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  1. Archaeology (Archaeology Institute of America)
      Provides news stories. 11-01

  2. Archaeology

  3. -Defining Archaeology (Crow Canyon Archaeology Center - Lightfoot)
      "Most people know that archaeologists study things that are old, but some people don't realize that the focus of archaeology is on humans who lived in the past. For the most part, archaeologists learn about people in the past by looking at the tools, buildings, trash, and other physical traces that people left behind." 6-02

  4. Ancient Roman Coins Reveal History ( - Benenson)
      "During the chaos and confusion of the third century A.D., amid widespread disease, famine, and barbarian invasions, a brazen upstart seizes control of a breakaway state within the Roman Empire. He proclaims himself emperor only to disappear days later, his life and story lost, save for only the briefest of remarks in two fragmentary and unreliable sources. Then, an amateur treasure hunter scanning the green fields of Oxfordshire with a metal detector chances upon a small clay pot filled with more than 5,000 ancient Roman coins." 04-06

  5. Schalk, Lynell ( - Schiffman)
      "In the course of her 30-year career fighting archaeological crime, Lynell Schalk showed grit and determination in her mission to preserve this country's Native American cultural heritage." 04-06

  6. Antiquities Act of 1906 (
      "IBorn of concerns about the looting of archaeological sites and of the American Progressive Movement's belief in the betterment of society through active governmental involvement, the Antiquities Act of 1906 defined the study of archaeology as a scientific endeavor and resulted in the protection of 167 million acres of cultural and natural environments." 04-06

  7. Architecture Timeline ( - Craven)
      Describes highlights of architecture throughout human history. Includes more recent styles, such as Renaissance, American Colonial, Baroque, Rococo, Georgian Colonial, Neoclassical, Federalist, Idealist, Greek Revival, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. 3-01

  8. Anthropology

  9. Paleontology

  10. Archaeological News (
      Provides news stories each day. May load slowly because it includes several months worth of daily news on the page.

  11. Ancient Civilizations

  12. Ancient and Medieval

  13. Massive Ancient Wall Uncovered in Jerusalem (CNN News)
      "An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region, experts say." 09-09

  14. What Happens When the Sea Rises? (
      "In 1985 one captain brought Mol a beautifully preserved human jawbone, complete with worn molars. With his friend, fellow amateur Jan Glimmerveen, Mol had the bone radiocarbon-dated. It turned out to be 9,500 years old, meaning the individual lived during the Mesolithic period, which in northern Europe began at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago and lasted until the advent of farming 6,000 years later. 'We think it comes from a burial,' says Glimmerveen. 'One that has lain undisturbed since that world vanished beneath the waves, about 8,000 years ago.' "

      "The story of that vanished land begins with the waning of the ice. Eighteen thousand years ago, the seas around northern Europe were some 400 feet lower than today. Britain was not an island but the uninhabited northwest corner of Europe, and between it and the rest of the continent stretched frozen tundra. As the world warmed and the ice receded, deer, aurochs, and wild boar headed northward and westward. The hunters followed. Coming off the uplands of what is now continental Europe, they found themselves in a vast, low-lying plain."

      "Archaeologists call that vanished plain Doggerland, after the North Sea sandbank and occasional shipping hazard Dogger Bank." 12-12

  15. Stonehenge for Healing? (
      "Now Timothy Darvill, professor of archaeology at Bournemouth University, has breathed new life into the controversy with the publication of a book which proposes that the monument was in fact a centre of healing. Prof Darvill also backs the recent view that modern-day druids and hippies who celebrate the summer solstice at the site in the belief that they are continuing an ancient tradition should in fact carry out their rituals in December." 01-07

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