06 JUIN 2016 NEWS: Zakynthos - Bandipora - Utah -
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GRECE – Zakynthos - The ancient underwater remains of a long lost Greek city were in fact created by a naturally occurring phenomenon – according to joint research from the University of East Anglia and the University of Athens (Greece). When underwater divers discovered what looked like paved floors, courtyards and colonnades, they thought they had found the ruins of a long-forgotten civilization that perished when tidal waves hit the shores of the Greek holiday island Zakynthos. But new research published today reveals that the site was created by a natural geological phenomenon that took place in the Pliocene era - up to five million years ago.
INDE - Bandipora - A rare memorial stone slab was discovered in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday, said Director Archives, Archeology and Museums. The archaeological artifact was then lifted to SPS Museum Srinagar, where a team of archaeological experts have been investigating the archaeological find. During its preliminary investigation, it was found that the find basically is a memorial stone measuring 5.5 ft in length and 15 inches in width. The face of the memorial stone is in three panels, depicting the few crude human and animal images.“The central panel carries an interesting image of a standing turban headed human figure holding bow and arrow to its left while the motif of dragger fixed on his waist towards its left,” said an official spokesman. The sculpture is a first find of its kind where such a motif has made its appearance in such a magnificent way.
USA – Utah - A three-year effort to scan nearly 120,000 archaeological site records into an online database is done, Utah state officials announced this week. The Archaeological Site Form Scanning Project involved staffers scanning tens of thousands of paper forms to a state website, a step leaders with the Utah Division of State History say will make research easier and streamline the permitting process for those wanting to work on projects on public lands. The state has been working to make all of its archaeological records available online, with those records spanning back to the 1940s. Each year, the division receives records on some 3,000 new sites, ranging from 10,000-year-old Paleoindian sites to relics from the state’s uranium boom in the 1960s.