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News and Notes from the World of Archaeology

[image] Catch a Pithecus by the Toe
A 4.4-million-year-old skeleton found in Ethiopia belonged to a primate that may have walked upright and had teeth similar to humans. But is she our ancestor?

Bluestonehenge
Over the past two years, archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a previously unknown stone circle less than two miles from Stonehenge.

Gem of a Find
A tiny gemstone etched with Alexander the Great's portrait was found at the Hellenistic port of Tel Dor in Israel.

Bamiyan Now Mine-Free
Afghans hope that archaeologists will return to the sites to conserve them and conduct further research.

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World Roundup
Recent discoveries around the globe

Off the Grid
Northwestern University archaeologist Mark Hauser suggests you see the ruins of Bois Cotlette, a seldom-visited plantation site on the small island of Dominica, between Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Exhibitions
Egypt's Model Afterlife
Copper Age Thinkers

Books
The Spy Who Loved Old Stones

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