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Mammoth Ottoman Hoard Some 60,000 sixteenth- and seventeenth-century silver coins have been discovered in Turkey.
Bizarre Rituals An ancient cemetery found on the grounds of a prison just south of Columbus, Ohio, defies easy explanation.
Runestone Fakery Runic inscriptions found on a boulder in Minnesota last May were carved by graduate students in 1985.
Hoax Update Japanese archaeologist Shinichi Fujimura has admitted to faking discoveries on at least 42 sites in Japan.
Mural Flap China and South Korea are pointing fingers at each other following the looting of tomb murals from a Chinese town on the North Korean border.
Tuscan Excalibur? Archaeologists recently investigated the legend of a sword allegedly plunged into a stone in a Tuscan chapel by Galgano Guidotti.
Caves and Climate Stalagmites in Carlsbad Caverns show that climate change coincided with major cultural innovations in the prehistoric Southwest.
Car Wash Cover-up Remains of Upper Canada's first parliament have been found beneath a car wash in Toronto.
Bogus Time Capsule When Dublin archaeologists started digging foundations on which a nineteenth-century pillar once stood, they suspected they might find something interesting.
Rare Ashoka Statues Discovered in India Two sandstone slabs in India could hold the key to the life of the warrior-king Ashoka.
Curtains for Overkill? A zooarchaeologist argues that climate change did in the mammoths and other large mammals.
Revisiting the Rose Test excavations show London's sixteenth-century Rose Theater is well preserved.
Columbus Mystery Ship The remains of a ship found off Panama's Atlantic coast may be the Vizcaina.
"Auto House" Discovered Historical archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania have uncovered the foundations of a ca. 1920 garage.
Pottery Heist Last July someone slipped into the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, making off with 21 Native American pots.

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