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Prehistoric standing stone discovered in Switzerland

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 08:46
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...
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Ancient bear statuette unearthed in Turkey

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 08:45
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...
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5,500-year-old cemetery excavated in China

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:19
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...
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'Stones of interest' found on Jersey

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:18
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...
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Volunteers discover Bronze Age settlement in Lake District

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:41
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...
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5,000-year-old fortress discovered in central Turkey

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:40
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...
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Skull could be from the world's earliest known tsunami victim

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 15:09
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...
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Can Polish group save an important Neolithic site?

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:30
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...
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Late Neolithic giant farmhouse uncovered in Denmark

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:30
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...
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Could ancient farmers hold the secret to improved world rice crops?

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:29
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...
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Neolithic rock carvings on a capstone in Cornwall

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:29
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...
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40,000-year-old man reveals genetic history of Asia

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:58
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...
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Artefact suggests long-distance exchange between Mesolithic communities

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:58
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...
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Bronze Axe found north of the Alps

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:58
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...
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Prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Spain

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:57
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...
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Ancient inscription tells of Trojan prince, Sea people

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:13
A 3,200-year-old inscription in an ancient language called Luwian has been deciphered. The stone inscription, which was 29 metres long, describes the rise of a powerful kingdom which launched a...
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Ancient inscription tells of Trojan prince, Sea people

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:13
A 3,200-year-old inscription in an ancient language called Luwian has been deciphered. The stone inscription, which was 29 metres long, describes the rise of a powerful kingdom which launched a...
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10,000-year-old petroglyph found in Norway

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:12
Analysis of a petroglyph discovered by retired geologist Ingvar Lindahl at Efjorden in the Nordland county of Norway has estimated the petroglyph, which depicts a boat, to be between 10,000...
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10,000-year-old petroglyph found in Norway

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:12
Analysis of a petroglyph discovered by retired geologist Ingvar Lindahl at Efjorden in the Nordland county of Norway has estimated the petroglyph, which depicts a boat, to be between 10,000...
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Late Neolithic burials in Spain reveal surprising differences

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:12
Analysis of megalithic graves and caves in Spain suggest different lifeways for people buried in different types of funerary sites. Previous research on the burial practices of the Western European...
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