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Prehistoric standing stone discovered in Switzerland

2017-11-19T09:46:21+01:00

An oval-shape piece of sandstone 2 metres long, 1.3 metres wide, and weighing two to three tons, has been found as part of excavations of a known Bronze Age site...



Ancient bear statuette unearthed in Turkey

2017-11-19T09:45:42+01:00

Turkish archeologists have announced the discovery of an approximately 8,600-year-old, 5 centimetre high baked clay statuette interpreted as representing a bear, during excavation works in the Yeshilova Mound, one of...



5,500-year-old cemetery excavated in China

2017-11-16T12:19:52+01:00

Archaeologists are currently excavating a 5,500-year-old cemetery in Shaanxi Province, north-central China, which is estimated to have more than 2,000 graves. Covering around 90,000 square metres, the cemetery lies to...



'Stones of interest' found on Jersey

2017-11-16T12:18:52+01:00

Five stones which could date back to the island's Neolithic past were discovered by a team from the Museum of London Archaeological Services investigating fields in St.Clement. The survey was...



Volunteers discover Bronze Age settlement in Lake District

2017-11-15T22:41:00+01:00

Archaeologists looking for Viking remains have found artefacts that are 2,000 years older. The dig at Longhouse Close on fells above Seathwaite, Cumbria (England), was excavating Norse longhouses, dating from...



5,000-year-old fortress discovered in central Turkey

2017-11-15T22:40:29+01:00

Archeologists uncovered an approximately 5,000-year-old settlement and fortress in central Turkey's Nevşehir province, in the region known as Cappadocia. The site, which dates to the Early Bronze Age, was discovered...



Skull could be from the world's earliest known tsunami victim

2017-11-11T16:09:45+01:00

Scientists studying the effects of tsunamis - giant waves, caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and underwater landslides - have now shed light on what could be the earliest record of...



Can Polish group save an important Neolithic site?

2017-11-11T13:30:37+01:00

A battle is ongoing in eastern Poland to save a very important range of Neolithic structures from total destruction. The range of Gory tombs in question (named after the rural...



Late Neolithic giant farmhouse uncovered in Denmark

2017-11-11T13:30:19+01:00

A new town is being built at a place called Vinge in north Zeland, Denmark. Under common legislation for most European countries, archaeologists are allowed to excavate and research all...



Could ancient farmers hold the secret to improved world rice crops?

2017-11-11T13:29:57+01:00

Approximately 4,000 years ago farmers in South America - the Monte Castelo and Guapore River areas of Brazil to be more precise - worked out how to domesticate and increase...



Neolithic rock carvings on a capstone in Cornwall

2017-11-11T13:29:31+01:00

An innovative use of 3D laser scanning has uncovered previously unidentified carvings in a quoit capstone in Cornwall (England) which could well rival and surpass the scale of similar carvings...



40,000-year-old man reveals genetic history of Asia

2017-11-08T23:58:59+01:00

The archaeological record in China shows a rich history for early modern humans. Though several ancient humans have been sequenced in Europe and Siberia, few have been sequenced from East...



Artefact suggests long-distance exchange between Mesolithic communities

2017-11-08T23:58:36+01:00

An ornamented 'pierced baton' recently found in Central Poland may provide evidence of exchange between Mesolithic communities, according to a study by Grzegorz Osipowicz from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland, and...



Bronze Axe found north of the Alps

2017-11-08T23:58:16+01:00

The shape and material of a copper axe blade found in 2008 at Riedmatt, Switzerland, are practically identical to those used by Neolithic peoples further south - including Oetzi, the...



Prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Spain

2017-11-08T23:57:31+01:00

With a temperate climate and abundance of wild animals, the region of Cantabria in northern Spain was a good place to live during glacial periods, and has some of the...