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The mummification technique, which is used to preserve the body after death, has been used by several different civilizations throughout history, including the mummies of Anatolia.

During antiquity and the Middle Ages (5th-15th Century), mummification was a common technique used by the…

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We know people have lived in the New World Arctic for about 5,000 years. Archaeological evidence clearly shows that a variety of cultures survived the harsh climate in Alaska, Canada and Greenland for thousands of years. Despite this, there are several unanswered questions about these people:…

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Volunteers found several artifacts from the 18th century — including buttons, a British half-penny with a bust of King George II on it and a musket ball — during the second day of an archaeological dig in Springettsbury Township to find evidence of a Revolutionary War prison camp.

"Today we…

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PHILADELPHIA — The Penn Museum will move the 6,500-year-old human skeleton — found in a museum storage room — to a public space beginning on Aug. 30 for guests to view.

"Our goal as a museum and research institution is to share what we love with the public — the thrill of discovery, or in…

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The Chimu people once had a vast empire that stretched more than 1000 kilometres from southern Ecuador down the coast of Peru. It was built on the remnants fo the Moche culture. Their empire thrived thanks to complicated water works to bring water to the desert, and the abundant seafood off the…

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Thailand will help Burma improve the landscapes of the Pyu ancient cities, the first sites in the country to receive Unesco World Heritage status earlier this year.

A representative of Thailand’s Ministry of Culture met with Burma’s deputy minister of culture in Naypyidaw on Aug. 22, agreeing…

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Grant Aylesworth recognizes that many people think archaeology involves khaki-clad researchers digging up museum-bound artifacts in exotic locales.

That happens, but in Canada a growing number of professional archaeologists such as Mr. Aylesworth are actually consulting for natural resource…

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A team led by University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel in July excavated a northeast Kansas site in Pottawatomie County seeking to find artifacts tied to the Clovis and Pre-Clovis peoples, the founding populations of the Americas.

The team is awaiting the results of dating of…