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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion
16 Jan 2020 at 9:19am
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both ancient oceans and on land.
The Vikings erected a runestone out of fear of climate catastrophe
8 Jan 2020 at 1:13pm
Several passages on the Rök stone -- the world's most famous Viking Age runic monument -- suggest that the inscription is about battles and for over a hundred years, researchers have been trying to connect the inscription with heroic deeds in war. Now, thanks to an interdisciplinary research project, a new interpretation of the inscription is being presented. The study shows that the inscription deals with an entirely different kind of battle: the conflict between light and darkness, warmth and cold, life and death.
Over-hunting walruses contributed to the collapse of Norse Greenland, study s...
6 Jan 2020 at 7:34am
Norse Greenlanders may have chased dwindling walrus herds ever farther north in an effort to maintain their economy, when the value of walrus ivory tanked after the introduction of elephant tusks into European markets in the 1200s.
Early modern humans cooked starchy food in South Africa, 170,000 years ago
2 Jan 2020 at 11:34am
The inhabitants of the Border Cave in the Lebombo Mountains on the Kwazulu-Natal/eSwatini border were cooking starchy plants 170,000 years ago. This discovery is much older than earlier reports for cooking similar plants and it provides a fascinating insight into the behavioral practices of early modern humans in southern Africa.
New archaeological discoveries reveal birch bark tar was used in medieval Eng...
19 Dec 2019 at 7:17am
Scientists have, for the first time, identified the use of birch bark tar in medieval England -- the use of which was previously thought to be limited to prehistory.
Ancient Mediterranean seawall first known defense against sea level rise and ...
18 Dec 2019 at 12:35pm
Ancient Neolithic villagers on the Carmel Coast in Israel built a seawall to protect their settlement against rising sea levels in the Mediterranean, revealing humanity's struggle against rising oceans and flooding stretches back thousands of years.
Archaeologists find Bronze Age tombs lined with gold
17 Dec 2019 at 9:40am
Archaeologists have discovered two Bronze Age tombs containing a trove of engraved jewelry and artifacts that promise to unlock secrets about life in ancient Greece.
Celebrated ancient Egyptian woman physician likely never existed
16 Dec 2019 at 11:21am
For decades, an ancient Egyptian known as Merit Ptah has been celebrated as the first female physician and a role model for women entering medicine. Yet a researcher now says she never existed and is an example of how misconceptions can spread.
A new early whale, Aegicetus gehennae, and the evolution of modern whale loco...
11 Dec 2019 at 11:56am
A newly discovered fossil whale represents a new species and an important step in the evolution of whale locomotion.
Researchers analyze artifacts to better understand ancient dietary practices
11 Dec 2019 at 8:55am
New research from anthropologists is shedding light on ancient dietary practices, the evolution of agricultural societies and ultimately, how plants have become an important element of the modern diet.
When penguins ruled after dinosaurs died
9 Dec 2019 at 4:34pm
The newly described Kupoupou stilwelli has been found near New Zealand's South Island and it appears to be the oldest penguin known with proportions close to its modern relatives.
Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction
4 Dec 2019 at 11:48am
The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a new study.
Imaging uncovers secrets of medicine's mysterious ivory manikins
27 Nov 2019 at 1:12pm
Little is known about the origins of manikins -- small anatomical sculptures thought to be used by doctors four centuries ago -- but now advanced imaging techniques have offered a revealing glimpse inside these captivating ivory dolls. Researchers using micro-CT successfully identified the material composition and components of several ancient ivory manikins, according to a new study.
Human migration out of Africa may have followed monsoons in the Middle East
26 Nov 2019 at 6:13am
A new study by geoscientists and climatologists provides evidence that summer monsoons from Asia and Africa may have reached into the Middle East for periods of time going back at least 125,000 years, providing suitable corridors for human migration.
Scientist excavates medieval Uzbek cemetery
25 Nov 2019 at 7:38am
An Otago scientist has been digging up human remains in the backyards of Uzbek villagers to discover how people lived in the Middle Ages.
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18 Jan 2020 at 11:01pm
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18 Jan 2020 at 7:38pm
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Study Detects Influence of ?Pseudo-Neglect? in Ancient Villages - Archaeology
15 Jan 2020 at 11:09am
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LISTEN: At Shiloh, archaeologist finds artifacts hinting at biblical Tabernac...
16 Jan 2020 at 4:27am
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Roman-Era Trade Center Mapped Off Africa's Northern Coast - Archaeology
16 Jan 2020 at 11:08am
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17 Jan 2020 at 7:17am
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Archaeology news: Christopher Columbus? ?cannibal tales? were true - shock re...
16 Jan 2020 at 7:06am
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Archaeology shock: Stunned experts unearth Viking women warrior in bombshell ...
19 Jan 2020 at 12:00am
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5 Big Archaeology Discoveries to Watch for in 2020 - Livescience.com
1 Jan 2020 at 12:00am
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26 Dec 2019 at 12:00am
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Archaeologists uncover medieval priest below Lincoln Cathedral with 'tools fo...
17 Jan 2020 at 4:11pm
Archaeologists uncover medieval priest below Lincoln Cathedral with 'tools for afterlife? Express
Archaeological discoveries are happening faster than ever before, helping ref...
23 Dec 2019 at 12:00am
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