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Trump's border wall reportedly threatens 22 archaeological sites in Arizona 19.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

An internal report obtained by the Washington Post found that several archaeological sites at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument "likely will be wholly or partially destroyed by forthcoming border fence construction."

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Long, Pointy Skulls of Starved Teenage Boys From Distant Lands Discovered in 1,500-year-old Burial Pit 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Two of the boys had been subjected to artificial skull deformation.
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Vikings Injected Fresh Blood into Irish Population after 200 Year Decline on Emerald Isle 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ancient migrations of Vikings appear to have left a lasting legacy in the modern population of Ireland.
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Stone Age Boat Building Site With Technology Not Seen for Thousands More Years Discovered by Underwater Archeologists 21.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers discovered a submerged platform from the building site that dates back 8,000 years.
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Stone Age Cave at 11,000 Feet Is Oldest High Altitude Human Settlement Ever Discovered 8.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists find hunter gatherers used the site for thousands of years.
Ancient Egypt: Mystery Forefathers of Great Civilization Are Being Uncovered at Burial Sites Beyond They Pyramids 2.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Mystery forefathers of ancient Egypt are being uncovered at burial sites beyond they pyramids
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Mysterious 10,000-year-old Sunken Forest May Be Hiding Clues About the End of the Ice Age 25.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers are probing the forest to see if humans ever lived there.
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Native Hawaiians Protesting Construction on a Sacred Mountain Prepare “For the Long Haul” 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
Hundreds of Native Hawaiians and their supporters gathered last week at the base of Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the state, to block construction of a massive telescope that they say threatens sacred sites. The protests came to a head on Wednesday, when at least 30 elders calling themselves kiai’i, or “protectors,” were arrested by officers […]
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Staffers Allege Misconduct at BLM’s Busiest Oil and Gas Office 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In early fall 2017, two Bureau of Land Management archaeologists drove to a Chevron oil and gas site in the dry grasslands of southeast New Mexico. The oil company had damaged a Native American archaeological site, and they […]
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A Beautiful World: Help find Ancient Egyptian sites on your coffee break 2.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist. To save the archaeological sites on planet Earth, she's recruiting help with her organization, GlobalXplorer.
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Two Million Years Ago, Humans May Have Been Eating 11-Foot-tall, 1,000-Pound Giant Birds, Scientists Say 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Remains belonging to one of the biggest birds that ever lived have been discovered in a cave in Crimea.
Neanderthal Settlement Where Our Prehistoric Relatives Lived for 10,000 Years Discovered in Israel 26.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers say their findings at the 'Ein Qashish site show open-air sites may have been more important to Neanderthals than previously thought.
'Earliest Evidence' of Cannabis Smoking Found in 2,500-Year-Old Chinese Mountain Tomb 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Humans have been cultivating the cannabis plant for thousands of years, but we know very little about when it was first used for its psychoactive properties.
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Ancient Mystery of Angkor Wat's 'Decline and Abandonment' is Being Upended by Archaeologists 4.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Many tourists still come to Angkor Wat with an outdated, romanticized notion of a deserted ruin emerging from the mysterious jungle.
Road trip: Hike, fish and explore historic sites in Colorado 20.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The route: From downtown Durango, Colo., take Main Avenue to West College Drive. Turn left onto U.S. 550 south to U.S. 160 east to Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Miles: Durango to Pagosa Springs is about 60 miles; scenic detours will add 40 or more miles.

Best time: Summers can be warm; spring and fall...

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Clues to Ancient Migration Route of First Humans out of Africa Discovered 30.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
We found evidence of hominin settlement in the Sudanese Red Sea area in the form of stone artifacts that suggests this region was a key early dispersal corridor—and possibly the first.
Oil and gas development complicates effort to protect sacred sites 13.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The battle over oil and gas development across the high desert that surrounds Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been brewing for years.
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Mystery 8,000-Year-Old Abandoned Structure Discovered 9.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts have uncovered stone-wall structures that date back 5,000 to 8,000 years and 3,000-year-old irrigation canals.
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Border fence threatens family burial ground — and a slice of African American history 19.2.2019 LA Times: Nation

When Ramiro Ramirez was a boy, his grandmother would bring him to visit the family cemeteries tucked amid vegetable and sugarcane fields here just north of the Rio Grande. He would carry a small bucket of water to help her plant red roses next to the wooden cross marking the grave of his great-great-grandfather,...

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Ahead of 2020 Summer Olympics, a building boom in Kyoto is yielding ancient artifacts 6.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Archaeologists are rushing to uncover, document and preserve centuries-old objects, as new hotels and office buildings go up in the ancient former capital of Japan.
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