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An Indian tribe says plans to build a commercial wind farm in western Ohio pose a threat to an ancient burial mound and the state should put a barrier around it to keep it from being disturbed.
The Piqua Shawnee Tribe asked that the mound be protected in a motion it filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board regarding EverPower Wind Holdings Inc.s proposal to build the 70-turbine farm near Urbana.

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Rock mounds throw wrench into Kula plan

Some members of the Maui/Lanai Islands Burial Council tussled last week with a developer who wants to build a 21-lot agricultural subdivision behind the Kula Community Centre, despite the belief that hundreds of iwi, or human remains, may be hidden within the mountainside's shallow volcanic soil.
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Archaeologists have discovered a mysterious burial ritual performed 9,000 years ago in Irans Sialk Mound located in the center of the country.

"In this 9,000-year-old practice, four bodies were burned at a heat of 400 to 700 degrees. The ash and remains of the bodies were then buried in a jar" - Hassan Fazeli, the director of Irans Archaeology Research Centre.

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Iranian archaeologists unearthed an important prehistoric mound dating back to between 3000 and 4000 BC near the central city of Isfahan.
The hill bears evidence of the influence of prehistoric civilizations that developed in other parts of the nation like Sialk in Kashan and Marvdasht in Fars as well as many parts in Khuzestan province.

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Theres a Native American site in Ohio that appeared to be a fort. But recent discoveries by archaeologists at the University of Cincinnati show thats not the case. Instead, its a two-thousand year old Shawnee water management system. It stretches out almost six kilometres. Thats much larger than what had been thought to comprise the so-called fort. Its one of the largest such sites in the country.

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Fort Miami wasn't a fort at all, according to discoveries made this summer by members of the University of Cincinnati's Ohio Valley Archaeology Field School project, who spent weeks working at the site in Hamilton County's Shawnee Lookout park.
What they found actually offers great insight into the cultural priorities of the Shawnee the human labour that went into building the earthworks were done for agricultural purposes, not military. The earthworks were not a fort, but a water management system of dams and canals built to counter the impact of long-term drought.
It is also much larger than previously believed so large, in fact, that its beams stretch to almost six kilometres in length, making it twice as large as any other Native American earthworks in Ohio, and one of the largest in the nation.

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Mammoth-sized earthworks built over three millennia by Native American peoples  in the Midwest are now back on the map thanks to a University of Cincinnati project.

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The 8,000-year-old Kanlitas Mound, one of the oldest settlements situated in central Turkey, could shed light on rural-urban transition, a professor said on Friday.
Archaeologists from Turkey`s Anadolu University started excavations last month at Kanlitas Mound located in central province of Eskisehir and unearthed Bronze Age and Copper Age objects at the site.

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Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is likely to begin excavation of a mound at Bandala village, about 16 kilometres from Amritsar, to unravel the history of the brave Kath tribals, believed to have stopped Alexander the Great from crossing the Beas river in 326 BC.

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Oxford scientists have determined the exact date of Iran's northern site of Kelar Mound by studying ancient coal and bone samples. Although many archaeologists believed that the area was not older than the Iron Age, Carbon 14 studies dated the mound to more than 6000 years ago.

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