AS: The First Matches?

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Today, my top three headlines encompass potentially the first matches, strife in Syria and silver in Gotland.

1) Archaeologists claim objects are earliest ‘matches’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19168047

2) Robert Fisk: Syria’s ancient treasures pulverised:

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-syrias-anc…

3) Medieval silver treasure found on Gotland:

http://www.thelocal.se/42422/20120804/

Dig at Cowgate fire site uncovers 16th Century houses:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-19170017

Pre-Columbian Cahokia Mound Builders Consumed “Black Drink”, Say Researchers:

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2012/article/pre-columbian-cahokia-…

Diving team to document 90-year-old wreckage:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/08/05/nl-divin…

For Indians, ax marked first chapter of disaster:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science/2012/07/29/for-indians-ax-mar…

Video: Sea gives up a portrait of ancient Rome:

http://www.theage.com.au/world/sea-gives-up-a-portrait-of-ancient-rome-201208…

Archaeologists Make Important Discovery at Marcahuamachuco:

http://globalheritagefund.org/onthewire/blog/discovery_at_marcahuamachuco

 

 

 

 

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