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New Book Analyzes Intersection of Archaeology and National Identity

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Historian J. Laurence Hare, who examines the emergence of antiquarianism in the German-Danish border regions in his new book, Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums and the German-Danish Borderlands.

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Bitter Chocolate: Illegal Cocoa Farms Threaten Ivory Coast Primates

Researchers surveying for endangered primates in national parks and forest reserves of Ivory Coast found, to their surprise, that most of these protected areas had been turned into illegal cocoa farms, a new study reports.

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Professor Tim Darvill OBE Available to Speak on Latest Theories About the Origin of Stonehenge, UK

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The Largest Known Bronze Mask of Pan Was Uncovered by University of Haifa Researchers

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A large bronze mask of the god Pan, the only of its kind, was uncovered at the University of Haifa’s excavation at Hippos-Sussita National Park. According to Dr. Michael Eisenberg, bronze masks of this size are extremely rare and usually do not depict Pan or any of the other Greek or Roman mythological images. “Most of the known bronze masks from the Hellenistic and Roman periods are miniature."

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New Archaeological Find Could Shed Light on Late-Roman Britain

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A unique archaeological find uncovered near the site of a Roman villa in Dorset could help to shed light on the rural elite of late-Roman Britain.

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For 80 Years, Ancient Gold Treasure Rested Undisturbed in UB Library

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A collection of ancient Greek and Roman coins includes an incredibly rare aureus of the Roman emperor Otho, who reigned for a mere three months.

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Professor and Students Exploring Previously Undiscovered Archaeological Sites

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LiDAR technology is helping archaeologists see through the thick jungle to Maya ruins in Belize.

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Ancient Africans Used ‘No Fly Zones’ to Bring Herds South

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Isotopic analysis of animal teeth from a 2,000-year-old herding settlement near Lake Victoria in southern Kenya show the area was once home to large grassland corridors — routes that could have been used to dodge tsetse flies and bring domesticated livestock to southern Africa, according to new research in the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Science.

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Early Herders' Grassy Route Through Africa

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A University of Utah study of nearly 2,000-year-old livestock teeth show that early herders from northern Africa could have traveled past Kenya’s Lake Victoria on their way to southern Africa because the area was grassy – not tsetse fly-infested bushland as previously believed.

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Ancient Skull Could Provide Clues to Human-Neanderthal Mating, Weizmann Institute Scientists Find

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A partial human skull unearthed in a cave in northern Israel is providing clues as to when and where humans and Neanderthals might have interbred. In order to precisely determine the age of the skull, a combination of dating methods were employed, including accelerator mass spectrometry by the Weizmann Institute’s Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto.