Valerie Halvorsen

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Searching underwater for history of the Roman Empire

3/18/2014 04:00:00 PM<p>Stanford scholar Justin Leidwanger spends a lot of time underwater. An assistant professor of classics, Leidwanger is a maritime …

Spanish Potsherds Are Evidence of Great Plains Battle

OMAHA, NEBRASKA—Archaeologists John R. Bozell and Gayle F. Carlson of the Nebraska State Historical Society joined David Hill of Metro State …

Archaeology

Race against time to save Middle East’s cultural treasures

11/05/2013 08:00:00 PM<p>The precious historical sites of Syria, Iraq and other war-torn countries could become another casualty of the Arab Spring …

World's oldest bog body hints at violent past

<b>Cashel Man has had the weight of the world on his shoulders, quite literally, for 4,000 years.</b><p>Compressed by the peat that has preserved his remains, he looks like a squashed, dark leather holdall.<p>Apart, that is, from one forlorn arm that stretches out and upward and tells us something of the …

Archaeology

Graduating an Anthropologist: What I’ve Learned as a Summer Intern

<i>Today’s guest blog post is the AAA/AFA Summer Intern, Rachel Nuzman:</i><p>Long before graduating from Saint Mary’s College in May, though exponentially …

Giant Maya Carvings Found in Guatemala

A large new frieze has been unearthed and studied by archaeologists, who have gained insight into the buried Maya city of Holmul in Guatemala.

Tomb of a Powerful Moche Priestess-Queen Found in Peru

Discovery helps change ideas about the roles of elite women in Moche society.<p><b>Some 1,200 years ago, a prominent Moche woman was laid to rest with great pomp and ceremony. Now archaeologists have uncovered her tomb along with clues that testify to her privileged status and the power she once</b> …

Hide And Seek Might Be Good for Kids’ Brains

Hide and seek is a classic kids’ game, and new research suggests that it could be a particularly a good one for encouraging kids’ development. The …

Parenting

World’s oldest temple built to worship the dog star

THE world’s oldest temple, Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey, may have been built to worship the dog star, Sirius.<p>The 11,000-year-old site consists of …

Archaeology

New Method to Test Ancient Bone for DNA

STAVANGER, NORWAY—A Norwegian conservator at the University of Stavanger's Archaeological Museum has developed a new method to determine whether …

Archaeology

These Complex, Beautiful Board Game Pieces Are 5,000 Years Old

If you think that board games with fancy pieces and weird dice and other complex features are a relatively modern invention, archaeologists would …

Board Games

Coptic archaeological site wrecked

9/15/2013 01:30:00 PM<p>The Minya governorate has been the focus of news during the past month due to the attacks on many of its churches and Coptic …