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.

Army’s Operation Nightingale comes to Folkestone

Injured soldiers learn new archaeology skills at Folkestone Roman Villa as part of Operation Nightingale to assist in their recovery.

Archaeologists Discover Major Religious Building Found In Israel

Archaeologists have excavated a ritual bath from the period of the 2n'd Temple Period at Kibbutz Zor'a.

Even in Death Love Conquerors All!

Two skeletons have been found in Italy, still holding hands after some 1,500 years in an embrace that would not look out of place in the death scene in Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet.

The Dead Comes Back To Life

The face of a teenager who died 7,500 years ago has been brought back to life through methods that combine CSI type forensics, clay modeling and art, the University of Stavanger in Norway announced yesterday.

The Thunderstone Mystery

What's a Stone Age axe doing in an Iron Age tomb? The archaeologists Olle Hemdorff at the University of Stavanger's Museum of Archaeology and Eva Thäte are researching older objects in younger graves. They have found a pattern.

Rare Egyptian coffin found at Torquay Museum, UK

A coffin belonging the son of an ancient Egyptian King or Queen has been discovered by chance in the collection at Torquay Museum. 

Tracing the first North American hunters

A new and astonishing chapter has been added to North American prehistory in regards to the first hunters and their hunt for the now extinct giant mammoth-like creatures – the mastodons.

Ancient Etruscan childbirth image is first for western art

Excavations by archaeologists at the Poggio Colla, an Etruscan settlement in Italy from 2700 years ago has revealed two images of a woman giving birth to a child.

Archaeologists find blade production earlier than originally thought

Archaeologists from the Tel Aviv University have revealed that "modern" blade production was also an element of Amudian industry during the late Lower Paleolithic period, 200,000-400,000 years ago as part of the Acheulo-Yabrudian cultural complex, a geographically limited group of hominins who lived in modern-day Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Threatened Syrian citadel gives up secrets in midst of conflict

An archaeological project has discovered why an Islamic Fortress in Syria vanished from the archaeological record. 

Viking longphort of Linn Duachaill confirmed through Radio Carbon Dating

A longphort, a Viking ship enclosure has been discovered by archaeologists using radiocarbon dating in Linn Duachaill Ireland. 

Submerged Neolithic Stone Circle Discovered in Orkney Scotland

Archaeologists carrying out underwater surveys with remote sensing and seismic profiling near the Ring of Brodgar have discovered a possible submerged stone circle.

Aztec platform discovered at Templo Mayor

Archaeologists in Mexico City have uncovered an ancient ceremonial platform in the ruins of the Templo Mayo in the former Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.

World’s oldest temples were not temples at all

Göbekli Tepe, the ancient temple complex located in Turkey considered to be the world's oldest temples are actually ancient dwellings, not temples, according to Ted Banning of the University of Toronto.

Maya village buried by volcanic ash 1,400 years ago discovered

A team excavating in El Salvador have excavated Maya ruins that were buried in a volcanic eruption 1400 years ago

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