Archaeology

Archaeologists find missing head of Deva from the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom

Archaeologists from Cambodia’s national heritage authority (APSARA) have discovered the long-lost missing head of a Deva statue from the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom.

Archaeologists search crash site of WWII B-17 for lost pilot

Archaeologists from Cotswold Archaeology are excavating the crash site of a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress in an English woodland.

Roman Era tomb found guarded by carved bull heads

Archaeologists excavating at the ancient Tharsa necropolis have uncovered a Roman Era tomb guarded by two carved bull heads.

Revolutionary war barracks discovered at Colonial Williamsburg

Archaeologists excavating at Colonial Williamsburg have discovered a barracks for soldiers of the Continental Army during the American War of Independence.

Pleistocene hunter-gatherers settled in Cyprus thousands of years earlier than previously thought

Archaeologists have found that Pleistocene hunter-gatherers settled in Cyprus thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

Football Was For Real Men In Tudor England!!!

An Oxford University academic is leading a project to study coroners' reports of accidental deaths in Tudor England and it shows that football was the most dangerous!!

Glastonbury tankard returns home

Lavishly carved 16th-century oak cup was given to Arundells of Wardour for safekeeping during dissolution of monasteries

Cambridge gives Newton papers to the world

Isaac Newton’s own annotated copy of his Principia Mathematica is among his notebooks and manuscripts being made available online by Cambridge University Library.

The disappearance of the elephant caused the rise of modern man

Dietary change led to the appearance of modern humans in the Middle East 400,000 years ago, say TAU researchers Elephants have long been known to be part of the Homo erectus diet. But the significance of this specific food source, in relation to both the survival of Homo erectus and the evolution of modern humans, has never been understood, until now.

Wessex Archaeology Help Injured Servicemen And Women

Staff in Wessex Archaeology's Salisbury office are taking part in a pilot project entitled 'Operation Nightingale' to explore the potential of using archaeology as a tool in the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women.

Evidence for early ‘bedding’ and the use of medicinal plants at a South African rock shelter

An international team of archaeologists is reporting 77,000-year-old evidence for preserved plant bedding and the use of insect-repelling plants in a rock shelter in South Africa.

News About The Cat Mummy At National Archaeological Museum of Parma

National Archaeological Museum of Parma (Palace of Pillotta) will hold a conference to present the public with interesting news emerged from the study of the cat mummy kept at the same museum.

An Award For Sexuality In Cold War East Germany

Three historians from the University of Bristol are celebrating success in the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, awarded by the Wiener Library, London.

New exhibition reveals rarely seen account of life – and death – in 17th century London

A new exhibition opens today featuring some of the most remarkable treasures from 350 years of book collecting at the Royal Society.

€4.3 million project to examine history of the transatlantic slave trade

Two University of Bristol archaeologists are part of EUROTAST, a new European-funded network which will bring together an unprecedented range of young researchers to examine one of the most traumatic chapters in world history: the transatlantic slave trade.

EU Launch Consultation On Cultural Crime

The European Commission launched a public consultation on ways to improve the safe-keeping of cultural goods and the return between Member States of national treasures unlawfully removed from their territory. The consultation will provide an insight into the views of public authorities, citizens and other stakeholders on the most effective way to facilitate such return.

‘Skin Bones’ Helped Large Dinosaurs Survive for a Time, Study Finds

Bones contained entirely within the skin of some of the largest dinosaurs on Earth might have stored vital minerals to help the massive creatures survive and bear their young in tough times, according to new research by a team including a University of Guelph scientist.

New Project Protects Bone Collection For Future Generations

The University of Bradford has secured almost £750K to safeguard skeletons from world-renowned collections based in Bradford and London.

A Death By A Thousand Kisses, The Grave Of Oscar Wilde is Saved

For over 100 year his grave has been a Mecca for admirers of the Irish playwright and author who wish to honor and remember this remarkable man. However these devotees who have smothered Oscar Wilde's grave with kisses have contributed to its near destruction. Action by both the Irish and French authorities will ensure that fans will no longer be able to get so close to the stone memorial as lipstick marks are eroding it.

Discoveries provide evidence of a celestial procession at Stonehenge

Archaeologists led by the University of Birmingham with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection have discovered evidence of two huge pits positioned on celestial alignment at Stonehenge. Shedding new light on the significant association of the monument with the sun, these pits may have contained tall stones, wooden posts or even fires to mark its rising and setting and could have defined a processional route used by agriculturalists to celebrate the passage of the sun across the sky at the summer solstice.

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