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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
Prehistoric mums may have cared for kids better than we thought
23 Nov 2021 at 10:14am
A new study has revealed the death rate of babies in ancient societies is not a reflection of poor healthcare, disease and other factors, but instead is an indication of the number of babies born in that era.
Ancient human relative, Australopithecus sediba, 'walked like a human, but cl...
23 Nov 2021 at 10:08am
The recovery of new lumbar vertebrae from the lower back of a single individual of the human relative, Australopithecus sediba, and portions of other vertebrae of the same female from Malapa, South Africa, together with previously discovered vertebrae, form one of the most complete lower backs ever discovered in the early hominid record and give insight into how this ancient human relative walked and climbed.
Archaeologists discover salt workers? residences at underwater Maya site
19 Nov 2021 at 2:12pm
Maya archaeologists have excavated salt kitchens where brine was boiled in clay pots over fires in pole and thatch buildings preserved in oxygen-free sediment below the sea floor in Belize. But where these salt workers lived has been elusive, leaving possible interpretations of daily or seasonal workers from the coast or even inland. This gap left nagging questions about the organization of production and distribution.
Justinianic Plague was nothing like flu and may have struck England before it...
19 Nov 2021 at 5:51am
'Plague sceptics' are wrong to underestimate the devastating impact that bubonic plague had in the 6th to 8th centuries CE, argues a new study based on ancient texts and recent genetic discoveries. The same study suggests that bubonic plague may have reached England before its first recorded case in the Mediterranean via a currently unknown route, possibly involving the Baltic and Scandinavia.
Easternmost Roman aqueduct discovered in Armenia
15 Nov 2021 at 7:34am
Archaeologists have discovered remains of a Roman arched aqueduct during excavation work on the Hellenistic royal city of Artashat-Artaxata in ancient Armenia. It is the easternmost arched aqueduct in the Roman Empire.
DNA analysis confirms 2,000-year-old sustainable fishing practices of Tsleil-...
13 Nov 2021 at 4:24am
Ancient Indigenous fishing practices can be used to inform sustainable management and conservation today, according to a new study. Working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and using new palaeogenetic analytical techniques, the results of a new study provides strong evidence that prior to European colonization, Coast Salish people were managing chum salmon by selectively harvesting males.
Spread of Transeurasian languages was due to agriculture
10 Nov 2021 at 10:16am
By triangulating data from linguistics, archaeology and genetics, a new study by an international team of researchers proposes a 'Farming Hypothesis' for the spread of Transeurasian languages, tracing the origins of Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic and Turkic to the movements of Neolithic millet farmers from the region of the West Liao River.
Partial skull of a child of Homo naledi: Insight into stages of life of remar...
4 Nov 2021 at 7:06am
Researchers have revealed the first partial skull of a Homo naledi child that was found in the remote depths of the Rising Star cave in Johannesburg, South Africa. The team announced the discovery of parts of the skull and teeth of the child that died almost 250,000 years ago.
The surprising origins of the Tarim Basin mummies
27 Oct 2021 at 9:19am
Researchers have determined the genetic origins of Asia's most enigmatic mummies. Once thought to be Indo-European speaking migrants from the West, the Bronze Age Tarim Basin mummies are revealed to be a local indigenous population with deep Asian roots and taste for far-flung cuisine.
Vitamin D deficiency for the first time visible after cremation
25 Oct 2021 at 7:17am
The cremation process destroys a lot of information that can usually be obtained from the human skeleton. Especially diseases are difficult to observe. Researchers have now found a way to reveal some of the information. For the first time, they have succeeded in detecting vitamin D deficiency in cremated human remains.
Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago
20 Oct 2021 at 10:59am
The Vikings were active in North America in the year 1021 AD. This now represents the earliest -- and only -- known year in which Europeans were present in the Americas prior to the arrival of Columbus in 1492 AD. It also represents a definitive point in time by which the Atlantic Ocean had been traversed and human migration had finally encircled the globe.
Popular theory of Native American origins debunked by genetics and skeletal b...
13 Oct 2021 at 5:16am
A widely accepted theory of Native American origins coming from Japan has been attacked in a new scientific study, which shows that the genetics and skeletal biology 'simply does not match-up.'
Scientists report evidence for a new -- but now extinct -- species of ancient...
12 Oct 2021 at 12:47pm
Scientists report new evidence that some 5,000 years ago, a sloth smaller than a black bear roamed the forest floor of what is now the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea, living a lowland life different from its cousins on the other side of the island.
Ancient city could have been destroyed by cosmic airburst, evidence suggests
8 Oct 2021 at 1:05pm
Researchers have presented evidence that a Middle Bronze Age city called Tall el-Hammam, located in the Jordan Valley northeast of the Dead Sea, was destroyed by a cosmic airburst.
Roman noblewoman?s tomb reveals secrets of ancient concrete resilience
8 Oct 2021 at 10:41am
Over time, concrete cracks and crumbles. Well, most concrete cracks and crumbles. Structures built in ancient Rome are still standing, exhibiting remarkable durability despite conditions that would devastate modern concrete. One of these structures is the large cylindrical tomb of first-century noblewoman Caecilia Metella. New research shows that the quality of the concrete of her tomb may exceed that of her male contemporaries' monuments because of the volcanic aggregate the builders chose and the unusual chemical interactions with rain and groundwater with that aggregate over two millennia.
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28 Nov 2021 at 4:22am
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26 Nov 2021 at 2:21pm
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Archaeologists in England discover ancient Roman mosaic depicting Trojan War ...
26 Nov 2021 at 12:14pm
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Archaeologists discover ancient glassworks from Late Roman period - HeritageD...
26 Nov 2021 at 1:28pm
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Amateur Archaeologist in Switzerland Unearths 2000-Year-Old Roman Dagger - Sm...
24 Nov 2021 at 10:50am
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Kerala archaeology department says Monson Mavunkal?s collections are fake - H...
28 Nov 2021 at 7:10am
Kerala archaeology department says Monson Mavunkal?s collections are fake Hindustan Times
How Archaeologists Are Finding the Signatures of Bible Kings, Ancient Villain...
22 Nov 2021 at 7:27am
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Archaeologists unearth mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old in Peru -...
27 Nov 2021 at 4:03am
Archaeologists unearth mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old in Peru The Guardian
Israeli Archaeologists Unveil Hellenistic Fortress Destroyed by Jewish Forces...
23 Nov 2021 at 3:30am
Israeli Archaeologists Unveil Hellenistic Fortress Destroyed by Jewish Forces in 112 B.C.E. Smithsonian
Archaeologists discover submerged dwellings of Maya salt workers - HeritageDaily
18 Nov 2021 at 2:38pm
Archaeologists discover submerged dwellings of Maya salt workers HeritageDaily
New tests show neolithic pits near Stonehenge were human-made - The Guardian
23 Nov 2021 at 8:37pm
New tests show neolithic pits near Stonehenge were human-made The Guardian
Country diary: The underground secret by Hadrian?s Wall - The Guardian
28 Nov 2021 at 9:30pm
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Underwater archaeology reveals buried secrets of a Swiss lake - SWI swissinfo...
26 Nov 2021 at 12:00am
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Archaeologists discover 14,000-year-old settlement in Turkey - The Jerusalem ...
25 Nov 2021 at 7:02pm
Archaeologists discover 14,000-year-old settlement in Turkey The Jerusalem Post
NAASR to host webinars on archaeology in Armenia - Armenian Weekly
3 Nov 2021 at 12:00am
NAASR to host webinars on archaeology in Armenia Armenian Weekly