Archaeology

A skull with other bones of a victim's body is classified by anthropologists following an exhumation of a mass grave at the cemetery of Paterna, near Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Archaeologists unearth the remains of some of the 100 people believed to have been executed by the Franco regime near Valencia at the end of Spain's Civil War eight decades ago. The process of exhuming some 130,000 victims from Civil War-era mass graves scattered across the country is gaining momentum under the new center-left government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 28, 2018 - 2:18 pm
PATERNA, Spain (AP) — PATERNA, Spain — Remedios Ferrer scrutinizes a pit where forensic archaeologists are brushing away dusty soil and white traces of quicklime, unearthing four fractured skulls amid a mass of bones and decaying clothes. Her anarchist grandfather, Mariano Brines, was summarily...
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A skull with other bones of a victim's body is classified by anthropologists following an exhumation of a mass grave at the cemetery of Paterna, near Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Archaeologists unearth the remains of some of the 100 people believed to have been executed by the Franco regime near Valencia at the end of Spain's Civil War eight decades ago. The process of exhuming some 130,000 victims from Civil War-era mass graves scattered across the country is gaining momentum under the new center-left government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 28, 2018 - 12:16 pm
PATERNA, Spain (AP) — Independent forensic experts in eastern Spain have unearthed four skulls among human remains attributed to 100 prisoners summarily executed more than eight decades ago while Gen. Francisco Franco was cementing his dictatorship. Tuesday's exhumation in Paterna, near the coastal...
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August 17, 2018 - 12:57 pm
CAIRO (AP) — For thousands of years beneath Egypt's desert sands a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it's "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found." Archaeologists came across the finding while cleaning the sands around a 19th...
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August 17, 2018 - 9:30 am
CAIRO (AP) — Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found." A study published this week in Analytical Chemistry says the cheese was made from a mixture of cow milk and...
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August 07, 2018 - 7:01 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian and German archeologists have discovered a prehistoric fortress dating back as far as 3,400 years in western Romania. Archaeologist Florin Golgatan told The Associated Press that the find represented "one of the biggest prehistoric fortresses in Europe in the...
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July 14, 2018 - 9:21 am
CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the vast...
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July 14, 2018 - 7:04 am
CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists say they have discovered a mummification workshop dating back some 2,500 years at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids. Antiquities Ministry officials said at a press conference Saturday that archaeologists hope the find will reveal more about the secrets of...
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This Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 photo provided by Zhaoyu Zhu shows a stone flake that was found in an archaeological site in the Loess Plateau in China. In a report released on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, scientists believe stone tools like this could have belonged to our evolutionary forerunners that lived 2.1 million years ago. (Zhaoyu Zhu via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought. Until now, the oldest evidence of human-like creatures outside Africa came from 1.8 million-year-old artifacts and skulls found in the Georgian...
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The legs of a skeleton emerge from the ground beneath a large rock believed to have crushed the victim's bust during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, which destroyed the ancient town of Pompeii, at Pompeii's archeological site, near Naples, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The skeleton was found during recent excavations and is believed to be of a 35-year-old man with a limp who was hit by a pyroclastic cloud during the eruption. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 9:12 am
MILAN (AP) — Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii officials on Tuesday released a photograph showing the skeleton protruding from...
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A detail of a fresco that was found during excavation works in the archaeological site of Pompeii, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. (Ciro Fusco /ANSA via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ROME (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Italy's volcanic ash-covered city of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Some of the balconies even had amphorae — the conical-shaped terra cotta vases...
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