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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
Coral tells own tale about El Niņo's past
26 Mar 2020 at 11:44am
Scientists use data from ancient coral to build a record of temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last millennium. The data question previous links between volcanic eruptions and El Niņo events.
Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too
26 Mar 2020 at 11:44am
Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals fed themselves on mussels, fish and other marine life. The first evidence has been found by an international team in the cave of Figueira Brava in Portugal. The excavated layers date from 86,000 to 106,000 years ago, the period when Neanderthals settled in Europe. Sourcing food from the sea at that time had only been attributed to anatomically modern humans in Africa.
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events
19 Mar 2020 at 11:10am
A new paper points out the need for an important new refinement to radiocarbon dating. The research has relevance for understanding key dates in Mediterranean history and prehistory, including the tomb of Tutankhamen and a controversial but important volcanic eruption on the Greek island of Santorini.
Bone analyses tell about kitchen utensils in the Middle Ages
19 Mar 2020 at 9:52am
Who in the Middle Ages cooked their dinner in copper pots? And where did they do it? Such information can be revealed by chemical analyses of human bones.
Aboriginal scars from frontier wars
18 Mar 2020 at 7:44am
Hundreds of Aboriginal men who became native mounted police in colonial Australia carried a significant burden of responsibility for law and order for white settlers in Queensland and other settlements. A long-running archaeology project has turned the lens on the recruitment to the Queensland Native Mounted Police and their part in the violent 'frontier wars' - which created long-term traumatic impacts on the lives of the Indigenous people involved.
Surprising research: Prehistoric hyenas and humans share migration patterns
13 Mar 2020 at 3:08pm
New research into the evolutionary history and prehistoric migrations of hyenas reveals surprising similarities between hyenas and prehistoric humans. The results also indicate that humans had a detrimental effect on hyena populations about 100,000 years ago.
Sticky tape: A key ingredient for mapping artifact origins
9 Mar 2020 at 6:30am
Researchers have demonstrated that combining a highly sensitive sulfur analysis technique with simple sulfur-free tape is an effective and harmless way to test extremely small samples of vermilion from artifacts that are thousands of years old. The study used this technique to confirm that trade likely existed between Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and the western part of Japan's mainland -- a distance of over 1000 miles -- more than 3000 years ago.
Siberian Neanderthals originated from various European populations
4 Mar 2020 at 11:15am
At least two different groups of Neanderthals lived in Southern Siberia researchers have now shown that one of these groups migrated from Eastern Europe.
How millets sustained Mongolia's empires
3 Mar 2020 at 8:32am
Researchers examined stable isotopes from bone collagen and dental enamel to reconstruct the diets of ancient Mongolians. Findings challenge the popular notion of a completely nomadic prehistoric population, linking grain cultivation with the success of the Xiongnu Empire (c. 200 BCE-150 CE) and showing continual grain consumption during the Mongol Empire of the Khans (c. 1200-1400 CE).
5,000-year-old milk proteins point to the importance of dairying in eastern E...
2 Mar 2020 at 8:33am
By analyzing milk proteins extracted from calcified dental plaque, researchers present the earliest evidence for dairy consumption on the eastern Eurasian Steppe and uncover clues to the origin of mounted dairy pastoralism in Mongolia.
Complex pattern of ancient immigration from Africa, Asia and Europe
26 Feb 2020 at 6:54am
Anthropologists have found out that prehistoric migration from Africa, Asia and Europe to the Mediterranean islands took place long before the era of the Mediterranean seafaring civilizations. For their analysis they used the DNA of prehistoric individuals from Sicily, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands.
Ancient DNA from Sardinia reveals 6,000 years of genetic history
24 Feb 2020 at 10:11am
A new study of the genetic history of Sardinia, a Mediterranean island off the western coast of Italy, analyzed genome-wide DNA data for 70 individuals from more than 20 Sardinian archaeological sites spanning roughly 6,000 years from the Middle Neolithic through the Medieval period.
Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered
20 Feb 2020 at 11:12am
A new study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations -- a group known as the 'super-archaics' in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor about 700,000 years ago. The event was between two populations more distantly related than any other recorded. The authors proposed a revised timeline for human migration out of Africa and into Eurasia. The method for analyzing ancient DNA provides a new way to look farther back into the human lineage.
Old Irish 'clachan' found in South Australia
18 Feb 2020 at 7:47am
The oldest known Australian example of a communal type of Irish settlement has been 'unearthed' in a dusty paddock in rural South Australia. An extensive geophysical study of the Baker's Flat Irish settlement site near Kapunda has found the first -- and possibly largest -- clachan in Australia, says Flinders archaeologist Susan Arthure.
Discovery at 'flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death ...
18 Feb 2020 at 4:34am
The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important sites of mid-20th century archaeology: Shanidar Cave, in the foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan.
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30 Mar 2020 at 5:24pm
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Traces of Neolithic Stone Mounds Uncovered in Wales - Archaeology
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30 Mar 2020 at 7:20pm
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28 Mar 2020 at 6:10am
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24 Mar 2020 at 3:15am
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