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Archaeology News -- ScienceDaily
Archaeology News -- ScienceDaily
Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.

Scientists reveal how seascapes of the ancient world shaped genetic structure...
19 May 2022 at 11:10am
Scientists have explored the importance of sea travel in prehistory by examining the genomes of ancient Maltese humans and comparing these with the genomes of this period from across Europe. Previous findings from the archaeological team had suggested that towards the end of the third millennium BC the use of the Maltese temples declined. Now, using genetic data from ancient Maltese individuals the current interdisciplinary research team has suggested a potential contributing cause. Researchers found that these ancient humans lacked some of the signatures of genetic changes that swept across Europe in this period, because of their island separation. Scientists concluded that physical topography, in particular seascapes played a central role as barriers to genetic exchange.

Ancient tooth unlocks mystery of Denisovans in Asia
17 May 2022 at 6:04pm
What links a finger bone and some fossil teeth found in a cave in the remote Altai Mountains of Siberia to a single tooth found in a cave in the limestone landscapes of tropical Laos? The answer to this question has been established by an international team of researchers from Laos, Europe, the US and Australia. The human tooth was chanced upon during an archaeological survey in a remote area of Laos. The scientists have shown it originated from the same ancient human population first recognised in Denisova Cave (dubbed the Denisovans), in the Altai Mountains of Siberia (Russia).

Where were Herod the Great's royal alabaster bathtubs quarried?
17 May 2022 at 6:48am
A new study allows for the first time the distinction between calcite-alabaster originating in Israel from that originating in Egypt. Furthermore, it confirms that calcite-alabaster objects, such as Herod the Great's alabaster bathtubs, were quarried in Israel rather than Egypt.

The genetic origins of the world's first farmers clarified
12 May 2022 at 9:18am
The genetic origins of the first agriculturalists in the Neolithic period long seemed to lie in the Near East. A new study shows that the first farmers actually represented a mixture of Ice Age hunter-gatherer groups, spread from the Near East all the way to south-eastern Europe.

Livestock and dairying led to dramatic social changes in ancient Mongolia
11 May 2022 at 11:23am
The movement of herders and livestock into the eastern steppe is of great interest to researchers, but few scholars have linked the introduction of herds and horses to the rise of complex societies.

Ancient DNA gives new insights into 'lost' Indigenous people of Uruguay
11 May 2022 at 9:35am
The first whole genome sequences of the ancient people of Uruguay provide a genetic snapshot of Indigenous populations of the region before they were decimated by a series of European military campaigns.

How the black rat colonized Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods
3 May 2022 at 11:13am
New ancient DNA analysis has shed light on how the black rat, blamed for spreading Black Death, dispersed across Europe -- revealing that the rodent colonized the continent on two occasions in the Roman and Medieval periods. By analyzing DNA from ancient black rat remains found at archaeological sites spanning the 1st to the 17th centuries in Europe and North Africa, researchers have pieced together a new understanding of how rat populations dispersed following the ebbs and flows of human trade, urbanism, and empires.

Study reveals Stonehenge landscape before the world-famous monument
29 Apr 2022 at 12:16pm
Four thousand years before Stonehenge was constructed, land within the World Heritage Site was covered by open woodland, with meadow-like clearings, inhabited by grazing animals and hunter-gatherers, according to new research.

Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for
29 Apr 2022 at 11:49am
Analysis of Bronze Age daggers has shown that they were used for processing animal carcasses and not as non-functional symbols of identity and status, as previously thought. A revolutionary new method has enabled the world's first extraction of organic residues from ten copper-alloy daggers.

Before Stonehenge monuments, hunter-gatherers made use of open habitats
27 Apr 2022 at 11:06am
Hunter-gatherers made use of open woodland conditions in the millennia before Stonehenge monuments were built, according to a new study.

Remote Ireland community survived a millennium of environmental change
27 Apr 2022 at 11:06am
A remote community in Ireland was adaptable enough to persist through a millennium of environmental change, according to a new study.

Dramatic events in demographics led to the spread of Uralic languages
27 Apr 2022 at 7:05am
Our understanding of the prehistory of the Finnish language is becoming clearer: Shifts in climate and periods of drought may have been the original reasons for which the community, which originated in western Siberia, spread first from east to west and later from south to north.

Ancient skeletons reveal the history of worm parasites in Britain
21 Apr 2022 at 11:15am
New research reveals the scale of parasitic worm infections in Britain from the Prehistoric to the early Victorian periods.

Study challenges theories of earlier human arrival in Americas
20 Apr 2022 at 2:04pm
The new analysis suggests that misinterpretation of archaeological evidence at certain sites in North and South America might be responsible for theories that humans arrived long before 13,000-14,200 years ago.

Prehistoric people created art by firelight, new research reveals
20 Apr 2022 at 12:15pm
Stones that were incised with artistic designs around 15,000 years ago have patterns of heat damage which suggests they were carved close to the flickering light of a fire, a new study has found.

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Why some ancient societies were more unequal than others - BBC
22 May 2022 at 5:06pm
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Amanda Claridge, Archaeologist of Ancient Rome, Dies at 72 - The New York Times
22 May 2022 at 7:21am
Amanda Claridge, Archaeologist of Ancient Rome, Dies at 72  The New York Times

Archaeologists in Egypt Unearth 4300-Year-Old Tomb of Man Who Handled His Pha...
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Archaeologists in Egypt Unearth 4300-Year-Old Tomb of Man Who Handled His Pharaoh's 'Secret Documents'  Smithsonian Magazine

Govt. reconstitutes Central Advisory Board on Archaeology - The Hindu
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TDEC Hosts Virtual Discussion of Pinson Landscape in Archaeology Lecture Seri...
18 May 2022 at 9:18am
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Archaeologist, adventurer and spinner of tales: the life of Heinrich Schliema...
9 May 2022 at 12:00am
Archaeologist, adventurer and spinner of tales: the life of Heinrich Schliemann is reassessed in Berlin show  Art Newspaper

UO archaeology illuminates Chinese businesses in Eugene | Around the O - Arou...
16 May 2022 at 5:00am
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Archaeologists Unearth 3000-Year-Old Giant Statues in Sardinian Necropolis - ...
11 May 2022 at 12:00am
Archaeologists Unearth 3000-Year-Old Giant Statues in Sardinian Necropolis  Smithsonian Magazine

SC archaeological dig uncovers artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years - ...
22 May 2022 at 2:32pm
SC archaeological dig uncovers artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years  WAVY.com

Ancient 'smellscapes' are wafting out of artifacts and old texts - Science Ne...
4 May 2022 at 12:00am
Ancient 'smellscapes' are wafting out of artifacts and old texts  Science News Magazine

Excavating the CA archive: Hertfordshire - Current Archaeology
18 May 2022 at 6:59am
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Mexican archaeologist who led landmark Aztec Temple excavation wins major awa...
18 May 2022 at 6:47am
Mexican archaeologist who led landmark Aztec Temple excavation wins major award  NBC News

UofL, Kentucky School for Blind team up for archaeological dig project - uofl...
23 May 2022 at 7:50am
UofL, Kentucky School for Blind team up for archaeological dig project  uoflnews.com

A primer for ZooMS applications in archaeology | Proceedings of the National ...
10 May 2022 at 12:00am
A primer for ZooMS applications in archaeology | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  pnas.org

Archaeologists Say the Prehistoric Magdalenian Peoples Used Firelight to Anim...
25 Apr 2022 at 12:00am
Archaeologists Say the Prehistoric Magdalenian Peoples Used Firelight to Animate Their Carved Engravings  artnet News