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Stone Pages Archaeo News is the leading resource for extensive and timely information about the most recent archaeological meetings, digs and breathtaking discoveries, mainly related to prehistoric and megalithic monuments. The Stone Pages is also the fir


Giant handaxes and prehistoric Europeans


An exceptionally high density of 'giant' handaxes has been uncovered at the Porto Maior site, in the Miño River basin of northwest Spain - the first such discovery outside Africa....

Ancient society buried disabled children like kings


About 34,000 years ago, a group of hunters and gatherers buried the dead bodies of two boys, roughly 10- and 12-years-old, head to head in a long slender grave filled...

Australia chemical plants threaten 40,000-year-old rock art


On a peninsula halfway up the coast of Western Australia are heaps of cubic boulders decorated with more than one million rock carvings, some thought to be 40,000 years old....

Stonehenge architects' camp maybe found


On army land at Larkhill close to Stonehenge, a team of archaeologists believe they may have discovered a site where some of the architects of Stonehenge gathered and camped. A...

Chilean whale hunts depicted in ancient rock art


Using makeshift harpoons and rafts, a hunter spears a large whale. It would have been a welcome kill for hunter-gatherers living in one of the world's driest regions, Chile's Atacama...

Oldest Dutch artwork discovered in the North Sea


The oldest Dutch work of art is a 13,500 year-old carved bison bone dredged up from the bottom of the North Sea, according to a study published in Antiquity magazine....

8,000-year-old heads on stakes found in underwater grave


The discovery of a burial containing 8,000-year-old human skulls, including two that still have pointed wooden stakes through them, has left archaeologists baffled, according to a new study from Sweden....

Iron Age underground chamber unearthed in the Outer Hebrides


A 2,000-year-old underground chamber has been uncovered during work to build a house on the Isle of Lewis (Western Isles, Scotland). The Iron Age souterrain was revealed during the digging...

Decapitated skull is likely evidence of Iron Age ritual sacrifice


The head of a middle-aged woman who likely died more than 2,200 years ago during the Iron Age - and may have been decapitated as part of a prehistoric ritual...

Earliest tomb of a Scythian prince found in Siberia


Swiss archaeologist Gino Caspari of Bern University discovered a circular structure on high-resolution satellite images of the Uyuk River valley in Siberia, and a test excavation has confirmed the structure...

Scottish Iron Age broch is full of mysteries


In the remote Highland Region of Scotland, hidden inside a dense forest, lies the remains of an ancient broch, believed to be over 2,400 years old. Although it was first...

Paleolithic finds in Arabian Gulf lead to massive investigation


As is common in a lot of countries, archaeological investigations are carried out on major construction sites prior to any construction groundworks commencing, to see if there is anything of...

Early Scandinavians descended from Europeans and Russians


There has been a long term discussion on the origins of the peoples of Scandinavia but now modern DNA research has put some facts behind the theories. A genetics research...

Ancient history being remembered in a new Welsh school


The area of South Wales previously known as West Glamorgan and now forming the administrative area of Neath Port Talbot, is rich in ancient archaeology and history. So it may...

Hoard of Bronze Age gold found in northwest England


A hoard of Bronze Age gold is the subject of a treasure inquest. Following the discovery of several items by a metal detectorist, one of Cumbria's assistant coroners will rule...