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Highest altitude archaeological sites in the world explored in the...

Research conducted at the highest-altitude Pleistocene archaeological sites yet identified in the world sheds new light on the capacity of humans to survive in extreme environments. The findings were taken from sites in the Pucuncho Basin, located in the Southern Peruvian Andes.



Hippos-Sussita excavation: Silent evidence of the earthquake of 363 CE

Silent evidence of a large earthquake in 363 CE -- the skeleton of a woman with a dove-shaped pendant -- was discovered under the tiles of a collapsed roof by archeologists from the University of Haifa during this excavation season at Hippos-Sussita. They also found a large muscular marble leg and artillery ammunition from some 2,000 years ago.



Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

Imagine being able to drive an all-terrain vehicle right up next to a sacred earthen Native American burial mound. At Effigy Mounds National Monument, you can.



'Roads of Arabia' reveals an ancient land

"Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia " has been making the rounds in Europe and the U.S., and now its ninth and final stop brings it to the San Francisco Asian Art Museum , Oct. 24 through Jan. 18. Besides showing relatively recent discoveries of ancient artifacts, the exhibit also has an obvious agenda of counteracting a narrow view of the kingdom within the confines of oil, religion , and conflict. Historical trade routes and the worldwide hajj have placed Saudi Arabia's region at the crossroads for centuries.



'(Un)governed Spaces' at Bennington College maps Afghanistan in photos and stories

Hanging scarves, a broken wall, a pencil sketch on pages of a newspaper in Arabic, snow in the mountains -- a new exhibit at Usdan Gallery at Bennington College will show Afghanistan from a dual perspective. Artist Gregory Thielker and anthropologist Noah Coburn have traveled through the country, recording people and places in the hope of offering clarity about the real situation there.



Iron Age coins found in Peak District go on display

A hoard of Late Iron Age coins found at a Peak District beauty spot are to go on display at Buxton Museum. The coins were found at Reynard's Kitchen Cave in Dovedale, managed by the National Trust, and have since been undergoing conservation at the British Museum and University College London.



Inscription Dedicated to Hadrian Unearthed in Jerusalem

A Latin inscription on a large fragment of a lintel from an arch built to welcome Emperor Hadrian to Jerusalem in 130 A.D. could shed light on the causes of the Bar Kochba rebellion. The stone, erected by Hadrian's Tenth Roman legion, was discovered in a cistern near Jerusalem's Old City, where it had been recycled by the Byzantines as a paving stone.



Art garden needs some community support in order to grow

Now that the ground has been broken, the real work is ready to begin on the new TOUCH St. Augustine Art Garden at the Art Center on Marine St. One of the legacy projects for the 450th commemoration, the garden and building renovations are part of the public art accessibility project for the blind undertaken by the St. Augustine Art Association. The other component is the Braille Trail that was unveiled Oct. 9. Slated to open spring 2015, the Art Garden is a celebration of the arts through elements that appeal to the senses.



Old school puts a stop to Mates' $3.2m redevelopment

A SURPRISE discovery of remnants from old buildings, including Albury's first school, has forced a delay for a major commercial project. A SURPRISE discovery of remnants from old buildings, including Albury's first school, has forced a delay for a major commercial project.



A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

Researchers have successfully decoded the genes of a 45,000-year-old man from Siberia. The results offer clues about early human life outside of Africa as well as how humans interacted with Neanderthals and other groups around at the time.



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