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Newswise: Treasures From Site of John the Baptist’s Martyrdom Brought to New Light Through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology

Article ID: 714857

Treasures From Site of John the Baptist’s Martyrdom Brought to New Light Through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology

Mississippi State University

E. Jerry Vardaman was the first to lead an excavation of the ancient site of Machaerus—the place in modern-day Jordan near the Dead Sea where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded by Herod Antipas. The excavation was in 1968 when Vardaman was affiliated with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, before joining Mississippi State in 1972 as a professor of religion and the Cobb Institute’s first director. Some of the palace’s treasures uncovered by the archaeologist only now are being rediscovered with the help of passionate scholars and the late professor’s family.

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24-Jun-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 714831

Woodstock really was a free-wheeling festival, new archeological research shows

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Woodstock Music Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, and new archaeological research from Binghamton University, State University of New York shows that the iconic event took on a life of its own.

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24-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714802

Screams contain a 'calling card' for the vocalizer's identity

Emory Health Sciences

Human screams convey a level of individual identity that may help explain their evolutionary origins, finds a study by scientists at Emory University.

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24-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Hoard of the rings: Unusual rings are a novel type of Bronze Age cereal-based product
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Article ID: 713675

Hoard of the rings: Unusual rings are a novel type of Bronze Age cereal-based product

PLOS

Strange ring-shaped objects in a Bronze Age hillfort site represent a unique form of cereal-based product, according to a study published June 5, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE

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Newswise: Networking with ghosts in the machine... and speaking kettles

Article ID: 713918

Networking with ghosts in the machine... and speaking kettles

Lancaster University

Imagine for just a moment that your kettle could speak? What would it say? How would it feel? More importantly, what on earth would you ask it?

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4-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Oldest Evidence of Stone Tool Production Discovered in Ethiopia

Article ID: 713858

Oldest Evidence of Stone Tool Production Discovered in Ethiopia

George Washington University

A new archaeological site discovered by an international team of researchers working in Ethiopia shows the origin of stone tool production dates back more than 2.58 million years. Previously, the oldest evidence for systematic stone tool production and use was 2.58 to 2.55 million years ago.

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Newswise: Ancestral Puebloan Pottery-Making: It Wasn’t Just Women’s Work

Article ID: 713860

Ancestral Puebloan Pottery-Making: It Wasn’t Just Women’s Work

University of North Florida

New research from Dr. John Kantner, a University of North Florida professor specializing in anthropological archaeology, suggests that pottery making wasn’t a primarily female activity in ancient Puebloan society, as had long been assumed based on historical evidence that women produced pottery for each household.

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Article ID: 713756

Ancient feces reveal parasites in 8,000-year-old village of Çatalhöyük

University of Cambridge

New research published today in the journal Antiquity reveals that ancient faeces from the prehistoric village of Çatalhöyük have provided

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