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TAG: top 10 of 2011

  • Features January/February 2012

    Arab Spring Impacts Archaeology - Libya/Egypt/Tunisia/Syria

    o discussion of the year 2011 can be complete without a reference to what's been termed Arab Spring. The political phenomenon has the potential to have an extraordinary impact on archaeology for years to come.

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  • Features January/February 2012

    First Domesticated Dogs - Předmostí, Czech Republic

    Researchers have, until recently, thought that dog domestication occurred about 14,000 years ago. In 2011, the case for it taking place much earlier received a boost from sites across Eurasia.

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  • Features January/February 2012

    Neolithic Community Centers - Wadi Faynan, Jordan

    The discovery of the remains of a 4,500-square-foot structure at the south Jordanian site of Wadi Faynan is helping redefine the purpose of architecture at the point in history when roving bands of hunter-gatherers transitioned to sedentary societies.

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  • Features January/February 2012

    War Begets State - Lake Titicaca, Peru

    ear the northern end of Lake Titicaca in Peru, a team led by Charles Stanish of the University of California, Los Angeles, found evidence that warfare may have been critical in the formation of early states.

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  • Features January/February 2012

    Viking Boat Burial - Ardnamurchan, Scotland

    A spectacular Viking boat burial was uncovered this year on the coast of Ardnamurchan, a remote region of western Scotland, the first such burial to be found on the British mainland.

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