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Excavation reveals ancient town and burial complex in Diros Bay, Greece

Recent research has uncovered the remains of an ancient town and burial complex that date to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. In addition to the Neolithic 'spooning' couple that has been highlighted in recent news articles, the team also uncovered several other burials and the remains of an ancient village that suggest the bay was an important center in ancient times.

Dawn of man: Ethiopian jawbone fossil pushes back human origins

A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil with five intact teeth unearthed in an Ethiopian desert is pushing back the dawn of humankind by about half a million years. Scientists said on Wednesday the fossil represents the oldest known representative of the human genus Homo and appears to be a previously unknown species from the human lineage's earliest phases.

Jesus' home found in Nazareth

Archaeologists believe to have identified a 1st century house in Nazareth in which Jesus is thought to have been brought up in on Wednesday morning. It has been dated back to the early 1st century by a British archaeologist, Professor Ken Dark, who says, "an ancient text points to the building as being the home in Nazareth where Mary and Joseph brought up the son of God".

Excavation exhumes hundreds of corpses from mass grave beneath upmarket Paris store

Shoppers unaware of mass grave under their feet and archaeologists are working against the clock to recover bodies from hospital cemetery For Parisian shoppers browsing the racks of newly arrived lingerie on the ground floor of the Monoprix store on the busy Boulevard Sebastopol, there was little to suggest anything unusual. As they queued for baguettes, croissants and loaves at the boulangerie counter - also on the ground floor - most were blissfully unaware that a few metres below them archaeologists were brushing away centuries of sand and dirt to reveal hundreds of skeletons in mass graves.

Carr: Trip down pension lane reveals hacks forgotten but not yet gone

I feel like an archaeologist - I spent yesterday rooting around the state pension database, digging through one dusty, encrusted layer of the hackerama after another. Talk about "forgotten but not gone."

Ancient tomb of Egypt temple guard found

The tomb was discovered by a team of American archaeologists alongside an Egyptian inspectors' team in the city of Luxor An ancient tomb belonging to Amenhotep, guard of the temple of Egyptian deity Amun, has been discovered in the southern city of Luxor. "The tomb contains many stunning scenes with bright colours painted on plaster," Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty said in a statement.

When age matters: precise dating of ancient charcoal found near skull ...

The precise dating of ancient charcoal found near a skull is helping reveal a unique period in prehistory. The Manot Cave, a natural limestone formation, had been sealed for some 15,000 years.

'Lost City': Honduras Expedition Team Discovers Untouched Ruins

The team ventured into the isolated, uninhabited area led by "long-standing rumors" it was the site of a fabled "White City" in the legend known as the "City of the Monkey God," National Geographic reported. Expeditions to find the "White City," or "Ciudad Blanca," have been going on since the 1920s when explorers sought the mystical, Eden-like paradise described in indigenous stories as a place where natives were safe from Spanish conquistadors.

Leading Forensic Anthropologist To Speak At MTSU

A forensic anthropologist, who has been called in to help with some of the country's most notorious crime scenes, is giving a free public lecture Tuesday at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Douglas Owsley, head of the Division of Physical Anthropology at the Smithsonian, will talk about amazing moments in bone research.

Pharaoh of "Lost Dynasty" Died Brutal Death, Forensic Study Reveals

Skeletal analysis of a little-known Egyptian pharaoh, whose remains were discovered only last year, has revealed dramatic details about the ruler's violent death. King Senebkay lived between 1650 and 1550 B.C. near the ancient Egyptian cemetery of Abydos , about 300 miles south of Cairo.

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