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The early 'gastronomes' of Tucson

The early 'gastronomes' of Tucson

Inhabitants of an early irrigated agriculture site in North America ate rabbit, greens and masa made from popcorn.

December 19, 2015 7:22 pm Video Photos

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Mummified remains found at northwestern Indiana quarry site

LOWELL, Ind. — A team of archaeologists has discovered mummified human remains that could be 2,000 years old at the site of a planned northwestern Indiana quarry, authorities said.

June 28, 2015 12:02 pmLoading…
Bits of Tucson history unearthed at downtown dig

Bits of Tucson history unearthed at downtown dig

Some items will be displayed in the new hotel to be built on the site.

June 24, 2015 12:00 pm Video Photos

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Archaeologists from across US searching for Kansas artifacts

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. — Archaeologists from across the country are in south-central Kansas this week searching for artifacts to confirm that a five-mile stretch of land once was home to a Native American tribe of 20,000 people.

June 04, 2015 12:17 pmLoading…
Photo tour: Foods of Tucson's past, and present

Photo tour: Foods of Tucson's past, and present

People have farmed here for 4,000 years. But not just corn, beans and squash ...

April 29, 2015 5:45 pm Photos

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UA researchers use tree rings to rewrite history

UA researchers use tree rings to rewrite history

Scientific adds to the study of classical civilizations in the Mediterranean.

March 09, 2015 7:45 pm Video Photos

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Museum grant to save collection of irreplaceable images

Museum grant to save collection of irreplaceable images

The Arizona State Museum is adapting its venerable building to modern uses. 

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Dig confirms Clovis people hunted elephantlike gomphotheres

We now know the beasts roamed North America as recently as 13,000 years ago.

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Tour ruins, ghost town, ranch this month

March brings a bunch of free events for Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. See azstateparks.com for a complete list; here's a sample:

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Near-Ice Age site yields ancient dwelling, remains

Near-Ice Age site yields ancient dwelling, remains

UA doctoral student Joshua Reuther, sitting, and University of Alaska anthropology professor Ben Potter study the excavated dwelling, which is about 11,500 years old. It's an especially rare find given its semi-subterranean structure - unusual for the time period.

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Near-Ice Age site yields ancient dwelling, remains

Near-Ice Age site yields ancient dwelling, remains

A team that includes two UA archaeologists has made an unusual discovery for North American archaeology: a central Alaska dwelling dating to the end of the last Ice Age, when Asia and North America were connected land masses.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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These students will pay tuition premiums at Pima

With a 20 percent tuition premium, the student would actually pay 12 percent more for the degree.

February 07, 2011 12:33 pmLoading…
Tonight on campus: "Does the Past Have a Future?"

Tonight on campus: "Does the Past Have a Future?"

PCC lecture series kicks off with an archaeology expert

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In UA exhibit, early man takes on mammoth

In UA exhibit, early man takes on mammoth

More than 10,000 years ago, a group of prehistoric humans stalked a 10-ton mammoth through moist grassland near what is now Naco. Then, in a bold move, the humans attacked the 13-foot-tall tusked beast, thrusting eight stone-tipped spears into its ribs, neck, chest and back.

April 13, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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In UA exhibit, early man takes on mammoth

In UA exhibit, early man takes on mammoth

Conservator Christina Bisulca of the Arizona State Museum examines the mandible of a mammoth, a giant beast that once roamed what's now Southern Arizona. Such bones give clues to how prehistoric man lived in area.

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Local projects win Common Ground Awards

Local projects win Common Ground Awards

Eleven community projects were recognized Friday at the Metropolitan Pima Alliance's 2009 Common Ground Awards ceremony, celebrating the success of public and private collaborations.

October 20, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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