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Archaeologists and technologists develop supercomputer-powered solutions to protect and preserve ancient sites and artifacts

Archaeologists and technologists develop supercomputer-powered solutions to protect and preserve ancient sites and artifacts

VIDEO When Adam Rabinowitz was 15 years old, his aunt, an archaeologist, invited him to join her on a dig in Sicily. Twenty-three years later, Rabinowitz, now the assistant director at the Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICA) at The University of Texas at Austin, is still traveling around the world getting dirt under his nails.…   » Continue Reading

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

When then-Harvard University Professor John Huehnergard and his wife and colleague Jo Ann Hackett first visited The University of Texas at Austin last spring, they couldn’t help but notice the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew letters that adorn the Tower. After all, Hackett, a Hebrew scholar, and Huehnergard, who teaches Semitic linguistics and writing systems, have…   » Continue Reading

Archaeologists unearth a graveyard of ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea

Archaeologists unearth a graveyard of ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea

Phantoms of the Deep: In the depths of the Black Sea lies a landscape of eternal darkness. With no light and no oxygen in the sea’s anoxic layer, no life can survive, except perhaps the ghosts of ancient mariners whose ships foundered thousands of years ago.