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Archaeological site

An archaeological site is a place (or group of physical sites) in which evidence of past activity is preserved (either prehistoric or historic or contemporary), and which has been, or may be, investigated using the discipline of archaeology and represents a part of the archaeological record.

List of Popular Archaeological Sites

  • Olerdola, Barcelona - Remains of newborn twin girls dating back to between the middle of the 4th century B.C. to the beginning of the 2nd century B.C were discovered
  • Haldummulla, Sri Lanka - Archaeologists unearthed a human dwelling which they believe is the oldest of its kind identified on the island so far
  • Iranian archaeological sites - DNA studies suggest that all cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals that were domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some 10,500 years ago

Archaeological site in News

Morgan Freeman Shines Light on Guatemala's Mayan Wonders
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA--(Marketwired - September 14, 2015) - Last month, Morgan Freeman, producer and renowned Academy Award winning actor, visited the pre-Columbian Mayan settlement of El Mirador, located in the northern region of Petén, Guatemala

Colorado Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial in Its Four National Parks
In 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate 100 years of protecting national parks across the country. The state is home to four national parks, eight national monuments, four national historic trails, a national recreation area, two national historic sites and a river corridor. For more information on Colorado's national parks, visit

Mexico Soon to Become A Popular Tourist Destination for Indian Travellers
The Embassy of Mexico, Mexico Tourism Board and Travel+Leisure India & South Asia conducted a business seminar in Mumbai on September 5, 2014 Wants You to Get Back to Nature, for Free
The final days of summer are approaching and, with them, come a change of pace and season. For those looking for one final adventure this Labor Day long weekend -- or even to plan a foliage getaway for fall -- we have one word: free! To help you get back to nature in the most economical of ways, the travel experts at Cheapflights

8 Must-Have Experiences in Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA--(Marketwired - July 22, 2014) - From charming, colonial towns and spectacular, ancient Mayan cities to pristine natural wonders filled with thrill and wildlife, Central America's best kept secret -- Guatemala -- has much to offer travelers

Unforgettable Adventures in Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2014) - Guatemala's vast landscape is the ideal playground for active travelers seeking exciting new experiences in a non-homogenous, natural environment

Krystal Resorts Feature Cancun as a Must-Travel December Vacation Destination
While there are many different travel destinations to visit this December, few offer the beauty, excitement and experiences that Cancun, Mexico does.

With Caribbean Tourism Growth Outpacing the World, Travel Experts Break Down the Region's Top Travel Destinations for 2014
Citing World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) statistics, Beverly Nicholson-Doty, chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, saw Caribbean tourism growth "outpace the rest of the world" in 2012. After all, over one billion international tourists vacationed in the region in 2012 alone

A Dozen Vacations in One Destination
Nestled in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, Durango boasts a "Dozen Vacations in One Destination!" Cool mountain nights offer an escape from the heat and sunny daytime adventures are yours to make memories. Here are a dozen ideas to help you plan this summer's Durango vacation. Visit for even more ideas.

Nevada's McKeen Motor Car Listed as a National Historic Landmark
One of Nevada's most significant historic treasures is now the nation's newest historic landmark with action today from the United States Department of the Interior. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar listed the McKeen Motor Car at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City as a National Historic Landmark.

Aurora's Skate(R) SUAS Supports Aerial Surveying Missions in Peru
Aurora Flight Sciences' Skate® Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) recently traveled to Peru in support of Vanderbilt University's efforts at the Mawchu Llacta archeological site.

Swan Hellenic Introduces New Summer 2013 Brochure, With 16 New Port Calls on the Upgraded Minerva
Swan Hellenic's newly-refurbished Minerva has added 16 new port calls to her 2013-14 schedule, including maiden calls in Spitsbergen, Norway; Bangor, Northern Ireland; Dingle, Ireland; Cartagena, Colombia; and the San Blas Islands, bringing the total to 184 ports that the ship will be visiting.

Prehistoric Saharan humans practiced dairying in 5th millennium BC
A research by an international team of scientists has described the first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Saharan Africa used cattle for their milk nearly 7,000 years ago.

Extinction of woolly mammoths has 'lessons for modern climate change'
Not long after the last ice age, the last woolly mammoths succumbed to a lethal combination of climate warming, encroaching humans and habitat change - the same threats facing many species today, a new study has claimed.

13000-yr-old melt-glass material supports cosmic impact hypothesis
An 18-member international team of researchers has discovered melt-glass material in a thin layer of sedimentary rock in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Syria.

Migrating humans `carried mouse to colonies`
The timeline of mouse colonization is similar to that of Viking invasion, according to a new study.

Neanderthals were using red paint much earlier than previously thought
Scientists have uncovered evidences that show Neanderthals were using red paint up to 250,000 years ago - thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

25k-yr old pendant at Irikaitz may be oldest open-air excavation in Iberian Peninsula
The recent discovery of a 25,000 year old pendant at an archaeological site in Zestoa has given rise to intense debate, which would make it the oldest found to date at open-air excavations throughout the whole of the Iberian Peninsula.

How Maya lowlands supported dense population
The scientists have revealed how Maya lowlands, which were one of the most densely populated areas in the world during ancient Maya Classic period (250 - 900 AD), sustained its population.

Hunting in America 800-yrs older than earlier believed
A new study has claimed that hunters were present at least 800 years earlier than Clovis and that the first inhabitants arrived earlier to North America than previously thought.

2,000-year-old Mayan palace discovered in Mexico
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 2,000-year-old Mayan palace in the south-eastern state of Chiapas, which they say represents the first evidence of occupation in that area between 50 B.C. and 50 A.D.

1800-yr-old Mexican tunnel could reveal secrets of ancient civilization
Archaeologists have found a tunnel which was hidden from the human eye for 1,800 years in the ancient city of Mexico, which could reveal secrets about the ancient American civilization.

Archaeologists explore Iraqi marshes for origins of Mesopotamian cities
Archaeologists have recently undertaken the first non-Iraqi archaeological investigation of the Tigris-Euphrates delta in nearly 20 years.

'Sophisticated' cavemen 'had more in common with us than we like to think'
A leading archaeologist claims that cavemen were far more sophisticated than their dimwitted reputation suggests.

Earliest American residents came at least 15,500 years ago
New findings at a Central Texas archaeological site prove that people lived in the region far earlier - as much as 2,500 years earlier - than previously believed, rewriting what anthropologists know about when the first inhabitants arrived in North America.

French team unearths Maurya dynasty wall in Bangladesh
A French excavation team dug out a wall belonging to the Maurya dynasty at Mahasthangarh archaeological site in Bogra recently.

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