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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
The origin and legacy of the Etruscans
24 Sep 2021 at 3:25pm
Researchers present comprehensive ancient DNA data retrieved from peoples culturally affiliated with the iconic Etruscans, settling a long-lasting debate on the origins of this highly skilled and enigmatic culture.
Ancient DNA analysis sheds light on dark event in medieval Spain
23 Sep 2021 at 8:56am
Researchers used ancient DNA analysis to identify a member of a population expelled from medieval Spain known as the 'Segorbe Giant'. The results have shed light on the brutal political decision that led to a dramatic change in population following the Christian reconquest of Spain.
Those earrings are so last year ? but the reason you're wearing them is ancient
22 Sep 2021 at 11:33am
Shell beads found in a cave in Morocco are at least 142,000 years old. The archaeologists who found them say they're the earliest known evidence of a widespread form of human communication.
Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates
22 Sep 2021 at 11:32am
Using oxygen stable isotope analysis of tooth enamel from animals butchered by humans at the site of Bacho Kiro Cave, Bulgaria, researchers show that human groups belonging to an early wave of dispersal of our species into Europe were faced with very cold climatic conditions while they occupied the cave between about 46,000 and 43,000 years ago. Archaeological remains at Bacho Kiro Cave currently represent the oldest known remnants of Upper Palaeolithic Homo sapiens in Europe, and thus open a unique window into the time when our species started to move out of the Levant and establish itself across the mid latitudes of Eurasia as part of an archaeological phenomenon called the Initial Upper Palaeolithic.
Blowing up medieval gunpowder recipes
22 Sep 2021 at 9:13am
First used for battle in China in about 900 A.D., gunpowder spread throughout Eurasia by the end of the 13th century, eventually revolutionizing warfare as a propellant in firearms and artillery. Meanwhile, master gunners tinkered with gunpowder formulas, trying to find the ideal concoction. Now, researchers have recreated medieval gunpowder recipes and analyzed the energies released during combustion, revealing that the evolution of the perfect powder was a slow, trial-and-error process.
Four dinosaurs discovered in Montana, including a possible rare ostrich-mimic...
21 Sep 2021 at 2:26pm
A team of paleontologists excavated four dinosaurs in northeastern Montana this summer. The four dinosaur fossils are: the ilium -- or hip bones -- of an ostrich-sized theropod, the group of meat-eating, two-legged dinosaurs that includes Tyrannosaurus rex and raptors; the hips and legs of a duck-billed dinosaur; a pelvis, toe claw and limbs from another theropod that could be a rare ostrich-mimic Anzu, or possibly a new species; and a Triceratops specimen consisting of its skull and other fossilized bones.
Roman-era mixers and millstones made with geology in mind
21 Sep 2021 at 11:01am
A study on stone tools from an outpost of the Roman Empire has found that for ancient bakers and millers, having the right tools was a matter of geology.
Ancient DNA rewrites early Japanese history -- modern day populations have tr...
17 Sep 2021 at 1:11pm
Researchers have extracted Ancient DNA from human bones to re-write early Japanese history by underlining that modern day populations in Japan have a tripartite genetic origin -- a finding that refines previously accepted views of a dual genomic ancestry.
Giant Waikato penguin: School kids discover new species
16 Sep 2021 at 8:46am
A giant fossilized penguin discovered by New Zealand school children has been revealed as a new species.
Ancient bone tools found in Moroccan cave were used to work leather, fur
16 Sep 2021 at 8:45am
When researchers first started to look at animal bones from Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco, they wanted to learn about the diet and environment of early human ancestors who lived there between 120,000 and 90,000 years ago. But they soon realized that the bones they had found weren't just meal scraps. They'd been shaped into tools, apparently for use in working leather and fur.
Milk enabled massive steppe migration
15 Sep 2021 at 8:10am
The long-distance migrations of early Bronze Age pastoralists in the Eurasian steppe have captured widespread interest. But the factors behind their remarkable spread have been heavily debated by archaeologists. Now a new study provides clues regarding a critical component of the herders' lifestyle that was likely instrumental to their success: dairying.
Hand and footprint art dates to mid-Ice Age
14 Sep 2021 at 9:49am
Researchers have identified what may be the oldest work of art, a sequence of hand and footprints discovered on the Tibetan Plateau.
Ancient teeth reveal surprising diversity of Cretaceous reptiles at Argentina...
8 Sep 2021 at 3:05pm
Where skeletons are rare, isolated teeth can flesh out our understanding of ancient reptile-dominated ecosystems, according to a new study.
?MRI? scan reveals spectacular ice age landscapes beneath the North Sea
8 Sep 2021 at 3:05pm
Spectacular ice age landscapes beneath the North Sea have been discovered using 3D seismic reflection technology. Similar to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) the images reveal in unprecedented detail huge seafloor channels - each one 10 times wider than the River Thames.
New insights on date palm evolution using 2,200-year old leaf found in ancien...
7 Sep 2021 at 1:05pm
Using a leaf uncovered from the archaeological site of an ancient Egyptian temple, researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi's (NYUAD) Center for Genomics and Systems Biology have successfully determined the ancient hybrid origin of some date palms, which could prove useful for modern date palm breeding as the plant remains a cornerstone of Middle Eastern and North African agriculture.
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24 Sep 2021 at 1:42pm
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18 Sep 2021 at 6:08pm
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Archaeologists discover chocolate flint mine from prehistoric period - Herita...
24 Sep 2021 at 12:29pm
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13 Sep 2021 at 12:00am
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Lidar Mapping Reveals Teotihuacan's Ancient Landscape - Archaeology
27 Sep 2021 at 11:13am
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26 Sep 2021 at 7:12am
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Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Second Temple Period Quarry - Sci-News.com
27 Sep 2021 at 1:57pm
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Archaeologists uncover ruins of hidden neighbourhood in ancient Mayan city - ...
27 Sep 2021 at 4:05pm
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Treasure trove revealed at remarkable archaeology site - South China Morning ...
11 Sep 2021 at 12:00am
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Archaeologists excavate the Bactrian fortress of Uzundara - HeritageDaily
8 Sep 2021 at 12:00am
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Archaeologists uncover artifacts in bridge reconstruction - KSHB
23 Sep 2021 at 2:00am
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The sunken town of Dunwich - HeritageDaily
25 Sep 2021 at 5:00pm
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Archaeologists unravel the history of Alderney?s Roman Fort - HeritageDaily
1 Sep 2021 at 12:00am
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Sodom Destroyed by Meteor, Scientists Say. Biblical Archaeologists Not Convin...
23 Sep 2021 at 11:26am
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Amateur freedivers find gold treasure dating to the fall of the Roman Empire ...
27 Sep 2021 at 12:44pm
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