New evidence establishes for the first time that Cahokia, a sprawling, pre-Columbian city situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, hosted a sizable population of immigrants.
Situated less than 15 miles from the famous Anglo Saxon-era Sutton Hoo site, Leiston Abbey was virtually untouched and unexcavated during the nearly 800 years since it was founded in the 1300s, until last year when site custodians Pro Corda teamed up with DigVentures to run a community excavation, seeking to understand the unique history of the site.
Genetic and environmental evidence indicates that after the ancestors of Native Americans left Asia, they spent 10,000 years in shrubby lowlands on a broad land bridge that once linked Siberia and Alaska.
Blunt force trauma to the skull of a mummy with signs of Chagas disease may support homicide as cause of death, similar to previously described South American mummies, according to a study published in PLOS ONE by Stephanie Panzer from Trauma Center Murau.
Climate change may have contributed to the decline of a city-dwelling civilization in Pakistan and India 4,100 years ago, according to new research.
A clay jug containing silver earrings and ingots, dating back approximately 3,200 years, was discovered by archaeologist Robert Mullins, Ph.D., associate professor at Azusa Pacific University, and his team during last summer’s dig at Abel Beth Maacah, a 35-acre tel and the northernmost site in Israel.
The history of medieval navigation on the Iberian peninsula is a great mystery. In the 1970s, a recreational diver found a bronze candelabra in Ibiza which Marcus H. Hermanns, a scientist from the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid, has now unveiled.
In 2008, a team of archaeologists and conservators from Poland and Czech Republic undertook maintenance work on the Polovtsian anthropomorphic late medieval steles from the collection of the Veliklanadolskyi Forest Museum, at Komsomolsky Podsiolok in East Ukraine.
TV historians, Michael Wood and Dan Snow joined the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and leading lights in the heritage sector at the British Academy last night to pay tribute to Beatrice de Cardi, the first Secretary of the CBA, who celebrates her 100th birthday this year.
An international team of researchers have discovered a ‘microbial Pompeii’ preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old.
Excavations at Caherconnell in the Burren region of county Clare on Ireland’s western coast are revealing some interesting practices undertaken by Ireland’s early Christians.
The remnants of a rural settlement that was occupied for approximately two centuries during the Second Temple Period have been uncovered.
Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future says a new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers.
What role does pre-existing vulnerabilities play for people who experience a climate shock? Does it amplify the effects of the climate shock or is effect negligible?
The change by our ancestors from hunter-gathers to farmers is one of the most intensively researched aspects of archaeology.
Recently derived equations that describe development patterns in modern urban areas appear to work equally well to describe ancient cities settled thousands of years ago, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The genomes of King Richard III and one of his family’s direct living descendants are to be sequenced
The female nudes in Roman mosaics exalt beauty, the carnality and eroticism, while male bodies reflect determination, strength and power.
A University of Chester graduate’s career has taken a remarkable turn as his educational archaeology company has identified a ‘goldmine’ at Land’s End, dug up not by his team, but by a colony of rabbits.
Announcement that the CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) project is to receive initial support from the Heritage Lottery