Archaeology

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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270-Year-Old Shipwreck May Soon Reveal Its Secrets
HMS Victory's Canon
October 28th, 2014
A British warship that sank off the coast of England in 1744 may soon be mined for archaeological artifacts.
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In Photos: Prehistoric Temple Uncovered in Ukraine
A temple dating back about 6,000 years has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine.
October 20th, 2014
Inside the temple, archaeologists found humanlike figurines, sacrificed animal remains and potter fragments. Check out these photos of the prehistoric finding.
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Bronze Warrior Chariot Discovery Is 'Find of a Lifetime'
chariot linch pin, archaeology
October 14th, 2014
An Iron Age chariot burned as a sacrifice more than 2,000 years ago is rediscovered in Leicestershire, England. The find, made by four university students, is a "once-in-a-career" discovery, according to archaeologists.
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Missing Sphinx Head Found in Ancient Greek Tomb
sphinx head
October 22nd, 2014
Archaeologists discovered the missing head of one of the marble sphinxes in a huge Macedonian tomb under excavation in Amphipolis, Greece.
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Queen of the Underworld's Abduction Revealed in Ancient Greek Mosaic
Persephone's abduction
October 16th, 2014
A mosaic on the floor of a vast Greek tomb shows the reluctant bride Persephone being carted off to the underworld with Hades, archaeologists announced today (Oct. 16).
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Photos: Bronze Remains of an Iron-Age Chariot
chariot linch pin, archaeology
October 13th, 2014
Archaeologists have discovered ornate bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot from the second or third century B.C. The chariot seems to have been buried as part of a religious offering, say the archaeologists.
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6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered
A temple dating back about 6,000 years has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine.
October 20th, 2014
The temple, which was built before the invention of writing, held humanlike figurines, sacrificed animal remains and possible altars. It was part of a sprawling settlement in the Ukraine, archaeologists found using geomagnetic surveys.
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Photos: Ancient Sundial-Moondial Discovered
The Rostov slab, sundial, moondial
October 15th, 2014
Check out these photos of a combination sundial-moondial dating to the 12th century that was discovered near Rostov, Russia. Archaeologists say the markings on the artifact correspond to positions of the sun and moon throughout the year.
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Hermes Mosaic Unearthed at Ancient Greek Tomb
Amphipolis mosaic
October 13th, 2014
An elaborate and colorful mosaic showing the Greek god Hermes leading a man to the underworld has been uncovered in a vast tomb from the era of Alexander the Great, Greek archaeologists announced.
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