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  • Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone Found

    on Feb 7, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, News, Paleolithic, Prehistory, Serbia • with Comments Off on Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone Found

    Scientists have unearthed a jawbone from an ancient human ancestor in a cave in Serbia. The jawbone, which may have come from an ancient Homo erectus or a primitive-looking Neanderthal precursor, is more than 397,000 years old, and possibly more than 525,000 years old. The fossil, described today (Feb. 6) in the journal PLOS ONE, is the oldest hominin fossil found in this region of Europe, and may change the view that Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relatives, evolved throughout Europe around that time. “It comes from an area where we basically don’t have anything

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  • Loom weights reveal existence of weaving since 2,500 years ago

    on Jan 30, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Craft, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Loom weights reveal existence of weaving since 2,500 years ago

    Loom weights dating back 2,500 years that were found in the ancient Assoss show the textile industry has existed in the region since ancient times The northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Ayvacık district is home to one of the most important areas of Turkey’s textile industry. The district is famous for kilim carpets produced in different colors and designs, but as of late 2,500-year-old loom weights recently found in the ancient city of Assoss, within the borders of the district, have brought the district even more fame. Ayvacık was one of Turkey’s significant centers, especially in

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  • Romanian media: Thousands of valuable stamps stolen from Romanian heritage

    on Dec 15, 12 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Media, News, Romania • with Comments Off on Romanian media: Thousands of valuable stamps stolen from Romanian heritage

    Romania owns an impressive collection of 12 million stamps which is worth EUR 500 million, but when the officials from the Romanian Post, which manages the collection, tried to take an inventory, they discovered that some of the stamps were missing or replaced with fakes, according to the Romanian media. The audit results showed that more than two hundred “Cap de Bour 1858″ stamps, the first and most expensive of the famous series, had been replaced by other fake stamps. The value of the stamps strictly speaking comes to RON 12 million. During a a

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  • Adam of Macedonia

    on Dec 6, 12 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Articles, Book, Cultural heritage, Exhibition, Neolithic, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Adam of Macedonia

    Exhibition Title: Adam of Macedonia Date: 11.12. 2012 Time: 20:00 Place: City museum of Skopje On December 11, 2012, starting at 8:00 pm, the Skopje City Museum will host two events associated with the Neolithic site Govrlevo near Skopje. The permanent archaeological exhibit of the Skopje city museum will be augmented by the addition of “Adam of Govrlevo” – a Neolithic figurine, consisting of a male ceramic torso, discovered in the year 2000. In addition, the Museum will present the monograph “Cerje-Govrlevo, Milos Bilbija”, dedicated to the archaeologist who discovered and evaluated the site of

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