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Archaeology

Archaeology, or archeology, In North America, archaeology is considered a sub-field of anthropology, while in Europe archaeology is often viewed as either a discipline in its own right or a sub-field of other disciplines.

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Failed Mongol Armada Wreck Discovered Off Japanese Coast

Researchers think they've discovered the wreck of one of the ships sent by Mongol leader Kublai Khan to try to invade Japan in the 13th century which were destroyed by a "kamikaze" or divine wind. The vessel is 12 meters long and is buried in sediment 20 meters below the surface and there's Chinese porcelain that was found preserved around the wreck.

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2000 Year-Old Burial Site Contained Bobcat Kitten Wearing Necklace

A bobcat kitten wearing a necklace of shells and bear teeth was unearthed during an excavation of a 2000 year old funeral mound typically reserved for humans. It's the only wild decorated wild cat burial on record according to work published in the Mid-continental Journal of Archaeology this week. The bobcat could possibly have been tamed and have been a cherished pet. Photo taken by Holly Kuchera

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A video about the excavation of Richard III. Those involved: Phillipa Langley; Richard Buckley; Dr John Ashdown-Hill

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