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Ancient Romans Hit the Food Stands and the Souvenir Shops at Gladiator Matches
Archaeologists in Austria have identified remnants of an “entertainment district” around the Roman city of Carnuntum.... READ ON
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Archaeologists Find 30,000-Year-Old Jewelry in Indonesia
They were found in a cave on the island of Sulawesi.... READ ON
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Crusader-Era Shipwreck Discovered on Israeli Coast
The ship may have been helmed by soldiers fleeing the historic Siege of Acre.... READ ON
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How Archaeologists and Locals Are Protecting Ancient Ruins in Peru
Shantytowns threaten to swallow Pachacámac, an important pre-Columbian archaeological complex.... READ ON
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Unusual 100,000-Year-Old Human Skulls Found in China
The finds bolster the idea that the precursors to modern humans were a diverse bunch who routinely interbred with one another.... READ ON
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Scientists Find Genetic Evidence of Matrilineal Dynasty at Chaco Canyon 
Nine high-status people buried there during a 330-year period share identical mitochondrial DNA, which is passed from mother to child.... READ ON
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Geoglyphs Are Evidence of Ancient Farming in the Rainforest
Archaeologists say the builders of ancient earthworks were farming and logging the rainforest for millennia before Europeans arrived.... READ ON
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Are These the Skeletons of the First European Colonists in the U.S.?
Unearthed in St. Augustine, Florida, the remains may date back to the Spanish settlement of the city in the mid 16th century.... READ ON
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European Officials Bust International Art and Antiquities Trafficking Ring
Police say 75 people were arrested, and more than 3500 artifacts and pieces of art were recovered.... READ ON
Animals
Wolf-Sized Otters Once Prowled Prehistoric Swamps 
Researchers were digging through an ancient lake bed in China’s Yunnan Province when they found a sizable fossilized skull that resembled that of a modern otter’s.... READ ON
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Ötzi the Iceman Probably Loved Bacon Too
His last meal was a dry-cured meat similar to speck or bacon, according to new analysis of his stomach contents.... READ ON
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Here's What a Neanderthal's Voice Might Have Sounded Like
Less grunting, more hoarse screaming.... READ ON
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9 Archaeological Sites of Biblical Importance
Archaeology might raise more questions about the bible than it answers, but that doesn’t stop millions of religious tourists from flocking to the Holy Land every year to walk in the footsteps of figures like Jesus and Moses.... READ ON
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Archaeologists Find Traces of Human Organs and Disease in Iron-Age Pottery
The organs’ owner likely suffered a very unpleasant death, courtesy of hemorrhagic fever.... READ ON
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These Proto-Wombats Could Chomp Like Nobody’s Business
Paleontologists say a prehistoric marsupial called "Didelphodon vorax" had the strongest bite force of any mammal that’s ever lived.... READ ON
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Woolly Mammoth Skeleton May Revise Experts' Timeline of Early America
The mammal appears to have been butchered 15,000 years ago, long before humans were thought to arrive in the region it was found.... READ ON

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