Smoking in the Pacific Northwest Dates Back at Least 1,200 Years — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

PULLMAN, WASHINGTON—Archaeologist Shannon Tushingham and chemist David Gang of Washington State University detected nicotine residues on fragments of ancient pipes from the Pacific Northwest using mass spectrometry, according to a… 135 more words via Smoking in the Pacific Northwest Dates Back at Least 1,200 Years — Archaeological Headlines - Archaeology Magazine

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When the Syrians bathed like the Romans — The Archaeology News Network

Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" at the WWU have explored a rare bathing facility in southeastern Turkey from the time of the Roman Empire, and a magnificent basilica from Christian late antiquity. Remains of underfloor heating in the area of the bath. The supports made of tiles carried the floor,… via … Continue reading When the Syrians bathed like the Romans — The Archaeology News Network

Study reconstructs Neanderthal ribcage, offers new clues to ancient human anatomy — The Archaeology News Network

An international team of scientists has completed the first 3-D virtual reconstruction of the ribcage of the most complete Neanderthal skeleton unearthed to date, potentially shedding new light on how this ancient human moved and breathed. Models of Neanderthal skulls and other bones housed in collections in the UW Department of Anthropology [Credit: Dennis Wise/U.… via … Continue reading Study reconstructs Neanderthal ribcage, offers new clues to ancient human anatomy — The Archaeology News Network

Red Bag Recovered from One-Time Raleigh Manor — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

SURREY, ENGLAND—The Guardian reports that a red silk velvet bag that may have once held the severed head of Sir Walter Raleigh after he was executed for treason has been discovered in the attic of West Horsley Place. This was once the home of Carew Raleigh, Sir Walter's son. After Raleigh was beheaded in 1618… via … Continue reading Red Bag Recovered from One-Time Raleigh Manor — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Castle Corridor Discovered in Slovakia — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

SEDLISKÁ, SLOVAKIA—A vaulted, brick-lined corridor connecting the northern and western wings has been discovered at eastern Slovakia’s Čičva Castle, according to a report in The Slovak Spectator. The castle was built in the early fourteenth century. L’ubomír Hutka of Pro Futuro said the bricks used in the construction of the corridor are usually found in… via … Continue reading Castle Corridor Discovered in Slovakia — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

New Dates Obtained for Scotland’s Pictish Symbols — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND—Live Science reports that Scotland’s Picts may have begun carving symbols onto stone, bone, and metal objects some 1,700 years ago, perhaps as a form of written language. Gordon Noble of the University of Aberdeen and scientists with the Northern Picts Project excavated sites where Pictish carvings had been discovered in the past. These… via … Continue reading New Dates Obtained for Scotland’s Pictish Symbols — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Coffee-Making Method Matters — La Paz Group

A subject that is very close to my heart, and of extreme importance...Coffee!!!   Tony Naylor’s story in the Guardian about the merits of various coffee makers catches my attention. Not because the coffee made by French press method, aka cafetière, is pronounced inferior to pods (we have long acknowledged that pods can produce excellent … Continue reading Coffee-Making Method Matters — La Paz Group

Seagrass meadows: an underwater time capsule for archaeology — The Archaeology News Network

The most beautiful meadows are to be found along the world’s sandy coasts: Seagrass. It lines the seafloor like an enormous carpet. In the Nordics, shallow coastal waters are dominated by the seagrass "eelgrass" (Zostera marina). Amphora in a meadow of sea grass (Posidonia oceanica) in the Cyclades in Greece [Credit: Julius Glampedakis]Seagrass has some… via … Continue reading Seagrass meadows: an underwater time capsule for archaeology — The Archaeology News Network

Tunnel, chamber discovered beneath Mexico’s Pyramid of the Moon — The Archaeology News Network

Experts have discovered a tunnel leading to a chamber that was possibly used for funeral rituals beneath the Pyramid of the Moon at the Teotihuacán archaeological site. Archaeologists have discovered a new tunnel and a cavity hidden below an ancient pyramid in Mexico that is believed to have been dedicated to 'underworld' Toltec rituals [Credit: Mauricio… … Continue reading Tunnel, chamber discovered beneath Mexico’s Pyramid of the Moon — The Archaeology News Network

3,000-year-old burials found in Cusco — The Archaeology News Network

Experts from the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco (DDCC) have unearthed two human burials — dating back 3,000 years — in Marcavalle archaeological area comprised in South-Andean Cusco region. Credit: Andina/Percy Hurtado SantillánAccording to research project director Luz Marina Monrroy, the first one belongs to a person under the age of 20. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle… via … Continue reading 3,000-year-old burials found in Cusco — The Archaeology News Network