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A temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria is destroyed by ISIS

Destroying antiquities, explaining ISIS

February 8, 2017 — 
Professor Tina Greenfield gave a recent campus lecture arguing why we should care about ISIS destroying artifacts in the “cradle of civilization"

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Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document relics and rarities at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS. // PHOTO BY KATIE CHALMERS-BROOKS

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Some of our favourite stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 — 
Through the course of the year over 1,500 stories were shared with the U of M community and these are some of our favourites

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CBC, CTV: Anthropology students digging at Lockport site for connections to Aboriginal agriculture

June 22, 2016 — 
Nine anthropology students from the University of Manitoba have spent the past month digging at a heritage site on the Red River

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US Embassy: Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Women in STEM Professions

March 22, 2016 — 
Dr.Greenfield goes to Washington

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WFP: Discovery of biblical city shares local connection

August 17, 2015 — 
U of M professor worked at site where David slew Goliath

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i24: The gate through which Goliath passed?

August 4, 2015 — 
The University of Manitoba is involved in an archaeological dig in Israel that may have uncovered structures and an entrance gate to the Philistine city of Gath, once home to the giant biblical Goliath, media reports.

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On the menu: giant sloth

March 7, 2012 — 
U of M researcher helps confirm that about 13,500 years ago some North Americans cut into the meat of the giant Jefferson Ground Sloth for the first time.

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