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  • Archaeologists dig into care of state's historic cemeteries

     Archaeologists dig into care of state's historic cemeteries
    Why are so many of us attracted to cemeteries full of strangers? It's a question author Lola Haskins raises in her preface to "Fifteen Florida Cemeteries: Strange Tales Unearthed" (University Press of Florida).
  • The city that makes Rome blush: 5 reasons why Palmyra's ruins are so important

    The fate of one of the world's most important archaeological treasures hangs in the balance after the Islamist militant group ISIS overwhelmed the historic city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmur.  The city contains the ruins of what, according to UNESCO,...

    Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State

    Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State
    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian desert town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The...

    Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

    Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
    Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq. It was unclear by nightfall...

    Scientists unearth earliest-known stone tools, 3.3 million years old

    Scientists unearth earliest-known stone tools, 3.3 million years old
    Scientists working in Kenya have unearthed the oldest known stone tools, simple cutting and pounding implements crafted by ancient members of the human lineage 3.3 million years ago. At about 700,000 years older than the other stone tools excavated to...