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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Small 'Underwater Pompeii' Found Off Greek Island
Mini pompeii terracotta pots, ancient greece
November 21st, 2014
Remains of an ancient settlement have been found on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos.
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Bone Fragments Found in Greek Tomb from Era of Alexander the Great
The burial vault inside a tomb at Amphipolis.
November 12th, 2014
Skeletal remains have finally been discovered inside a lavish burial complex in Greece that is thought to be the largest of its kind in the Greek world and dates back to the era of Alexander the Great.
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Wreck of 17th-Century Dutch Warship Discovered
Diver at wreck site measuring cannon
November 3rd, 2014
The wreck of a 17th-century Dutch warship has been discovered off the coast of Tobago. Marine archaeologists believe the vessel is possibly Huis de Kreuningen, which was lost during a bloody fight between Dutch and French colonists.
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'Extraordinary' 5,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered
An ancient human footprint.
November 13th, 2014
When a pair of fishermen waded into the frigid waters of the southern Baltic Sea about 5,000 years ago, they probably didn't realize that the shifting seabed beneath their feet was recording their every move.
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Ancient Chinese Tomb Reveals Vivid Murals & Poetry (Photos)
The east wall of the tomb
November 11th, 2014
A 1,000-year-old tomb covered with murals has been discovered in Datong City, in northern China, archaeologists say.
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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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In Photos: Stone Age Human Footprints Discovered
An ancient human footprint.
November 13th, 2014
Stone Age fishermen got stuck in the mud on the southern shore of Denmark's Lolland Island 5,000 years ago. Their footprints have been there ever since.
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From Drawing to Morphology: Sandy Kawano
Sandy Kawano creates 3-D fossil models
November 6th, 2014
A childhood love of drawing leads Sandy Kawano into a branch of biology studying in animal body shapes
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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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