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Archaeology News - Tower of human skulls excavated at Aztec site Templo Mayor

11 July 2017

Ongoing excavations at Templo Mayor (Great Temple), a now buried structure built by the Aztecs in their capital city Tenochtitlan (modern day Mexico City), have uncovered a large tower of at least 650 human skulls. The tower is thought to be the structure recorded by the invading Spanish conquistadores as the Huey Tzompantli. The skulls are mostly of men although the...

Ongoing excavations at Templo Mayor (Great Temple), a now buried structure built by the Aztecs in their capital city Tenochtitlan (modern day Mexico City), have uncovered a large tower of at least 650 human skulls. The tower is thought to be the structure recorded by the invading Spanish conquistadores...

Ongoing excavations at Templo Mayor (Great Temple), a now buried structure built by the Aztecs in their capital city Tenochtitlan (modern day Mexico City), have...

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NAIDOC Week 2017

29 June 2017

NAIDOC Week runs from the 2nd to the 9th July. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC week is always held in the first week of July and is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements as well as an opportunity to educate the wider community...

NAIDOC Week runs from the 2nd to the 9th July. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC week is always held in the first week of July and is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and...

NAIDOC Week runs from the 2nd to the 9th July. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC week...

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Archaeology News - Age of Homo sapiens pushed back to 315,000 BP

29 June 2017

There is a lot of excitement in the world of physical anthropology at the moment with the publication of an study of the remains of at least five Homo sapiens in a site in Morocco called Jebel Irhoud. These remains are unusual because the fossils are older than 300,000, making these the oldest human remains yet found...

There is a lot of excitement in the world of physical anthropology at the moment with the publication of an study of the remains of at least five Homo sapiens in a site in Morocco called Jebel Irhoud. These remains are unusual because the fossils...

There is a lot of excitement in the world of physical anthropology at the moment with the publication of an study of...

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Archaeology News - Evidence of the earliest occupation of the coasts of Australia from Barrow Island

29 June 2017

A large multi-disciplinary research team, led by Professor Peter Veth of the University of Western Australia (UWA), has found evidence of the earliest occupation of the Australian coast while conducting an archaeological study at Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Australia. For more information see PhysOrg.  

A large multi-disciplinary research team, led by Professor Peter Veth of the University of Western Australia (UWA), has found evidence of the earliest occupation of the Australian coast while conducting an archaeological study at Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Australia. For more information...

A large multi-disciplinary research team, led by Professor Peter Veth of the University of Western Australia (UWA), has found evidence of the...

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