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Possible second Viking site in Newfoundland; violent death of Ramses III; assessing ISIS damage to Palmyra; rare Etruscan stone inscription

Chemical study of Japanese pottery; Bison bones in Arizona; corduroy road in Ontario; clues to Laos Plain of Jars

Tibetan Silk Road; Cherokee tree cultivation; Greeks battled Goths; bones of Swedish king

Miniature bronzes in Oman; North Carolina shipwreck; Angkor bronze workshop; piece of ancient marble Rome map

Buried Anglo-Saxon island in England; dissension as cause of Cahokia’s end; culturally mixed burials in north Sudan; engraved shark on Japanese sword

Easter Island not at war; new Star Carr finds; medieval ship in Holland; mega-study of Maya droughts and collapse.

Roman portraits from Egyptian tombs; Madagascar stalagmite evidence; mysterious Jordanian wall; Roman tavern in France.

Athenian silver mine; very early Swedish fish processing; Roman immigrant burials; Cherokee town in Tennessee.

Roman intestinal parasites; ancient Egyptian boat; tortoise in Israel Paleolithic; British Columbia natives used antibacterial clay.

Spanish megalithic tomb; Bablyonian calculus; New Mexico depopulation; rabbi epitaphs in northern Israel.

Story phrases: Ancient Arizona footprints; Russian graffiti lists murderers; Sinai carvings rewrite Egyptian history; Bronze Age Pompeii in Britain.

Breakthrough in deciphering Inca knots; new finds at Iraq’s Shanidar Cave; Iron Age Knossos; new burial at El Zotz.