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.

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.

Forgotten ‘Lowbury Woman’ burial to reveal her secrets

The mystery surrounding the remains of two Anglo Saxons – identified as a man and a woman buried 1,400 years ago in south Oxfordshire – may finally be solved thanks to modern scientific techniques.

Evidence of Bronze Age cranial surgery found at ancient Megiddo

Archaeologists excavating at ancient Megiddo have found evidence of Bronze Age cranial surgery.

CT scan reveals 49 amulets in Ancient Egyptian mummy

A CT scan has revealed that a 2,300-year-old Ancient Egyptian mummy has 49 amulets placed within the body.

Archaeologists find 11,000-year-old human remains in British cave

A team of archaeologists from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), have found 11,000-year-old human remains in Heaning Wood Bone Cave, located in Cumbria, England.

Archaeologists find prehistoric mass grave with headless skeletons

Archaeologists have found a mass grave site in Vráble, Slovakia, containing 38 burials who were decapitated.

Study reveals that “bog bodies” were part of a tradition that spanned a millennia

Archaeologists have conducted a study of hundreds of ancient “bog bodies” found in Europe’s wetlands, revealing that they were part of a tradition that spanned a millennia.

Face of 19th-century ‘Connecticut vampire’ reconstructed

Researchers have revealed the face of the ‘Connecticut vampire’ using forensic facial reconstruction.

Byzantine monk chained with iron rings uncovered

The remains of a monk, chained with iron rings has been uncovered during excavations at Khirbat el-Masani in Israel.

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