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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
Genome research: Origin and evolution of vine
20 Mar 2023 at 11:37am
Cultivation and growth of grapevines have strongly influenced European civilizations, but where the grapevine comes from and how it has spread across the globe has been highly disputed so far. In an extensive genome project, researchers have determined its origin and evolution from the wild vine to today's cultivar by analyzing thousands of vine genomes collected along the Silk Road from China to Western Europe.
Cyprus's copper deposits created one of the most important trade hubs in the ...
16 Mar 2023 at 8:40am
The coveted metal copper and a sheltered location turned the Cypriot village of Hala Sultan Tekke into one of the most important trade hubs of the Late Bronze Age. Recent excavations confirm the importance of the Bronze Age city in the first period of international trade in the Mediterranean.
Indigenous Ashaninka DNA helps geneticists write new chapters of pre-colonial...
16 Mar 2023 at 8:39am
Geneticists have written new chapters in the reconstruction of pre-colonial Americas history after using DNA from the indigenous Ashaninka people from Amazonian Peru. They have discovered previously unexpected levels of genetic variation in this group and uncovered a strong hint that these people were involved in a South-to-North migration that led to the transition from an archaic to ceramic culture in the Caribbean islands.
Neolithic ceramics reveal dairy processing from milk of multiple species
14 Mar 2023 at 5:54pm
A new study has found evidence of cheesemaking, using milk from multiple animals in Late Neolithic Poland.
The world's first horse riders
3 Mar 2023 at 2:58pm
Researchers have discovered evidence of horse riding by studying the remains of human skeletons found in burial mounds called kurgans, which were between 4500-5000 years old. The earthen burial mounds belonged to the Yamnaya culture. The Yamnayans had migrated from the Pontic-Caspian steppes to find greener pastures in today's countries of Romania and Bulgaria up to Hungary and Serbia.
Archaeological study of 24 ancient Mexican cities reveals that collective for...
3 Mar 2023 at 7:52am
Some cities only last a century or two, while others last for a thousand years or more. Often, there aren't clear records left behind to explain why. Instead, archaeologists piece together clues from the cities' remains to search for patterns that help account for why certain places retained their importance longer than others.
Wisconsin cave holds tantalizing clues to ancient climate changes, future shifts
2 Mar 2023 at 8:38am
A newly published study of a stalagmite found in Cave of the Mounds reveals previously undetected history of the local climate going back thousands of years. Researchers describe evidence for an ice age punctuated by massive and abrupt warming events across much of the Northern Hemisphere.
Bronze Age well contents reveal the history of animal resources in Mycenae, G...
1 Mar 2023 at 11:14am
A large Bronze Age debris deposit in Mycenae, Greece provides important data for understanding the history of animal resources at the site, according to a new study.
Oldest human genome from southern Spain
1 Mar 2023 at 9:08am
A new study reports on genomic data from a 23,000-year-old individual who lived in what was probably the warmest place of Europe at the peak of the last Ice Age. The oldest human genome recovered from the southern tip of Spain adds an important piece of the puzzle to the genetic history of Europe.
Steel was being used in Europe 2900 years ago
28 Feb 2023 at 12:45pm
Researchers have discovered what they believe is the earliest use of steel in Europe -- on Iberian stone pillars from the Final Bronze Age.
Mysterious new behavior seen in whales may be recorded in ancient manuscripts
28 Feb 2023 at 12:44pm
In 2011, scientists recorded a previously unknown feeding strategy in whales around the world. Now, researchers in Australia think they may have found evidence of this behaviour being described in ancient accounts of sea creatures, recorded more than 2,000 years ago. They believe that misunderstandings of these descriptions contributed to myths about medieval sea monsters. Whales are known lunge at their prey when feeding, but recently whales have been spotted at the surface of the water with their jaws open at right angles, waiting for shoals of fish to swim into their mouths. A clip of this strategy was captured in 2021 and went viral on Instagram. This strategy seems to work for the whales because the fish think they have found a place to shelter from predators, not realising they are swimming into danger. It's not known why this strategy has only recently been identified, but scientists speculate that it's a result of changing environmental conditions -- or that whales are being more closely monitored than ever before by drones and other modern technologies.
Deadly waves: Researchers document evolution of plague over hundreds of years...
24 Feb 2023 at 10:50am
Scientists who study the origins and evolution of the plague have examined hundreds of ancient human teeth from Denmark, seeking to address longstanding questions about its arrival, persistence and spread within Scandinavia.
Archaeologists uncover early evidence of brain surgery in Ancient Near East
22 Feb 2023 at 11:11am
A recent excavation in Megiddo, Israel, unearthed the earliest example of a particular type of cranial surgery in the Ancient Near East -- and potentially one of the oldest examples of leprosy in the world.
Hidden from the Romans: 200 tons of silver on the shores of the river Lahn
21 Feb 2023 at 10:21am
In their search for silver ore, the Romans established two military camps in the Bad Ems area near Koblenz in the 1st century AD.
Caribou have been using same Arctic calving grounds for 3,000 years
8 Feb 2023 at 9:45am
Caribou have been using the same Arctic calving grounds for more than 3,000 years. Female caribou shed their antlers within days of giving birth, leaving behind a record of their annual travels across Alaska and Canada's Yukon that persists on the cold tundra for hundreds or even thousands of years. Researchers recovered antlers that have sat undisturbed on the arctic tundra since the Bronze Age.
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21 Mar 2023 at 6:07am
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20 Mar 2023 at 2:46am
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20 Mar 2023 at 11:00am
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22 Mar 2023 at 12:54pm
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20 Mar 2023 at 1:45am
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20 Mar 2023 at 4:02am
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21 Mar 2023 at 11:49am
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21 Mar 2023 at 12:00am
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21 Mar 2023 at 12:00am
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22 Mar 2023 at 7:11am
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18 Mar 2023 at 12:00am
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