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Mercyhurst forensic anthropology team helps solve cold case

Mercyhurst forensic anthropologist Dennis Dirkmaat had worked on a case in 2011 analyzing scattered human remains found the remains on Morton Salt property near Chippewa Creek on Sept. 27 of that year.



Hopes fade for death row Aussies in Indon

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered an ancient cemetery with more than a million mummies buried around 1500 years ago - but where did they come from? PUTRI was a baby when her frantic mother carried her up a mountain, water lapping at her heels, as the Boxing Day tsunami smashed into Indonesia. But 10 years on, Putri and her friends have returned to the ocean.



Holiday brews to make beer lovers merry

WITH NO FANFARE or explanation, Goose Island Brewing this year changed the name of its winter seasonal beer from Christmas Ale to Festivity Ale . I suppose if I were Bill O'Reilly, I'd go into a spittle-spraying rage over yet another breach in the so-called "War on Christmas."



Jenedy Paige: Painting the picture of a babe in white linen on white stone

Editor's note: This article by Jenedy Paige originally appeared on her blog, JenedyPaige.com . It has been shared here with the author's permission.



Why You're Doing the Paleo Diet All Wrong

But a new analysis by two anthropology professors suggests otherwise. Short for Paleolithic, the popular paleo diet goes heavy on meat, fish and vegetables while shunning grain products and processed food.



3. BYU team excavates million-mummy cemetery

Archaeologists from Brigham Young University are working to excavate a densely populated cemetery in Egypt before it is taken over by nearby farmers. The Fag el-Gamous cemetery is the resting place to average people who were buried during the early Roman era up until the advent of Islam, according to BYU Egypt Excavation Project director Kerry Muhlestein.



Archaeologists unearth 8,000-year-old olive oil remains in Israel

Some of the reconstructed 8,000-year-old jar shards found by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Lower Galilee, Israel. In what could be called a Hanukkah miracle, researchers from the Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered what they believe to be evidence of the earliest use of olive oil in not just Israel, but possibly the entire Middle East.



Husband-wife team gets $640K to explore earthworks

A husband-and-wife archaeological team from Indiana University and the University of Illinois has been awarded $640,000 to expand their research into one of North America's largest Native American earthworks. IU associate professor of anthropology Susan Alt and University of Illinois anthropology professor Timothy R. Pauketat will use the grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Templeton Society for excavations and other research at the Cahokia Mounds near St. Louis in Collinsville, Illinois.



Royal appeal gets cash boost

Leicester Cathedral needs to raise A 600,000 to hit its A 2.5 million target to cover the costs of a new royal tomb for Richard III Chairman of the Leicestershire branch of the Richard III Society Richard Smith from Hinckley, branch secretary Sally Henshaw and branch treasurer David Potter hand a cheque for A 1,500 to the Rev Pete Hobson, canon missioner at Leicester Cathedral A public appeal to help cover the costs of the reinterment of the remains of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral has been given a boost by the county branch of the Richard III Society.



Digital Anthropology: You could get with this, or you could get with that

Last week I reported from #AAA2014 on the emergence of digital anthropology as a growing theme in our discipline and one in need of some legitimacy relative to anthropology's traditional domains. Readers posed questions interrogating the worth of digital anthropology.



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