Archaeology News
Batavia's mysteries unfold with discovery of mass grave
23 Nov 2017 | 11:40 am CET
An international team of archaeologists, including scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum, has discover…
Schoolchildren digitise cigarette case that saved WW1 soldier's life
23 Nov 2017 | 10:55 am CET
A cigarette case which saved a man's life at the Battle of Passchendaele was one of the treasures explored by schoolchildren aiming to preserve the st…
Medieval Village Unearthed in Denmark
22 Nov 2017 | 11:50 pm CET
TOLLERUP, DENMARK—Traces of three medieval farm buildings have been unearthed in eastern Denmark, reports Science Nordic. The structures were built…
New Research on Viking Army Camp at Repton
22 Nov 2017 | 11:19 pm CET
BRISTOL, ENGLAND—Archaeologists have turned up new evidence about a ninth-century Viking overwintering camp in the Derbyshire village of Repton, acc…
Lioness Relief Discovered in the Galilee
22 Nov 2017 | 10:28 pm CET
  SEA OF GALILEE, ISRAEL—A well-preserved basalt relief of a lioness has been uncovered by archaeologists at El-Araj in the Galilee, accordi…
Ancient Plaque Used to Track Migrations
22 Nov 2017 | 9:18 pm CET
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA—The Atlantic reports that researchers are using plaque from the teeth of ancient Polynesians to track prehistoric human migratio…
Plague likely a Stone Age arrival to central Europe
22 Nov 2017 | 6:00 pm CET
A team of researchers led by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has sequenced the first six European genomes of t…
Third Roman temple in Silchester may have been part of emperor's vanity project
22 Nov 2017 | 2:49 pm CET
A Roman temple uncovered in a Hampshire farmyard by University of Reading archaeologists may be the first building of its kind in Britain to be dated…
Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered in Alexandria’s Harbor
22 Nov 2017 | 12:18 am CET
ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT—Ahram Online reports that three Roman shipwrecks and an ancient Egyptian barque dedicated to Osiris were discovered in ancient Ale…
Viking King’s Bones Recreated With 3-D Printer
21 Nov 2017 | 11:12 pm CET
JELLING, DENMARK—Science Nordic reports that the heavily damaged bones of a Danish Viking king, Gorm the Old, have been 3-D printed by a team led by…
Remains of Viking camp workshops unearthed by Bristol archaeologists
21 Nov 2017 | 10:54 pm CET
Workshops from a Viking camp dating to the winter of 873-4, have been unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol. The post R…
Neanderthals Appear to Have Lasted Longer in Southern Spain
21 Nov 2017 | 10:03 pm CET
BARCELONA, SPAIN—Neanderthals may have survived in parts of Spain for 3,000 years longer than they did in the rest of Western Europe, according to a…
An international group of scientists reveals the mystery about the origin of gold
21 Nov 2017 | 7:03 pm CET
An international group of scientists, with the participation of the University of Granada (UGR), has shed new light on the origin of gold, one of the…
Archaeologists Discover Three Roman shipwrecks
21 Nov 2017 | 6:32 pm CET
Archaeologists in Egypt have announced the discovery of three underwater shipwrecks that date from the Roman Era in Abu Qir Bay, Alexandria. The post…
Ancient barley took high road to China
21 Nov 2017 | 5:14 pm CET
First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley sw…
Archeologists find Roman shipwrecks off Egypt's north coast
21 Nov 2017 | 5:00 pm CET
Egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times off the coast of the city of Alexan…
Ancient barley took high road to China
21 Nov 2017 | 3:52 pm CET
First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley sw…
Ancient barley took high road to China
21 Nov 2017 | 3:10 pm CET
First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley sw…
Wall carvings in Saudi Arabia appear to offer earliest depiction of dogs
21 Nov 2017 | 3:00 pm CET
(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from Max Planck University and the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage has documented what mi…
6,000-year-old monument offers a tantalising glimpse of Britain's neolithic civilisation
21 Nov 2017 | 1:54 pm CET
This summer, the University of Reading Archaeology Field School excavated one of the most extraordinary sites we have ever had the pleasure of investi…
6,000-year-old monument offers a tantalising glimpse of Britain’s neolithic civilisation
21 Nov 2017 | 11:29 am CET
This summer, the University of Reading Archaeology Field School excavated one of the most extraordinary sites we have ever had the pleasure of investi…
What Did Virginia's James Fort Colonists Eat?
21 Nov 2017 | 12:14 am CET
JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA—The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily reports that archaeologists are analyzing food waste left behind by the James Fort colonists and…
Southern Song Dynasty Tombs Excavated in China
20 Nov 2017 | 11:42 pm CET
ZHEJIANG PROVINCE, CHINA—According to a report in Live Science, two 800-year-old tombs have been unearthed at a construction site in eastern China.
Smuggled Egyptian Artifacts Recovered in Cyprus
20 Nov 2017 | 11:05 pm CET
CAIRO, EGYPT—Ahram Online reports that 14 artifacts illegally smuggled out of Egypt were seized in Cyprus by Interpol agents. The items, thought to…
Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research
20 Nov 2017 | 10:01 pm CET
Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia - what is now Spain - long after they had died out everywhere els…
‘Wooden shoe’ rather wear sneakers?
20 Nov 2017 | 9:59 pm CET
Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers -- injuries that offer clues…
A sub-desert savanna spread across Madrid 14 million years ago
20 Nov 2017 | 9:51 pm CET
The Central Iberian Peninsula was characterised by a very arid savanna during the middle Miocene, according to a study led by the Complutense Universi…
Professor publishes archaeological research on social inequality
20 Nov 2017 | 9:48 pm CET
The origins of social inequality might lie in the remnants of ancient Eurasia's agricultural societies, according to an article recently published in…
Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin
20 Nov 2017 | 9:00 pm CET
In biology, one long-running debate has teeth: whether ancient fish scales moved into the mouth with the origin of jaws, or if the tooth had its own e…
Hundreds of fossil tree specimens belong to a single species
20 Nov 2017 | 2:02 pm CET
Paleobotanist Menno Booi discovered that 250 previously described fossil tree species are objectively not distinguishable and belong to only one singl…
Third Roman temple discovery in Silchester may have been part of emperor’s vanity project
20 Nov 2017 | 11:25 am CET
A Roman temple uncovered in a Hampshire farmyard by University of Reading archaeologists may be the first building of its kind in Britain to be dated…
New treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb
16 Nov 2017 | 4:51 pm CET
Archaeologists have examined embossed gold applications from the sensational find of 1922. The motifs indicate surprising links between the Levant and…
Rising inequality charted across millennia
15 Nov 2017 | 7:08 pm CET
Researchers have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its kind, the researchers saw disparities…
Archaeology: Medieval treasure unearthed at the Abbey of Cluny
14 Nov 2017 | 3:19 pm CET
In mid-September, a large treasure was unearthed during a dig at the Abbey of Cluny, in the French department of Saône-et-Loire: 2,200 silver deniers…
Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper
10 Nov 2017 | 5:39 pm CET
Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a new…
Archaeologists unearth 'masterpiece' sealstone in Greek tomb
7 Nov 2017 | 3:29 pm CET
Archaeologists are documenting artifacts contained within their amazing 2015 find, the tomb of the Griffin Warrior in Greece. But the 3,500-year-old t…
Caribbean islands reveal a 'lost world' of ancient mammals
6 Nov 2017 | 4:07 pm CET
An analysis of the incredibly diverse "lost world" of Caribbean fossils includes dozens of ancient mammals, a new study reports. The study reveals tha…
Excavation in Northern Iraq: Sasanian loom discovered
6 Nov 2017 | 4:02 pm CET
Archaeologists have returned from the Iraqi-Kurdish province of Sulaymaniyah with new findings: The discovery of a loom from the 5th to 6th century AD…
Agricultural productivity drove Euro-American settlement of Utah
3 Nov 2017 | 4:06 pm CET
Anthropologists adapted a well-known ecological model, and tested its predictions by combining satellite-derived measures of agricultural suitability…
Caribbean's largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art
30 Oct 2017 | 3:01 am CET
New research reveals key discoveries including first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and paint recipes.