Archaeologists from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) have announced the discovery of a Maya city during construction works of an industrial park near Merida in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
The first successfully sequenced human genome from an individual who died in Pompeii, Italy, after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE is presented this week in a study published in Scientific Reports. Prior to this, only short stretches of mitochondrial DNA from Pompeiian human and animal remains had been sequenced.
The urban centres are the first to be discovered in the region, challenging archaeological dogma.
Archaeologists have discovered 134 ancient settlements north of Hadrian’s Wall from around the period of the Roman occupation.
Intestinal parasites recovered from prehistoric rubbish dumps shine light on lives and diet of builders.
Archaeological excavations led by Wyoming’s state archaeologist and involving University of Wyoming researchers have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago.
The first whole genome sequences of the ancient people of Uruguay provide a genetic snapshot of Indigenous populations of the region before they were decimated by a series of European military campaigns. PNAS Nexus published the research, led by anthropologists at Emory University and the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Fertility cult complex discovered under Turkish home dates to the Iron Age (Live Science 05/11/2022)
A bungled looting scheme has led archaeologists to an underground Iron Age complex in Turkey that may have been used by a fertility cult during the first millennium B.C., a new study finds.
Scientists reconstruct Mediterranean silver trade, from Trojan War to Roman Republic (EurekAlert 04/07/21)
Scientists have reconstructed the Eastern Mediterranean silver trade, over a period including the traditional dates of the Trojan War, the founding of Rome, and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem