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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
Climate change likely caused migration, demise of ancient Indus Valley civili...
14 Nov 2018 at 8:48pm
A new study found evidence that climate change likely drove the Harappans to resettle far away from the floodplains of the Indus.
Primates of the Caribbean: Ancient DNA reveals history of mystery monkey
12 Nov 2018 at 4:16pm
Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix -- which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey -- has revealed that it was in fact most closely related to South America's titi monkeys (Callicebinae). Having made their way overwater to Jamaica, probably on floating vegetation, their bones reveal they subsequently underwent remarkable evolutionary change.
New light cast on fishing throughout history
12 Nov 2018 at 6:59am
A new study has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
The new face of South American people
9 Nov 2018 at 12:55pm
Study by 72 researchers from eight countries concludes that the Lagoa Santa people are descendants of Clovis culture migrants from North America. Distinctly African features attributed to Luzia were wrong.
Experts find that stone tools connected communities
9 Nov 2018 at 7:14am
Stone tools that were discovered and examined by a group of international experts showed for the first time that various communities that lived during the Middle Stone Age period were widely connected and shared ideas around tool design.
Ancient DNA evidence reveals two unknown migrations from North to South America
8 Nov 2018 at 11:24am
A team has used genome-wide ancient DNA data to revise Central and South American history. Their analysis of DNA from 49 individuals spanning about 10,000 years in Belize, Brazil, the Central Andes, and southern South America has concluded that the majority of Central and South American ancestry arrived from at least three different streams of people entering from North America, all arising from one ancestral lineage of migrants who crossed the Bering Strait.
DNA of world's oldest natural mummy unlocks secrets of Ice Age tribes in the ...
8 Nov 2018 at 11:23am
A wide ranging international study that genetically analysed the DNA of a series of famous and controversial ancient remains across North and South America has discovered that the Spirit Cave remains -- the world's oldest natural mummy - was a Native American. They were also able to dismiss a longstanding theory that a group called Paleoamericans existed in North America before Native Americans.
Ancient child's tooth reveals picture of Alaska's early inhabitants
8 Nov 2018 at 11:22am
Research on a newly rediscovered 9,000-year-old child's tooth has reshaped our understanding of Alaska's ancient people, their genetic background and their diets. The tooth is only the second known remnant of a population of early migrants known as Ancient Beringians. Combined with previous research, the find indicates that Ancient Beringians remained in Alaska for thousands of years after first migrating across the Bering Land Bridge that connected eastern Asia and Alaska.
Oldest evidence of dairying on the East Asian Steppe
5 Nov 2018 at 1:08pm
Although dairy pastoralism once made Mongolian steppe herders successful enough to conquer most of Asia and Europe, the origins of this way of life on the East Asian steppe are still unclear. Now an international team of researchers has uncovered evidence that dairying arrived in Mongolia as early as 1300 BC through a process of cultural transmission rather than population replacement or migration.
Fern plant infusion keeps the doctor away in Medieval Europe
5 Nov 2018 at 6:18am
The remains of a medieval skeleton has shown the first physical evidence that a fern plant could have been used for medicinal purposes in cases such as alopecia, dandruff and kidney stones.
Neanderthal ribcage reconstructed, offering new clues to ancient human anatomy
30 Oct 2018 at 9:19am
Scientists have completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of the ribcage of the most complete Neanderthal skeleton unearthed to date. Using CT scans of fossils from an approximately 60,000-year-old male skeleton, researchers were able to create a 3D model of the chest -- one that is different from the longstanding image of the barrel-chested, hunched-over 'caveman.'
Interior northwest Nez Perce used tobacco long before European contact
29 Oct 2018 at 12:09pm
Researchers have determined that the Nez Perce grew and smoked tobacco at least 1,200 years ago, long before the arrival of traders and settlers from the eastern United States. Their finding upends a long-held view that indigenous people in this area of the interior Pacific Northwest smoked only kinnikinnick or bearberry before traders brought tobacco starting around 1790.
Sweet discovery pushes back the origins of chocolate
29 Oct 2018 at 10:09am
As Halloween revelers prepare to feast on chocolate, a new study from an international team of researchers is pushing back the origins of the delicious sweet treat.
Climate change: US desert areas to become even drier
24 Oct 2018 at 11:26am
Geologists study rainfall patterns in the distant past to better understand how deserts in the southwest United States will be impacted by future climate change.
Societies can remain distinct despite migration
17 Oct 2018 at 6:49am
Countries around the world can retain distinct cultures despite migration, new research shows.
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13 Nov 2018 at 6:51am
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16 Nov 2018 at 9:38am
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Archaeologists discover 15th century indigenous tombs in Bolivia
14 Nov 2018 at 11:06am
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Archaeologists Find Mummified Sacred Beetles and Cats in Ancient Egyptian Tombs
11 Nov 2018 at 3:37am
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Wooden Boat Unearthed in Downtown Sydney
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Seagrass meadows: an underwater time capsule for archaeology
22 Oct 2018 at 9:35pm
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First look at archaeological dig near Garden of the Gods
15 Nov 2018 at 10:27pm
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World's Earliest Figurative Art Wasn't in Europe, Archaeologists Reveal
7 Nov 2018 at 10:02am
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New Thoughts on Neanderthal Head Injuries
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Ice Age Art Revealed in France
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