Neatorama Posts Tagged "archaeology"
The Long Ethical Arc of Displaying Human Remains...

People have long held a morbid curiosity about dea...  ...e will we draw the line between grave robbing and archaeology ? Should respect for cultural and religious belief...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/21/The-Long-Ethical-Arc-of-Displaying-Human-Remains/
These May Be the World’s First Images of Dogs...

Dog pictures! They've been around a long time. The oldest art that depicts dogs has been dated to between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. Some of the dogs in the rock carvings appear to be on leashes, and could indicate that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/20/These-May-Be-the-Worlds-First-Images-of-Dogs/
Assyrian Cuniform Prenup Addresses Infertility and Surrogacy...

A 4000-year-old Assyrian clay tablet found at an archeological dig in Turkey has been translated as a marriage contract. Some terms are spelled out quite explicitly, particularly what would happen if the wife doesn't pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/12/Assyrian-Cuniform-Prenup-Addresses-Infertility-and-Surrogacy/
A Rare Carved Stone That Could Change Art History...

In 2016, archaeologists unearthed the grave of a man who died around 1500 B.C in Pylos, Greece. He's now called the "Griffin Warrior." One of the artifacts found was a small stone less than an inch and half wide, encrust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/08/A-Rare-Carved-Stone-That-Could-Change-Art-History/
Viking Warrior was a Woman...

In the 1880s, a Viking settlement was excavated in the town of Birka, Sweden. One grave stood out among the others: it was obviously a high-ranking warrior, a leader of men, buried with the accoutrements of war and honor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/10/Viking-Warrior-was-a-Woman/
Defending Indiana Jones, Archaeologist...

Dr. Indiana Jones was a well-regarded, if fictiona...  ...last great monster of the treasure-hunting age of archaeology . To judge him by modern standards is to indulge t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/10/Defending-Indiana-Jones-Archaeologist/
The World's Oldest Known Temple Was Home to a ‘Skull Cult’...

Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey is a temple that has been dated to more than 11,000 years ago, making it the oldest known temple in the world. Recent findings there include human skull fragments from three individua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/The-Worlds-Oldest-Known-Temple-Was-Home-to-a-Skull-Cult/
The Mystery of the 2,000-Year-Old Iron Beads...

In 1945, an excavation of a Native American mound in Illinois revealed around a thousand shell and pearl beads, and 22 beads iron beads. Where did those come from? The people that lived there 2,000 years ago, as the arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/18/The-Mystery-of-the-2000-Year-Old-Iron-Beads/
Ice Age Dentistry...

Some human teeth have been found in Italy that show evidence of dentistry around 13,000 years ago, even earlier than the development of grain cereals, which are blamed for a lot of tooth decay. Earlier teeth had been fou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/08/Ice-Age-Dentistry/
First Evidence in England of Burning Dead Bodies to Keep Them From Rising...

We've read about excavations in Ireland and other places where precautions were taken to ensure the corpse didn't reanimate as a vampire or zombie. It turns out that England may have been afraid of the same thing. An arc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/03/First-Evidence-in-England-of-Burning-Dead-Bodies-to-Keep-Them-From-Rising/




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