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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.

Wood sharpens stone: Boomerangs used to retouch lithic tools
16 Aug 2022 at 11:28am
A new study into the multipurpose uses of boomerangs has highlighted the hardwood objects were used to shape the edges of stone tools used by Australian Indigenous communities.  The research demonstrated how boomerangs could function as lithic (or stone) tool retouchers by investigating the use-wear generated on the boomerangs' surfaces during retouching activities. It was found that these use-wear impacts on boomerangs comparable to those observed on Paleolithic bone retouching tools, which date back to more than 200,000 years ago.

Prehistoric podiatry: How dinos carried their enormous weight
10 Aug 2022 at 1:10pm
Scientists have cracked an enduring mystery, discovering how sauropod dinosaurs -- like Brontosaurus and Diplodocus -- supported their gigantic bodies on land.

All roads lead to big cities
4 Aug 2022 at 7:26am
When the evolution of towns and of roads are modeled together, the natural landscape alone is enough to predict the actual arrangement of real towns.

Octopus lures from the Mariana Islands found to be oldest in the world
29 Jul 2022 at 7:24am
An archaeological study has determined that cowrie-shell artifacts found throughout the Mariana Islands were lures used for hunting octopuses and that the devices, similar versions of which have been found on islands across the Pacific, are the oldest known artifacts of their kind in the world.

High-status Danish Vikings wore exotic beaver furs
27 Jul 2022 at 11:13am
Beaver fur was a symbol of wealth and an important trade item in 10th Century Denmark, according to a new study.

Floors in ancient Greek luxury villa were laid with recycled glass
25 Jul 2022 at 7:56am
Several 1700 years old decorative mosaic floors have been excavated in a luxury villa located in present-day Turkey, once overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. New chemical analyzes reveal that recycled glass was used in laying the mosaic floors.

DNA from ancient population in Southern China suggests Native Americans' East...
14 Jul 2022 at 11:50am
For the first time, researchers successfully sequenced the genome of ancient human fossils from the Late Pleistocene in southern China. The data suggests that the mysterious hominin belonged to an extinct maternal branch of modern humans that might have contributed to the origin of Native Americans.

Study points to Armenian origins of ancient crop with aviation biofuel potential
5 Jul 2022 at 1:22pm
Camelina, an oilseed plant grown in modern-day Ukraine, may have been a more important and widespread crop than previously thought. New findings could inform breeding programs to improve this crop for biofuels applications.

New genetic research on remote Pacific islands yields surprising findings on ...
30 Jun 2022 at 11:22am
New genetic research from remote islands in the Pacific offers fresh insights into the ancestry and culture of the world's earliest seafarers, including family structure, social customs, and the ancestral populations of the people living there today.

Hidden in caves: Mineral overgrowths reveal 'unprecedented' sea level rise
30 Jun 2022 at 8:45am
Through intricate study of cave deposits in Spain, geologists identified a rapid rise in sea level that started during the Industrial Revolution.

Underwater jars reveal Roman period winemaking practices
29 Jun 2022 at 12:02pm
Winemaking practices in coastal Italy during the Roman period involved using native grapes for making wine in jars waterproofed with imported tar pitch, according to a new study.

Ice Age wolf DNA reveals dogs trace ancestry to two separate wolf populations
29 Jun 2022 at 9:11am
An international group of geneticists and archaeologists have found that the ancestry of dogs can be traced to at least two populations of ancient wolves. The work moves us a step closer to uncovering the mystery of where dogs underwent domestication, one of the biggest unanswered questions about human prehistory.

New kangaroo described -- from Papua New Guinea
29 Jun 2022 at 5:40am
Australian palaeontologists have described a new genus of giant fossil kangaroo from the mountains of central Papua New Guinea. The new description of the fossil kangaroo has found that, rather than being closely related to Australian kangaroos, it most likely belongs to a unique genus of more primitive kangaroo found only in PNG.

Fossils in the 'Cradle of Humankind' may be more than a million years older t...
27 Jun 2022 at 1:59pm
For decades, scientists have studied these fossils of early human ancestors and their long-lost relatives. Now, a dating method developed by geologists just pushed the age of some of these fossils found at the site of Sterkfontein Caves back more than a million years. This would make them older than Dinkinesh, also called Lucy, the world's most famous Australopithecus fossil.

The heat is on: Traces of fire uncovered dating back at least 800,000 years
27 Jun 2022 at 7:01am
Scientists reveal an advanced, innovative method that they have developed and used to detect nonvisual traces of fire dating back at least 800,000 years -- one of the earliest known pieces of evidence for the use of fire. The newly developed technique may provide a push toward a more scientific, data-driven type of archaeology, but -- perhaps more importantly -- it could help us better understand the origins of the human story, our most basic traditions and our experimental and innovative nature.

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Google News

TDEC Hosts Virtual Discussion of Crabtree Farmstead in Archaeology Lecture Se...
15 Aug 2022 at 10:29am
TDEC Hosts Virtual Discussion of Crabtree Farmstead in Archaeology Lecture Series  tn.gov

Archaeologists find ancient game made from bones - HeritageDaily
15 Aug 2022 at 11:45am
Archaeologists find ancient game made from bones  HeritageDaily

Chicken bones and snail shells help archaeologists to date ancient town's des...
16 Aug 2022 at 4:00pm
Chicken bones and snail shells help archaeologists to date ancient town's destruction  Phys.org

Archaeologists uncover ancient city and hundreds of artefacts close to Baghda...
10 Aug 2022 at 7:36am
Archaeologists uncover ancient city and hundreds of artefacts close to Baghdad  Art Newspaper

Copper Age Gold Rings Unearthed in Romania - Archaeology
16 Aug 2022 at 10:33am
Copper Age Gold Rings Unearthed in Romania  Archaeology

Archaeologists find 2,200-year-old Roman fountain in Türkiye's Assos | Daily ...
16 Aug 2022 at 4:20am
Archaeologists find 2,200-year-old Roman fountain in Türkiye's Assos | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Archaeologists Rebury 'First-of-Its-Kind' Roman Villa - Smithsonian Magazine
8 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
Archaeologists Rebury 'First-of-Its-Kind' Roman Villa  Smithsonian Magazine

Uist Unearthed: Hebridean archaeology goes virtual - The Past
3 Aug 2022 at 3:18am
Uist Unearthed: Hebridean archaeology goes virtual  The Past

Archaeologists get up close and personal with a man who lived 6,000 years ago...
12 Aug 2022 at 10:08am
Archaeologists get up close and personal with a man who lived 6,000 years ago  Haaretz

Archaeologists at Fort Michilimackinac will soon end digging season - UpNorth...
16 Aug 2022 at 3:57pm
Archaeologists at Fort Michilimackinac will soon end digging season  UpNorthLive.com

No stone unturned: new insights from community archaeology on Hadrian?s Wall ...
10 Aug 2022 at 3:24am
No stone unturned: new insights from community archaeology on Hadrian?s Wall  The Past

Bad to the bone: the rise of woke archaeology - MercatorNet
11 Aug 2022 at 11:52pm
Bad to the bone: the rise of woke archaeology  MercatorNet

Archaeology: Weaponry used in the destruction of Jerusalem?s Second Temple un...
14 Aug 2022 at 4:23am
Archaeology: Weaponry used in the destruction of Jerusalem?s Second Temple unearthed  Express

Occupation Archaeology - Haaretz
11 Aug 2022 at 1:36pm
Occupation Archaeology  Haaretz

Archaeologists uncover pearls and decorated beads in Norse settlement - Herit...
10 Aug 2022 at 1:25pm
Archaeologists uncover pearls and decorated beads in Norse settlement  HeritageDaily