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A new way of dating archaeological objects has been found, using water to unlock their "internal clocks". Fired clay ceramics start to react chemically with atmospheric moisture as soon as it is removed from the kiln. Researchers believe they can pinpoint the precise age of materials like brick, tile and pottery by calculating how much its weight has changed...

2009-05-20

 clay archeology dating
A team of archaeologists and scientists says it has, for the first time, found pieces of a burial shroud from the time of Jesus in a tomb in Jerusalem.

2009-12-16

 Jesus Christ archeology grave Shroud of Turin
The House of the Gladiators was found in ruins when curators came to open the site to visitors early on Saturday.

2010-11-07

 Pompeii ancient Rome rain collapse archeology
Peruvian foraging societies were already chewing coca leaves 8,000 years ago, archaeological evidence has shown. Ruins beneath house floors in the northwestern Peru showed evidence of chewed coca and calcium-rich rocks.

2010-12-02

 coca cocaine Peru leaf Bolivia archeology drug medicine history tradition