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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
Ancient Roman port history unveiled
15 Jul 2019 at 6:48am
Researchers have applied marine geology techniques at an ancient harbor archaeological site to uncover ancient harbor technologies of the first centuries AD.
Ancient genomics pinpoint origin and rapid turnover of cattle in the Fertile ...
11 Jul 2019 at 11:13am
Ancient DNA has revealed how the prehistory of the Near East's largest domestic animal, the cow, chimes with the emergence of the first complex economies, cities and the rise and fall of the world earliest human empires.
Lead pollution in Arctic ice shows economic impact of wars and plagues for pa...
8 Jul 2019 at 12:40pm
A research team used 13 ice cores from Greenland and the Russian Arctic to measure, date, and analyze lead emissions captured in ice from 500 to 2010 CE. They found that increases in lead concentration in the ice cores track closely with periods of expansion in Europe, the advent of new technologies, and economic prosperity. Decreases in lead, on the other hand, paralleled climate disruptions, wars, plagues, and famines.
Scientists develop new method for studying early life in ancient rocks
8 Jul 2019 at 11:00am
Scientists have developed a new method for detecting traces of primordial life in ancient rock formations using potassium.
Ancient DNA sheds light on the origins of the Biblical Philistines
3 Jul 2019 at 12:05pm
An international team analyzed for the first time, genome-wide data from people who lived during the Bronze and Iron Age in the ancient city of Ashkelon, one of the core Philistine cities. The team found that a European derived ancestry was introduced in Ashkelon around the time of the Philistines' estimated arrival, suggesting that ancestors of the Philistines migrated across the Mediterranean. These results are a critical step toward understanding the origins of the Philistines.
Levänluhta jewellery links Finland to a European exchange network
25 Jun 2019 at 10:34am
A recently completed study indicates that the material of the jewellery found together with human remains at the Levänluhta water burial site originates in southern Europe, contrary to what researchers had previously thought.
Archaeological mystery solved with modern genetics
20 Jun 2019 at 7:00am
Researchers have conducted a census of the Japanese population around 2,500 years ago using the Y chromosomes of men living on the main islands of modern-day Japan. This is the first time analysis of modern genomes has estimated the size of an ancient human population before they were met by a separate ancient population.
Human migration in Oceania recreated through paper mulberry genetics
19 Jun 2019 at 11:25am
The migration and interaction routes of prehistoric humans throughout the islands of Oceania can be retraced using genetic differences between paper mulberry plants, a tree native to Asia cultivated for fibers to make paper and introduced into the Pacific in prehistoric times to make barkcloth.
Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life
18 Jun 2019 at 7:27am
Scientists went looking for preserved collagen, the protein in bone and skin, in dinosaur fossils. They didn't find the protein, but they did find huge colonies of modern bacteria living inside the dinosaur bones.
Past climate change: A warning for the future?
17 Jun 2019 at 1:46pm
A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future. The prehistoric groups studied lived in the Amazon Basin of South America hundreds of years ago, before European contact, but the disruptions that occurred may carry lessons for our time.
Origins of cannabis smoking
12 Jun 2019 at 1:56pm
A chemical residue study of incense burners from ancient burials at high elevations in western China has revealed psychoactive cannabinoids. The finding provides some of the earliest evidence for the use of cannabis for its psychoactive compounds.
Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome
12 Jun 2019 at 5:43am
Researchers present the results of an analysis of plant, animal and human remains, reconstructing both the diets and geographic origins of the inhabitants of Portus, the maritime port of Imperial Rome.
Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water
11 Jun 2019 at 6:24am
Fresh evidence rewrites the understanding of the most intriguing archaeological burial site in western Finland. New DNA technology gives significant information on the bones buried in water. The DNA matches present day Sámi people, who nowadays live far from the site. The question why the bones were buried in water remains a mystery and demands further investigation.
Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making
10 Jun 2019 at 8:15am
A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have discovered.
Dramatic change in ancient nomad diets coincides with expansion of networks a...
10 Jun 2019 at 7:06am
Strengthening of political networks coincided with the intensification of agricultural production, resulting in the widespread adoption of millet by populations across Eurasia.
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Archaeologists Investigate Scotland's ?Great Drain? - Archaeology
19 Jul 2019 at 3:05pm
Archaeologists Investigate Scotland's ?Great Drain? Archaeology
PAISLEY, SCOTLAND?The Scotsman reports that a team of archaeologists has determined that a fourteenth-century drain beneath the 850-year-old Paisley ...
Space Archaeology Is a Thing. And It Involves Lasers and Spy Satellites - Liv...
12 Jul 2019 at 12:00am
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What does it take to be a space archaeologist? No, you don't need a rocket or a spacesuit. However, lasers are sometimes involved. And infrared cameras.
Church of the Apostles found by Sea of Galilee, archaeologists claim - Haaretz
18 Jul 2019 at 6:58am
Church of the Apostles found by Sea of Galilee, archaeologists claim Haaretz
Archaeologists believe they have likely found the Church of the Apostles, which Christian tradition says had been built over the home of Jesus' disciples Peter ...
Well-Preserved Mosaic Floor Found in Roman Egypt - Archaeology
18 Jul 2019 at 1:07pm
Well-Preserved Mosaic Floor Found in Roman Egypt Archaeology
ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT?Ahram Online reports that a team of Egyptian and Polish archaeologists discovered a well-preserved Roman mosaic floor in a house at ...
Neolithic Settlement Discovered in Israel - Archaeology
16 Jul 2019 at 12:48pm
Neolithic Settlement Discovered in Israel Archaeology
MOTZA, ISRAEL?Reuters reports that a 9,000-year-old settlement estimated to have covered dozens of acres of land has been discovered near Jerusalem.
Battle of Waterloo Field Hospital Excavated - Archaeology
17 Jul 2019 at 11:52am
Battle of Waterloo Field Hospital Excavated Archaeology
MONT-ST-JEAN, BELGIUM?The Guardian reports that the group Waterloo Uncovered, led by Tony Pollard of the University of Glasgow, has uncovered three ...
How archaeologists determine the date of ancient sites and artifacts - Nation...
28 Jun 2019 at 12:00am
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From radiocarbon dating to comparing designs across the ages, archaeologists gather clues to calculate the age of artifacts.
Book Excerpt: 'Archaeology From Space' - Live Science
8 Jul 2019 at 12:00am
Book Excerpt: 'Archaeology From Space' Live Science
In the new book "Archaeology from Space," author and archaeologist Sarah Parcak describes her pioneering work using satellites to study humanity's past.
New Thoughts on Rare Teeth - Archaeology
10 Jul 2019 at 12:00am
New Thoughts on Rare Teeth Archaeology
NEW YORK, NEW YORK?Cosmos reports that a 160,000-year-old molar discovered in a cave on the Tibetan Plateau in 1980 may be evidence of a link ...
Restoration of King Tut's Large Golden Coffin Begins - Archaeology
17 Jul 2019 at 10:48am
Restoration of King Tut's Large Golden Coffin Begins Archaeology
CAIRO, EGYPT?Ahram Online reports that the largest of King Tutankhuman's three coffins has been removed from his tomb and transported to the new Grand ...
Indiana Jones Meets 'Star Wars' in 'Archaeology From Space.' Enter to Win a C...
12 Jul 2019 at 12:00am
Indiana Jones Meets 'Star Wars' in 'Archaeology From Space.' Enter to Win a Copy! Live Science
What is it like to uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations ... from space? Archaeologist Sarah Parcak is a pioneer in the field of space archaeology, using ...
New Thoughts on Moving Stonehenge Megaliths - Archaeology
15 Jul 2019 at 12:48pm
New Thoughts on Moving Stonehenge Megaliths Archaeology
WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND?Science Magazine reports that large quantities of pig fat may have been used to transport megaliths to the site of Stonehenge.
Archaeologists Use Satellites To Discover Lost Ancient Cities - Science Friday
5 Jul 2019 at 12:00am
Archaeologists Use Satellites To Discover Lost Ancient Cities Science Friday
In her new book "Archaeology from Space," Sarah Parcak explores how modern tools are helping us learn lessons from ancient history.
115,000-Year-Old Engraved Bones Found in China | Archaeology, Paleoanthropolo...
19 Jul 2019 at 11:32am
115,000-Year-Old Engraved Bones Found in China | Archaeology, Paleoanthropology Sci-News.com
Archaeologists digging at an early hominin site in China have discovered two engraved bone fragments that date back nearly 115,000 years. Photographs of the ...
Medieval Fortification Wall Found in Czech Republic - Archaeology
15 Jul 2019 at 1:13pm
Medieval Fortification Wall Found in Czech Republic Archaeology
MORAVIA, CZECH REPUBLIC?Radio Praha reports that foundations of a fortification wall have been uncovered at the site of B?eclav Castle, which is located ...