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Ancient Shells in Middle Paleolithic Were Hung on Strings And Painted With Ochre

Ancient humans deliberately collected perforated shells in order to string them together as beads, according to a study published by Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Iris Groman-Yaroslavski (University of Haifa, Israel), and colleagues.

Archaeologists Uncover an Iron Age Murder & Circular Timber Monument

Archaeologists carrying out excavations as part of the HS2 project at Wellwick Farm near Wendover, England have announced the discovery of a skeleton that was buried facedown with their hands bound together under the pelvis.

Study Suggests Cats Accompanied Kazakh Pastoralists as Pets 1,000 Years Ago

A new study by an international team has suggested that the common domestic cat accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago.

Hafnium Isotopes Clinch Origin of High-Quality Roman glass

Glass is an immensely interesting archaeological material: While its fragility and beauty is fascinating in itself, geochemical studies of invisible tracers can reveal more than what meets the eye.

Geophysical Survey Reveals Lost Castle

Archaeologists conducting a geophysical survey in the grounds of Kasteel Oud Haerlem have discovered the remains of a later previously unknown castle that dates from AD 1250.

Study Suggests Avraga Was Genghis Khan’s Winter Home

New research by archaeologists from the Australian National University has suggested that Avraga, in Eastern Mongolia was the winter home (or ordū) of Genghis Khan.

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Ochre Mine that Unlocks the lives of Early Americans

Researchers have determined that the cave system was inhabited from between 12,000-10,000 years ago, predating the rise of Maya culture and was occupied for around 2,000 years.

Ancient Underwater Aboriginal Sites Discovered off Australian Coast

The first underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites have been discovered off northwest Australia dating back thousands of years ago when the current seabed was dry land.

Did Corn Fuel Cahokia’s Rise?

A new study suggests that corn was the staple subsistence crop that allowed the pre-Columbian city of Cahokia to rise to prominence and flourish for nearly 300 years.

Natural Cave Detected Beneath the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacán

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico City has detected the existence of a natural cave beneath the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacán in Mexico.

Ancient Maya Reservoirs Were Contaminated with Toxic Levels of Mercury and Algae

A study by the University of Cincinnati has found that the drinking water in the reservoirs in Maya city was polluted with toxic levels of mercury and algae.

The millenial pre-colonial cultural influence is evident in the Amazon forest

More than ten years ago, large geometric earthworks found in the southwestern parts of the Amazon, called geoglyphs, were reported in the global scientific news.