Top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2007

Archaeology magazine has compiled its top 10 finds of the year. I’m delighted to see that chickens made the list. Chickens: is there anything they can’t do?

Scholars have long assumed the Spaniards first introduced chickens to the New World along with horses, pigs, and cattle. But now radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis of a chicken bone excavated from a site in Chile suggest Polynesians in oceangoing canoes brought chickens to the west coast of South America well before Europe’s “Age of Discovery.”

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Comment by Clutch
2007-12-24 12:04:47

The Irish henge story is heartbreaking. There’s nothing so beautiful, enlightening, or irreplaceable that we won’t pave it over to shave six minutes off a commute.

Comment by livius drusus
2007-12-24 12:13:41

Boggles the mind, really. You’d think for propagandistic nationalist purposes alone Tara would trump the M3.

Here’s hoping the European Commission has enough muscle to ecrasez this infame.

 
 
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