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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Excavations in Toba

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Archaeological sites in India show the effects of the Toba volcanic eruption 74 000 years ago.
Oxford University and Indian institutions say the excavations are similar to Pompeii.

"The seven-year project examines the environment that humans lived in, their , as well as the plants and animal bones of the time. The team has concluded that many forms of life survived the super-eruption, contrary to other research which has suggested significant animal extinctions and genetic bottlenecks."

Sources: and Oxford University

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shark Jaw
Source: K Shimada, DePaul University and Sternberg Museum of Natural History

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Paleontologists have found 88.7-million-year-old shark remains in Kansas. The jaw is estimated to be
3 feet long and 32 feet in length. Kenshu Shimada found the remains embedded in a vertical rock cliff in Kansas.

Source: Mike Everhart

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Egypt to receive stolen sarcophagus from US

Image credit SCA

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A 3,000 year old wooden sarcophagus dating to the 21st Dynasty is being returned to Egypt. It was shipped from Barcelona, but was intercepted in Miami in October 2008.

The Sarcophagus belonged to Imesy and Egypt sued to have the coffin returned. SCA Secretary-General Zahi Hawass will receive the sarcophagus in Washington, D.C. on the 10th of March.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

In Jerusalem ancient fortifications have recently been excavated. It dates back to 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon.
"If the age of the wall is correct, the finding would be an indication that Jerusalem was home to a strong central government that had the resources and manpower needed to build massive fortifications in the 10th century B.C."
Eilat Mazar is the Archaeologist behind this dig. She said her find is:
"the most significant construction we have from First Temple days in Israel. It means that at that time, the 10th century, in Jerusalem there was a regime capable of carrying out such construction."
Mazar suggests it was built by Solomon.

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