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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MOLA excavations at Crossrail Farringdon site reveal secrets of Tudor life:

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Long Before Making Enigmatic Earthworks, People Reshaped Brazil’s Rain Forest - The New York Times:

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BBC - Earth - Your face is probably more primitive than a Neanderthal's:

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Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria | World news | The Guardian:

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Pounamu working

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Italy's Newest McDonald's Is Part Archaeological Museum | artnet News:

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Research | Technology didn’t future-proof shrinking hobbit:

Wrecked locomotive discovered after 106 years under Lake Superior | MLive.com:

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Australian archaeological startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR | VentureBeat | AR/VR | by Dean Takahashi:

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Australia’s largest and oldest woolshed: Jondaryan | The Weekly Times:

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Archaeologists discover 'coexistence' between Aboriginal people and settlers in North Parramatta - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

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Paleolithic Pebbles Used in Death Rituals Uncovered:

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DNA Offers Clues to Mysterious Crypt in Ancient Pueblo:

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DNA Offers Clues to Mysterious Crypt in Ancient Pueblo:

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Marianas Variety - Archaeological display makes its debut at Guam Community College:

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Destroyed, did not document artifacts | Daily Express Newspaper Online, Sabah, Malaysia.:

A tale of four skulls: what human bones reveal about cities | Cities | The Guardian:

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fires Threaten Christchurch : Image of the Day:

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Alfred Jewel: One of the most famous and mysterious treasures from Anglo-Saxon England:

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NSW NPWS fined $45,000 for harming Aboriginal objects - Google Groups: "NSW NPWS fined $45,000 for harming Aboriginal objects"

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Historic Te Araroa pa is excavated and mapped | The Gisborne Herald:

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Archaeologist Mary O'Keefe looks for hidden treasure | Standing Room Only, 12:16 pm on 19 February 2017 | Radio New Zealand:

Heritage Special Interest Section - Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand:

 "The Heritage Special Interest Section (Heritage SIS) was established following endorsement from the EIANZ Board. "

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Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology: "A selection of the most interesting bits and pieces we’ve been working with recently here in Christchurch."

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Australia's haunted houses: Video helps to find 'witch marks' and 'ritual magic' objects - Lifestyle - NZ Herald News:

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cowboy developers thumb noses at planning minister, fight order to rebuild pub:


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The Nine Mile Canyon in the Utah desert is the world’s longest art gallery:

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Steamboat Arabia, missing for 132 years, discovered 45 feet under a field:

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Genes from our extinct relatives live on in modern humans:

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Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal | Science | The Guardian:

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Watch NZH Local Focus: Stratford vintage tractor collection up for auction - National - NZ Herald Videos: "Stratford vintage tractor collection up for auction"

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Iron Age Potters Carefully Recorded Earth's Magnetic Field — By Accident : The Two-Way : NPR:

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How did our ancient ancestors face climate change? Scientists peek thousands of years back - World - NZ Herald News:

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Director, Katherine Mansfield House & Garden Job in Wellington - SEEK:

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Let us re-excavate Moen Jo Daro, urges archaeologist - The Express Tribune:

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Heritage NZ withdraws charges against Marlborough landowners over heritage dispute | Stuff.co.nz:

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CSIRO errors put 30,000-year-old indigenous rock art at risk:

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In the rubble, Aleppo's citizens work to save battered heritage | Reuters:

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New Dead Sea Scroll cave found near Qumran, but scrolls are gone | The Times of Israel:

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Bottle collection a 40-year passion for New Plymouth builder | Stuff.co.nz:

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BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures | Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site | 6 – 10 July 2017:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years - BBC News:

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Friday, February 10, 2017

The largest hoard of Viking treasure ever found in Britain has now been revealed to the world:

Heritage New Zealand - Timeline:

"A re-excavation of an early archaeological site at Mangahawea Bay on Moturua Island in the Bay of Islands has recently been completed,"

Thursday, February 09, 2017

This Melbourne PhD archaeologist secured $900,000 for a VR startup while still waiting for their thesis results - StartupSmart:

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Underwater Eruption Near Tongatapu : Image of the Day:

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

CFP=Heritage Crime=ACHS.2018 | Institute for Critical Heritage and Tourism: "Call for Papers


Association of Critical Heritage Studies
4th Biennial Conference
1-6 September 2018
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Armchair archaeology: find lost civilisations using your laptop | Science | The Guardian:

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Armchair archaeology: find lost civilisations using your laptop | Science | The Guardian:

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Unearthed 1,300 pounds - half a ton- of Roman coins:

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Friday essay: trace fossils – the silence of Ediacara, the shadow of uranium:
(Aus - starts as geology but ...)

Saturday, February 04, 2017

A Heritage New Zealand Wahi Tupuna registration has been bestowed on a Ngai Tahu rock art site | Stuff.co.nz:

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Friday, February 03, 2017

Small Museums of Southland:

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The Uncovered Past Institute:

"The Uncovered Past Institute runs archaeology projects based on public participation." (Aus)

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse | Knowridge Science Report:

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Ancient Mayan Superhighways Found in the Guatemala Jungle - Seeker:

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38,000-Year-Old Engraving Found in France:

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New DNA Study Shows Humans Bred With Unknown Species | 3tags:

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Opus International Consultants Ltd Recruitment: Job Description:

.... a Principal Archaeologist for a thriving specialist service line of Opus based in Auckland or Hamilton.   Closes 26 Feb 2017

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Archaeologists Are Worried About Savannah's Building Boom - CityLab:

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Kicking the bullet inspires career for archaeologist named in Australia Day Honours | Community News Group:

Artefact of the Month: Absinthe Bottles at Little Lon:

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Heritage New Zealand - Heritage this Month
Excavation on Moturua Island
"Live archaeology" holiday fishing with fish trap

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