Amid celebrations, staff are having to clean kiss marks off the display cases of museum’s latest heavenly exhibition
Monthly Archives: June 2011
Modern humans never co-existed with Homo erectus—a finding counter to previous hypotheses of human evolution—new excavations in Indonesia and dating
The positions available to archaeologists diminishes all the time, yet people around the world still hear the calling of the
Tory council leader threatened to overturn principle that developers must pay for archaeological excavation
A Washington State University student’s undergraduate research is challenging a widely held assumption on the best way to analyze old
The disastrous battle of Adrianople shows that treating asylum seekers badly cannot end well
Given reliable technology, could it ever be ethical to bring our prehistoric relatives back from the dead?
Advanced crafting of stone spearheads contributed to the development of new ways of human thinking and behaving. This is what
Music is a cognitive recognition of the primitive elements in all of us, the exact same primitive elements that have existed all through our evolution, love, greed, loss, jealousy, hate.
Team finds hundreds of unusual buildings likely to have housed natives seen as traitors by tribes in what is now Scotland
Scrap of twisted silver found by metal detector in Lancashire will be part of British Museum’s exhibition of reliquaries
Our changing climate usually appears to be a very modern problem, yet new research from Greenland published in Boreas, suggests that the AD 1350 collapse of a centuries old colony established by Viking settlers may have been caused by declining temperatures and a rise in sea-ice.
Professor Chris Stringer tells how conflicting theories and new discoveries have shaped our understanding of humanity’s past – and of how narrow the line is between survival and failure
Jeremy Hunt refuses to protect 1980s complex in City of London, enabling British Land to build new HQ for investment bank UBS
As part of the redevelopment of the Unwins Nursey, an archaeological excavation was undertaken which discovered almost 2000 years of history, from the Romans through to Iron Age remains beneath their feet in the village of Impington in Cambrige UK.
Britain’s biggest prize for museums has been awarded to the biggest of them all – the British Museum, which won for its BBC-partnered A History of the World, a series charting the millennia through 100 objects.
The Cro-Magnons were the creators of the cave paintings at Lascaux and Altamira – the ice age hunter gatherers whose art astounds us (“We have learned nothing,” said Picasso, after seeing Lascaux).
Tullie House – which missed out on Crosby Garrett helmet – says saga has helped secure display items
Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have conducted an initial survey of what appears to be an important, ancient water source
A new study provides support for Darwin’s hypothesis that the struggle for existence is stronger between more closely related species
The whys, whats, wheres and hows of the BBC’s sell-off of Television Centre
Northwestern University researchers ditched many of their high-tech tools and turned to large stones, fire and some old-fashioned elbow grease to recreate techniques used by Native American coppersmiths who lived more than 600 years ago.