Neatorama Posts Tagged "archaeology"
Starving Felons, and Other Lessons from Prison Archaeology

Life in prison in the 18th and 19th centuries could be brutal, according to a memoir by convicted counterfeiter William Stuart. His accounts of starvation rations were taken with a grain of salt due to his reputation, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/20/Starving-Felons-and-Other-Lessons-from-Prison-Archaeology/
The New Jersey Cemetery Trapped in the 19th Century...

A couple of weeks ago, we learned about cemeteries that go out of business. That’s what happened to New Jersey’s oldest cemetery, the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, founded in 1831. It had been f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/28/The-New-Jersey-Cemetery-Trapped-in-the-19th-Century/
Blocked Toilet Leads to New History Museum...

Luciano Faggiano kept battling a toilet that clogged up regularly at his restaurant in Lecce, Italy. In 2000, he’d finally had enough and enlisted his sons to dig up his plumbing system and fix it once and for all....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Blocked-Toilet-Leads-to-New-History-Museum/
Customer Service Complaint, 1750 B.C....

(Photo: unknown)Please remain on the line. You clay tablet is very important to us. Tablets will be answered in the order in which they were received.The British Museum owns a baked clay tablet from the Mesopotamian city...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/25/Customer-Service-Complaint-1750-BC/
This Skeleton Couple Has Been Locked in an Embrace for 5,800 Years...

(Photo: Greek Ministry of Culture)Archaeologists in southern Greece uncovered the well-preserved skeletal remains of two people. DNA testing confirms that one is a man and the other a woman. According to Anastassia Papat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/15/This-Skeleton-Couple-Has-Been-Locked-in-an-Embrace-for-5800-Years/
10 of the United States' Most Intriguing Archaeological Mysteries...

There are quite a few places where early Americans left their marks, but did not leave us any explanations. European explorers had never seen anything like them, and local people said they’d always been there for r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/10-of-the-United-States-Most-Intriguing-Archaeological-Mysteries/
The Horrifying Sound of an Aztec Death Whistle...

(Photo: Oregon Flute Store)Many years ago, archaeologists discovered skull-shaped whistles at Aztec sites. They believe that priests used these instruments during human sacrifice ceremonies. Quijas Yxayotl, a musician wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/03/The-Horrifying-Sound-of-an-Aztec-Death-Whistle/
This Is the Largest Stone Block Ever Carved by Human Hands...

(Photo: German Archaeological Institute)This block of stone measures 64 feet by 19.6 feet by 18 feet. Weighing in at 1,960 tons, it's the largest known surviving block of stone carved by humans.The German Archaeological...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/03/This-Is-the-Largest-Stone-Block-Ever-Carved-by-Human-Hands/
This Coffin Was Made for a Snake...

(Photo: Gavin Ashworth, Brooklyn Museum)The Brooklyn Museum contains many antiquities from ancient Egypt, including this small bronze coffin. It's about 22 inches long and is decorated with an image of the Egyptian god A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/07/This-Coffin-Was-Made-for-a-Snake/
8 Mysterious Ancient Cities...

If a community abandons a town and leaves no written records behind, it can’t help but be a mystery to us. And the older the community, the less likely we’ll find any documents telling us about it. That doesn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/25/8-Mysterious-Ancient-Cities/




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