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Strata: Portraits of Humanity - January 2015


The Secret Passage; prehistoric Florida canoe update; Roman soldier tombstone in UK


In a short animated film, a small boy discovers an ancient grave by accident and witnesses its looting and destruction.  After 3 years soaking in a tank filled with a preservative solution, the 1,100 year old Native American dugout canoe excavated in 2011...

The Town Below


Development of the modern city of Alexandria, Egypt, has obscured traces of old Alexandria on the surface, but an ancient subterranean world of waterworks still remains to be fully explored. Visitors to the place in classical times admired the cisterns there, which are said to have numbered in the hundreds and formed a true underground city.

Excavations at Bu Maher Fort, Bahrain


A British archaeology field team explores a historic fort in the small island country of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf to find out what remains beneath the ground. Geoarchaeological investigation reveals a detailed picture of the evolution of this part of Bahrain’s only remaining virgin shoreline.

Tubuai: An Archaic East Polynesian Island


In 2007, a group of archaeologists from the University of Otago, New Zealand, led by the late Rob Bollt and filmed by Adam Thompson, came to Tubuai, an island in east Polynesia, to look for traces of some of the greatest explorers in human history, who arrived on the island about 1000 years ago.

One Step before Archaeology: The Formation of a Deposition


Moussai is a small village in the region of Mylopotamos, Crete, abandoned in the late 1960s.  In only a few decades, the village has been transformed into an advanced stage of decay.

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 11 January 2015 - 17 January 2015

Roman figurine on Danish island; Japanese royal burial mound; Egyptian frontier fort; Mesoamerican mirrors in Arizona

Audio News from Archaeologica, 4 January 2015 - 10 January 2015

Early Chinese horse and chariot burials; Fifth Dynasty Egyptian queen; Byzantine amulet and persistent paganism; surviving Colorado wickiups

Audio News from Archaeologica, 28 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

Belize lagoon and Maya drought; copper crown in India from Indus Valley Civilization; Vikings from central Norway; Vero dates possibly pre-Clovis

Audio News from Archaeologica, 21 December - 27 December 2014

Roman-era synagogue in northern Israel; million-year old stone tool in Turkey; Chinese kingdom possibly relocated after earthquake; Neolithic lake-dwellers in Poland

Audio News from Archaeologica, 14 December - 20 December 2014

Monumental corridor at Herod’s hilltop palace; Viking bronzeworking tool in northern Canada; Viking influence in Spain; focus on drought at Tikal

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