AS: Viking Dig Progresses

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Today, my top three headlines expand on the Ardnamurchan Viking burial, celebrate 150 years of the Tube network in London and reveal a shocking possibility! :

1) Video: Viking chieftain’s burial ship excavated in Scotland after 1,000 years:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/19/viking-burial-ship-found-scotland?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

2) Video: London Underground celebrations to mark 150 years:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20079413

3) Nazi Buddha from space might be fake! :

Nazi buddha from space might be fake

Artefact of Chimu culture found in Machu Pichu:

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-artifact-of-chimu-culture-found-in-machu-picchu-433070.aspx

Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequences of Ancient New Zealanders:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121022162552.htm

Rare findings dating back to the 6th millennium B. C. have been dug out in Masis hill:

http://armenpress.am/eng/news/697250/rare-findings-dating-back-to-the-6th-millennium-b-c-have-been-dug-out-in-masis-hill.html

Historic shipwreck discovered at the Channel Islands:

http://phys.org/news/2012-10-historic-shipwreck-channel-islands.html

Was Grandmothering a Key to Human Evolution? :

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/september-2012/article/was-grandmothering-a-key-to-human-evolution

İzmir presents mosaic city of western region:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/izmir-presents-mosaic-city-of-western-region.aspx?pageID=238&nID=32979&NewsCatID=375

Ancient skeleton could shed new light on the history of the Vikings in Wales:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/need-to-read/2012/10/24/ancient-skeleton-could-shed-new-light-on-the-history-of-the-vikings-in-wales-91466-32097085/

Game hunter Richard Cuninghame archive bags £45,000:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-20068560

*Additional*

China building first vessel for underwater archaeology:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-10/24/c_131927865.htm

Bali’s ‘largest’ ancient Hindu temple discovered:

http://www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/2012/10/25/bali-s-largest-ancient-hindu-temple-discovered

 

 

 

 

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Archaeology excavation news Ardnamurchan Viking Norse Burial boat “high status” “London underground” Tube Station “150 years” celebration Nazi Buddha Space fake “Machu Pichu” Chimu “mitochonrial DNA New Zealand” “Masis Hill” “Channel Islands” Shipwreck Grandmother Evolution Key Izmir mosaic Wales China explore vessel underwater Bali “Hindu Temple”

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