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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Lost 'Epic of Gilgamesh' Verse Depicts Cacophonous Abode of Gods
The Gilgamesh tablet.
October 2nd, 2015
A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."
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Board Game Pieces Found in Settlement Built on Roman Military Fort
Game time, roman settlement, dice game
September 18th, 2015
The remnants of ancient water wells, pearls and hairpins are proof that a group of villagers set up a settlement on top of a military fort in ancient Roman times.
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Recreated Pit Roast Offers a Taste of Stone Age Life
pit roast
September 2nd, 2015
Archaeologists have recreated a prehistoric barbecue pit, similar to a 9,000-year-old cooking pit discovered in Cyprus. The meat they cooked was tasty and fed 200 people, they said.
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In Photos: Ancient Caches of Weapons, Jewelry Found in Transylvania
Mixed up, transylvania, bronze hoards discovered
September 29th, 2015
Photos reveal the two stashes of bronze weapons, tools and jewelry found at a prehistoric site in what is now southern Transylvania, in Romania.
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Key to Survival Found for Sailors Shipwrecked in Alaska in 1813
A print showing the frigate Neva, which wrecked near Kruzof Island, Alaska, in 1813.
September 9th, 2015
Excavations at a camp in Alaska where survivors of the shipwreck Neva lived for almost a month before their rescue reveal ingenuity in the face of death.
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Hatfields & McCoys Gather (Peacefully) to Unearth Relics at Last Battle Site
Civil War-era handguns.
August 10th, 2015
To learn more about a historical grudge, members of two formerly feuding families are (quite literally) digging up the past.
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Ancient Huts May Reveal Clues to Earth's Magnetic Pole Reversals
Grain Bins in Southern Africa
July 29th, 2015
The fiery demise of ancient huts in southern Africa 1,000 years ago left clues to understanding a bizarre weak spot in the Earth's magnetic field — and the role it plays in the magnetic poles' periodic reversals.
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Photos: Dice and Pottery Found in 2nd Century Roman Settlement
Rocky remains, roman settlement
September 18th, 2015
Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman settlement that likely housed the family members of soldiers serving at a nearby Roman fort.
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'Super-Henge' Revealed: A New English Mystery Is Uncovered
An artist's depiction of the stones.
September 8th, 2015
A new finding suggests that Stonehenge did not stand alone.
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2,000-Year-Old Ritual Message Is Uncovered…Then Begins to Vanish!
The symbols inside the ritual bath.
August 7th, 2015
An enigmatic message, hidden for 2,000 years inside an underground cave, was recently uncovered in Israel. And it immediately began to vanish when exposed to the elements.
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