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Maya Creation: The Planting of the Three Stones


Dr. Mark Van Stone reads the Creation story on Quiriguá Stela C, the late Eighth Century monument in Guatemala telling the myth of the "Planting of the Three-Stone Hearth (of Creation)."  This creation myth connected with fears that the world would end in 2012.

Malta: Land of Forgotten Temples


Long before Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, Neolithic people in Malta built many impressive megalithic temples.  Then the temple builders vanished from the archaeological record.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - March 2015


Historic wetland in England; Nevada Basque celebration


From King Arthur and the Isle of Avalon to the incredibly preserved remains of prehistoric trackways and lake villages, the unique wetland of the Somerset Levels and Moors in southwest England...

Shriver Circle Geophysical Survey


Magnetometer survey by Dr. Jarrod Burks in Ohio relocates part of the 1000 foot wide Shriver Circle, a now invisible Woodland Period (300 B.C. - A.D. 500) Glossary Link earthworks feature, suggesting that remote sensing can revolutionize our understanding of Ohio earthworks.

Maya Hieroglyphs


Dr. Mark Van Stone, Keynote Speaker for TAC Festival 2012, explains how Maya hieroglyphs are constructed by writing a modern name in ancient phonetic Maya characters.

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 22 March 2015 - 28 March 2015


Underground city in Cappadocia; formation of early Maya ritual center; Neolithic defleshing in Italy; earliest breast cancer in Egyptian burial


Audio News from Archaeologica, 15 March 2015 - 21 March 2015


Massive UK genetics study; Cervantes tomb located; dates for Micronesian coral tombs; remarkably early Seattle-area Glossary Link lithic site


Audio News from Archaeologica, 8 March 2015 - 14 March 2015


Possibly very old Oregon artifact; Viking silver ring of Islamic origin; mysterious Olmec jadeite carving; Chilean mummies suffering possibly climate-induced damage


Audio News from Archaeologica, 1 March 2015 - 7 March 2015


European genetics and language history; lost city in Honduras; giant Celtic tomb in France; stone hammer in Alaska


Audio News from Archaeologica, 22 February 2015 - 28 February 2015


Roman tombstone in England; ISIL video shows antiquities destruction; Andean mortuary for defleshing human corpses; Pharaoh Senebkay died in battle


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