Category Archives: Archaeology

Welcome to HeritageDaily, an academic journal and online magazine featuring the latest archaeology news and archaeological press releases from across the globe. Archaeology is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).

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Chickens to chili peppers, the search for the first genetic engineers

Information about archaeological remains of ancient chili peppers in Mexico along with a study of the appearance of words for chili peppers in ancient dialects helped researchers to understand where jalapeños were domesticated and highlight the value of multi-proxy data analysis.

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Roman dig ‘transforms understanding’ of ancient port

Researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Southampton have discovered a new section of the boundary wall of the ancient Roman port of Ostia, proving the city was much larger than previously estimated.

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Crowd-sourcing Britain’s Bronze Age

A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection.

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Byzantine monastery and mosaic floor discovered

An impressive monastery and mosaic dating to the Byzantine period was discovered at the entrance to Hura in the northern Negev during the course of an IAA salvage excavation for the purpose of building a highway interchange.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BURIES NAZI WAR DIGGERS

The international campaign by archaeologists against the controversial National Geographic Channel series “Nazi War Diggers” has borne fruit as an official statement confirms that the beleaguered broadcaster has postponed the series, which was due to air this Spring, “indefinitely”.

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Charterhouse skeletons were Black Death victims

New research on skeletons found during construction of Europe’s largest construction project in London reveals many died of plague during the 14th Century Black Death pandemic, while others died during later plague outbreaks.