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Leading battlefield archaeologist to confirm crucial Wars of the Roses battle site of first Yorkist King

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IT was a morning in early February 1461 and a freak of meteorology made it appear that there were three suns in the sky.  For the 18-year-old Edward, Duke of York, this was a sign that he and his army would prevail when they clashed with a Lancastrian force marching north from Wales.

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Prehistoric Paradise discovered at Jaljulia

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Archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric site dating from 500,000 years ago at Juljulia near Tel Aviv.

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The Sinagua and Montezuma Castle

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The Sinagua was a pre-Columbian civilisation from 500CE to 1425CE that lived primarily in what is now Arizona, USA. The modern name of Sinagua was created in 1939 by archaeologist Harold S. Colton from the Spanish words “Sin” and “Aqua”, meaning “Without” and “Water” that was in reference to the name given by early Spanish […]

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Roman Sex, Sexuality, Slaves and Lex Scantinia

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In ancient Rome, Latin has no equivalent translation for defining homosexuality, nor heterosexuality as an individual’s sexual nature. Gay or straight, there would be no distinction.

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Doggerland – Europe’s Lost Land

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Doggerland is a submerged land mass beneath what is now the North Sea, that once connected Britain to continental Europe.

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Source: www.heritagedaily.com

Did ancient irrigation technology travel Silk Road?

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Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community in arid northwestern China to raise livestock and cultivate crops in one of the world's driest desert climates.

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Archaeologists uncover Byzantine Monastery and Church

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Remains of a 1500-year-old monastery and church dating from the Byzantine period has been uncovered by archaeologists at an archaeological site in Beit Shemesh, Israel.

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Source: www.heritagedaily.com

Ancient Turkic monument complex discovered in Mongolia

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A square monument complex comprising of 14 pillars inscribed with Turkic runic inscriptions has been discovered on the steppe at the archaeological site of Dongoin shiree in eastern Mongolia.

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Study of stone hats suggests supportive communities

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A study by researchers from Binghamton University on the giant stone hats of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has suggested that the long-held belief of a warrior culture on the island may be wrong.

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2500 year old cave paintings discovered on Indonesian island

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Cave paintings on an unexplored Indonesian island has been discovered by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU).

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Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Illuminate the Demise of the Hittites

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The political geography of Western Asia Minor at the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1200 BCE) has finally been established.

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Viking imported finds discovered in cemetery works

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Expansion works of Byneset Cemetery at Steine Church in Trondheim, Norway has led to the discovery of an imported clasp or brooch dating from the Viking era.

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017

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A round up of HeritageDaily's top ten archaeological discoveries from 2017

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Discovery of world’s oldest funerary fish hooks by ANU archaeologists

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Archaeologists from the Australian National University has discovered five fish hooks dating from the Pleistocene era, approximately 12,000 years ago on Indonesia’s Alor Island.

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Uncovering varied pathways to agriculture

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Around 15,000 years ago, the Natufian culture appeared in what is today's Middle East. This culture, which straddled the border between nomadic and settled lifestyles, had diverse, complex origins - much more than researchers have assumed.

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More than 1,000 ancient sealings discovered

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Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" of the University of Münster discovered a large number of sealings in south-east Turkey.

Tags: Turkey, Seal
Source: www.heritagedaily.com

Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail

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Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela - including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world - have been mapped in unprecedented detail by UCL researchers.

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Archaeologists revise chronology of the last hunter-gatherers in the Near East

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New research by a team of scientists and archaeologists based at the Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of Copenhagen suggests that the 15,000-year-old 'Natufian Culture' could live comfortably in the steppe zone of present-day eastern Jordan - this was previously thought to be either uninhabitable or only sparsely populated.

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Dig Hill 80 – The final push to record a WW1 Battlefield site

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An archaeology Kickstarter campaign is trying to raise the funds to preserve the unique archaeology of a WW1 Battlefield site.

Source: www.heritagedaily.com

New study proposes greater sharing of data between farmers and archaeologists

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A Bristol-led study suggests that developments in precision farming could yield data of great use to archaeological research, and that archaeological data could be valuable for modern farming systems.

Source: www.heritagedaily.com

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