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May 30, 2017

Cracking the Origin of Ancient Decorative Ostrich Eggs

Apr. 12, 2017 — Archaeologists and scientists are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Although James Cook's 18th century expeditions into the South Pacific Ocean are considered historical feats, Spanish voyages of discovery in this region preceded them. It is well-known that the ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers have found the oldest fossil human cranium in Portugal, marking an important contribution to knowledge of human evolution during the middle Pleistocene in Europe and to the origin of the ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — The most extensive isotope analysis of archaeological material in Finland revealed a fragment of the history of ancient Finnish cattle: the bones and teeth showed which plants the animals fed on. For ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — No one knows for certain why the Clovis people and iconic beasts -- mastodon, mammoth and saber-toothed tiger -- living some 12,800 years ago suddenly disappeared. However, a discovery of widespread ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Nearly 5,000 years ago, long before the vast east-west trade routes of the Great Silk Road were traversed by Marco Polo, the foundations for these trans-Asian interaction networks were being carved ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — A systematically collected material produces a more exact image of the excavated objects. A researcher has studied the way the method of retrieval influences the quality and quantity of ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — A new study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the limbs that first led our aquatic ancestors to make the leap from water to land. The researchers discovered that eyes nearly tripled in ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — A thousand years ago, for reasons we will never know, the residents of a tiny farmstead on the coast of central Norway filled an old well with dirt. Maybe the water dried up, or maybe it became foul. ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists and biological anthropologists, using a powerful ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A previously undiscovered species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws has been identified by an international team of ... read more

Digging Deeper: Using New Archaeological Techniques to Uncover More About Our Past

Feb. 10, 2017 — Researchers are using new archaeological techniques and technologies to learn more about an iconic Islamic palace in Southern ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Archaeologists are excavating site in the city center of Leicester, England. They have uncovered the largest Roman mosaic pavement found in Leicester in last 30 years, with a possible shrine at the ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Ancient DNA analyses show that -- unlike elsewhere in Europe -- farmers from the Near East did not overtake hunter-gatherer populations in the Baltic. This research suggests the Balto-Slavic branch ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — New research reveals that the prehistoric Pueblo people of the American Southwest, despite not having a written language or number system, created architectural complexes using advanced geometry -- ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, a team of archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to ... read more

Major Viking Age Manor Discovered at Birka, Sweden

Jan. 19, 2017 — For centuries it has been speculated where the manor of the royal bailiff of Birka, Herigar, might have been located. New geophysical results provide evidence of its location at Korshamn, outside the ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — New discoveries at Tel Aviv University's Timna Valley excavation have revealed intact defensive structures and livestock pens that provide insight into the complexity of Iron Age copper ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Early Tibetan Plateau settlers managed to survive at high elevation at least 7,400 years ago, before the development of an agricultural economy between 5,200-3,600 years ... read more

Newly Discovered Ancient Tombs in Egypt

Dec. 22, 2016 — Archaeologists have found "compelling evidence" of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has ... read more

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