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Archaeologists Uncover Another Branch of the Silk Road

Famous for facilitating an incredible exchange of culture and goods between the East and the West, the ancient Silk Road is thought to have meandered …

2016 TED Prize Winner: Dr Sarah Parcak's Crowdsourcing Space Archaeology

With millennia of developmental history behind us, much of which has been lost from maps and word of mouth, Dr Sarah Parcak understands the importance of searching for the missing pieces. The space archaeologist and winner of this year's TED Prize, has pioneered a new way to uncover that which lays …

Ancient Roman Tavern Uncovered in Southern France

The 2,100-year-old bar is one of the oldest in the Mediterranean.<p>Archaeologists with Gettysburg College have unearthed what they believe is a 2,100-year-old tavern at the Lattara site near the city of Montpellier, France. The presence of a common area with a central fire pit and artifacts such as …

Archaeology

To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces

Archaeologists and the art trade had never been friends. Then ISIS happened.<p>Stretching 20cm high, the exaggerated feminine curves of Halaf terracotta figurines are a symbol of fertility, dating back to Neolithic times in Syria.<p>Neil Brodie is an illicit trade expert who spent three months searching …