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For 20 years archaeologists from the university have been working in Cyprus. University of Sydney Paphos excavation project.

Digging deeper holes: 20 years as an archaeologist in Cyprus

One of the by-products of field projects working in the same area over a prolonged period of time is the realisation that the team makes an enduring contribution to the local community.
Umatilla people, one of the tribes fighting to bury the Kennewick Man. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/wikimedia

‘Kennewick Man’ was Native American, study suggests

A genomic sequencing study suggesting that the 9,000-year old skeleton dubbed "Kennewick Man" was Native American will intensify a 20-year-old dispute about what should happen to the remains.
Excavating stone artifacts that date from 3.3 million years ago in Kenya. MPK-WTAP

Our stone tool discovery pushes back the archaeological record by 700,000 years

Stone tools excavated in Kenya date back 3.3 million years – making them about a million years older than the oldest known fossils from our own hominid genus Homo. Who made and used these tools?
Still with mysteries to reveal after 7,000 years. Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project LBIArchPRO

How technology, not spades, revealed what lies beneath Stonehenge

The recent discoveries at Stonehenge, including ritual monuments, burial mounds and a long barrow, are wonderful examples of how archaeological geophysics can be used in areas where excavation is hard…
Volunteers are a common sight on any archaeological dig, such as this one in Cyprus. Craig Barker

Down and dirty: what volunteers bring to archaeological digs

Although it is not yet 6am, and the sun has only just begun to rise, already the thermometer is pushing 30C, and the humidity so high it is impossible not to sweat. I’m leading an Australian archaeological…

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