Archaeology

Archaeologists reveal hundreds of ancient monuments using LiDAR

A new study published in the journal Antiquity has revealed hundreds of previously unrecorded monuments at Baltinglass in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Archaeologists use revolutionary GPR robot to explore Viking Age site

Archaeologist from NIKU are using a revolutionary new GPR robot to explore a Viking Age site in Norway’s Sandefjord municipality.

Highway construction delayed following Bronze Age discoveries

Excavations in preparation for the S1 Expressway have delayed road construction following the discovery of two Bronze Age settlements.

Archaeologists uncover possible phallus carving at Roman Vindolanda

Excavations at the Roman fort of Vindolanda have uncovered a possible phallus carving near Hadrian’s Wall.

Carbonised Herculaneum papyrus reveals burial place of Plato

An analysis of carbonised papyrus from the Roman town of Herculaneum has revealed the burial place of Plato.

Part II: Development of Behavioural Complexity

Language: a systematic means of communication. It may be the foremost feature when comparing Neanderthals to us as it is one factor which distinctly separates modern humans from animals. The cranial capacity of a Neanderthal man (1520cm3) is larger than that of a modern human (1400cm3) and can give indication into speech ability of these species (Jurmain et al., 2000).

Odyssey Confirms Discovery of SS Gairsoppa Shipwreck

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX) announced today that it has confirmed the identity and location of the shipwreck site of the SS Gairsoppa nearly 4,700 meters below the surface of the North Atlantic, approximately 300 miles off the coast of Ireland in international waters.

An Ancient Granite Cross Returned To Dartmoor

A granite cross discovered by walkers in Dartmoor returned to the location of discovery.

Aboriginals get new history

The genome of Aboriginal Australians has been mapped to piece together an understanding and re-interpret the prehistory of our species.

Continents influenced human migration, spread of technology

Population groups in the Americas have less frequent exchanges than groups that fanned out over Europe and Asia.

Seaside Fortress Was a Final Stronghold of Early Islamic Power

Harbor at the multi-period site of Yavneh-Yam was a hub for hostage exchange.

Part 3 : A lost Roman legion….in China?

I welcome you back to this journey where we attempt to follow in the footsteps of the armoured shadows of the Roman empire. Defeated men yet still potent in their violent majesty, taken at the battle of Carrahe in 53BC and marched by exotic dragons dripping with silk into the soft and dangerous mirage. And as with so many over the millennia, their souls destined to be lost amongst those of the remembered. But as we have seen before, maybe this isn't quite true.

Part 2 : A lost Roman legion….in China?

In the lastest instalment, we set the scene and introduced the players. Now it is time for us to delve ever deeper into the mystery and enter the murky world where science and legend may walk hand in hand once more. Welcome to the 2nd act of a lost Roman legion in China.

Part 1 : A lost Roman legion….in China?

It all started in 1957 when a well respected yet gloriously eccentric Sinologist by the name of Homer H Dubs published a paper entitled: ‘A Roman City in Ancient China’.

Periwinkle Hill – A “Proposed Motte and Bailey Castle”

Periwinkle Hill is situated between the villages of Reed and Barkway, in Hertfordshire, overlooking the old London to East Anglia road, with views that stretch as far as Ely. Located on this hill are the remains of a structure ploughed out from the surface, but believed to be a "proposed motte and bailey castle."

Social stratification and the African influences in American slave communities

Excavations on African- American slavery in the 1960’s marked the beginning of a new research field, evolving into what could be argued as one of the foremost historical topics of the present day. Archaeological studies of everyday detritus can provide new perspectives of African- American lives that are generally absent in historical documents.

Archaeology project to help rehabilitate injured soldiers

A new project has launched that uses archaeology as an aid in the recovery of soldiers injured in conflict.

Who’s Your Daddy? Who were the first Australians

Following on from the previous article, The First Boat People, we know that Sahul, the original name of Australia during prehistoric times, was settled around 40,000 years ago. Although this date is disputed it is now universally accepted as the most accurate and reliable.

Discovery Cast Light On Early Roman Activity In The Stroud Valley

Excavations have revealed evidence of some of the earliest Roman activity currently known in the Stroud Valleys dating from the mid to late 1st century, and therefore soon after the Roman invasion in AD43.

Roman Remains Found at Charles Street, Dorchester

Excavations by Wessex Archaeology has revealed important Roman remains from the ancient Roman town of Durnovaria, modern-day Dorchester.

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