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Miniature silk looms, along with figurines of weavers, have been found in a 2,100-year-old tomb in southwestern China.

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(Drawing by Yingchong Xia, Copyright Antiquity Publications Ltd.)
Miniature silk looms along with figurines of weavers have been found in
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The coffins of at least two Archbishops of Canterbury, including Richard Bancroft (pictured) have been discovered beneath the altar of a deconsecrated church in London.

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(Wikimedia Commons)
The coffins of at least two Archbishops of Canterbury including Richard Bancroft
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Jane McNally
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A 24,000-year-old horse jawbone found at a site in northwestern Canada bearing marks of human modification could mean humans were in North America 10,000 years earlier than had been thought.

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(Courtesy Lauriane Bourgeon)
A 24000yearold horse jawbone found at a site in northwestern Canada bearing
Christine Aspinall
Elisabeth Apps
Jeramie Hicks
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04/22/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
A recently opened tomb in Egypt is thought to have been built for an 18th Dynasty city magistrate and then reused during the 21st Dynasty.

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(Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities)
A recently opened tomb in Egypt is thought to have been built
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Megan Williamson
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04/22/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
At Segedenum on Hadrian’s Wall in northern England, archaeologists found evidence that horses and men lived together—“three horses and three troopers to a room.”

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(Courtesy English Heritage)
At Segedenum on Hadrians Wall in northern England archaeologists found evidence that
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04/22/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Nearly 40 burials have been discovered at an Augustinian friary that occupied what is now Cambridge University property from the 1280s to 1538.

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(Courtesy Cambridge Archaeological Unit)
Nearly 40 burials have been discovered at an Augustinian friary that occupied
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04/21/2017 at 20:50. Facebook
The remains of a priest who died 700 years ago this week—including his skull, which bears possible evidence of a well-healed wound from blunt-force trauma—have been found at Thornton Abbey in the east of England.

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(University of Sheffield)
The remains of a priest who died 700 years ago this weekincluding
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04/21/2017 at 19:40. Facebook
The names of two 18th-century Inca lineages have been deciphered from khipus, knotted strings that use color, fiber type, and direction of ply to encode information.

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(Courtesy University of St. Andrews)
The names of two 18thcentury Inca lineages have been deciphered from khipus
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Ron Ludwig
Pamela Frazier Whitman
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04/21/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
Homo floresiensis, also known as “The Hobbit,” appears to have been more closely related to Homo habilis than to Homo erectus, a new study finds.

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(Katrina Kenny, SA Museum)
Homo floresiensis also known as The Hobbit appears to have been more
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04/21/2017 at 17:20. Facebook
A limestone block engraved with a series of dots in the image of an aurochs, a wild ancestor of modern cattle, has been uncovered in a cave in southwestern France.

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(Courtesy Musée national de Préhistoire collections, Photo: MNP - Ph. Jugie)
A limestone block engraved with a series of dots in the image
Christine Aspinall
Ralph Gomez
Mary Edgecomb
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04/21/2017 at 16:10. Facebook
Miniature silk looms, along with figurines of weavers, have been found in a 2,100-year-old tomb in southwestern China.

archaeology.org/news/5496-170419-china-model-looms

(Photograph by Tao Xie, Copyright Antiquity Publications Ltd.)
Miniature silk looms along with figurines of weavers have been found in
John Sandel
Marie Latina
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04/21/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
From A.D. 121 on, the Romans celebrated the founding of their city every April 21 with chariot racing. (h/t The British Museum)

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(DEA/G. Nimatallah)
From AD 121 on the Romans celebrated the founding of their city
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Anastasia Tzintzis
Jonathan Von Nieda
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04/20/2017 at 20:50. Facebook
A 1,125-year-old inscription has been discovered on the floor of the Arunachaleswarar Temple in India.

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A 1125yearold inscription has been discovered on the floor of the Arunachaleswarar
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Wiley Robinson
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04/20/2017 at 19:40. Facebook
Walls of a 16th-century English garrison in the Irish town of Portlaoise have been identified in a survey.

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(Andreas F. Borchert, via Wikimedia Commons)
Walls of a 16thcentury English garrison in the Irish town of Portlaoise
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04/20/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
A colossal black granite statue of King Ramesses II, damaged in a 4th century A.D. earthquake, has been restored and re-erected at Luxor Temple in Egypt.

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(Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities)
A colossal black granite statue of King Ramesses II damaged in a
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Marlene Hazlehurst
Glen Oldham
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04/20/2017 at 17:20. Facebook
#TBT A ca. 100 A.D. writing tablet found at the Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England bears an invitation to a birthday party, and is the earliest known example of Latin script penned by a woman.

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TBT A ca 100 AD writing tablet found at the Roman fort
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Dale Lindsey
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04/20/2017 at 16:10. Facebook
The remains of a priest named Richard de W’Peton, who died 700 years ago this week, were found at Thornton Abbey in the east of England.

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(University of Sheffield)
The remains of a priest named Richard de WPeton who died 700
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04/20/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
In Greenland’s Arctic, archaeologists are working to save coastal heritage sites from the impact of climate change.

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(Photo: R. Fortuna, National Museum of Denmark 2016)
In Greenlands Arctic archaeologists are working to save coastal heritage sites from
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04/19/2017 at 21:50. Facebook
A camp where pemmican was made by ancestors of the Blackfoot people some 500 years ago has been found at a large bison-hunting site in north-central Montana.

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(Jen Arrr, via Wikimedia Commons)
A camp where pemmican was made by ancestors of the Blackfoot people
Jerry Bono
Dorothy Petros
Aly McKay
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Archaeology Magazine
04/19/2017 at 21:02. Facebook
The coffins of at least two Archbishops of Canterbury, including Richard Bancroft (pictured) have been discovered beneath the altar of a deconsecrated church in London.

archaeology.org/news/5492-170418-lambeth-archbishop-vault

(Wikimedia Commons)
The coffins of at least two Archbishops of Canterbury including Richard Bancroft
Walker Black Johnny
Anne Langs
Jean Mugford O'Brien