Archaeological News: Egyptian mummies yield genetic secrets -
he ancient Egyptians could soon be getting their genomes sequenced as a matter of routine. That’s the view, at least, of the first researchers to use next-generation techniques to analyse DNA from Egyptian mummies.
In a preliminary study that the authors describe as “a first step”, they…
Archaeological News: You Never Know What You'll Find Under a Parking Lot -
Earlier this year, DNA tests confirmed that the bones found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, were those of King Richard III.
The skeleton is just one of many surprising discoveries unearthed at construction sites. Here’s a sampling:
Site: Road construction in…
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Archaeological News: Hopis Try to Stop Paris Sale of Artifacts -
In a rare case of a cultural heritage claim arising from the sale of American artifacts abroad, the Hopi Indians of Arizona have asked federal officials to help stop a high-price auction of 70 sacred masks in Paris next week.
The tribe is receiving advice from the State and Interior…
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