Researchers working in Israel have identified a previously unknown type of ancient human that lived alongside our species more than 100,000 years ago
Dilemma of finding it hard to part with ‘problematic stuff’ we no longer need could date back more than 2,000 years
Ancient Human Genomes Reveal Peopling of the Americas (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News 18/06/21)
Analysis of the ancient human genome has led to insights on human adaptability and behavior that would not have been possible through archeological findings alone
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New research presents over 300 new analyses of bronze objects, raising the total number to 550 in ‘the archaeological fingerprint project
Dramatic new discoveries in the ancient Egytptian burial ground. A special report produced with Smithsonian Channel
In the mid-14th century Europe was devastated by a major pandemic—the Black Death—which killed between 40 and 60 per cent of the population
A recreation of three common types of Paleolithic lighting systems illuminates how Paleolithic cave dwellers might have traveled, lived, and created in the depths of their caves, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mª Ángeles Medina-Alcaide from the University of Cantabria, Spain, and colleagues.
An underwater archaeologist from The University of Texas at Arlington is part of a research team 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 Orego
Negev Desert archaeological site illuminates an important chapter in modern humans’ origin (Phys.org 15/06/21)
The Boker Tachtit archaeological excavation site in Israel’s central Negev desert holds clues to one of the most significant events in human history: the spread of modern humans, Homo sapiens, from Africa into Eurasia, and the subsequent demise of Neanderthal populations in the region
The first Iberian lead plate found in a regulated excavation in the Pico de los Ajos in Yátova is in archaic writing (Heritage Daily 13/06/21)
A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Valencia (UV), the Prehistory Museum of Valencia (MPV) and the University of Barcelona (UB) has published a study detailing their discovery and interpretation of a lead plate with Iberian writing, the first one obtained in a regulated excavation in Pico de los Ajos (Yátova), one of the…
To an untrained eye, the artefact looks brown and dull, but it is actually something very special: embroidered wool fabric more than 1000 years old, preserved on top of a turtle brooch