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An archaeological dig uncovers London's Prehistory

An archaeological dig uncovers London's Prehistory

Underground archaeologists found evidence of human existence on the Thames 9,000 years ago, south of London. The discovery of a Mesolithic tool factory included 150 pieces of stone, which have been found in tunnel excavations at North Woolwich. Archaeologists believe that prehistoric Londoners used the site to test and split river pavers that served to make stone tools, transporting them to complete the manufacturing process.

Zoroastrian tombs found in China

Zoroastrian tombs found in China

Archaeologists from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences claim to have excavated ancient Zoroastrian tombs on the Pamir Plateau west of Xinjiang's Uygur Autonomous Region. The find is in Tajik Taxkorgan, Xinjiang Autonomous County, neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistan, a more than 3,000 meters of altitude.

Existence of humans in Cuba more than 8,000 years ago

Existence of humans in Cuba more than 8,000 years ago

An archaeological census has discovered that the existence of humans on the island of Cuba reaches 8,000 to 10,000 years old. This study has been carried out by the Institute of Anthropology of the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and will be published in early 2014.

Reconstruction of the face of an individual from 700 years ago

Reconstruction of the face of an individual from 700 years ago

Mexican archaeologists are preparing to reconstruct the face of an individual from more than 700 years ago. The skeleton belongs to a pre-Hispanic man found by archaeologist Roman Piña Chan in Michoacán 35 years ago.The work will be carried out by specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and It will be part of a project to preserve the remains of an individual belonging to the Western Culture, seven centuries ago.

Altar with Linear A Minoan script discovered in Crete

Altar with Linear A Minoan script discovered in Crete

Archaeologists have unearthed a stone altar with linear Minoan writing A in Zomintos, Crete. The altar is in an excellent state of preservation under a stone bench, and has the shape of three tiers or levels that rise from the base, something unusual. On the flat surface of the altar, a small hollow cavity is found.

A hundred-year-old torpedo found in the Pacific

A hundred-year-old torpedo found in the Pacific

In April, a group of American divers discovered in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of San Diego, a Howell model torpedo split in two. The one who sighted it first was one of the dolphins that belongs to the Navy team, who was being trained with his group to learn to detect mines and other underwater objects that may be of interest.

Archaeological find in Talamanca del Jarama

Archaeological find in Talamanca del Jarama

The community of Madrid and the Ministry of Development find remains of an Arab gate from the second half of the 10th century. The discovery occurs in the restoration of the Talamanca Wall, specifically the Puerta de la Tostonera and the Fortified Enclosure of the town of Jarama The uncovered Islamic door seems to be an access to the enclosure and presents a bent horseshoe arch made of brick.

A Neolithic settlement is rebuilt in Poland

A Neolithic settlement is rebuilt in Poland

The Open Air Archaeological Museum is in charge of the reconstruction of a Neolithic settlement in a new extension of the building. "The Biskupin archaeological reserve is not only one of the most famous museums in Poland, but also in Central Europe," said Piotr Calbecki, elected leader in Kuyavia and Pomerania province in an interview with the Polish Press Agency.

A silver disc shows Christian worship in the late Norfolk Roman period

A silver disc shows Christian worship in the late Norfolk Roman period

The silver disc proves the existence of Christian worship in the late Roman period in Norfolk. The disc is probably part of a ring and could be from 312-410 AD. It was found near Swaffham and contains the following inscribed phrase: “Anthony, may God be with you.” Adrian Marsden, finds officer at the Norwich Castle Museum, said there is no other evidence of the existence of Christians in Norfolk.

A temple of the Pala dynasty is found in Bangladesh

A temple of the Pala dynasty is found in Bangladesh

The Hindu temple belongs to the Pala dynasty and has been found in Belwa, a town of Ghoraghat upazila Dinajpur, by archaeologists from Jahangirnagar University. The head of the project, Professor Syed Mohammad Kamrul, informed reporters that the site was in a dilapidated condition. Professor Swadhin Sen added that the temple, approximately 1.

Roman outpost found in Jordan

Roman outpost found in Jordan

Robert Darby, an art history professor at the School of Art, and Erin Darby, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, lead the Ayn Gharandal archaeological project, which has provided details about the fort, including the location of an ancient unit. infantry.

The Faroe Islands were colonized before the Vikings

The Faroe Islands were colonized before the Vikings

A new study reveals that the Vikings were not the first to colonize the Faroe Islands. These new results place colonization in the 4th to 6th centuries AD, at least 300 to 500 years earlier than it was studied Dr Mike J Church, from the University of Durham and Símun V Arge, from the National Museum of the Faroe Islands are responsible for the research, which is part of a project called "The heart of the Atlantic" and is published in the Journal of Quaternary Science.

Roman baths of Stratonicea found

Roman baths of Stratonicea found

Roman baths have been found in the ancient city of Stratonicea in the southern province of the Yatağan district in Muğla, Turkey. For this, a 3D method has been used. “We have drawn a plan of the Roman baths in the ancient city. Once the work is finished, I hope that we will be able to access the objects in the bathrooms, ”says Bilal Söğüt, who is in charge of the excavations, and comes from Pamukkale University.

Some considerations on Ethnography

Some considerations on Ethnography

Etymologically, ethnography is conceived as the “description of peoples”, but in reality it goes beyond a simple description of the world, since it also implies a conception of daily life. Within the scope of anthropology it is almost always considered as a method, a form of research and data collection, but I consider that ethnography does not stop at this point, but goes further, it also implies having an “ethnographic attitude”, which is not limited only to field work , in the same way, that it is part of daily life.

They find a new mosaic in Cástulo

They find a new mosaic in Cástulo

The discovery of a new mosaic has occurred in the excavations of the Cástulo Archaeological Ensemble in Linares, Jaén, and is directed by the MMX Forum project. The discovery presents an excellent state of conservation and is in a room of 4.5 x 5.5 meters, a meter and a half from the surface.

Exhibition in Madrid: “From Urk to Asiria. Galician archeology in the cradle of civilization

Exhibition in Madrid: “From Urk to Asiria. Galician archeology in the cradle of civilization "

Madrid will exhibit the archaeological exhibition of La Coruña “From Urk to Asiria. Galician archeology in the cradle of civilization ”. It is an archaeological project of the University that includes 24 large photographs and an audiovisual tape made by the photographer from El Ferrol Eloy Taboada. The objective of the photographic exhibition is to show the contributions of the University of La Coruña about the first urban civilizations established in Ancient Mesopotamia, more specifically in the Euphrates, in present-day Syria.

Archaeologists find strange terracotta figure in India

Archaeologists find strange terracotta figure in India

Archaeologist D.P.Sharma has found a terracotta figure with the Ramayana theme depicted. The expert wants the Ministry of Union and Culture to take charge of the find and make it available to a museum.The figure, on which the Ramayana of Valmiki has been inscribed, is in the Haryana museum.

Another vampire skeleton found in Bulgaria

Another vampire skeleton found in Bulgaria

Archaeologists at the Perperikon site in Bulgaria have found the skeleton of a man with a sharpened plow on his chest, a discovery described as the "twin of the vampire Sozopol" according to Professor Nikolai Ovcharov. This finding quickly caught the attention of the media. , who called the phenomenon the "medieval vampire", but such burials have been found in Bulgaria before, with iron stakes anchored in the hearts of the intellectuals, subjected to burial rites.

Reconstruction of Tudor sculptures thanks to the 3D scanner

Reconstruction of Tudor sculptures thanks to the 3D scanner

Experts at the University of Leicester have attempted to recreate two Tudor dynasty sculptures using 3D scanning, a combination of humanities research and scientific technology. Experts have studied two burial monuments that were originally placed at Thetford Proiory, Norfolk, in an exhibition at the Old House Museum, Thetford, Norfolk, from September 7 to March 29 of next year.

A new technology that will change archeology

A new technology that will change archeology

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technology capable of obtaining obsidian objects in as little as 10 seconds, which can be applied to archeology. Obsidian is smooth, resistant and sharper than surgical material, which makes it It is highly sought after for making artisan products, in fact obsidian scalpels are used today as medical supplies.