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Ancient Maya Built Sophisticated Water Filters

Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural materials they imported from miles away, according to the University of Cincinnati.

New Clues Revealed About Clovis People

There is much debate surrounding the age of the Clovis - a prehistoric culture named for stone tools found near Clovis, New Mexico in the early 1930s - who once occupied North America during the end of the last Ice Age.

Bronze Age Herders Were Less Mobile Than Previously Thought

Bronze Age pastoralists in what is now southern Russia apparently covered shorter distances than previously thought.

New Evidence Found of the Ritual Significance of a Classic Maya Sweat Bath in Guatemala

Sweat baths have a long history of use in Mesoamerica. Commonly used by midwives in postpartum and perinatal care in contemporary Maya communities, these structures are viewed as grandmother figures, a pattern that can also be traced to earlier periods of history.

Influences from Gandhara & Interior of Africa in Ancient Temple on the Red Sea in Egypt

Archaeologists excavating a temple in the port of Berenice Troglodytica have discovered stone heads imitating sculptures from Gandhara and the depths of Africa.

A ‘patriotic sword’ Used During the January Uprising of 1863-1864 Has Been Found in Bulgaria.

The sword, engraved with the words Vivat Szlachcic Pan i fundator wojska ('Long live the Noble Lord and founder of the army’), was discovered near Veliko Tarnovo where it is now being housed in the town’s Archeological Museum. 

Central Asian Horse Riders Played Ball Games 3,000 Years Ago

Today, ball games are one of the most popular leisure activities in the world, an important form of mass entertainment and big business.

Metal Detectorist Discovers Treasure Trove of Bronze Artefacts

A metal detectorist from the Weles Grupa historyczno eksploracyjna has discovered more than 150 decorated bronze artefacts, dating from over 2500 years ago.

Diet of Pre-Columbian Societies in the Brazilian Amazon Reconstructed

An international study led by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) and the Department of Prehistory at the UAB has reconstructed the diets of pre-Columbian groups on the Amazon coast of Brazil, showing that tropical agroforestry was regionally variable.

6,500-Year-Old Copper Workshop Uncovered in the Negev Desert’s Beer Sheva

A new study by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority indicates that a workshop for smelting copper ore once operated in the Neveh Noy neighborhood of Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev Desert.

Anglo-Saxon Warlord Found by Detectorists Could Redraw Map of Post-Roman Britain

Archaeologists have uncovered a warrior burial in Berkshire that could change historians' understanding of southern Britain in the early Anglo-Saxon era.

Ancient Mosaic Criticises Christianity

An ancient mosaic from a 4th-century house in the centre of the ancient city of Paphos in Cyprus, was a 'pictorial' criticism of Christianity according to experts.