Archaeology: Overview


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(11/29/22) Researchers Revisit Circumstances of Ötzi the Iceman's Death.

INNLANDET COUNTY, NORWAY—Live Science reports that a new study of Ötzi the Iceman, who perished in the Italian Alps some 5,300 years ago, suggests that he might not have died in the gully where his mummified body was found.

(11/28/22) What Drove Madagascar’s Megafauna to Extinction?

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR—According to a statement by the Max Planck Institute, excavations at three coastal ponds in southwest Madagascar show that large species, such as pygmy hippos, giant tortoises, and nine-feet-tall elephant birds, may have gone extinct 1,000 years ago because of a number of factors.

(11/22/22) A spider monkey’s remains tell a story of ancient diplomacy in the Americas.

A 1,700-year-old spider monkey skeleton unearthed at Teotihuacan in Mexico was likely a diplomatic gift from the Maya.

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