Archaeology

  1. Archaeology

    Ancient tunnel keeps biblical date

    Radiocarbon dating of material from an ancient tunnel in Jerusalem indicates that the passage was built around 700 B.C., supporting a biblical account of the tunnel's construction.

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  2. Archaeology

    Origins of Smelting: Lake yields core of pre-Inca silver making

    Metal concentrations in soil extracted from a Bolivian lake indicate that silver production in the region began 1,000 years ago, 4 centuries before well-known silver-making efforts by the Incas.

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  3. Archaeology

    Art on the Rocks: Dating ancient paintings in the caves of Borneo

    By dating the mineral deposits on top of cave paintings in Borneo, archaeologists have pushed back the date of earliest human habitation on the island by at least 5,000 years.

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  4. Archaeology

    Maya palace suddenly expands

    Archaeologists find a sprawling palace and other surprises at a 1,300-year-old Maya site in Guatemala.

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    Ancient Site Holds Cannibalism Clues

    An 800-year-old Anasazi site in Colorado yields contested evidence of cannibalism.

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  6. Archaeology

    Blasts from the Past

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  7. Archaeology

    Grave surprise rises in Jamestown fort

    Excavations in the 17th-century fort at Jamestown, Va., have yielded a grave containing the skeleton of a high-ranking male colonist.

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  8. Archaeology

    Farming sprouted in ancient Ecuador

    Analyses of microscopic plant remains from two archaeological sites indicate that people began to grow squash in Ecuador's lowlands between 10,000 and 9,000 years ago, when agriculture was also taking root in Mexico.

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  9. Archaeology

    Old legend dies hard

    People who first entered King Tutankhamen's tomb did not suffer from a legendary curse but instead lived long lives.

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    Neandertals’ diet put meat in their bones

    Chemical analyses of Neandertals' bones portray these ancient Europeans as skillful hunters and avid meat eaters, countering a theory that they mainly scavenged scraps of meat from abandoned carcasses.

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  11. Archaeology

    Digging into Ancient Texts

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  12. Archaeology

    Ancient origins of fire use

    Human ancestors may have learned to control fire 1.7 million years ago in eastern Africa.

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