Archaeologists find traces of violent history on Anglo-Scottish border

Archaeologists from the Border Reivers Archaeology Unit have uncovered traces of the violent history along the Anglo-Scottish border.

Collapse of Chavin culture was followed by a period of violence

A skeletal analysis has revealed that a period of violence followed the collapse of the Chavín culture in Peru.

Bacterial diseases were a lethal threat during the Stone Age

A new study has found that bacterial poisoning via food and water – but also direct contact such as kissing, was a lethal threat to people during the Stone Age in Scandinavia.

Europe’s largest mass grave found in Germany

Archaeologists from IN TERRA VERITAS have uncovered mass plague pits containing the remains of over 1,000 burials in southern Germany.

Offering of human sacrifices found at Pozo de Ibarra

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have uncovered an offering of human sacrifices at the Mexican town of Pozo de Ibarra.

Rich array of funerary offerings found in burials at Cima de San José

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have uncovered numerous funerary offerings among 48 burials at Cima de San José.

Dentistry during Viking Age was surprisingly advanced

Dentistry during Viking Age was surprisingly advanced, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Gothenburg.

Archaeologists analyse medieval benefits system

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have conducted a study in the main cemetery of the hospital of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge, to provide new insights into the medieval benefits system.

Evidence of major conflict in Spain 5,000-years-ago

Archaeologists have uncovered the skeletal remains of more than 300 individuals, indicating that a major conflict occurred in Laguardia, Spain, 5,000-years-ago.

Archaeologists find a medieval skeleton with a prosthetic hand

According to a press announcement by the Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation, a 15th century burial in Freising, Germany, has been unearthed containing a skeleton with a prosthetic hand.

Research suggests Stonehenge Altar Stone is not from Wales

A new study suggests that the Altar Stone at Stonehenge was not sourced from the Old Red Sandstone of the Anglo-Welsh Basin as previously thought.

Archaeologists find 476,000-year-old wooden structure

Archaeologists from the University of Liverpool and Aberystwyth University have discovered a wooden structure dating from at least 476,000-years-ago, the earliest known example to date.

Evidence of ritual beheading identified at Maya pyramid

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have identified evidence of ritual beheading during excavations of a pyramidal structure at the Maya ruins of Moral-Reforma.

Archaeologists decipher ancient Kuschana script

Archaeologists from the University of Cologne have deciphered parts of the Kuschana script that has puzzled researchers for over seventy years.

INAH Archaeologists explore catacombs of Hueypoxtla ancestors

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) are conducting a study of the catacombs beneath the church of Saint Bartholomew Parish in Hueypoxtla, Mexico.

Austria’s oldest Bronze Age plague victims identified

A research project led by the Austrian Academy of Sciences has identified the plague pathogen in two young adults who lived 4,000-years-ago during the Bronze Age.

Human remains found at Cal Pa i Figues necropolis died from the Black Death

Archaeologists from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have found traces of Yersinia pestis (the Black Death) in human remains found at the Cal Pa i Figues necropolis in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia, Spain.

Archaeologists discover cave paintings using drones

Archaeologists from the University of Alicante have discovered cave paintings in Penáguila, Spain.

Skeleton found in rock shelter corresponds with the relatively unknown Janambre Culture

The Janamabre were an ethnic group of nomadic hunter-gatherers that opposed the colonisation of the northeast of New Spain, Mexico, between the 17th and 18th centuries.

Study shows osteological evidence of severed hands in Ancient Egypt

In a new study published in the journal Springer, the severed right hands from 12 individuals have been analysed osteologically, revealing trophy-taking practices in Ancient Egypt.

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