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Excavations at the medieval Swahili town of Songo Mnara in Tanzania have yielded a wealth of detail about Swahili home life and its connection to global trade routes. Here, a student sifts material from a dig in one of the stone homes. #FBF

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(Samir S. Patel)
Excavations at the medieval Swahili town of Songo Mnara in Tanzania have
Archaeology Magazine
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Dogs appear to have been domesticated in the Arctic some 9,000 years ago and may have been used to help hunt reindeer and polar bears.

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Dogs appear to have been domesticated in the Arctic some 9000 years
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Today's Uncertain Truth
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yesterday at 18:20. Facebook
A stone relief thought to have been taken from Hatshepsut’s temple in the 1970s has been returned to Egypt by officials in London.

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(Courtesy Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities)
A stone relief thought to have been taken from Hatshepsuts temple in
Lilee Arrieta
Robin Green
Jen Malito Janavicius
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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
Luis Blanchard
Spyros Ferrara
Sean McGoldrick
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yesterday at 16:10. Facebook
The wreckage of two World War II B-25 bombers has been discovered off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

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(Project Recover)
The wreckage of two World War II B25 bombers has been discovered
Marsha Deivert Bradley
Robert August
Randy SmithNelson
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yesterday at 15:00. Facebook
A site that has long been identified as George Washington’s birthplace is being reexamined by researchers.

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(Benson J. Lossing & William Barritt for Harper & Brothers, Public Domain)
A site that has long been identified as George Washingtons birthplace is
Darren Paul Robson
Len Ludvigsen
Randall Mann
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05/25/2017 at 21:55. Facebook
Local hunter-gathers in the Danube River basin and farmers who had migrated from Anatolia produced children together despite cultural differences, a new genetic study finds.

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Local huntergathers in the Danube River basin and farmers who had migrated
Elizabeth Ford
Shaquib Quoreshi
Marouska Soltveit
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05/25/2017 at 21:08. Facebook
Signs of human settlement dating back 15,000 years have been found deep beneath Huaca Prieta, an earthen mound on the coast of northern Peru.

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(Tom Dillehay)
Signs of human settlement dating back 15000 years have been found deep
Robert Dick-cleland
Paul Carroll
Ayush Jain
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05/25/2017 at 17:55. Facebook
More than 50,000 artifacts recovered from a coastal site in southwestern Alaska will be sent back to the area after preservation by archaeologists in Scotland.

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(University of Aberdeen)
More than 50000 artifacts recovered from a coastal site in southwestern Alaska
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Bernadette DiMuccio Yeager
Berniece Aldridge Posey
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05/25/2017 at 16:55. Facebook
A facial reconstruction has been made of an 18th-century woman buried in Edinburgh whose teeth may have been harvested for sale on the black market.

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(University of Dundee/ City of Edinburgh Council)
A facial reconstruction has been made of an 18thcentury woman buried in
Christine Aspinall
Randall Mann
Laurie Simpson
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05/25/2017 at 15:55. Facebook
Four lead weights found in a cave in Iceland appear to comprise a complete set used in Viking legal proceedings.

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(Photo: Ívar Brynjólfsson, courtesy of Þjóðminjasafn Íslands/The National Museum of Iceland)
Four lead weights found in a cave in Iceland appear to comprise
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05/25/2017 at 14:56. Facebook
A sacred burial site recently unearthed in Shropshire may be the oldest-known continuously used sacred ground in England.

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(Sarah Hart)
A sacred burial site recently unearthed in Shropshire may be the oldestknown
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Sheryl Skoglund
Bernadette DiMuccio Yeager
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05/24/2017 at 21:10. Facebook
From the Archives: The remains of six young women sacrificed in a ritual in around A.D. 850 were found in Peru.

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(Courtesy Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán)
From the Archives The remains of six young women sacrificed in a
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Jill Wallis
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05/24/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
A tiny copper-alloy representation of a bird has been found at Bamburgh Castle, headquarters of the medieval Anglo-Saxon kings of Northumbria.

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(Bamburgh Research Project)
A tiny copperalloy representation of a bird has been found at Bamburgh
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Mardi VanEgdom
Ayako Cleavin
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05/24/2017 at 19:15. Facebook
An obsidian flake excavated in Syria and dating to 32,000-41,000 years ago was made of rock transported from more than 400 miles away, in Turkey.

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(Ellery Frahm)
An obsidian flake excavated in Syria and dating to 3200041000 years ago
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Shemaya Shiloh
John Holman
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05/24/2017 at 18:17. Facebook
The wreckage of two World War II B-25 bombers has been discovered off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

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(Project Recover)
The wreckage of two World War II B25 bombers has been discovered
Allan Vance
Carlie Lapacka
Elle Jaye Keys
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05/24/2017 at 17:17. Facebook
The Hypogeum, an underground Neolithic necropolis in Malta that once held the remains of 7,000 people, has been conserved and reopened to the public.

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(Heritage Malta)
The Hypogeum an underground Neolithic necropolis in Malta that once held the
Sheryl Skoglund
Jennifer Lloyd-Smith
Bryan Falgout
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05/24/2017 at 16:10. Facebook
A Buddha statue carved into what had been a riverside cliff was revealed when a construction project lowered the water level in China’s Hongmen Reservoir.

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(Imaginechina)
A Buddha statue carved into what had been a riverside cliff was
Chrystian Gallegos
Heather Burgoyne
Ariane Nelson
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05/24/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
A sacred burial site recently unearthed in Shropshire may be the oldest-known continuously used sacred ground in England.

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(Sarah Hart)
A sacred burial site recently unearthed in Shropshire may be the oldestknown
Brian LaMoure
Ornella Jaala Stewart
Randall Mann
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05/23/2017 at 20:45. Facebook
The remains of a medieval man buried in a manner that resembles a dance pose have been unearthed in Russia’s Far East.

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(Denis Volkov)
The remains of a medieval man buried in a manner that resembles
Roger Paul Lahti
Jason James Bickford
Randall Mann