Tag Archives: Archaeology

Scientists spur debate over First Americans

Scientists say the patterns of breakage in mastodon bones found 25 years ago near a San Diego highway suggest that humans battered the beast 130,000 years ago. That’s a shocker, because before now, the oldest widely accepted evidence of human habitation … Continue reading

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Join the satellite hunt for Peru’s lost cities

Armed with a $1 million TED Prize, archaeologists today launched the GlobalXplorer.org crowdsourcing project to scan satellite imagery for signs of ancient settlements. “Archaeologists can’t do this on their own,” Parcak told National Geographic, one of the collaborators in the … Continue reading

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How a satellite aided scientists on Viking quest

Archaeologists worked hard to unearth what might well be only the second Viking site ever discovered in North America – but they had a little help from a higher power. To be precise, 386 miles higher, in the form of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 … Continue reading

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Crawl through King Richard III’s grave online

One year after King Richard III’s remains were reburied, the much-maligned monarch’s skeleton has been exposed once again – this time, in virtual reality. Internet users can zoom in on the 15th-century remains as they were found in 2012, lying beneath a … Continue reading

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Space archaeologist kicks off online quest

Space archaeologist Sarah Parcak says she’ll use this year’s $1 million TED Prize to create a game that gives players the chance to make real-life discoveries of ancient sites. The project, known as Global Xplorer, was announced Feb. 16 at the TED2016 … Continue reading

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Radar hints at hidden chambers in Tut’s tomb

Radar scans have turned up fresh evidence of hidden chambers beyond the walls of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities reported today. The scans were supervised by Japanese radar specialist Hirokatsu Watanabe on … Continue reading

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Heat scan spots anomaly in Great Pyramid

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says thermal scanning has turned up anomalies inside the pyramids of Giza, including a “particularly impressive one” on the eastern side of the biggest monument. The report comes just days after the ministry said a similar … Continue reading

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