New genetic research from remote islands in the Pacific offers fresh insights into the ancestry and culture of the world’s earliest seafarers, including family structure, social customs, and the ancestral populations of the people living there today.
New archaeological research into grave goods and skeletal material from the oldest grave field in the Netherlands shows that male-female roles 7,000 words ago were less traditional than was thought. The research was conducted by a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Archol, the National Museum of Antiquities and Leiden University.
The remains of five inhabitants of a pre-Roman settlement have been unearthed during an archaeological dig on farmland.
Winemaking practices in coastal Italy during the Roman period involved using native grapes for making wine in jars waterproofed with imported tar pitch, according to a study published June 29, 2022 in PLOS ONE by Louise Chassouant of Avignon University and colleagues.
A new study of the ancient world of Anatolia—now Turkey—shows how they adapted to climate change but offers a warning for today’s climate emergency.
Scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science have been able to detect nonvisual traces of fire dating back at least 800,000 years, one of the earliest known examples for the controlled use of fire.
Secret ancient Andean passageways may have been used in rituals involving psychedelics (Live Science 06/27/2022)
Hidden passageways used by ancient Andean culture opened for the first time in 3,000 years.
Fossils in the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ may be more than a million years older than previously thought (EurekAlert 06/27/22)
The earth doesn’t give up its secrets easily – not even in the “Cradle of Humankind” in South Africa, where a wealth of fossils relating to human evolution have been found.
Archaeologists have discovered a Roman sanctuary near the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Limes in Gelderland, Netherlands.
Archaeologists have unearthed 600,000-year-old evidence of Britain’s early inhabitants near Canterbury, England.
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a massive marble head at the Antikythera Shipwreck in Greece, the site where the Antikythera mechanism was previously discovered in 1901.
1,700-year-old Korean genomes show genetic heterogeneity in Three Kingdoms period Gaya (Phys.org 06/21/2022)
An international team led by The University of Vienna and the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in collaboration with the National Museum of Korea has successfully sequenced and studied the whole genome of eight 1,700-year-old individuals dated to the Three Kingdoms period of Korea (approx. 57 BC–668 AD).