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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
Unique Iron Age shield gives insight into prehistoric technology
23 May 2019 at 10:55am
A unique bark shield, thought to have been constructed with wooden laths during the Iron Age, has provided new insight into the construction and design of prehistoric weaponry.
Researchers examine the age of groundwater in Egyptian aquifers
23 May 2019 at 8:14am
Groundwater in Egypt's aquifers may be as much as 200,000 years old, and that's important to know as officials in that country seek to increasing the use of groundwater, especially in the Eastern Desert, to mitigate growing water stress and allow for agricultural projects.
Cocktails with Cleopatra?
22 May 2019 at 9:06am
A team of scientists in Israel has created ancient alcohol from ancient yeast.
Eastern forests shaped more by Native Americans' burning than climate change
21 May 2019 at 1:24pm
Native Americans' use of fire to manage vegetation in what is now the Eastern United States was more profound than previously believed, according to a researcher who determined that forest composition change in the region was caused more by land use than climate change.
Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch
17 May 2019 at 8:51am
New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago.
Museum volunteers discover new species of extinct heron at North Florida foss...
17 May 2019 at 8:51am
When the bones of an ancient heron were unearthed at a North Florida fossil site, the find wasn't made by researchers but by two Florida Museum of Natural History volunteers. A previously unknown genus and species, the heron has been named Taphophoyx hodgei.
Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA
15 May 2019 at 5:54am
The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps made from birch bark pitch.
Traces of crawling in Italian cave give clues to ancient humans' social behavior
14 May 2019 at 7:40am
Using multiple methods of analysis, researchers have identified the movements of a group of humans as they explored an Italian cave system during the late Stone Age.
New data platform illuminates history of humans' environmental impact
13 May 2019 at 8:22am
Animal remains found at archaeological sites tell the millennia-long story of how humans have hunted, domesticated and transported wildlife, altered landscapes and responded to environmental changes such as shifting temperatures and sea levels. Now, that story is available digitally through a new open-access data platform known as ZooArchNet, which links records of animals across biological and archaeological databases.
Uncovering a 5000-year-old family tragedy
10 May 2019 at 7:29am
Researchers have shed light on a mysterious 5,000-year-old mass grave in Poland. Despite being killed brutally, the victims were buried carefully. Ancient DNA has revealed the mass murder to be that of a large family. The new research results shed light on a particularly violent era in European prehistory of which little is known.
Ancient DNA suggests that some Northern Europeans got their languages from Si...
9 May 2019 at 11:26am
Most Europeans descend from a combination of European hunter-gatherers, Anatolian early farmers, and Steppe herders. But only European speakers of Uralic languages like Estonian and Finnish also have DNA from ancient Siberians. Now, with the help of ancient DNA samples, researchers suggest that these languages may have arrived from Siberia by the beginning of the Iron Age, about 2,500 years ago, rather than evolving in Northern Europe.
Oldest known trees in eastern North America documented
9 May 2019 at 9:51am
A stand of bald cypress trees in North Carolina, including one least 2,624 years old, are the oldest known living trees in eastern North America and the oldest wetland tree species in the world. They show evidence of severe flooding and drought during colonial and pre-colonial times.
Abrupt climate change drove early South American population decline
9 May 2019 at 5:00am
Abrupt climate change some 8,000 years ago led to a dramatic decline in early South American populations, suggests new research.
Freshwater mussel shells were material of choice for prehistoric craftsmen
7 May 2019 at 8:04am
Researchers have discovered that 6000-years-ago people across Europe shared a cultural tradition of using freshwater mussel shells to craft ornaments.
Ayahuasca fixings found in 1,000-year-old bundle in the Andes
6 May 2019 at 12:18pm
Today's hipster creatives and entrepreneurs are hardly the first generation to partake of ayahuasca, according to archaeologists who have discovered traces of the powerfully hallucinogenic potion in a 1,000-year-old leather bundle buried in a cave in the Bolivian Andes.
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Roman Army Camp Uncovered in Scotland - Archaeology
24 May 2019 at 12:51pm
Roman Army Camp Uncovered in Scotland Archaeology
AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND?According to a report in The Herald, evidence of a Roman army marching camp has been found at a construction site in southwest ...
300000-Year-Old Fossils of Discovered in China - Archaeology
24 May 2019 at 12:48pm
300000-Year-Old Fossils of Discovered in China Archaeology
HEFEI, CHINA?Xinhua reports that 300,000-year-old fossils of as many as 16 individual human ancestors, other mammals, and stone tools have been found in ...
Were the first farmers in prehistoric Turkey? - Haaretz
26 May 2019 at 8:26am
Were the first farmers in prehistoric Turkey? Haaretz
First farmers in southern Turkey were local hunter-gatherers, not migrants from the Levant bringing farming techniques.
Wooden Shield Dating to Iron Age Discovered in England - Archaeology
23 May 2019 at 1:12pm
Wooden Shield Dating to Iron Age Discovered in England Archaeology
LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND?According to a report in The Guardian, a 2,300-year-old wooden shield was discovered in a waterlogged pit in England's ...
New evidence uncovered for Roman conquest of Scotland - HeritageDaily
24 May 2019 at 8:17am
New evidence uncovered for Roman conquest of Scotland HeritageDaily
New archaeological evidence for the Roman conquest of Scotland will be presented at the Archaeological Research in Progress 2019 Conference in Edinburgh ...
19th-Century Military Complex Unearthed in Canada - Archaeology
20 May 2019 at 12:58pm
19th-Century Military Complex Unearthed in Canada Archaeology
OTTAWA, CANADA?According to a CBC News report, archaeologists are excavating a nineteenth-century military complex on Parliament Hill, which is now ...
Artifacts and Remains of Korean War Dead Found at DMZ - Archaeology
24 May 2019 at 12:48pm
Artifacts and Remains of Korean War Dead Found at DMZ Archaeology
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA?Stars and Stripes reports that South Korean excavations in the Demilitarized Zone, the buffer area between North and South Korea ...
Bones of Possible Medieval Kings and Queens Analyzed - Archaeology
21 May 2019 at 2:37pm
Bones of Possible Medieval Kings and Queens Analyzed Archaeology
BRISTOL, ENGLAND?The Independent reports that Heidi Dawson-Hobbis and Kate Robson Brown of the University of Bristol and their colleagues analyzed a ...
Rare Roman Coin Uncovered in England - Archaeology
20 May 2019 at 12:33pm
Rare Roman Coin Uncovered in England Archaeology
CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND?The Hunts Post reports that archaeologists working ahead of road construction in eastern England uncovered a coin at a ...
17th-Century Fort Uncovered on Scottish Island - Archaeology
22 May 2019 at 12:09pm
17th-Century Fort Uncovered on Scottish Island Archaeology
STORNOWAY, SCOTLAND?BBC News reports that traces of a seventeenth-century fort were unearthed on the island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides ...
Archaeologists Brew Drinks With Revived Ancient Yeast - Archaeology
22 May 2019 at 12:09pm
Archaeologists Brew Drinks With Revived Ancient Yeast Archaeology
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL?According to an Associated Press report, archaeologists and microbiologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and their colleagues ...
Archaeology trip yields ancient artifacts, rock art, and collegiality - Yale ...
10 May 2019 at 12:00am
Archaeology trip yields ancient artifacts, rock art, and collegiality Yale News
A Yale-led team of archaeologists including postdoc Julien Cooper retraced ancient trade routes between Egypt and Sudan over about 1250 miles of open ...
Unreal Archaeology - How The Ancient World Is Being Recreated In Virtual Real...
30 Apr 2019 at 12:00am
Unreal Archaeology - How The Ancient World Is Being Recreated In Virtual Reality Forbes
Archaeologists are using new digital tools to reconstruct the ancient world.
DNA Extracted From Sweden's Prehistoric ?Chewing Gum? - Archaeology
17 May 2019 at 11:59am
DNA Extracted From Sweden's Prehistoric ?Chewing Gum? Archaeology
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN?According to a Cosmos Magazine report, scientists have recovered DNA from pieces of birch bark chewed into sticky pitch by ...
Beer Archaeologists Are Reviving Ancient Ales : The Salt - NPR
26 May 2019 at 4:00am
Beer Archaeologists Are Reviving Ancient Ales : The Salt NPR
From pre-Incan to Viking-inspired to a George Washington porter, these beer scientists devote their resources toward re-creating age-old flavors. And sometimes ...