Archaeology

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Parts of the Amazon previously thought to have been almost uninhabited were really home to thriving populations of up to a million people, new research shows. Aerial photo of one...

Viking ‘horned’ Odin figurine found in Denmark

A fine little figure, only 5 cm (2”) tall, popped out of the earth in late August when...

3,000-year-old fingerprints found at ancient village in Al Ain

Three-thousand-year old fingerprints have been found on ancient bricks at an Iron Age village in Al Ain. The...

Alaskan spear points raise new questions about human arrival in North America

The discovery of fluted spear points in northwest Alaska strongly suggests that early humans carrying American technology lived...

Roman baths unearthed in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv

Archaeologists have discovered a Roman bath house dating back to the 2nd century in the Bulgarian city of...

Research transforms understanding of the history of cats in Europe

An international team of researchers has found new archaeological and genetic evidence which transforms our understanding of the history of cats in Europe. Domestic...

Mini temples discovered in the Roman Camp of Haltern, Germany

Archaeologists from the Westphalia-Lippe Regional Association (LWL) have uncovered the foundation remains of two small Roman temples and a sacrificial pit on the site...

Ancient ceramic firing complex unearthed in Castiglione, Sicily

In Castiglione, a complex ceramic firing system has "resurfaced," consisting of a kiln and a large rectangular space functional for various processing phases. This...

French love letters confiscated by Britain finally read after 265 years

Over 100 letters sent to French sailors by their fiancées, wives, parents and siblings—but never delivered—have been opened and studied for the first time...

Long-distance weaponry identified at the 31,000-year-old archaeological site of Masières-Canal

The hunter-gatherers who settled on the banks of the Haine, a river in southern Belgium, 31,000 years ago were already using spearthrowers to hunt...

The remains of a Carolingian fortress in Lanaken protected as archaeological site

The Flemish government has decided to temporarily protect the remains of a Carolingian fortress in Lanaken by granting them the status of an archaeological...
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