Research into the dating techniques used to identify the origins of the living world has found the way in which fossils are used to calibrate the Earth’s evolutionary clock is of critical importance. The findings could help us better understand the gaps in the evolutionary timeline.
Monthly Archives: August 2011
2000-year-0ld Burial Box could reveal location of the Family of Caiaphas. Rare, detailed inscription is genuine, says a TAU researcher.
The Second World War destroyer HMS Cavalier has fired one of her 4,5 inch guns for the first time since 1972.
A recent excavation in Saudi Arabia has uncovered the roots of the famous purebred Arabian Horse which are now believed to be over 20,000 years ago.
Archaeologists from the Inrap (National Institute of Archaeological Research) are currently conducting preventive excavations on the site of the old Grimonprez–Jooris stadium, north of Lille’s citadel, before construction starts on a new sports field. The excavations began on 1 August and the archaeologists have discovered the remains of a bastion by Vauban, dating back to the seventeenth century.
In advance of the construction of a housing project by Nexity Foncier Conseil, in Champagne-sur-Oise (Val-d’Oise), a team of Inrap archaeologists has excavating a one hectare surface, under the curation of the State (Drac Île-de-France). At the site of “Basses Coutures”, they have uncovered an Iron Age settlement and two menhirs knocked over in a pit, probably dating to the Neolithic period
Ireland is leading the way in getting growing numbers of both locals and tourists interested in their nations hertaige.New figures show continued growth in visitor numbers to see centers of Irish hertaige over the last number of years.
Ground Zero 360° – a new exhibition portraying the story of September 11, 2001 and the days immediately following when tragedy previously unimagined shook the world.
To help more people living near the Caledonian Canal unlock the amazing secrets and mysteries of this spectacular waterway, The Waterways Trust Scotland has taken on a dedicated Canal Officer.
In the waters off the North Carolina coast, historically-significant World War II submarines and shipwrecks rest on the seafloor, a testament to a relatively unknown chapter in U.S. history.
New genetic evidence reveals that most British men are not descended from immigrant farmers who migrated east 5,000-10,000 years ago – contrary to previous research.
Skewed skulls may have helped early whales find the direction of sounds in water and are not solely, as previously thought, a later adaptation related to echolocation.
An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to produce compelling evidence that the lack of genetic diversity in modern stallions is the result of the domestication process.
During the course of work the Israel Antiquities Authority carried out in Jerusalem’s ancient drainage channel, which begins in the Siloam Pool and runs from the City of David to the archaeological garden (near the Western Wall), impressive finds were recently discovered that breathe new life into the story of the destruction of the Second Temple.
High court refuses judicial review of decision to remove 5,000-year-old ‘royal’ remains from Stonehenge for analysis
Second known port of Roman Britain unearthed during archaeological dig near fortress of Caerleon
The corpus delicti is a plain flacon from among the possessions of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, who lived around 1450 B.C., which is on exhibit in the permanent collection of the Egyptian Museum of the University of Bonn. For three and a half millennia, the vessel may have held a deadly secret.
Field surveys, excavations and being in the ‘field’ is only a small portion of what archaeologists do. The majority of time is spent on research, interpreting, understanding and trying to date sites. Some portions of reports are available through the DIA, at no charge, but they need 24 hours notice before you come and also they need to know which reports you wish to view and the area they relate to.
With the 2004 Olympic Games in full swing and the eyes of the world on Athens, results of a new study released today (Monday 23 August) by archaeology experts at Newcastle University reveal that the influence of the ancient Greeks here in Great Britain is much stronger than many people might imagine – and it often crops up in the most unlikely places.
A new exhibition at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands will lift the lid on the shocking reality of trafficking and forced labour in the capital. The exhibition, which opens on 23 August 2011 to coincide with the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, is the Museum’s first cross-site exhibition and will run until 20 November 2011.
Archaeologists and anthropologists are still uncertain as to who the first Australians were and from where they came. The debate has been further clouded by the discovery in 2003 of the new species of Homo, Homo floriensis, on the nearby Indonesian island of Flores. Who were the first Australians and how did they cross the ocean to a land they could not see?
Bonn scientists shed light on the dark secret of Queen Hatshepsut’s flacon Queen Hatshepsut: Image Cario Museum The corpus delicti