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Articles for author Michele Koons: 15

  • In one week two Teen Science Scholars, Kimi McBryde and Lauren Phan, and DMNS volunteer Clare Hoenig, will join Anthropology Department Postdoctoral Fellow Michele Koons in Peru for three weeks of archaeological and geological fieldwork.  We will be investigating past human-environmental interaction…
  • MAYA PYRAMID DESTROYED

      A construction company destroyed a major Maya ceremonial center in Belize while quarrying for materials to build a road. Even though the site was on private property, it is illegal to destroy any ancient Maya site in the country.  The blind destruction of archaeological …
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  • It is a very exciting time for archaeology indeed! Recently there have been a bunch of amazing new archaeological discoveries.  I thought I would share a few here and continue to update as new ones are made.   The combination of new scientific techniques applied to archaeological materials, such as …
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  • It is a very exciting time for archaeology indeed! Recently there have been a bunch of amazing new archaeological discoveries.  I thought I would share a few here and continue to update as new ones are made.   The combination of new scientific techniques applied to archaeological materials, such as …
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  • King Richard III Found After 500 Years

    Today archaeologists confirmed that a skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester, England last year is that of Richard III of Shakespeare fame.  Richard III was King of England from 1483 until his death in 1485 during the War of the Roses’ Battle of Bos…
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