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10 Discoveries in Archaeology for 2010

Bring to your attention the top 10 most interesting archaeological finds in 2010 according to the magazine "Archaeology"
1. Tomb Hecatomnus of Milas, Turkey.
Tomb Hecatomnus king of Caria (391 Hecatomnus was the father of King Mausolus, whose tomb was one of the seven wonders of the world (the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus). Hecatomnus tomb was discovered by a group of looters who illegally trade in antiques.

2. Stone tools of the Paleolithic era.
Stone tools of the Paleolithic era (2.6 million years ago) were discovered on the coast of Crete, and served as proof that all hominids were able to cross the Mediterranean Sea, another 130 000 years ago. This also calls into question the data available before the migration of these creatures.
3. Royal Tomb of El Zotz, Guatemala.
Deep tunnel dug by local looters led archaeologists to a series of amazing, and at the same time, creepy discoveries. Under the pyramid of El Diablo, which is located near the town of modest Maya El Zotz, were detected strange objects, among which were the bowl with the severed fingers, teeth and part of the burning babies.
Also in the tomb were the remains of the Mayan king, dressed in clothing for ritual dancing and surrounded by the skeletons of four infants and the skulls of older children.
4. Early pyramid Jaen, Peru.
In Peru, near the city of Jaen, in the jungle was discovered pyramid, whose age is more than 2800 years.
5. The remains of the British ship Investigator
In the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic, were found the remains of the legendary British research ship Investigator, of disappeared 157 years ago. In 1850 he went to search for the lost Franklin expedition in the Arctic, but unfortunately, the ship was constrained by the ice and the crew was forced to leave his June 3, 1853.
6. Neanderthal genome.
Neanderthal genome was decoded by a team of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. Researchers concluded that the DNA of modern humans and Neanderthals are similar to 99,5%.

7. Children's burial in Tunisia.
The team of anthropologists at the University of Pittsburgh under the leadership of Jeffrey Schwartz as a result of the study of children's cemetery questioned previously existed assertion that all of these children have been killed for sacrifice. They unanimously concluded that they all died of natural causes.
8. "Kadanuumu", Ethiopia.
Discovery of the remains of a man aged more than 3.6 million years to the Ethiopian lowlands showed that already at that time, our ancestors moved about 2 feet. His dubbed Kadanuumu, which is translated from the Afar language means "big man".
9. Church in 1608, Jamestown, Virginia.
The excavations on the first of British settlements in North America, archaeologists discovered the remains of a wooden church built back in 1608.
10. Removing carbon dioxide without damaging the material
Chemist Marvin Rowe of Texas A & M University has developed a new method for extracting carbon dioxide from ancient samples, without destroying itself original. This method is applied to obtain the exact age of an object.

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