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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
Southeast Asian population boomed 4,000 years ago
20 Sep 2018 at 7:21am
Researchers have uncovered a previously unconfirmed population boom across South East Asia that occurred 4,000 years ago, thanks to a new method for measuring prehistoric population growth.
Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land
19 Sep 2018 at 8:14am
A comprehensive analysis of Mesosaurus fossils shows that bones from adults share similarities with land-dwelling animals -- suggesting older Mesosaurus were semi-aquatic, whereas the juveniles spent their time in the water. This new research emphasizes the importance of thoroughly analyzing fossilized remains from across all stages of a reptile's life to get a full appreciation of its lifestyle and behavior.
International study suggest ancient globalization
18 Sep 2018 at 12:48pm
Using energy consumption as a measure, a team of international scientists has found that ancient civilizations engaged in globalization more than previously believed, suggesting that an integrated global economy is nothing new and may have benefited societies for ages.
Wild animals were routinely captured and traded in ancient Mesoamerica
12 Sep 2018 at 11:44am
New evidence from the Maya city of Copan, in Honduras, reveals that ancient Mesoamericans routinely captured and traded wild animals for symbolic and ritual purposes, according to a new study.
Discovery of the earliest drawing
12 Sep 2018 at 10:35am
The oldest known abstract drawing has been found in South Africa's Blombos Cave -- on the face of a flake of siliceous rock retrieved from archaeological strata dated to 73,000 years before the present. The work is at least 30,000 years older than the earliest previously known abstract and figurative drawings.
A prehistoric thirst for craft beer
12 Sep 2018 at 8:19am
Evidence suggests that stone mortars from Raqefet Cave, Israel, were used in brewing cereal-based beer millennia before the establishment of sedentary villages and cereal agriculture.
Understanding 6th-century barbarian social organization and migration through...
11 Sep 2018 at 10:21am
Applying a comprehensive analysis of genetic, historical, and archeological factors in two 6th-century barbarian cemeteries, researchers have gleaned new insights into a key era known as the Migration Period that laid the foundation for modern European society.
DNA of early medieval Alemannic warriors and their entourage decoded
5 Sep 2018 at 3:48pm
In 1962, an Alemannic burial site containing human skeletal remains was discovered in Niederstotzingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). Researchers have now examined the DNA of these skeletal remains.
The gens isiaca in Hispania: Egyptian gods in Roman Spain
4 Sep 2018 at 8:47am
Researchers have developed a geo-localized database which enables archaeological pieces from ancient religions to be located on the Iberian Peninsula. This platform, named ''The gens isiaca in Hispania'', provides a catalogue with more than 200 remains from the Roman age on Isis and other Egyptian gods.
Evolutionary origins of animal biodiversity
3 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm
A new study has revealed the origins and evolution of animal body plans.
Early amber trade: Sicilian amber in Western Europe predates arrival of Balti...
29 Aug 2018 at 11:38am
Amber from Sicily arrived in Iberia as early as the 4th Millennium BC, some 2,000 years before the appearance of Baltic amber to the peninsula. New study also suggests that Baltic amber reached Iberia via the Mediterranean not via direct trade with the North.
Discovery on East Asian monsoon dynamics
28 Aug 2018 at 7:40am
Scientists have identified four pervasive East Asian summer monsoon strengthening events at 1250, 1450, 1550, and 1900 CE and found that oceanic and continental settings could partially explain spatial differences in Asian summer monsoon trends at decadal to centennial scale.
Neanderthal mother, Denisovan father! Hybrid fossil
22 Aug 2018 at 10:10am
Up until 40,000 years ago, at least two groups of hominins inhabited Eurasia -- Neanderthals in the west and Denisovans in the east. Now, researchers have sequenced the genome of an ancient hominin individual from Siberia, and discovered that she had a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father.
Carbon reserves in Central American soils still affected by ancient Mayan def...
20 Aug 2018 at 8:30am
Deforestation is suspected to have contributed to the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization more than 1,000 years ago. A new study shows that the forest-clearing also decimated carbon reservoirs in the tropical soils of the Yucatan peninsula region long after ancient cities were abandoned and the forests grew back.
DNA analysis of 6,500-year-old human remains with blue eye mutation
20 Aug 2018 at 7:42am
Scientists have discovered that waves of migration from Anatolia and the Zagros mountains to the Levant helped develop the Chalcolithic culture that existed in Israel's Upper Galilee region some 6,500 years ago. "Certain characteristics, such as genetic mutations contributing to blue eye color, were not seen in the DNA test results of earlier Levantine human remains," according to one of the researchers.
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'Restless times' exhibition features Germany's latest archaeological finds
21 Sep 2018 at 6:40am
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Archaeologists celebrate spectacular discovery of Iron Age treasure
21 Sep 2018 at 5:48am
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Medieval Bishop's Seal Found in Sweden
21 Sep 2018 at 11:26am
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England Returns Ancient Egyptian Artwork
21 Sep 2018 at 11:22am
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Maritime mystery: Captain Cook's ship appears to have been found
18 Sep 2018 at 8:45pm
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22 Sep 2018 at 11:02pm
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Archaeology day event planned at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
19 Sep 2018 at 12:33pm
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Treasure, Skulls in 3300-year-old Transylvania Tomb Were From Nymph Cult, Arc...
20 Sep 2018 at 4:39am
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Technique Estimates Ancient Population Size With Biomarkers
20 Sep 2018 at 12:34pm
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Perkins to give talk on WWII MIAs during Archaeology Society meeting
23 Sep 2018 at 12:56am
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Archaeologists Find Signs of 3000-year-old Oracle Cult in Ancient Israel
16 Sep 2018 at 11:30pm
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Archaeologists Look for Evidence of Past Child Labor Practices
19 Sep 2018 at 12:22pm
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Roman Cemetery Unearthed in England
19 Sep 2018 at 11:22am
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