Archaeology

Ring discovery suggests a previously unknown princely family in Southwest Jutland

A ring discovered in Southwest Jutland, Denmark, suggests a previously unknown princely family who had strong connections with the rulers of France.

Submerged evidence of rice cultivation and slavery found in North Carolina

Researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) are using side-scan sonar and positioning systems to find evidence of rice cultivation and slavery beneath the depths of North Carolina’s lower Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers.

Study reveals oldest and longest example of Vasconic script

A new study of the 2100-year-old Hand of Irulegi has revealed the oldest and longest example of Vasconic script.

Archaeologists excavate the marginalised community of Vaakunakylä

Archaeologists have excavated the marginalised community of Vaakunakylä, a former Nazi barracks occupied by homeless Finns following the end of WW2.

Archaeologists find 4,000-year-old cobra-shaped ceramic handle

A team of archaeologists from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan have uncovered a 4,000-year-old cobra-shaped ceramic handle in the Guanyin District of Taoyuan City.

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a bastion by Vauban

A team of archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Research has been conducting excavation works in Lille and have discovered the remains of a bastion by Vauban, dating back to the seventeenth century.

Archaeologists discover Iron Age settlement and Menhirs in Champagne-sur-Oise

Archaeologists working in the Champagne-sur-Oise region in France have excavated an Iron Age Settlement and Menhirs that date from the Neolithic period.

The Archaeology Of British men

Contrary to previous research, scientists from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh suggests that most British men lack the genetic evidence to suggest they descend from immigrant farmers who settled 5,000-10,000 years ago.

Roman Sword and Scarbard And Inscribed Menorah Found Intact In Drain

Archaeological works on an ancient drainage channel by the Israel Antiques Authority have made remarkable discoveries that reveals new information about the destruction of the Second Temple.

Did Hatshepsut maybe poison herself without knowing it?

In an exhibition at the Musem of the University of Bonn is a flacon from the possessions of Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, known as the corpus delicti.

Just Let Us Do Our Job – Archaeology in Australia

Field surveys, excavations and being in the ‘field’ is only a small portion of what archaeologists do. The majority of time is spent on research, interpreting, understanding and trying to date sites. Some portions of reports are available through the DIA, at no charge, but they need 24 hours notice before you come and also they need to know which reports you wish to view and the area they relate to.

The Truth About Greek Sex-Plato Style

A new study revealed in a book reveals how Plato lent his name to Platonic love - Plato never advocated love without sex. Plato and his...

Oxford University to create prehistoric map of England

The 'Portal to the Past’ project from the University of Oxford is creating a prehistoric map of England, allowing users to discover their local history from the Bronze Age in 1500BC to the Domesday Book in 1086.

A Rare Statue of Hercules was exposed at Horvat Tarbenet in the Jezreel Valley

Archaeologists from the Israeli Antiquities Authority have discovered a rare marble statue of Hercules whilst excavating the site of Horvat Tarbenet.

Eddisbury Iron Age Hillfort under the spotlight by archaeologists

The University of Liverpool has been undertaking the second season of excavations at Eddisbury Iron Age Hillfort as part of the "Habitats and Hillforts project".

Archaeologists investigate Dartmoor prehistoric burial

The excavation of a prehistoric burial cist, situated high up on Whitehorse Hill on northern Dartmoor, has commenced.  The cist was discovered 10 years ago when its end stone fell out of the peat hag which had been concealing it.

3,000-year-old citadel gate complex in found in Turkey

A monumental gate complex with a carved lion sculpture has been discovered by archaeologists excavating in southeastern Turkey. 

Archaeologists plan to excavate Roman Caerleon

A team of archaeologists from the University of Cardiff will be conducting excavations of the possible vicus at the Roman Fortress of Caerleon, also called Isca Augusta.

Archaeologists discover the largest Roman settlement ever found in Deven

A team of archaeologists from the University of Exeter had discovered a major Roman settlement, considered to be the largest ever found in Devon. 

Chance discovery by archaeologists of oldest rock art in Britain

The oldest example of rock art has been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Bristol in Wales. 

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