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  • Salvage of shipwreck in Yangtze River offers new evidentiary materials for ancient Maritime Silk Road

    12/09/2022 5:45:53 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    People's Daily ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Cao Lingjuan, Wang Jue
    The Yangtze No. 2 Ancient Shipwreck, the largest wooden shipwreck discovered underwater in China to date, was recently lifted out of the waters off Hengsha Island in Shanghai's Chongming district.The 150-year-old "time capsule" carries rich historical information. It marks another milestone achievement in China's underwater archaeology and provides valuable evidentiary materials for the studies of China's maritime civilization and for the mutual exchanges among civilizations in ancient times.The Yangtze No. 2 Ancient Shipwreck is one of the largest and best-preserved wooden shipwrecks discovered underwater in China and even the world at large and carrying the richest cultural relics.Based on its...
  • Archaeologists Say Recent Discovery Of Medieval Burial Site Has ‘Nudged The Course Of History’

    12/07/2022 8:00:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | GRETCHEN CLAYSON CONTRIBUTOR | December 06, 2022 4:37 PM ET
    Archaeologists in England announced Tuesday they uncovered a medieval burial site so historically significant they’ve termed it “an archaeologist’s dream.” The Museum of London Archaeology team stumbled upon the remains of a woman buried between 630 and 670 AD near the village of Harpole in Northamptonshire, according to The Guardian. Buried alongside her was an intricate necklace made of gold, garnets and various other semi-precious stones. The necklace is reportedly the richest of its kind ever unveiled in Great Britain, and features an unprecedented level of craftsmanship for its period. The grave also contained a large, intricately adorned cross, as...
  • The Forgotten History of African Slavery in China

    12/06/2022 8:33:05 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 25 replies
    Areo Magazine ^ | 3/19/2021 | PJ Lim
    In an essay for the New York Times 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones argues that the United States was “founded as a Slavocracy” and that racist ideology was the country’s “original sin.” The 1619 Project’s educational curriculum develops this premise further by drawing a direct link between slavery and the policies, laws and culture of present day America. The death of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests strengthened this narrative and led to a flurry of actions. Statues were removed and enquiry commissions set up to expose institutions’ historic links to slavery. Some activists have even argued that...
  • Gold From Ancient Troy, Poliochni And Ur Had The Same Origin

    12/02/2022 8:33:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | November 30, 2022 | Markus Milligan
    Researchers from several institutions, led by Ernst Pernicka, scientific director of the Curt-Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry (CEZA) at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim and director of the University of Tübingen’s Troy project, applied a portable laser ablation system (pLA) to analyse samples of Bronze Age jewellery found in Troy and Poliochni...Poliochne, often cited under its modern name Poliochni, was an ancient settlement on the east coast of the island of Lemnos. It was settled in the Late Chalcolithic and earliest Aegean Bronze Age, and is believed to be one of the most ancient towns in Europe, preceding the construction of...
  • New Study Of Uluburun Shipwreck Reveals Ancient Trade Network

    12/02/2022 8:18:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | December 2, 2022 | Markus Milligan
    New Study Of The 3,000-year-old Uluburun Shipwreck Has Revealed A Complex Ancient Trading Network During The Late Bronze Age.The Uluburun shipwreck was discovered by a local sponge diver in 1982, close to the east shore of Uluburun (Grand Cape), Turkey.The distribution of the wreckage and scattered cargo, indicates that the ship was between 15 and 16 metres in length. It was constructed by the shell-first method, with mortise-and-tenon joints similar to those of the Graeco-Roman ships of later centuries.The study by researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis have compared tin from the wreck site with samples of tin...
  • Oldest Known Dog Bone Hints Our Best Friends Were With Us Earlier Than Thought

    12/01/2022 12:11:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | 30 November 2022 By | MICHELLE STARR
    A canine humerus recovered from Erralla cave in the Basque Country, Spain in 1985 has now been dated to between 17,410 and 17,096 years ago. And multiple lines of analysis confirm it's not from a wolf, but a dog: Canis familiaris. This means that old, cracked humerus represents the oldest dog bone to date. That's an incredible datapoint for contextualizing dog domestication, and opens up new discussions about the timeline and the nature of remains of "dog-like wolves" thought to be an intermediate stage between wolves and dogs. When and how dogs diverged from their wolf (Canis lupus) ancestors, and...
  • The Urgent Quest To Find Banana’s “Mystery Ancestors”

    11/16/2022 11:27:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | By FRONTIERS
    Bananas on Table The scientists believe there are at least three wild ‘mystery ancestors’. Scientists are peeling back ancient layers of banana DNA in order to find the “mystery ancestors” before they go extinct. It is believed that humans domesticated bananas for the first time 7,000 years ago on the island of New Guinea. However, the history of banana domestication is complicated, and the distinction between species and subspecies is often unclear. A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science reveals that this history is significantly more complicated than previously imagined. The findings show that the genomes...
  • The Mystery Of Carthaginians In The Americas

    11/15/2022 3:10:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 20, 2022 | Timeline - World History Documentaries
    Combing through the Amazon wilderness, archeologists made an amazing discovery: artifacts of ancient seafaring people from the Iberian Peninsula. They may have fled the carnage of the Roman Empire's war on Carthage, called by some historians the Roman holocaust. This documentary investigates the claim that South America was discovered and settled by Mediterranean peoples over 2,000 years ago.The Mystery Of Carthaginians In The Americas | Lost WarriorsTimeline - World History Documentaries | October 20, 2022
  • Christian monastery possibly pre-dating Islam found in UAE

    11/03/2022 8:27:06 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    Associated Press (via ^ | 03 November 2022 | Jon Gambrell
    Historians say early churches and monasteries spread along the Persian Gulf to the coasts of present-day Oman and all the way to India. Archaeologists have found other similar churches and monasteries in Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
  • Archeology: Prehistoric rock art found in caves on Terceira Island -- Azores

    10/06/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Portuguese American Journal ^ | August 27, 2012 | Carolina Matos
    The president of the Portuguese Association of Archeological Research (APIA), Nuno Ribeiro, revealed Monday having found rock art on the island of Terceira, supporting his believe that human occupation of the Azores predates the arrival of the Portuguese by many thousands of years, Lusa reported. "We have found a rock art site with representations we believe can be dated back to the Bronze Age," Ribeiro told Lusa in Ponta Delgada, at a presentation in University of the Azores on the topic of early human occupation of the Azores. The oldest cave art known in Europe is of prehistoric origin, dating...
  • Was the Azores home to an ancient civilisation?

    10/31/2022 5:12:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Narrator: Sam Hartford, Executive Producer: Griesham Taan | BBC Reel
    History books tell us that Portuguese navigators found the Azores islands uninhabited in the middle of the Atlantic during the early 1400s. But some intriguing constructions suggest that people occupied this area long before.So, who was this civilisation, and why did they leave?Was the Azores home to an ancient civilisation? | Next Stop Stories | BBC Reel | October 28, 2022
  • Viking queen exhumed to solve mystery

    09/10/2007 10:23:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,399+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/07 | Alister Doyle
    SLAGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Archaeologists exhumed the body of a Viking queen on Monday, hoping to solve a riddle about whether a woman buried with her 1,200 years ago was a servant killed to be a companion into the afterlife. As a less gruesome alternative, the two women in the grass-covered Oseberg mound in south Norway might be a royal mother and daughter who died of the same disease and were buried together in 834. "We will do DNA tests to try to find out. I don't know of any Viking skeletons that have been analyzed as we plan to...
  • Viking Acquitted In 100-Year-Old Murder Mystery

    04/25/2008 4:08:07 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 217+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-25-2008 | Alister Doyle
    Vikings acquitted in 100-year-old murder mystery By Alister Doyle Fri Apr 25, 10:06 AM ETReuters Photo: Archaeological conservationist Brynjar Sandvoll and his co-worker Ragnar Lochen (R) study the bones of a... OSLO (Reuters) - Tests of the bones of two Viking women found in a buried longboat have dispelled 100-year-old suspicions that one was a maid sacrificed to accompany her queen into the afterlife, experts said on Friday. The bones indicated that a broken collarbone on the younger woman had been healing for several weeks -- meaning the break was not part of a ritual execution as suspected since the...
  • Scientists Prove Existence of Tiny People - Once Enigmatic Characters From Legend -Who Inhabited Taiwan Long Before Indigenous Population

    10/17/2022 5:21:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Asia One ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2022 | KEVIN MCSPADDEN
    Taiwan famously features an indigenous population of Austronesian people whose history on the island stretches back 5,000 years. But among these people, oral traditions have referred to another civilisation that seemed to be far older. They were often referred to as “pygmies” or tiny people and were described as having dark skin, curly hair and a diminutive stature. For centuries, they only existed in fables , although they popped up with remarkable consistency over an extremely long period of time. In early October, scientists proved they existed in Taiwan. According to a paper published in World Archaeology, a peer-reviewed journal,...
  • Car Dyke [80 mile Roman canal from the River Cam to the River Witham]

    03/12/2018 11:56:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    EyePeterborough ^ | September 2016 | unattributed
    The Car Dyke is an eighty mile artificial water channel, thought to have been constructed by the Romans from the first century AD... The Dyke runs along the western edge of the fens from the River Cam near Cambridge all the way to the River Witham, just south of Lincoln. Many stretches are protected as a scheduled ancient monument... William Stukeley... came up with the idea that Car Dyke was a canal... to supply the Roman Armies of the north with grain and food from Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire with drainage as a secondary function, a view which still perpetuates until...
  • Largest Ancient Roman Canal Ever Built Discovered at Site of Italian Sea Port

    08/14/2010 11:58:15 AM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 15 replies
    Associated Content ^ | August 02, 2010 | Mark Whittington
    Archeologists have discovereed an ancient Roman canal, theme of the Romans, connecting the town of Portus, on the mouth of the Tiber River, to the river town of Ostia. According to the Telegraph: "Scholars discovered the 100-yard-wide (90-metre-wide) canal at Portus, the ancient maritime port through which goods from all over the Empire were shipped to Rome for more than 400 years.
  • 'Biggest canal ever built by Romans' discovered

    07/14/2010 5:43:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Sunday, July 11, 2010 | Nick Squires in Rome
    Scholars discovered the 100-yard-wide (90-metre-wide) canal at Portus, the ancient maritime port through which goods from all over the Empire were shipped to Rome for more than 400 years. The archaeologists... believe the canal connected Portus, on the coast at the mouth of the Tiber, with the nearby river port of Ostia, two miles away. It would have enabled cargo to be transferred from big ocean-going ships to smaller river vessels and taken up the River Tiber to the docks and warehouses of the imperial capital. Until now, it was thought that goods took a more circuitous overland route along...
  • From Hand-drag to Jumbo: A Millennium of Dredging

    07/30/2004 8:27:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 549+ views
    In the 7th century BC, the Assyrian king Sennacherib constructed an 80-kilometre-long, 20-metre-wide stone-lined canal to bring fresh water to his capital Nineveh. Compared to 20th century standards, one is surprised to learn that the project, which included a 330-metre-long aqueduct, was completed in only one year and three months time.
  • Keeping Up With The Empire (Romans In Netherlands)

    05/25/2004 2:32:54 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 1,019+ views
    Radio Nederland ^ | 5-24-2004 | Thijs Westerbeek
    Keeping up with the empire by Thijs Westerbeek, 24 May 2004 Hard currency: this silver Roman coin (a denarius, front and back shown) from the 2nd century AD indicates trade between the inhabitants of De Bloemert and Rome The Roman Empire has been well documented. Over the years written history and archaeology have brought to the surface, sometimes literally unearthed, a whole society. Thus Roman architecture, religion, military strategy and legal structures hold little mystery. Compared to this depth of knowledge, many of those living outside the boundaries of the Empire are lost in time. But now an archaeological excavation...
  • Exhibition: Roman Coins in India [2011]

    10/13/2022 6:53:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Rogue Classicism ^ | January 18, 2011 | David Meadows
    Interesting item from the Times of India:Coins are not only used as a mode of exchange but they also reflect heritage. Indian-Roman relations was one such area where coins played a major role in establishing and strengthening ties between two countries.At a special exhibition on Roman coins and other Roman antiquities found in South India, inaugurated by the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre director Angela Trezza at the Government Museum in Egmore on Tuesday, rare coins and antiquities were put on display for the public...Historically, trade between ancient Rome and India can be traced to the rule of Roman emperor Augustus...