000 years older than previously thought, according to a report in Wales Online. The footprints, left by a group of adults and children, were discovered in 2014, and at first were thought to date to the Bronze Age. Rhiannon Philp of Cardiff University thinks the 7,000-year-old tracks were made by Mesolithic hunters, since the tracks of deer and wild boar, headed in the same direction, a
  • Cypress Wood Provides Dates for Iran’s Sasanian Empire Sites

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE—Live Science reports that paleoecologist Morteza Djamali of the Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology led a team that carbon dated five fragments of cypress wood recovered from palaces, forts, and Zoroastrian fire temples dating to the Sasanian Empire, which ruled Persia from A.D. 224 to 651. All of the sites are located in Persis, in what is now southwestern Iran. The wood of the evergreen cypress tree was prized across the ancient world for its stren
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  • Pub Renovations Uncover 17th-Century Details

    FALMOUTH HARBOR, ENGLAND—Restoration of the St. Austell Brewery Chain Locker pub on the coast of southwestern England has revealed that the building dates to the late seventeenth century, according to a report in Cornwall Live. An original earth and hair plaster-bounded wall, a timber partition wall decorated with hand-painted wallpaper, and a stone fireplace are among the historic features uncovered at the site. The team from the Cornwall Archaeological Unit also discovered that the build
  • Neolithic Enclosure Discovered in Denmark

    STEVNS, DENMARK—Archaeologist Pernille Rohde Sloth of the Museum Southeast Denmark told Seeker that a Neolithic enclosure has been found at a construction site near Copenhagen. The oval-shaped palisade, formed with five rows of posts with irregular openings, covered about 60,000 square feet. Pits containing flint flakes, ax fragments, and pieces of pottery, all thought to be about 4,900 years old, have been unearthed in the structure’s interior area. It is not known whether all five
  • Colorado’s Network of Ancient Routes Studied

    GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO—The Daily Sentinel reports that Carl Conner and Richard Ott of the Dominguez Archaeological Research Group have been recording Ute habitation sites in Colorado, and are now looking for the trails and routes that connected them through the Ute Trails Project. “We wanted to take more of a landscape approach rather than just a site-by-site look,” Conner said. One of the trails under investigation was mentioned by Father Francisco Silvestre Vélez de
  • Prehistoric Pointillist Images Found in Southwestern France

    VÉZÈRE VALLEY, FRANCE—According to a report in Live Science, Randall White of New York University and his colleagues have discovered 16 limestone blocks at Abri Cellier that are thought to have been re-shaped and engraved some 38,000 years ago by Europe’s first modern humans. The mammoth and horse images on the blocks were formed with engraved dots and lines, a technique often associated with nineteenth-century pointilist artists. Fifteen of the tablets are thought to h
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  • Archaeology Field Director(s) in Bismarck, ND

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  • Audio News for February 19 through 25, 2017

    News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: DNA demonstrates wealthy Chaco Canyon clan passed its power down through women (details) Roman house from AD 300 found in Israel (details) Corsican temple to Mithra is the first found on the island (details) Children’s footprints found in remains of 20th Dynasty palace in Egypt (details)
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  • Temple to Near Eastern God Found on Corsica

     MARIANA, CORSICA—A team of French archaeologists excavating the Roman city of Mariana on the island of Corsica have discovered a Mithraeum, or a temple dedicated to the Indo-Iranian god Mithras, reports International Business Times. Mithraism was probably spread through the Roman Empire by Near Eastern merchants and soldiers around the same time Christianity was introduced. “This is a very rare and exciting find,” says archaeologist Philippe Chapon, who led the team. &ldq
  • Settlements Dating Back 12,000 Years Uncovered in England

    LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND—Excavations in Lincolnshire associated with the construction of a new roadway have uncovered evidence of inhabitation stretching back to the Mesolithic period, according to a report in The Lincolnite. The finds, made by a team from Network Archaeology, include part of a Bronze Age cemetery, along with a settlement dating from the Iron Age to the Roman Age. Remains of a twelfth-century tower that may have been used as a beacon to warn against threats around the time of
  • Neanderthal Genes Still Influencing Health Today

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—New Scientist reports that a recent genetic study shows that Neanderthal DNA that survives in people of non-African descent is still controlling how some genes work. University of Washington geneticist Joshua Akey led a team that did a comprehensive DNA analysis of 214 Americans of European ancestry, and was able to isolate Neanderthal genes that were active in 52 kinds of tissue. In some cases, individuals had both a human and Neanderthal copy of a gene, and the team c
  • Sally Hemings’ Monticello Living Quarters Excavated

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA—Archaeologists believe they have uncovered the living space of Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman with whom Thomas Jefferson is thought to have fathered six children, according to a report from NPR. The excavation is part of a renovation project at Jefferson’s Monticello plantation that aims to illuminate the lives of the enslaved people who lived there. The area where Hemings is thought to have lived was turned into a restroom in 1941. In the area, archaeolo
  • Rural politic 

    After a few weeks of EAA videos I thought it would be good to mix it up. Back to the CHAT conference and the Rural political session:
    Think big and think pig: An archaeology of rural protest https://youtu.be/o9_Llp6XRgM Jobbe Wijen  Independent Researcher, The Netherlands.
    What are rural ways of protest and how can we think about these archaeologically? 
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  • WWII Bomb Defused in Greek City

    THESSALONIKI, GREECE—Soldiers recently defused a World War II bomb in Greece’s second-largest city after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area, according to a report from Agence France-Presse. The bomb was discovered during roadwork near a gas station. It took several hours to defuse the five-foot-long bomb, which was found to contain 375 pounds of explosives. According to Army chief of staff Nikos Phanios, the American-made bomb’s firing mechanism “was sti
  • Skeletons Buried Hand in Hand Excavated in London

    LONDON, ENGLAND—The skeletons of two men who appear to have been interred hand in hand were excavated from a plague burial ground in London during the construction of the Crossrail tunnel, according to a report from The Guardian. The men are thought to have been in their 40s and were buried in the early fifteenth century in a carefully dug double grave. They were placed in identical positions, with their heads angled to the right, and the left hand of one man clasping the right hand of the
  • Archaeologist (On-Call) Riverside, CA - Amec Foster Wheeler

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  • Crouched Medieval Burials Found in Siberia

    YAMAL PENINSULA, RUSSIA—Unusual burials of three women and a man dating to the eleventh century have been discovered in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula, according to a report from The Siberian Times. All four bodies were found in a crouched position, which archaeologist Andrey Plekhanov said indicates they may have been ritually buried or possibly even sacrificed. All four also suffered from serious diseases or starvation, and the man was set on fire after death, a phenomenon not previously
  • Field/Project Director position available with PaleoWest Archaeology - New Mexico

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  • Japanese Internment Camp on Oahu Excavated

    HONOLULU, HAWAII—Archaeologists are excavating an area of the Honouliuli National Monument where a Japanese internment and POW camp once stood, according to a report from NBC News. William Belcher, an archaeologist at the University of Hawaii West Oahu, and his students aim to preserve the site and map its features. In one area, they are looking for underground concrete slabs where they believe the camp’s mess hall once stood. The camp was one of more than a dozen World War II–
  • Chaco Canyon’s Matrilineal Dynasty

     CHACO CANYON, NEW MEXICO—New research shows that a matrilineal dynasty may have controlled Pueblo Bonito, one of the massive masonry villages at the Ancestral Puebloan site of Chaco Canyon, reports Live Science.  A team of archaeologists and geneticists recently reanalyzed an elaborate two-layered burial crypt at the site that had been previously excavated. Such burial arrangements are rare in Puebloan cultures and the crypt is thought to have held high-ranking members of Chacoa
  • Ancient Children’s Footprints Uncovered in Egypt

     CAIRO, EGYPT—Children’s footprints dating back more than 3,000 years have been found at Pi-Ramesse, which was the Egyptian capital during the reign of Ramesses II (r. 1279–1213 B.C.), according to a report from Seeker. The prints were found near rare painting fragments in a mortar pit measuring around 8 by 26 feet. According to Henning Franzmeier, field director of the Qantir-Piramesse project, the footprints measure around 6 to 6.5 inches, which corresponds to an age of
  • A Bronze Age Male Migration

    PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA—Science reports that a new DNA study shows males belonging to a Bronze Age culture now known as the Yamnaya had a transformative impact on the European population. Prior to the Yamnaya migration, many prehistoric Europeans were descended from Neolithic farmers who migrated to Europe from Anatolia beginning around 9,000 years ago. Some 4,000 years later, the Yamnaya, herders who had mastered horseback riding and were likely speakers of Indo-European, left the Eurasian
  • Archaeology Field Technicians-NC

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  • Archaeological Project Manager - TRC

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  • Plague in diachronic and Interdisciplinary perspective

    This weeks videos come from a session at the EAA conference on the plague. Lots of presentations from people in different disciplines:
     
    Friday, 2 September 2016, 09:00-16:00Faculty of History, Room SP1Author – Gutsmiedl-Schümann, Doris, Universität Bonn,Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie, Bonn, Germany (Presenting author)Co-author(s) – Kacki, Sacha, Anthropologie des Populations Passées et Présentes,Université de Bordeaux, Pessac, F
  • Medieval English Graffiti Surveyed

    BOLTON, ENGLAND—Archaeologists are searching buildings in Bolton for medieval markings designed to fend off evil spirits and bad omens, according to a report in The Bolton News. Members of the Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society are being trained to spot the marks through tours of historic buildings such as Hall i' th’ Wood, a Tudor manor house built in the early sixteenth century. “Buildings often change uses,” says Ian Trumble, the society’s chairman. &ldquo
  • Kennewick Man Reburied

     SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—The Seattle Times reports that after two decades of legal battles, the 9,000-year-old remains dubbed Kennewick Man by scientists and called the Ancient One by Native Americans have been reburied at an undisclosed site on the Columbia Plateau. Since being discovered on the banks of the Columbia River in 1996, the remains have been claimed by tribes indigenous to the area, which pushed for the repatriation of the Ancient One even as his bones were being exhaustively
  • Colonial-Era Artifacts Uncovered in Australia

     NORTH PARRAMATTA, AUSTRALIA—An excavation in a suburb of Sydney has turned up evidence of the early decades after the arrival of Europeans in Australia, according to a report from ABC News. The site, in North Parramatta, was home to an early nineteenth-century “female factory,” where women convicts sent to Australia were put to work. Later, it was expanded to include a mental asylum and orphanage. Among the items found at the site are toothbrushes, combs, beads, and bits
  • Roman House Unearthed in Israel

    OMRIT, ISRAEL—A house built in the late first or early second century A.D. has been unearthed at the ancient site of Omrit in northern Israel, reports Live Science. A team led by Carthage College archaeologist Daniel Schowalter excavated the building and found that its floor was covered in plaster and its walls were decorated with elaborate frescoes. The surviving images depict bucolic scenes of trees, plants, and fish, as well as two ducks that appear to be huddling together. Schowalter b
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  • Urgent Requirement For Provide Dissertation

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  • Audio News for February 12 through 18, 2017

    News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Intricate Figurines Found in Untouched Colima Valley Tomb (details) Archaeological Work in Transylvanian Cemetery Provides Information on Eastern European Group (details) Gold Embellished Spearhead Provides Better Understanding of Bronze Age Warrior Society in Scotland (details) Recent Excavations in Russian Military Town Give Insight into Life on Siberian Frontier (details)
  • Archaeologist - Indianapolis Area!

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  • On-Call Field Technicians Wanted- FL

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  • Face of Pictish Murder Victim Recreated

    DUNDEE, SCOTLAND—BBC News reports that a team of researchers led by Sue Black of the Center for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee has recreated the face of a Pictish man whose skeleton was discovered in the Scottish Highlands, in a cave on the coast of the Black Isle peninsula. Examination of his bones revealed that he had suffered from at least five serious head injuries, including broken teeth on the right side of his face; a fractured jaw on the left; a fractu
  • “Gnu directions in r-chaeology”: innovations in the use of free and open source software (foss) to achieve an open archaeology

    A good way to start everyone weekend is with some open source work. Here is another video recorded session from the EAA conference:
    Author – Orton, David, University of York, York, United Kingdom (Presenting author)Co-author(s) – Birch, Thomas, UCL Qatar, Doha, QatarCo-author(s) – Ot rola-Castillo, Erik, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States of AmericaKeywords: computing, methods, open-source
    In recent years, considerable attention has been paid by archaeologists to
  • Transcon Environmental is hiring an On-call Archeologist

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  • Possible Pomegranate Seeds Found in Ancient Tomb

    HOHHOT, CHINA—Xinhua News Agency reports that more than 100 seeds thought to be 2,000 years old have been found in a brick tomb in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of northern China. The seeds were found in a circle near the head of the woman who had been buried in the tomb. Archaeologists have not yet determined the species of the seeds, which are half-moon in shape and resemble modern pomegranate seeds. The tomb also contained the remains of a bronze seal. For more, go to “Chin
  • New World Epidemic May Have Been Caused by Salmonella

    JENA, GERMANY—Nature reports that evolutionary geneticist Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and his team think that a rare strain of Salmonella could be responsible for an epidemic that killed as much as 80 percent of Mexico’s population between 1545 and 1550, in the years following the Spanish conquest. The scientists sequenced bacterial DNA obtained from the teeth of 29 people who had been buried in southern Mexico, and compared the sample

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