- A Decadent Mayan Feast With Indiana Jones
The Archaeological Institute of America 's fundraising gala this year is celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Institute, and the 60th anniversary of their publication, Archaeology magazine. And boy are they celebrating. Here's how they desc ...
Blog Post - Erika Hert - Apr 11 2009 - 5:27pm
- Lego Archaeology: Too much time on our hands?
Until a few months ago, the only connection that I was aware of between archaeology and Lego was the fact that I like both of them. But apparently other people do too. I recently played the Lego: Indiana Jones game for Wii. The point of the game is to re-e ...
Blog Post - Erika Hert - Apr 13 2009 - 6:12am
- Traces Of Turkish Wars- Islamic Artifacts Get A Science Look
A project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF wants to uncover the history, significance and precise origins of Islamic art contained in Viennese art collections; comprehensive work to reconstruct the background of several Ottoman flags has already ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2009 - 11:41am
- 250 Year Old Transcriptions Of Benjamin Franklin Letters Discovered
A trove of Benjamin Franklin letters has turned up in the British Library. Discovered by University of California, San Diego professor Alan Houston, the letters are copies of correspondence that hasn't been seen in more than 250 years. All dating fro ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2009 - 1:17pm
- Kokanee: Hitler's DNA Used In Genetic Experiment
Kidding, Fresh Kokanee: The Pathways of Salmon just seemed so bland. Just testing out a wee hypothesis. Human with an opposable thumb and all that? Still reading this? Good. Thanks for that commercial break. And now back to Kokanee. ...
Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 21 2009 - 3:55pm
- 2,300-Year-Old Egyptian Puppy
A recent find has archaeologists and pet-lovers equally excited. How much do you love your little Fido? Enough to wrap him in linen and take him with you? I'm not thinking summer vacation here but something more along the lines of Valhalla. That is ...
Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - May 2 2009 - 3:47pm
- Pavlopetri- Preserving The World’s Oldest Submerged Town
The oldest submerged town in the world is about to give up its secrets — with the help of equipment that could revolutionise underwater archaeology. The ancient town of Pavlopetri lies in three to four metres of water just off the coast of southern Laconi ...
Article - News Staff - May 12 2009 - 2:26pm
- Swabian Jura Venus Figurine Rewrites Ideas On Paleolithic Art
2008 excavations at Hohle Fels Cave in the Swabian Jura of southwestern Germany recovered a female figurine carved from mammoth ivory from the basal Aurignacian deposit. The figurine is the earliest depiction of a human and one of the oldest known examples ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2009 - 12:28am
- The 425 Million Year Old ‘Pompeii’ Of Herefordshire
A University of Leicester student will be presenting his discovery of 425 million year-old fossils found in rocks from the Silurian period of geological time in Herefordshire. The fossils represent a great range of animal groups and their study has tremen ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 1 2009 - 10:22pm
- A Better Way To Timestamp Human Migration- Our Molecular Clock
Dating human migration has always been something of a guess, especially without corroborating archaeological evidence. Researchers at the University of Leeds say they have devised a more accurate method. That's good news, because the most widely used ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2009 - 3:56pm