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Hoaxes, Fakes, and Strange Sites

Archaeology's Hoaxes, Fakes, and Strange Sites<p><b>The Skull of Doom</b> <i>By Jane MacLaren Walsh</i><br>The Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull: Fact, fiction, and the …

Dating Page

Raised embossing (and when present, paper labeling) on a bottle can frequently provide important details to refine the probable manufacturing date …

Archaeology

The Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology

Welcome to the website of the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory, home of:<p>The Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology<br>• The New York State and …

Chronology - School of Archaeology - University of Oxford

Chronology has a central role in archaeology - allowing us to understand the relative timing, rates and nature of changing human societies. In the …

Archaeological Discoveries Confirm Early Date of Buddha’s Life

WASHINGTON (Nov. 25, 2013)—Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating to the sixth century B.C. This is the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha — and thus the first flowering of Buddhism — to a specific …

Domesticated Camels Came to Israel in 930 B.C., Centuries Later Than Bible Says

The camels appear suddenly, following major changes in copper production throughout the region.<p>Newly published research by two archaeologists at Tel Aviv University in Israel shows that camels weren't domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean until the 10th century B.C.—several centuries after the …

Legend of the Crystal Skulls

Legend of the Crystal Skulls<p>Volume 61 Number 3, May/June 2008<p>by Jane MacLaren Walsh<p><i>Along with superstars like Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, and Shia</i> …

Archaeology

The rise of community remote sensing

If you ask someone involved in community remote sensing to define the emerging field, the most likely response will be a chuckle followed by “That’s …

Social Media

FASTI

Whoa... That page has been archived. | CAST | University of Arkansas

A full archive of the old CAST website has been created and is available online through the University of Arkansas Libraries, University Archives. To …

University of Arkansas

Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada

Sharpeners may be smoking guns in quest for New World's second Viking site.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>For the past 50 years</b>—<b>since the discovery of a thousand-year-old Viking way station in Newfoundland</b>—<b>archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North</b> …

Ancient Suburb Near St. Louis Could Be Lost Forever

Across the Mississippi River from St. Louis' famous Gateway Arch is a part of Illinois that's a post-industrial wasteland.<p>Some hope the construction of a new bridge across the Mississippi River will help revitalize the area. But archaeologists worry future development could destroy what's left of …

Airborne Remote Sensing | Historic England

Aerial reconnaissance is used by archaeologists to discover new sites and record changes in the historic landscape<p>Interpretation and mapping of …

Windover's Ancient 'Bog People' Among Most Significant Archaeological Finds In North America

VIDEO: Windover’s Ancient ‘Bog People’ Among Most Significant Archaeological Finds In North America<p>By Space Coast Daily // March 6, 2017<p><b>1982</b> …

Gaza fisherman hooks statue of ancient Greek god Apollo

When Jwdat Abu Ghrb spotted a dark shape last summer in the waters off Gaza, where he was diving for fish, he initially thought it was a corpse.<p>"I was afraid," he told CNN. "I put on my goggles, dove underneath and still couldn't tell what it was. I resurfaced and got some help from other people …

The Apollo of Gaza: One fisherman's amazing catch

<b>A statue thought to be an ancient bronze of Apollo, Greek God of poetry and love, has dropped off the radar after being found in the sea off Gaza last summer and surfacing briefly on eBay. It is 2,500 years old and priceless.</b><p>Jawdat Abu Ghurab used to be a builder but in 2007 Israel restricted the …

The 800,000-year-old footprint: Earliest human prints ever discovered outside Africa found on Norfolk beach

Video Loading<p>The earliest human footprints ever to be discovered outside Africa have been found on a Norfolk beach.<p>Scientists have confirmed the …

Earliest human footprints outside Africa found - in Norfolk

These footprint hollows, shown <i>in situ</i> on the beach at Happisburgh, Norfolk, are the oldest human footprints known from outside Africa.<br>Photo: Martin …

The Big Melt

<b>The Lendbreen ice patch</b> is located high in the mountains of southern Norway, in a range that runs like a spine through Scandinavia. In the 1800s, the …

The Sanctuary

The world’s oldest temple and the dawn of civilization.<p>Late one October evening, I flew into Urfa, the city believed by Turkish Muslims to be the Ur of the Chaldeans, the birthplace of the prophet Abraham. My hotel had clearly been designed for pilgrims. A door in the lobby led to a men-only steam …

Did King Tut's Discoverer Steal from the Tomb?

Howard Carter, the British explorer who opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, will forever be associated with the greatest trove of artifacts from …

Howard Carter: "Miraculous," Misunderstood Man Behind Google's Doodle

Find out why the "miraculous," misunderstood archaeologist who found King Tut's ancient tomb is being honored today in a modern way.<p><b>Around the world Wednesday, searchers were stumbling upon a gilt- and sepia-toned artifact of the Internet age</b>—<b>a Google doodle heralding the 138th birthday of Howard</b> …

Entering King Tut's Tomb, 1923

Entering King Tut's Tomb, 1923<p>Egypt's Valley of the Kings is a desolate place. Located near the Nile River across from the ancient city of Thebes …

Ancient History