The necropolis of Las Huesas. Investigating the funeral ritual of the aborigines of Gran Canaria

The first population of the Canary Islands was led by Berber groups from North Africa around the first centuries of the Age Las Huesas, a necropolis of the aborigines of Gran Canaria First time on the island, evidence of ritual deposits of domestic fauna in burial contexts is identified Location of the cemetery of Las…

Following in the footsteps of transhumance in antiquity

The project ‘Following in the footsteps of transhumance in antiquity: study of livestock farming practices and cultural landscapes in the eastern Pyrenees through archaeozoology (Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica) investigates the livestock farming that was practiced in mountain areas in pre-Roman and Roman times (5th to 3rd centuries AD) and the local, regional or interregional character…

Project Utica. Research of the Phoenician-Punic city

The ancient city of Utica (Tunisia) was the oldest Phoenician foundation in Africa according to ancient Greek and Latin texts. After the fall of Carthage it was the capital of the Roman province of Africa and one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean in antiquity The area occupied by the Phoenician city has…

Easter Island’s Moai Enigma Finally Solved? (Ancient Origins 125/15/19)

Van Tilburg and her team, working with geoarchaeologist and soils specialist Sarah Sherwood, believe they have found scientific evidence of that long-hypothesized meaning thanks to careful study of two particular Moai excavated over five years in the Rano Raraku quarry on the eastern side of the Polynesian island.