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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Egyptians Brewed Beer in Tel Aviv 5,000 Years Ago
beer basin
March 30th, 2015
During the Bronze Age, Egyptians were making beer in what is today downtown Tel Aviv, new archaeological evidence suggests.
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Richard III Gets a Regal Tomb 530 Years After His Death
richard reburial
March 26th, 2015
Five hundred and thirty years after his violent death in battle, one of history's most infamous kings, Richard III, was reburied in a lavish ceremony in Leicester, England.
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King Richard III's Coffin Arrives at Leicester Cathedral
March 23rd, 2015
This week, Richard, the last king of the House of York, is being reburied with all the pomp and circumstance of a royal funeral.
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Medieval Parasite-Filled Poop Found in Jerusalem Latrine
Ladder into latrine in Jerusalem
March 27th, 2015
The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.
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More Infidelity Uncovered in King Richard III's Family Tree
the skeleton of King Richard III.
March 25th, 2015
After scientists uncovered evidence of infidelity in Richard’s family tree last year, they announced today (March 25) that they discovered more hints of daddy drama in the historical family.
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Richard III Reburial Celebration Starts Sunday
King Richard in Leicester
March 21st, 2015
On Sunday (March 22), Richard's fans will kick off a week of events complete with fireworks, choirs and solemn processions to celebrate the reburial of the medieval king.
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Stolen Artifacts Returned to Iraq
Sargon II head
March 16th, 2015
U.S. authorities turned over more than 60 stolen artifacts to Iraq, including gold-plated items from Saddam Hussein's palace and a limestone sculpture of the head of Sargon II.
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Photos: Parasite Eggs Found Hiding in 500-Year-Old Latrine
Whipworm egg
March 27th, 2015
When nature called, some people living in Jerusalem about 500 years ago used a stone-walled latrine in the Christian quarter. Now, nearly 500 years later, an analysis of the stools they left behind has revealed thousands of human parasites.
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Photos: Richard III's Reburial in Leicester
Richard's coffin
March 24th, 2015
The location of King Richard III's grave remained a mystery for centuries until archaeologists discovered his bones under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012. More than 500 years after his death, Richard is getting a burial fit for a king.
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'Blood Moon' May Have Shone on Richard III's Dead Body
night sky simulation
March 18th, 2015
In just a matter of days, Richard III will get a long-overdue royal burial in Leicester, England. The last time the king's body was laid to rest, more than 500 years ago, a "blood moon" might have shone over his naked, heavily wounded corpse.
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