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  • Neanderthals wore jewelry made of eagle talons, study finds

    Neanderthals wore jewelry made of eagle talons, study finds
    Even Neanderthals liked a little bling. A fresh examination of prehistoric eagle talons discovered more than 100 years ago reveals that our ancient relatives made and wore their own jewelry. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, indicates that...
  • Archaeologists unearth centuries-old pretzels in Bavaria

    Archaeologists unearth centuries-old pretzels in Bavaria
    BERLIN (AP) — Archaeologists say two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be more than 300 years old — and are little different to the doughy product available in the state's...
  • Hans G. Goedicke

    Hans G. Goedicke
    Hans G. Goedicke, a renowned Egyptologist who had been chairman of the Johns Hopkins University's department of Near Eastern studies, died of cancer Feb. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 88. "He had retired...
  • By destroying major sites, Islamic State erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

    The Islamic State group is on a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy. Some of the world's most precious cultural treasures, including ancient sites in the cradle of civilization, are in areas controlled by the...
  • Could this be the house where Jesus grew up

    Could this be the house where Jesus grew up
    Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the house where Jesus grew up in Nazareth. The mortar-and-stone house built into a rocky hillside dates back to the first century. The house was first uncovered in the 1880s by nuns, but it wasn't until Ken...
  • Israeli anthropologist to speak

    Israeli anthropologist to speak
    The Greater Florida Region of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) — a public research university in Beer Sheva, Israel — is hosting a special, free breakfast at the Bocaire Country Club (4989 Bocaire Blvd.) in...
  • Native Americans fight to keep pipeline off their land

    Chief Carlos Whitewolf beat a small hand drum and sang a Native American prayer for Mother Earth in the cold January air in Hershey. Many of the 50 or so other protesters outside the Hershey Lodge, where national Republican Party leaders were...
  • Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel

    Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel
    My brother-in-law treated our family (12 of us) to a guided tour in Israel. Our guide, Arik, was superb. Nothing fazed him, and he was great in his dealings with us. As a tour guide, he was able to contend with our 6- and 8-year-olds, their grandma of...
  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law. After an art scholar discovered there were large...
  • Long House's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs

    Long House's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs
    I immensely enjoyed Andrea Siegel's recent article on Baltimore's Long House ("A house with a long history," Jan. 15). However, what's in the home's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs. As a volunteer in 1976, I assisted in the excavation of...
  • Abandoned 1882 rifle sparks archaeological quest in Nevada

    There it was, abandoned for the ages, propped up against a juniper tree in far-eastern Nevada's Snake Mountains, a Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle: the gun, as legend goes, that won the American West. For archaeologist Eva Jensen, it's something...