Neatorama Posts Tagged "Archaeology"
They Opened the Granite Sarcophagus...

Last week we read about a black granite sarcophagus found underneath the city of Alexandria. The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced that the sarcophagus has been opened. Sadly, the archaeologists found that w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/20/They-Opened-the-Granite-Sarcophagus/
Mysterious Black Granite Sarcophagus Discovered in Alexandria...

It has never been easy to conduct archaeological digs in Alexandria, Egypt. The city founded by Alexander the Great has been continuously occupied, and now has a population of more than five million people. But in the 21...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/11/Mysterious-Black-Granite-Sarcophagus-Discovered-in-Alexandria/
Newly Unearthed Civil War Bones Speak Silently to the Grim Aftermath of Battle...

During both of the Battles of Bull Run in 1861 and '62, the Union Army suffered defeat and lost a lot of men. The battlefield near Manassas, Virginia, is now a memorial protected by the National Park Service. They do not...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/06/23/Newly-Unearthed-Civil-War-Bones-Speak-Silently-to-the-Grim-Aftermath-of-Battle/
How to Decorate Like a Viking...

Archaeological excavations of ancient sites usually don't come in color, as hundreds of years and exposure to air, water, and/or soil will fade the original colors. But archaeologists in Denmark have studied the material...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/06/20/How-to-Decorate-Like-a-Viking/
Pompeii: Between a Rock and a Hard Place...

Somehow, I was under the impression that the entire city of Pompeii had been excavated from under the ash, rock, and lava of the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Not so. A new project to extend the excavation has uncovere...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/30/Pompeii-Between-a-Rock-and-a-Hard-Place/
Six of the Oldest Human Remains Found in the U.S....

Archaeological discoveries of ancient humans keep pushing our knowledge about our species further back in time. The Americas haven't been populated by people as long as other parts of the world, but exactly how long they...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/06/Six-of-the-Oldest-Human-Remains-Found-in-the-US/
10,000-year-old Tracks Document Battle Between Humans and Giant Sloths...

At Alkali Flat, a site near White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, scientists are studying ancient footprints to reconstruct a hunting party of Pleistocene humans as they fought against giant ground sloths.“M...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/26/10000-year-old-Tracks-Document-Battle-Between-Humans-and-Giant-Sloths/
Laser Scanning Reveals 'Lost' Ancient Mexican City That 'Had As Many Buildings As Manhattan'...

In the beginning the depth of an archaeologist's research was limited by how far they could dig, but 20th century technology, such as carbon dating and ground penetrating radar, helped advance the field to new lows.And n...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/02/26/Laser-Scanning-Reveals-Lost-Ancient-Mexican-City-That-Had-As-Many-Buildings-As-Manhattan/
What Books Did Pirates Read?...

Blackbeard and his pirates stole the ship The Queen Anne's Revenge in 1717 and wrecked it in South Carolina in 1718, but it was only found in 1996. Historians and conservators studying the wreckage have recovered most of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/06/What-Books-Did-Pirates-Read/
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...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/21/The-Long-Ethical-Arc-of-Displaying-Human-Remains/




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