Anthropology

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.

Wessex Archaeology finds Anglo-Saxon cemetery

Wessex Archaeology has uncovered an Anglo-Saxon cemetery during excavations for Viking Link, a submarine power cable connecting the United Kingdom and Denmark.

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 cancer in Ancient Egyptian mummy

A study of a 2,000-year-old mummy has identified extensive facial defects, indicating that the individual suffered from nasopharyngeal cancer.

Human bones used as Prehistoric jewellery

A study on prehistoric bone jewellery has revealed that they were carved from human remains.

Peasants held large barbecues for Anglo-Saxon Royalty

New study suggests that Anglo-Saxon Kings lived mainly on a vegetarian diet, but would often be treated to large barbecues by the peasants they ruled.

Researchers reveal the burial rituals of the “oldest city in the world”

An international team of researchers have provided new insight into the burial rituals of Çatalhöyük, considered the “oldest city in the world”.

A possible Neolithic crime scene in Serbia

In 1931, Serbian archaeologist Miloje Vasić discovered a pit containing human skeletal remains whilst researching the Vinča-Belo Brdo archaeological site in the suburbs of Belgrade, Serbia.

Mummification in Europe may be older than previously thought

A multi-national study of the Sado Valley in Portugal suggests that mummification in Europe may be older than previously thought.

Archaeologists find evidence of the first successful ear surgery 5,300 years ago

A team from the University of Valladolid have published in the journal 'Scientific Reports', evidence of the first successful ear surgery from excavations conducted at the 'El Pendón' dolmen located in Reinoso, Northern Spain.

African man buried in Stone Age site in Portugal

An African man who lived just 350 years ago was buried in a prehistoric shell midden in Amoreira in Portugal.

Forensic test confirms Neolithic fisherman died by drowning in the sea

A new study has confirmed saltwater drowning as the cause of death for a Neolithic man whose remains were found in a mass grave on the coast of Northern Chile.

Archaeologists unearth human spines threaded onto reed posts

Archaeologists have found almost 200 examples of human vertebrae threaded onto reed posts in the Chincha Valley of Peru.

Ancient Egyptian fetus preserved due to unusual decomposition process

A fetus previously identified in a mummified Egyptian woman has remained preserved for more than 2,000 years due to an unusual decomposition process.

Scientists digitally ‘unwrap’ mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I

Scientists from Egypt have used three-dimensional CT (computed tomography) scanning to ‘digitally unwrap’ the royal mummy of Amenhotep I.

Physical evidence of a crucifixion from Roman period found in UK

Archaeologists from Albion Archaeology have discovered evidence of a crucifixion from the Roman period in Cambridgeshire, England.

Solving the mysteries of Palermo’s child mummies

The first ever comprehensive study of mummified children in Sicily’s famous Capuchin Catacombs is being led by Staffordshire University.

Face to face with the prehistoric inhabitants of El Argar

Our faces contain information about our family history and lifestyle. For example, certain facial traits can be passed down from parents to children for generations.

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