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Ancient Kerry fort closed after storm damage

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 18:16
Dunbeg fort dates back around 2,500 years, and houses a circular beehive hut with a square interior. Located on the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry (Ireland), this site is now closed...
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Henge discovered in England could have been an ancient sauna

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 18:15
Archaeologists unearthed traces of a henge in East Yorkshire (England), which is the first of its kind to be found in the region. The remains at the site at the...
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7,000-year-old structure found in western Iran

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:34
Threatened with destruction after construction of a dam across the Jamishan river, the Nadali Beig mound in Kermanshah Province, northwestern Iran, about 400 kilometres west-southwest of Tehran, is a focus...
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Site chosen for replica Iron Age broch in Caithness

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 14:41
A site has been chosen in Caithness (Scotland) for a planned reconstruction of an Iron Age broch. The stone-built roundhouses were some of Scotland's oldest and most formidable structures and...
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Earliest copper alloys chosen for their appearance

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 14:40
Ancient gold metallurgy and the colour characteristics of gold alloys are well researched, but the same has not previously been true for the most abundant type of metal artefacts in...
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4,000-year-old military network found in northern Syria

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 14:39
Recent analysis of aerial and satellite images has enabled the discovery of more than a thousand sites in Syria, representing a vast structured surveillance and communication network dating from the...
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Painted stone gives clues to ancient Japanese culture

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 14:36
A piece of painted stone depicting part of a human face has been found at Kikonai, Hokkaido. Dating from the Jomon Pottery Culture, circa 8000 BCE to 300 BCE, the...
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Neolithic granary found in Eastern China

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 09:28
A huge pile of carbonized unhusked rice dating back 5,000 years was found at the Neolithic site of Liangzhu City in Eastern China's Zhejiang Province. The pile was about 60...
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Fire farming: secret to ancient life in the American Southwest?

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 09:18
Based on recent research, Alan Sullivan, archaeologist at the University of Cincinnati, has revealed the secret to how the ancient peoples of the Southwestern United States, ancestors of the modern...
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Prehistoric dogs on leashes depicted on Saudi Arabian rock art

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 09:18
At the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter stands watch with his 13 dogs, aiming his bow at a kill. Two of the dogs have...
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New app to help preserve British and Irish rock art

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:44
Citizen scientists can help protect some of the world's most ancient rock art using a new mobile app designed by researchers at Newcastle University. Using the smartphone's GPS, the app...
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Early humans in the jungles of Borneo

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:58
A team excavating at Niah Caves in Malaysia recently uncovered stone tools, charred rocks, several human bones, marine oyster shells, and the remains of large mammals from various layers in...
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5,000-year-old artefacts show rise of ancient Jericho

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:51
The city of Jericho was wealthy and well connected long before its walls came tumbling down in an attack that has been associated with a well-known passage in the Bible....
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Ancient settlement unearthed near Istanbul's oldest burial site

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:50
The metro excavation site located in Istanbul's Beşiktaş district, where 3,500-year-old cairn-type burials were discovered, is most likely home to an ancient settlement, according to the head of Istanbul's Archaeological...
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Mysterious Stone Age rocks found on Danish island

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 18:36
Stones discovered on the Danish island of Bornholm are covered in motifs carved some 5,000 years ago. A large number of the approximately 300 stones and fragments are being called...
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Mysterious Stone Age rocks found on Danish island

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 18:36
Stones discovered on the Danish island of Bornholm are covered in motifs carved some 5,000 years ago. A large number of the approximately 300 stones and fragments are being called...
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Rare Iron Age ring found in Jersey

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 09:16
Dated to between 200 BCE and 200 CE, a spiral copper ring found by a metal detectorist is the first of its type from Jersey, a small island located near...
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Climate change in ancient Indian civilisations

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 09:14
According to a new study, climate change could have played a major role in the development of ancient civilisations on the Indian subcontinent. Using high-resolution, precisely dated records of oxygen...
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Ancient tomb full of soup bowls discovered in China

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 09:13
A 3,100-year-old tomb containing bronze 'soup bowls' and other elaborately decorated food vessels has been discovered in Baoji, a city on China's Northern Silk Road, 1000 kilometres southwest of Beijing....
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Bronze Age burials discovered near Loch Ness

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:20
Archaeologists say they are finding increasing evidence that a site near Loch Ness (Highlands, Scotland) was important for burials in the Bronze Age. A second 4,000-year-old grave has been located...
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