BBC News reports that the bones of at least six people were recovered at the edge of an eroded cliff at Nash Point, a beach on the coast of South Wales, by a team of archaeologists from Cardiff University and Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust.
Though there are new archaeological discoveries all the time, every now and then, excavators will find something big. These important findings change our understanding of the past and help to fill in missing details that have been lost to history.
A 40,000 year-old eagle toe bone discovered in Spain may have been a part of a “last necklace made by the Neanderthals”, archaeologists have announced.
SCIENTISTS have stumbled across what could answer the mysterious and sudden collapse of the powerful Mesopotamian Empire some 4,000 years ago.
Queen Nefertiti, who died in 1331 B.C., was previously believed to have been buried in a large chamber behind a hidden door in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, yet a lengthy investigation of the tomb with the use of radar scans conclusively proved that there were no secret chambers.
Archaeologists under the direction of Harco Willems at the university of Leuven (KU Leuven) have discovered fragments of a “book” in a burial place dating from 2040 BC in Dayr al-Barsha, Egypt.
Characterization of the geological origin of cinnabar pigments used in Roman mural painting in the northeastern quadrant of Hispania. Cinnabar is a mineral of the sulphide class, characterized by a beautiful vermilion colour that, once reduced to dust, produces one of nature’s most valued red pigments. Fragment of cinnabar from the mine of Las Cuevas…
A contentious new paper traces the origins of modern humans to ancient wetlands in Africa, a claim other researchers have called far-fetched.
The “Sikait Project” team discovers a late period ritual space dedicated to the god Horus in the Greco-Roman port of Berenike, Egypt. Project focuses on analysis of emerald production and marketing in Roman Egypt This discovery is one of the few evidences of this cult in Late Roman Egypt The second archaeological excavation campaign of…
First case of a deposit specializing in the extraction of flint in the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula LITOcat, an indispensable tool for the study of strategies for the supply and management of mineral resources by prehistoric societies Front of Montvell quarry (UE1001) and associated rubble dump (UE1004) at the end of the 2017 excavation.…
The man – known as skeleton 125 – was one of 60 full skeletons and more than 4,000 human bone fragments found after work began at the Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment site.
For over a century, excavations in Jerusalem have been uncovering segments of the city’s Roman-period network of streets, particularly the so-called Stepped Street that wended its way from the southernmost gate of the city, alongside the Siloam Pool and towards the Temple Mount.