Archaeology is fundamentally the study of humanity and its past. Archaeologists study things that were created, used or changed by humans. They do this by studying the material remains — the stuff we leave behind.
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Ancient Monastery with 'Industrial-Scale' Winepress Discovered
Israeli compond
September 18th, 2014
An ancient compound decorated with earth-toned mosaics may have once housed Byzantine-era monks as they pressed wine and oil for their livelihood. Archaeologists from the Israeli Antiquities Authority uncovered the ancient compound in recent weeks.
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3rd Room of Ancient Greek Tomb Revealed
Amphipolis diagram
September 15th, 2014
Archaeologists have peered into a third doorway inside of an ancient tomb in Greek Macedonia that is believed to date back to the era of Alexander the Great.
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Lost Ship from Ill-Fated Arctic Quest Discovered
shipwreck, technology, treasure hunt
September 10th, 2014
One of the two lost ships of the legendary Franklin Expedition to the Canadian Arctic has finally been found.
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Long-Lost Roman Fort Discovered in Germany
Observers watch the Gernsheim dig
September 18th, 2014
An archaeological dig in an empty residential lot in Gernsheim, Germany, reveals a Roman fort dating back some 1,900 years. Among the finds at the site are ceramic shards and bronze horse ornaments.
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'Exosuit' Mission to 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck Begins
September 16th, 2014
A group of marine archaeologists kicked off a mission this week to explore an ancient shipwreck hundreds of feet below the Aegean Sea — not with a sub, but with a semi-robotic metal diving suit that looks likes a throwback to a James Bond movie.
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Female Stone Statues Revealed in Ancient Greek Tomb
caryatid body
September 12th, 2014
Archaeologists have uncovered the expertly crafted robes of two female stone statues standing guard at the entrance of a huge Macedonian tomb under excavation in Greece.
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