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For all the hard-nosed archaeologists who've seen it all and dug it all: is this the most unlikely find ever made???
Ex-ca-vate! Ex-ca-vate! The monsters of Skaro that had you running behind your sofa as a child have been found in Hampshire. The 6th Doctor could explain this.
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When it comes to archaeological finds, what you really want is some thing with an 'est' at the end of it (oldest... biggest... shiny-est!). Here's a find that ticks a couple of those boxes - new survey results reveal that the ancient city of Knossos was around three times bigger than previously thought. Read more here...
The ancient city of Knossos was actually enormous.
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The Archaeology of Star Wars (or 'not very long ago in a galaxaxy not that far away...')
 
The Archaeology of Star Wars? If you automatically scoff at the idea, then remember... As archaeologists, we spend our lives digging up the remains of past cultural events, so HOW COULD WE POSSIBLY ignore one of the biggest cultural phenomena of our time??? Do or do not, there is no try! http://ow.ly/VYpJs
Louise Ord thinks the Star Wars film set is just as important as other archaeology. What would Yoda say?
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You hum it, I'll sing it!
 
Etruscan get enough. Etruscan get enough
Puns. Music. Archaeology. All rolled into one. What more do you want? 1. Smack My Ditch Up #ArchaeologySongs (sorry) — Dr Rachel Pope (@preshitorian) May 14, 2015 2.   I Like King Tut and I Cannot Lie #ArchaeologySongs — isabelle m (@izzy68) August 1, 2014   3. Let’s Get Geophysical #ArchaeologySongs — Tim Fowler (@timlibrarian)…
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A conservator's life in objects...
 
We asked archaeologist @sara__brown_ which objects she'd take to a desert island http://ow.ly/Ml3nT #BBCradio4
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My Life in Objects - as hand picked by Sara Brown - Archaeological Conservator...
 
We asked archaeologist @sara__brown_ which objects she'd take to a desert island http://ow.ly/Ml2Er
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I told you I was ill! http://ow.ly/LX1fw
 
We know that illnesses have existed as long as there have been humans to get ill – but how do archaeologists identify disease in the past? Here are six tell-tale signs that help us find out... http://ow.ly/LX1fw
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Lies, damn lies and archaeology. A step by step guide.
 
You have been warned.
If you meet an archaeologist, here's a warning: don't believe everything they say.
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This game-changing project brings the fight for global heritage directly to our doorsteps…
 
It may have been destroyed by IS, but the Temple of Bel is coming to London.
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Showstoppingly beautiful #archaeology. Glass spearpoints from Western Australia British Museum http://buff.ly/1H69Fg9
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Ouch! That really hurt!
 
When the hunter becomes the hunted. Toothmarks prove carnivores attacked Neanderthal children. http://ow.ly/N85bn
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Not a day over Two-thousand and Forty.
 
We just tried #HowOldRobot on some of history's most famous faces. That lead-based make-up doesn't seem to have done Lizzy the First any favours... http://ow.ly/MoztL
You may have seen the latest app released by Microsoft - it's a new facial analysis tool called How Old Do I Look?, which uses “state-of-the-art, cloud-based algorithms” to recognise human faces and then estimate an age and gender. Naturally it doesn’t always get it right (you may have noticed poor old Ramesses II has…
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When you dig up the past, all you get is dirt.
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Buried under the feet of every community in the UK lie the clues to the people and civilisations that give each place its unique history, stories and culture. But during the recession, the funding that was available (from local authorities, commercial units and universities) to explore this rich heritage declined rapidly. This was despite a huge rise in the popularity of archaeology, in part engendered by the TV series Time Team which brought the intrigue and excitement of a dig into millions of living rooms each week. In response to these factors, and the growth of social networks, three archaeologists created DigVentures, an archaeological social enterprise that uses crowdfunding to enable the exploration and interpretation of important historical sites. In July 2012 they launched the world’s first crowdfunded and crowdsourced archaeological excavation at Flag Fen, a Bronze Age wetlands site and Scheduled Ancient Monument near Peterborough. It was a huge success, raising a worldwide community of over 250 funders and £27,000 to run a public research archaeology project. It was also enormous fun, bringing together professional diggers, dedicated amateurs and first timers for three weeks of digging, discovery, and disco balls. Since then, DigVentures has raised over £415,000 in crowdfunding and grants to fund archaeological digs in the UK and abroad, and now has a worldwide community of supporters, including professional and amateur archaeologists as well as people from all walks of life who are fascinated by archaeology and the chance to be actively involved in every aspect of the digs. Venturers can support the dig by pledging money in return for a variety of benefits, from joining the team in the field, to masterclasses on identifying artefacts or documenting a dig. As well as getting dirty on the ground, Venturers and supporters from around the world can follow the digs live online through DV’s bespoke Digital Dig Team app. Every object and discovery is logged live from the trenches via iPads, tablets and smartphones, making it instantly accessible from anywhere in the world online – a revolutionary democratisation in the availability of archaeological data.
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