AS: Why Nine Months?

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Today, my top three headlines examine human gestation, Otzi the ice man and his region and a protest unfolding in Mexico:

1) Long-held Theory on Human Bipedalism and Gestation Challenged:

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2012/article/long-held-theory-on-hu…

2) Video: ‘Wet mummy’ draws crowds to South Tyrol:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/fast_track/9747157.stm

3) Controversy in Mexico over changes to and use of Mayan palaces, Aztec pyramids:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/controversy-in-mexico-over-c…

Work reveals Hasankeyf’s history:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/work-reveals-hasankeyfs-history.aspx?pageID=…

Prehistoric rock art found in caves on Terceira Island — Azores:

http://portuguese-american-journal.com/archeology-prehistoric-rock-art-found-…

Roman Gask Project archaeologists look to uncover Stracathro site’s secrets:

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Angus/article/24603/roman-gask-project-archa…

St Kilda heritage management plan set out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19401286

One Class, One Day: Archaeology of Boston:

http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/one-class-one-day-archaeology-of-boston/

Archaeologists discover a sculpture representing a jaguar estimated to be 2,000 years old:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57365#.UD3Mv8FlRX9

Rotherham man illegally dug up history:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/rotherham-man-illegally-dug-up-history-1-…

*additional*

Roman milk pot found near Swindon to go on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-19294997

 

 

 

 

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