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Archaeology News -- ScienceDaily
Archaeology News -- ScienceDaily
Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.

Remains of 17th century bishop support neolithic emergence of tuberculosis
14 Aug 2020 at 9:32am
Researchers present analysis of the highest quality ancient Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome to date, suggesting the pathogen is much younger than previously believed.

200,000 years ago, humans preferred to kip cozy
14 Aug 2020 at 9:32am
Researchers in South Africa's Border Cave have found evidence that people have been using grass bedding to create comfortable areas for sleeping and working on at least 200,000 years ago.

Syphilis may have spread through Europe before Columbus
13 Aug 2020 at 11:23am
Columbus brought syphilis to Europe -- or did he? A recent study now indicates that Europeans could already have been infected with this sexually transmitted disease before the 15th century. In addition, researchers have discovered a hitherto unknown pathogen causing a related disease. The predecessor of syphilis and its related diseases could be over 2,500 years old.

The oldest known cremation in the Near East dates to 7000 BC
12 Aug 2020 at 11:41am
Ancient people in the Near East had begun the practice of intentionally cremating their dead by the beginning of the 7th millennium BC, according to a new study.

Australian Indigenous banana cultivation found to go back over 2,000 years
12 Aug 2020 at 8:53am
Archaeologists have found the earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas in Australia. The evidence of cultivation and plant management dates back 2,145 years and was found at Wagadagam on the tiny island of Mabuyag in the western Torres Strait.

Exact climate data from the past
10 Aug 2020 at 7:32am
Corals and cave carbonates can reveal the temperatures that prevailed at the Earth's surface at the time they formed. An international team of geoscientists has developed a new method that makes it possible to identify whether the composition of these deposits was exclusively controlled by temperature, or if the formation process itself exerted an additional control. The new method allows scientists to determine past Earth surface temperatures more reliably.

DNA from an ancient, unidentified ancestor was passed down to humans living t...
6 Aug 2020 at 12:35pm
A new analysis of ancient genomes suggests that different branches of the human family tree interbred multiple times, and that some humans carry DNA from an archaic, unknown ancestor.

Cooling of Earth caused by eruptions, not meteors
31 Jul 2020 at 3:07pm
Ancient sediment found in a central Texas cave appears to solve the mystery of why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ago.

What happens in Vegas, may come from the Arctic?
22 Jul 2020 at 11:27am
Ancient climate records from Leviathan Cave, located in the southern Great Basin, show that Nevada was even hotter and drier in the past than it is today, and that one 4,000-year period in particular may represent a true, ''worst-case'' scenario picture for the Southwest and the Colorado River Basin -- and the millions of people who rely on its water supply.

Foxes have been eating humans' leftovers for 42,000 years
22 Jul 2020 at 11:22am
The diets of ancient foxes were influenced by humans, and these small carnivores might be tracers of human activity over time.

Earliest humans stayed at the Americas 'oldest hotel' in Mexican cave
22 Jul 2020 at 8:27am
A cave in a remote part of Mexico was visited by humans around 30,000 years ago - 15,000 years earlier than people were previously thought to have reached the Americas. Excavations of Chiquihuite Cave, located in a mountainous area in northern Mexico controlled by drugs cartels, uncovered nearly 2000 stone tools from a small section of the high-altitude cave. Analysis of the sediment in the cave uncovered a new story of the colonisation of the Americas.

Climate scientists increasingly ignore ecological role of indigenous peoples
20 Jul 2020 at 11:59am
In their zeal to promote the importance of climate change as an ecological driver, climate scientists increasingly are ignoring the profound role that indigenous peoples played in fire and vegetation dynamics, not only in the eastern United States but worldwide, according to researchers.

Hyksos, 15th Dynasty rulers of Ancient Egypt, were an internal takeover
15 Jul 2020 at 11:22am
The Hyksos, who ruled during the 15th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, were not foreign invaders, but a group who rose to power from within, according to a new study.

Rewriting history: New evidence challenges Euro-centric narrative of early co...
15 Jul 2020 at 10:12am
New research provides evidence that Indigenous people continued to live in southeastern US and actively resist European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1500s.

Ancient oyster shells provide historical insights
14 Jul 2020 at 3:21pm
Scientists studying thousands of oyster shells along the Georgia coast, some as old as 4,500 years, have published new insights into how Native Americans sustained oyster harvests for thousands of years, observations that may lead to better management practices of oyster reefs today.

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Where Archaeology and Oral Tradition Coexist - SAPIENS - SAPIENS
11 Aug 2020 at 9:27am
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"Paris Commune" and Michael Friedman's Musical Archaeology - Extended Play
14 Aug 2020 at 2:02pm
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Byzantine-Period Church with Colorful Mosaics Unearthed in Israel | Archaeolo...
12 Aug 2020 at 12:16pm
Byzantine-Period Church with Colorful Mosaics Unearthed in Israel | Archaeology  Sci-News.com

Scientists Say: Archaeology - Science News for Students
10 Aug 2020 at 3:30am
Scientists Say: Archaeology  Science News for Students

Fed-up archaeologists aim to fix field schools' party culture - Science Magazine
13 Aug 2020 at 10:56am
Fed-up archaeologists aim to fix field schools' party culture  Science Magazine

Tamil Nadu restructures archaeology course, increases student intake and offe...
15 Aug 2020 at 3:42am
Tamil Nadu restructures archaeology course, increases student intake and offers stipend  Times of India

Mysterious giant mounds in Jerusalem baffle archaeologists - Haaretz
13 Aug 2020 at 4:10am
Mysterious giant mounds in Jerusalem baffle archaeologists  Haaretz

Archaeology triumph: ?Extremely rare? mass grave of decapitated Vikings found...
14 Aug 2020 at 2:28am
Archaeology triumph: ?Extremely rare? mass grave of decapitated Vikings found in UK  Daily Express

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth 2,700-Year-Old Administrative Storage Center |...
13 Aug 2020 at 12:18pm
Israeli Archaeologists Unearth 2,700-Year-Old Administrative Storage Center | Archaeology  Sci-News.com

Archaeological survey sheds new light on ancient societies in southeast Iran ...
15 Aug 2020 at 11:12am
Archaeological survey sheds new light on ancient societies in southeast Iran  Tehran Times

Archaeology breakthrough: Mind-blowing discovery from 'most valuable shipwrec...
10 Aug 2020 at 6:33am
Archaeology breakthrough: Mind-blowing discovery from 'most valuable shipwreck ever'  Daily Express

20 mysterious wonders discovered by archaeologists - MSN Money
14 Aug 2020 at 9:05pm
20 mysterious wonders discovered by archaeologists  MSN Money

Star Carr: North Yorkshire's archaeological 'Tardis' 10 years on - BBC News
14 Aug 2020 at 4:02pm
Star Carr: North Yorkshire's archaeological 'Tardis' 10 years on  BBC News

Archaeologists report first cremation in Israel ? 9,000 years ago - Haaretz
12 Aug 2020 at 11:01am
Archaeologists report first cremation in Israel ? 9,000 years ago  Haaretz

Archaeology news: 'Wooden Stonehenge' discovered in Portugal - Daily Express
12 Aug 2020 at 10:12am
Archaeology news: 'Wooden Stonehenge' discovered in Portugal  Daily Express