University of Chicago is holding its second Eurasian Archaeology Conference on April 15th and 16th 2005. Archaeologists from 12 countries around the world will be taking part in the conference, and three Iranian archaeologists will be having their papers presented in the conference publication.
The second University of Chicago Eurasian archaeology conference, 2005, focuses on the theme of social orders and social landscapes: interdisciplinary approaches to Eurasian Archaeology. Three Iranian archaeologists have sent in their papers, which will be published along others in the conference publication. The scientists are not taking part personally due to visa difficulties.
Well, too bad they won't be there, but it's a start.
Not to be confused with Djoser drivers Dozer drivers judge archaeological worth: Brown
Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown has accused the Tasmanian Government of leaving the archaeological assessment of the historic Recherche Bay site to the bulldozer drivers who will be working in the area.
Brothers Robert and David Vernon own the land which was the first landing site of French explorer Bruni D'Entrecasteux.
They intend to log two-thirds of the property soon.
Golden past: Archaeologist reveals Garnet ghost town's past
When archaeologist Terri Wolfgram began digging into the Garnet ghost town's past, her boss didn't have high expectations for any remains she'd find.
"He said 'two weeks will probably do it, there's nothing out there,'" Wolfgram said to a handful of people Monday evening at Montana State University.
Excavation to start on HISD site
Long-awaited archaeological excavations on the Fourth Ward site where the Houston Independent School District wants to build a two-school campus could begin by this summer under a plan detailed at a public meeting Monday.
The work would include two months of archival research at the 13-acre site, with the digging starting possibly in June.
About 50 people turned out to learn about the timetable of an ongoing controversy over HISD's building plans.
Human remains have been found on wasteland in Wolverhampton.
The body was discovered by a passer-by, off Hilton Road in Lanesfield, at about 2040 BST on Monday evening.
Police have not yet determined if the body is that of a male or female and DNA samples are being taken to help identify the person.
The remains appear to have been there for some time, police say, and they are consulting with a forensic archaeologist to recover them.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "The immediate area has been cordoned off and preserved for forensic examination.
"The member of the public was clearly shocked and is being offered counselling."
Okay, it might not have anything to do with archaeology per se but it's got the right keyword. ANd that's the whole thing.
Ummmmmm. . . .no. Remains of Roman rabbit uncovered
The remains of a 2,000-year-old rabbit - found at an early Roman settlement at Lynford, Norfolk - may be the earliest example of rabbit remains in Britain.
The bones - which show evidence the animal had been butchered and buried - are similar to those of a small Spanish rabbit, common in Roman times.
It is thought rabbits were introduced to Britain following the Roman invasion in AD43.
The remains will be officially dated at the Natural History Museum in London.
Artist's conception of what the rabbit may have looked like:
Raiders of the Lost Genome update Genes to help tell 'story of everybody'
Indigenous people around the world will be asked to supply a cheek swab to help geneticists answer the question of how humanity spread from Africa.
The National Geographic Society and IBM hope to sample 100,000 people or more and look for ancient clues buried in living DNA to calculate who came from where and when.
For $US100, anyone who wants to can supply his or her own cheek swab for a personalised analysis and perhaps to contribute to the research.
Fight! Fight! Fury at plan for burial ground in shadow of the Devil's Hoofmarks
CONTROVERSIAL proposals to site a burial ground next to one of the most imposing neolithic stone circles in Scotland have caused a storm of protest.
The circle at Cothiemuir Wood, a tranquil wooded glade on the Castle Forbes estate near Keig in Aberdeenshire, is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular ancient sites in the north-east of Scotland.
Flanked by seven upright monoliths hewn from red granite, the 20-tonne basalt recumbent stone at its centre is one of the largest in Britain. The distinctive markings on its outer face are known as the "Devil’s Hoofmarks".
Furious locals fear that the site could be destroyed by plans by Native Woodland, an Edinburgh company, to develop a natural burial ground at Cothiemuir Hill within 15 yards of the ceremonial site, a scheduled ancient monument.
We're taking up a collection Ancient Cypriot copper mine for sale
A copper mine in Cyprus where the metal has been mined since Biblical times faces closure unless the Church ofCyprus can find a buyer, officials said on Wednesday.
The Skouriotissa mine, which produced copper ore at a site where there has been mining for some 4,000 years, suspended operationsin January, leaving its workers unpaid and with debts labour unions estimate at 14 million pounds.
Herod the Great, who in the Bible ordered the Massacre of the Innocents in an attempt to murder the infant Jesus, has been recordedamong those having rights to mine at the site in Cyprus's picturesque Troodos Mountains.