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Researcher Proves Salt's Secret Success in Ancient Chaco Canyon

A University of Cincinnati professor had to go deep to uncover brand new knowledge that he says will "shake up" the archaeological field in the southwestern United States.
Various salt compounds found deep in the soil of New Mexico's desert may be the key to understanding how crops were cultivated in ancient Chaco Canyon -- despite the backdrop of what seems an otherwise arid and desolate landscape, according to a University of Cincinnati professor.

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Prehistoric walled complex revealed on Firth farmland

What appears to be a massive, walled, Stone Age settlement in Firth will be investigated by archaeologists.
The Redland site, which appears as a low mound in the south-western part of the field, has actually been known for several years. In fact, it has been walked over twice before in the last five years, and flint, stone and pottery has been collected from the plough soil.
The excavation is due to take place between May 12 and May 25.

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Snowy landscape reveals Wales' forgotten ancient remains

Archaeologists have discovered ancient remains after they were "brought back to life" by the snow covering the landscape.
Settlements dating back 4,000 years were only found because just the right amount of snow fell on the countryside.
Experts were flying over the landscape in a light aircraft when they spotted the Bronze Age remains below.

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Truro experts uncover '6000-year-old' causeway

Remains of a prehistoric enclosure have been discovered by archaeologists in Truro, Cornwall.
It is understood the enclosure was built during the early Neolithic period (3800 BC to 3600 BC).
Archaeologists say it was built at the same time as Carn Brea, a tor enclosure near Redruth.

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Race to save Alaskan Arctic archaeology

A recently discovered 500-year-old Alaskan settlement is rapidly disappearing into the Bearing Sea. 
The exquisitely preserved frozen site provides a spectacular insight into the Yup'ik Eskimo culture.
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen are using isotope analyses on recovered Eskimo hair to investigate how humans adapted to rapid climate change in the Arctic village.

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Ancient settlement may have been discovered on B.C. coast

Oral traditions of the Heiltsuk people tell of the ancient village of Luxvbalis, abandoned after a small pox epidemic in the late 1800s and lost because so few were left to tell the tale.
The village may just have been discovered on a site on Calvert Island, in Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy, located off British Columbia's central coast and its history could date back to as much as 10,000 years.

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Human remains found at Caithness Iron Age broch site

Human remains including parts of a skull and leg bones have been found during an archaeological dig at an Iron Age site in Caithness.
The police and procurator fiscal service have been notified of the finds at Thrumster, near Wick, as normal procedure by archaeologists.

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Bronze Age settlement found at NE Hungary construction site

Remains of a Bronze Age settlement and a former Sarmatian burial ground have been found at a construction site in the city of Nyiregyhaza in northeast Hungary, daily Magyar Nemzet said on Wednesday.
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Ancient city unearthed in Socotra Island

Russian archaeological team has unearthed an ancient city in Socotra Island, the state-run 26sep.net reported on Friday.
After four-year archaeological excavations, the Russian team managed to discover an ancient city called "Khajlah" and located near Hidibu city, the main city in the island.
The city is dated back to the second century AD, according to the team's expectation.

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World's oldest Copper Age settlement found

A "sensational" discovery of 75-century-old copper tools in Serbia is compelling scientists to reconsider existing theories about where and when man began using metal. Belgrade - axes, hammers, hooks and needles - were found interspersed with other artefacts from a settlement that burned down some 7,000 years ago at Plocnik, near Prokuplje and 200 km south of Belgrade.
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