Thursday, February 14, 2008

February 14th News

Happy Valentines Day everyone.

New stories as of 11:19 AM:

UA Experts Help Find Pre-Zeus Religion In Greece
Arazona Star
A team including UA scientists has uncovered evidence of the worship of a deity on Mount Lykaion in Greece 1,000 years before Zeus was worshipped there, giving new insight into early religious worship in the region...

Ancient Saxon Settlement Discovered On Thame Development Site
Thame's Local News
THE discovery of an ancient, Saxon settlement on the site where a new football stadium is proposed, has excited Thame historians...

Health-Care Plan In Ancient Egypt? Research Suggests More Than Spells, Prayers
Orlando Sentinel
As Egyptian mummies go, Asru is a major celebrity. During her life in the 8th century B.C., she was known for her singing at the temple of Amun in Karnak; now she's famous for her medical problems. Forensic studies have revealed that although Asru lived into her 60s, she was not a well woman...,0,4841935.story

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

February 13th News

Another fairly slow day. However quality definitely makes up for quantity today.

New stories as of 6:11 AM:

Replica of Ancient Boat Will Float Again
THE OLDEST cross-Channel ferry in the world will set sail again in 2010, giving archaeologists a glimpse into the lives of Bronze Age seafarers...

Egypt's Earliest Agricultural Settlement
Times of India
NEW YORK: Archaeologists claim to have found evidence of an ancient Egyptian agricultural settlement, including farmed grains, remains of domesticated animals, pits for cooking and even floors for what appear to be dwellings.

Time Team Discover Ancient Abbey Gate
Newham Recorder 24
ARCHAEOLOGISTS working in West Ham believe they have uncovered the remains of the 'Great Gate' of Langthorne Abbey...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

February 12th News

I admit it right off. This is a rushed and abbreviated search. I'll try to do a full one either tonight or tomorrow morning with the usual update.

New stories as of: 9:39 AM:

Egypt's Earliest Farming Village Found
National Geographic News
Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest known agricultural settlement from ancient Egypt, a new study says. (See photos of the site and artifacts.)

Druid Grave Unearthed In U.K.?

Discovery News
Feb. 11, 2008 -- Historical records tell of a mystical, priestly and learned class of elite individuals called Druids among Celtic societies in Britain, but there has been no archaeological evidence of their existence. Until, perhaps, now...

Viking Blood Courses Through Veins Of Many A Northwest Englander
Science Daily
ScienceDaily (Feb. 12, 2008) — The blood of the Vikings is still coursing through the veins of men living in the North West of England — according to a new study...

Monday, February 11, 2008

February 11th News

This is a really quiet morning with only the one story to be found.

New stories as of 6:01 AM:

Archaeologists Discover Roman Fort In Cornwall, England
ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2008) — University of Exeter archaeologists have discovered a Roman fort in South East Cornwall, England. Dating back to the first century AD, this is only the third Roman fort ever to have been found in the county. The team believes its location, close to a silver mine, may be significant in shedding light on the history of the Romans in Cornwall...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

February 10th News

As usual a very quiet Sunday morning. Only two stories.

New stories as of 7:43 AM:

Cistern Found To Have Been Ancient Tomb
Times Of Malta
Studies at Limestone Heritage, the museum/park which traces the use of stone in Malta, have confirmed that a bell-shaped cistern in the Siggiewi quarry where the museum is located, is an ancient tomb of Punic or Roman origin...

Old Tooth Shows Neanderthal Mobility

Press TV
Paleontologists analyzing a 40,000-year-old Neanderthal tooth say ancient humans were more mobile than what experts tend to believe...