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BUFFALO, New York — Archaeology buffs are invited to watch diggers uncovering history this summer on the Buffalo waterfront.

A group of archaeologists and University at Buffalo graduate students is working near a construction site along Main Street at Canalside. They hope to uncover artifacts dating back to Buffalo’s 18th century heyday as the terminus of the Erie Canal.

A selection of artifacts from previous digs is on display at the site. They include bottles, household items, crockery, dolls, and a variety of industrial and maritime tools.

Visitors can watch the work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13, 17, 27, and 31; and Aug. 7, 10, and 21. (source)

HA NOI – An animal skeleton found at the Nam Giao worshipping platform in Thanh Hoa central province is believed to be the first such discovery in the history of archaeology in Viet Nam.

The undamaged buffalo skeleton was uncovered by Vietnamese archaeologists at the Ho Citadel in Vinh Loc Commune.

Vu The Long, of the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology, said the find was a big surprise for scientists as nothing similar had been found at the worshipping platforms of different dynasties across the country.

The fact the buffalo skeleton was buried directly underneath the biggest surrounding wall of the Nam Giao platform led scientists to believe it was sacrificed when Royal Mandarin Ho Quy Ly ordered the platform built in 1402, Long said.

The buffalo was sacrificed and then buried underneath the platform wall, he said.

After scientific research, the skeleton will be restored for display at the Ho Citadel, which was recognised as a World’s Cultural Heritage last year by UNESCO. – VNS (source)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Professional and amateur archaeologists, historians of the ancient, students of anthropology and those interested in religious or spiritual practice, past and present, will have the opportunity to explore intriguing aspects of the sacrifices we make to our gods when the University at Buffalo Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) presents present its fourth visiting scholar conference. Read more.