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
A study of 50 engraved stones unearthed in France has revealed that our early ancestors probably created intricate artwork by firelight.