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2,500-year-old cave paintings discovered on Indonesian island

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:20
A tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, is covered in cave paintings that date back more than 2,500 years, according to a new study. Researchers from the Australian National...
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Oldest burial Fish Hooks show prehistoric women fished, too

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:19
Archaeologists recently found evidence that 12,000 years ago, at least some women were fishing, even though that was previously believed to be largely a man's activity. The scientists say the...
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Clachtoll Broch being excavated in the Scottish Highlands

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:19
Archaeologists have been excavating an Iron Age house, known as a broch, in Assynt, in the north west Highlands (Scotland). There the experts discovered volcanic pumice stone and pottery of...
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Study shows how Neolithic weapons were made to kill with one strike

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:11
A weapon used by Neolithic people could kill with one blow, according to a new study which used forensic detection methods to recreate violence from the period. Experts created a...
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New theory: Stonehenge was built as part of a fertility cult

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:10
Accortding to a new study, Stonehenge could have been built as part of a fertility cult, with the stones positioned to cast phallic shadows inside the monument during midsummer. Archaeologist...
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Uncovering varied pathways to agriculture

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:10
Around 15,000 years ago, the Natufian culture appeared in what is today's Middle East. This culture, which straddled the border between nomadic and settled lifestyles, had diverse, complex origins. This...
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Mapping Venezuelan rock art

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:09
Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela - including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world - have been mapped in unprecedented detail by University College London (UCL) researchers....
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Oetzi the Iceman gets the big screen treatment

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:12
There can be no more famous a person in European archaeology than 'Oetzi the Iceman'. The remains of this 5,300 year old Alpine hunter have been at the centre of...
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Unusual Bronze Age find in Suffolk

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:11
As part of the standard pre-construction archaeological investigations, before any major development in the UK, some remarkable finds have been made on a housing development near Bury St Edmunds in...
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Glimpse of Britain's Neolithic civilization

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:11
Around 140 kilometres west-southwest of London, midway between the monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury, an extraordinary Early Neolithic long barrow known as Cat's Brain was excavated this past summer by...
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Adornments tell about culture of Paleolithic people

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:25
Sungir Upper Paleolithic site is about 200 kilometres east of Moscow, and dates to 29,000-31,000 years BP - one of the earliest records of Homo sapiens in Europe. Scientists began...
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Neolithic women's arm bones stronger than today's elite female rowers

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:25
The study of ancient bones suggests agricultural work had a profound effect on the bodies of women living in central Europe between the early Neolithic and late Iron Age, from...
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Unique Iron Age artefacts reveal prehistoric feasting

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:57
Eleven cauldrons, an ancient sword, fine ring-headed dress pins, an involuted brooch, and a cast copper alloy object known as a 'horn-cap' are among unprecedented Iron Age finds by University...
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Unique Iron Age artefacts reveal prehistoric feasting

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:57
Eleven cauldrons, an ancient sword, fine ring-headed dress pins, an involuted brooch, and a cast copper alloy object known as a 'horn-cap' are among unprecedented Iron Age finds by University...
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Iron Age remains found during roadworks in Scotland

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:58
A possible Iron Age structure, tool and pottery pieces have been unearthed during roadworks in the Highlands of Scaotland. Archaeologists made the discoveries on the Crubenmore to Kincraig stretch of...
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Prehistoric graves discovered in Norway

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:57
Archaeologists from Norwegian University of Science and Technology have unearthed Bronze Age graves ahead of planned road construction at Sandbrauta in Melhus municipality (Norway). "We don't often make a find...
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Bronze Age elite forged iron weapons and jewelry from meteorites

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:56
How could people living during the Bronze Age pull off the difficult process of making iron? They didn't, concludes a new study; instead, they got the iron for the rare...
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Jersey calls for return of ancient dolmen rebuilt in England

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:55
Dolmen stones discovered in 1785 near the Jersey capital Saint Helier were taken to the Oxfordshire estate of Jersey governor General Henry Seymour Conway three years later as a retirement...
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Neolithic link between Cyprus and Lebanon

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:17
At the site of Prastio-Mesorotsos in the Paphos district (Cyrpus), a number of shallow pits were found many containing broken objects placed in a ritualistic manner, including stone vessels, human...
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15.000-year-old statuette discovered in Croatia

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 20:58
During a research study of the Vlakno cave on the Dugi otok island (Croatia) archaeologists discovered an anthropomorphic statuette, estimated to be 15,000 years old, which was named Lili. The...
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