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*** Archaeology a high-tech enterprise
(AP) - When British archaeologist Howard Carter unearthed King Tut's tomb in 1922, he revealed history's most dazzling cache of artifacts using tools found in any gardener's potting shed - trowels, a fine screen to sift tons of Sahara sand, and wheelbarrows to cart off golden loot. As the millennium turns, researchers in Egypt's Valley of the Kings and thousands of other archaeological sites worldwide still lay bare the bones of lost civilizations using the most humble of household utensils. The Victorian image of a solitary scientist dressed in a linen suit and pursuing lost worlds with a whisk broom has been zapped into oblivion by lasers and particle accelerators. The search for ancient cultures now is an expensive, high-tech enterprise that borrows from space exploration, medical research and nuclear physics. See full report for further details...
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