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    Default Recent discoveries in archaeology

    I thought it could be nice with a thread on this website dealing with recent archaeological findings around the globe, as reported by the press etc. - lots of stuff is happening due to increased scientific and technological abilities.

    And the results in this field can be truly stunning ...

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    I'll start with these two:

    "Uidentified Ship":
    "A 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Has Turned Up Perfectly Intact on Bottom of The Baltic Sea":

    Local press here in Denmark says that the ship is likely of Danish origins - based on some of the identified design.
    https://www.sciencealert.com/a-myste...the-baltic-sea

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    However: probably biggest news recently -
    "Motza":
    "A "Game-Changing" 10,000-Year-Old Neolithic City Has Been Unearthed Near Jerusalem"

    This find apparently means that the picture of the level of civilization in Neolithic cultures must be revised, since the town seems to be good deal more refined than say Catalhöyük.
    https://www.sciencealert.com/huge-pr...s-of-jerusalem
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    Doggerland in the North Sea:
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...-the-stone-age

    Also in the North Sea: recently a natural catastrophe happened with a containerschip loosing lots of containers during a storm.
    https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/0...-century-ship/
    A 16th century ship was discovered.
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    The biggest unexplored archaeological site is the tomb of the first Qin Emperor. The Chinese gov knows exactly where it is, but have yet to try to open it. The rumored lake of pure mercury is one potential issue to deal with

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/a...y/emperor-qin/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxllxT View Post
    Doggerland in the North Sea:
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...-the-stone-age

    Also in the North Sea: recently a natural catastrophe happened with a containerschip loosing lots of containers during a storm.
    https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/0...-century-ship/
    A 16th century ship was discovered.
    Doggerland: extremely interesting. Not mentioned in the article, but imagine they find burried stone structures or the like, for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwv 1080 View Post
    The biggest unexplored archaeological site is the tomb of the first Qin Emperor. The Chinese gov knows exactly where it is, but have yet to try to open it. The rumored lake of pure mercury is one potential issue to deal with

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/a...y/emperor-qin/
    Yes, there are some fine documentaries about this. As it is said about the Chinese, "they sew with a long thread", meaning that their patience can be manifest, and add to this respect and reverence for the forefathers ... haven't heard of any plans to open the site. Maybe we'll hear more.

    As regards Pompeii for example, I've heard that about about 1/3 is left more or less untouched, but the main reason, as I understand it, is that they want to reserve it for more sophisticated excavation techniques of the future. Whereas with the Chinese site, other factors seem to play a role too, though the NG article points to the complex structures inside. Some would think that a drone was an option ...
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    Czech archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old trading station
    https://www.radio.cz/en/section/news...rading-station
    there are more details on czech news, but I do not find it that interesting. A couple of tools from that period.

    For me the most interesting stuff in archeology are the ancient megalithic structures, because they are the most mysterious
    Ancient Megaliths So Puzzling Their Precision, Origin and Meaning Are Still Unknown

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    Robot exploration of the HMS Terror, well preserved in arctic waters


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