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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.

Findings from 2,000-year-old Uluburun shipwreck reveal complex trade network
30 Nov 2022 at 12:14pm
Using advanced geochemical analyses, a team of scientists has uncovered new answers to decades-old questions about trade of tin throughout Eurasia during the Late Bronze Age.

Ancient DNA from medieval Germany tells the origin story of Ashkenazi Jews
30 Nov 2022 at 8:45am
Extracting ancient DNA from teeth, an international group of scientists peered into the lives of a once-thriving medieval Ashkenazi Jewish community in Erfurt, Germany. The findings show that the Erfurt Jewish community was more genetically diverse than modern day Ashkenazi Jews.

Interdisciplinary environmental history: How narratives of the past can meet ...
29 Nov 2022 at 8:28am
A new article discusses vital methodological issues for humanities-based historical inquiry and argues that the challenges of the Anthropocene demand interdisciplinary research informed by a variety of historical narratives.

One of Europe's most ancient domestic dogs lived in the Basque Country
28 Nov 2022 at 7:12am
Wolf domestication occurred earlier than proposed until now, at least in western Europe. That possibility is raised by the results of the study of the humerus found in the Erralla cave (Gipuzkoa, Spain) in 1985.

Ancient Roman coins reveal long-lost emperor
23 Nov 2022 at 4:34pm
A gold coin long dismissed as a forgery appears to be authentic and depicts a long-lost Roman emperor named Sponsian, according to a new study.

1,700-year-old spider monkey remains discovered in Teotihuacán, Mexico
21 Nov 2022 at 6:57pm
The complete skeletal remains of a spider monkey -- seen as an exotic curiosity in pre-Hispanic Mexico -- grants researchers new evidence regarding social-political ties between two ancient powerhouses: Teotihuacán and Maya Indigenous rulers. The remains of other animals were also discovered, as well as thousands of Maya-style mural fragments and over 14,000 ceramic sherds from a grand feast. These pieces are more than 1,700 years old.

Oldest evidence of the controlled use of fire to cook food, researchers report
14 Nov 2022 at 8:10am
The remains of a huge carp fish mark the earliest signs of cooking by prehistoric human to 780,000 years ago, predating the available data by some 600,000 years, according to researchers.

Previously unknown monumental temple discovered near the Tempio Grande in Vulci
11 Nov 2022 at 7:30am
Archeologists have identified one of the largest known sacred buildings of the Etruscans. The temple's strata offer insights into more than 1000 years of development of one of the most important Etruscan cities. The newly discovered temple is roughly the same size and on a similar alignment as the neighboring Tempio Grande, and was built at roughly the same Archaic time. This duplication of monumental buildings in an Etruscan city is rare, and indicates an exceptional finding.

First sentence ever written in Canaanite language discovered: Plea to eradica...
9 Nov 2022 at 5:58am
Researchers have unearthed an ivory comb from 1700 BCE inscribed with a plea to eradicate lice. The finding provides direct evidence for the use of the Canaanite alphabet in daily activities some 3700 years ago.

Human expansion 1,000 years ago linked to Madagascar's loss of large vertebrates
4 Nov 2022 at 8:34am
The island of Madagascar -- one of the last large land masses colonized by humans - -sits about 250 miles (400 kilometers) off the coast of East Africa. While it's still regarded as a place of unique biodiversity, Madagascar long ago lost all its large-bodied vertebrates, including giant lemurs, elephant birds, turtles, and hippopotami. A human genetic study now links these losses in time with the first major expansion of humans on the island, around 1,000 years ago.

Ancient DNA analysis sheds light on the early peopling of South America
2 Nov 2022 at 5:54am
Using DNA from two ancient humans unearthed in two different archaeological sites in northeast Brazil, researchers have unraveled the deep demographic history of South America at the regional level with some surprising results. Not only do they provide new genetic evidence supporting existing archaeological data of the north-to-south migration toward South America, they also have discovered migrations in the opposite direction along the Atlantic coast -- for the first time. Among the key findings, they also have discovered evidence of Neanderthal ancestry within the genomes of ancient individuals from South America.

Ancient genomes reveal hidden history of human adaptation
31 Oct 2022 at 6:28pm
The use of ancient DNA, including samples of human remains around 45,000 years old, has shed light on a previously unknown aspect of human evolution.

UK's oldest human DNA obtained, revealing two distinct Palaeolithic populations
24 Oct 2022 at 10:10am
The first genetic data from Palaeolithic human individuals in the UK -- the oldest human DNA obtained from the British Isles so far -- indicates the presence of two distinct groups that migrated to Britain at the end of the last ice age, according to new research. Published today in Nature Ecology and Evolution, the new study by UCL Institute of Archaeology, the Natural History Museum and the Francis Crick Institute researchers reveals for the first time that the recolonisation of Britain consisted of at least two groups with distinct origins and cultures.

Skaftö wreck's cargo tells a tale of 15th century trade routes
24 Oct 2022 at 7:29am
Research has shown that the Skaftö wreck had probably taken on cargo in Gdansk in Poland and was heading towards Belgium when it foundered in the Lysekil archipelago around 1440. Modern methods of analysis of the cargo are now providing completely new answers about the way trade was conducted in the Middle Ages.

Central Asia identified as a key region for human ancestors
21 Oct 2022 at 3:10pm
A new study on early human migration shows that semi-arid and desert zones of Central Asia may have served as key areas for the dispersal of hominins into Eurasia during the Middle Pleistocene. Central Asia is positioned at a crossroads linking several zones important to hominin dispersal during this period, however much evidence from this region lacks context for dating and climate conditions, making it difficult to understand these dynamics.

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"archaeology" - Google News
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The rise of Archaeologists Anonymous - UnHerd
2 Dec 2022 at 4:30pm
The rise of Archaeologists Anonymous  UnHerd

Dedicated archaeology community launches on Mastodon - HeritageDaily
2 Dec 2022 at 7:04am
Dedicated archaeology community launches on Mastodon  HeritageDaily

Forgotten photos show how Kenyan archaeologists unearthed secrets of their ow...
27 Nov 2022 at 3:11pm
Forgotten photos show how Kenyan archaeologists unearthed secrets of their own country  The Guardian

Archaeology fascinates youngsters - Xinhua
3 Dec 2022 at 7:08am
Archaeology fascinates youngsters  Xinhua

Archaeologists Ask Netflix to Reclassify Graham Hancock?s ?Unfounded? Netflix...
2 Dec 2022 at 5:26pm
Archaeologists Ask Netflix to Reclassify Graham Hancock?s ?Unfounded? Netflix Docuseries ?Ancient Apocalypse? as Fiction  artnet News

Archaeologists map lost medieval town - HeritageDaily
2 Dec 2022 at 12:30pm
Archaeologists map lost medieval town  HeritageDaily

Archaeology students uncover long-lost pre-Hispanic mural in Peru - Euronews
2 Dec 2022 at 2:01am
Archaeology students uncover long-lost pre-Hispanic mural in Peru  Euronews

Archaeologists in Norway May Have Found a 700-Year-Old Shipwreck - Smithsonia...
28 Nov 2022 at 1:58pm
Archaeologists in Norway May Have Found a 700-Year-Old Shipwreck  Smithsonian Magazine

Archaeologists Find 1900-Year-Old Snacks in Sewers Beneath the Colosseum - Sm...
2 Dec 2022 at 12:18pm
Archaeologists Find 1900-Year-Old Snacks in Sewers Beneath the Colosseum  Smithsonian Magazine

Archaeology helps debunk myths of Celtic Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch - SWI...
26 Nov 2022 at 12:00am
Archaeology helps debunk myths of Celtic Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch  SWI swissinfo.ch in English

How community-engaged archaeology can be a pathway to reconciliation - Phys.org
14 Nov 2022 at 12:00am
How community-engaged archaeology can be a pathway to reconciliation  Phys.org

New discoveries at Rutland Roman villa - HeritageDaily
28 Nov 2022 at 11:27am
New discoveries at Rutland Roman villa  HeritageDaily

Archaeologists find ancient house ruins in Henan - Chinadaily.com.cn - China ...
2 Dec 2022 at 6:28pm
Archaeologists find ancient house ruins in Henan - Chinadaily.com.cn  China Daily

Archaeologists discover golden tongued Mummies in Egypt - HeritageDaily
24 Nov 2022 at 12:00am
Archaeologists discover golden tongued Mummies in Egypt  HeritageDaily

Large funerary building and Fayoum portraits from the Ptolemaic and Roman per...
1 Dec 2022 at 12:24pm
Large funerary building and Fayoum portraits from the Ptolemaic and Roman period discovered  HeritageDaily