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Archaeology News. Read about the latest archaelogical finds including Roman coins, Egyptian pyramids and more. Articles and photos.
A new type of Homo unknown to science
24 Jun 2021 at 11:15am
The bones of an early human, unknown to science, who lived in the Levant at least until 130,000 years ago, were discovered in excavations at the Nesher Ramla site, near the city of Ramla. Recognizing similarity to other archaic Homo specimens from 400,000 years ago, found in Israel and Eurasia, the researchers reached the conclusion that the Nesher Ramla fossils represent a unique Middle Pleistocene population, now identified for the first time.
Comet strike may have sparked key shift in human civilization
24 Jun 2021 at 8:45am
A cluster of comet fragments believed to have hit Earth nearly 13,000 years ago may have shaped the origins of human civilization, research suggests.
Being Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, not genetics
23 Jun 2021 at 11:49am
Archaeologists have provided important new evidence to answer the question 'who exactly were the Anglo-Saxons?' New findings based on studying skeletal remains clearly indicates the Anglo-Saxons were a melting pot of people from both migrant and local cultural groups and not one homogenous group from Western Europe.
Pleistocene sediment DNA from Denisova Cave
23 Jun 2021 at 8:38am
Researchers have analyzed DNA from 728 sediment samples from Denisova Cave. Their study provides unprecedented detail about the occupation of the site by both archaic and modern humans over 300,000 years. The researchers detected the DNA of Neandertals and Denisovans, the two forms of archaic hominins who inhabited the cave, and the DNA of modern humans who appeared around the time of the emergence of an archaeological culture called the Initial Upper Paleolithic around 45,000 years ago.
Ancient bones provide clues about Kangaroo Island's past and future
21 Jun 2021 at 7:42am
A study of ancient bones on South Australia's Kangaroo Island has provided new information about the Island's past fauna and an insight into how species may live there in the future.
Bronze Age Scandinavia's trading networks for copper
17 Jun 2021 at 8:55am
Five hundred years after the full implementation of copper technology in Scandinavia, the trade that brought the much needed copper to Denmark and southern Sweden also expanded across the Alps. At this time, Bronze Age Scandinavians already traded frequently in central Europe and across the North Sea.
Light in darkness: An experimental look at Paleolithic cave lighting
16 Jun 2021 at 11:30am
A recreation of three common types of Paleolithic lighting systems (torches, grease lamps, and fireplaces) illuminates how Paleolithic cave dwellers might have traveled, lived, and created in the depths of their caves, according to a new study.
Ten years of ancient genome analysis has taught scientists 'what it means to ...
16 Jun 2021 at 8:38am
A ball of 4,000-year-old hair frozen in time tangled around a whalebone comb led to the first ever reconstruction of an ancient human genome a decade ago. The hair, which was preserved in arctic permafrost in Greenland, was collected in the 1980s. It wasn't until 2010 that evolutionary biologists were able to use pioneering shotgun DNA sequencing to reconstruct the genetic history of the hair. It sparked a 'decade of discovery.'
At underwater site, research team finds 9,000-year-old stone artifacts
16 Jun 2021 at 6:41am
Underwater archaeologists have been studying 9,000-year-old stone tool artifacts discovered in Lake Huron that originated from an obsidian quarry more than 2,000 miles away in central Oregon. The obsidian flakes from the underwater archaeological site represent the oldest and farthest east confirmed specimens of western obsidian ever found in the continental United States.
Early migrations of Siberians to America tracked using bacterial population s...
14 Jun 2021 at 12:39pm
Early migrations of humans to the Americas from Siberia around 12,000 years ago have been traced using the bacteria they carried by an international team.
Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain
11 Jun 2021 at 5:56am
Researchers analysing skeletal remains in the city of Cambridge find a dramatic increase in 'hallux valgus' around the time that pointed shoes became de rigueur in the 1300s. They also uncover a link between this minor deformity and increased risk of fractures.
Researchers link ancient wooden structure to water ritual
10 Jun 2021 at 6:11am
A team used dendrochronology and a form of radiocarbon dating called 'wiggle-matching' to pinpoint, with 95% probability, the years in which an ancient wooden structure's two main components were created: a lower tank in 1444 B.C., and an upper tank in 1432 B.C.
How the amphibians got their vertebrae
9 Jun 2021 at 11:34am
A group of ancient amphibians called temnospondyls evolved stiffer spinal columns to adapt to aquatic life, contrary to previous hypotheses, according to a new study.
Archaeology uncovering lost Indigenous NE Florida settlement of Sarabay
8 Jun 2021 at 12:44pm
Archaeology team is now fairly confident they have located the lost Indigenous northeast Florida community of Sarabay, a settlement mentioned in both French and Spanish documents dating to the 1560s but had not been discovered until now.
10,000-year-old DNA pens the first tales of the earliest domesticated goats
7 Jun 2021 at 1:11pm
New research has revealed the genetic makeup of the earliest goat herds. The findings, assimilated from DNA taken from the remains of 32 goats that died some 10,000 years ago in the Zagros mountains, provide clues to how early agricultural practices shaped the evolution of these animals.
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30 May 2021 at 12:00am
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22 Jun 2021 at 9:07am
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24 Jun 2021 at 11:00am
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3 Jun 2021 at 12:00am
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