Remains of the pyramid of Piye. Image credit: Geoff Emberling Geoff Emberling is doing what few archaeologists do anymore in
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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Use of new analysis techniques provides food for thought about how people lived 5,000 years ago.
A new method of sourcing the origins of artefacts in high definition is set to improve our understan ...
World first academic peer-reviewed paper on the University of Leicester's Search and Discovery of Ri ...
Nominated early this year for recognition on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes such famous cultural sites as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Stonehenge, the earthen works at Poverty Point, La., have been described as one of the world’s greatest feats of construction by an archaic civilization of hunters and gatherers.
Not just a King’s ransom: war was a money-spinner for the rank-and-file soldier in the Late Middle Ages
English Heritage and Wiltshire Police are concerned about a spate of illegal metal detecting at a nationally important archaeological site in the Warminster area.
Despite being one of the most genetically analysed groups, the origin of European Jews has remained obscure.
A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era.
For more than fifteen years, Thierry Jamin, French Archaeologist and adventurer, explores the jungles of South Peru in every possible direction, searching for clues of the permanent presence of the Incas in the Amazonian forest, and the legendary lost city of Paititi.
A scaled model of a Belgian battlefield built on Cannock Chase during the First World War to prepare soldiers for trench warfare is to be unearthed.
Archaeologists cancel news conference after failing to find British fighter planes believed to be buried in Burma
Research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that the ancient civilisation of Crete, known as Minoan, had strong martial traditions, contradicting the commonly held view of Minoans as a peace-loving people.
Where is archaeology going? As archaeologists, it’s not exactly in our nature to postulate about the future. Written by James Spry
Australia is thought to have remained largely isolated between its initial colonisation around 40,000 years ago and the arrival of Europeans in the late 1800s.
Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete. The cache represents the earliest material evidence of shamanistic practice in lower Central America.
An archaeological team from Rome has recently announced the discovery of seven statues believed to depict one of the myths from the poet, Ovid’s masterpiece Metamorphoses.
We think we understand the Vikings and their ways as a culture of warriors and pirates. The Vikings plagued the coast of early medieval Britain, robbing from monastic and secular sites until they finally set up permanent residence in the Danelaw.
For the last seven years the Culver Archaeological Project (CAP), under director Rob Wallace, has been investigating the historical environment of the Upper Ouse Valley in the parishes of Barcombe and Ringmer.
In collaboration with the National University of Mexico, a team of Spanish researchers has analysed for the first time remains of cosmetics in the graves of prehispanic civilisations on the American continent.
It is a much debated question: why did Central African forests become partially fragmented between 2,500 and 2,000 years ago, leaving room for more open forest landscapes and savannah?
Koutroulou Magoula figurine : University of Southampton Archaeologists from the University of Southampton studying a Neolithic archaeological site in central
Accidentally discovered by a Turkish sponge diver in 1982, the remains of the 3,300-year-old Uluburun shipwreck lie 10km off the coast of southern Turkey.
Extraordinary evidence showing that Stone Age people were more than just hunters has been found at a threatened archaeological site on the Severn Estuary.
New archaeological research dates the heyday of terrace farming at the ancient desert city of Petra to the first century. This development led to an explosion of agricultural activity, increasing the city’s strategic significance as a military prize for the Roman Empire.