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Researchers find evidence of ceremonial offerings beneath Maya ballcourt

Archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati have found ceremonial offerings beneath a Maya ballcourt in Mexico.

Explore the Cutty Sark in new immersive virtual reality (VR) experience

The Cutty Sark, one of the world’s most famous ships, has been recreated in virtual reality by experts at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Smartify.

Study reveals ‘cozy domesticity’ of prehistoric stilt-house dwellers in England’s ancient marshland

A major report on the remains of a stilt village that was engulfed in flames almost 3,000 years ago reveals in unprecedented detail the daily lives of England’s prehistoric fenlanders.  

The British Citizen Award Releases June 2023 People’s Honours List

On Thursday 29th June at the Palace of Westminster, 26 individuals from around the UK will be awarded the prestigious British Citizen Award for their exceptional endeavours which have positively impacted communities up and down the country.

HeritageDaily joins the Climate Heritage Network

The Climate Heritage Network (CHN) announced that 92 additional organisations have joined the Network following approval of their membership applications by the Network’s international Steering Committee.

HeritageDaily sponsors Chiltern Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC)

HeritageDaily has become the official sponsor of a branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club in the Chilterns, Buckinghamshire.

Viking Age grave containing remains of shield uncovered

Archaeologists have uncovered a Viking Age grave containing the remains of a shield and several grave goods during preliminary works for the construction of a house in Oslo, Norway.

The Heritage Magazine launches to a world-wide audience

The Heritage Magazine, a new publication by the team behind the popular HeritageDaily website has launched to a world-wide audience.

Purposeful fragmentation of ornaments during the Stone Age

According to a study by the University of Helsinki, not all objects have necessarily been broken by accident, instead some were fragmented on purpose to maintain social relations, bartering or ritual activities.

Digging for Roman riches on trans-Pennine route

A team of more than 40 archaeologists are working at sites along the A66 hoping to understand more about the route’s rich Roman history.

Ancient human relative “walked like a human, but climbed like an ape”

New lower back fossils are the “missing link” that settles a decades-old debate proving early hominins used their upper limbs to climb like apes, and their lower limbs to walk like humans.

Archaeologists discover Mercian monastery from Anglo-Saxon period

Archaeologists from the University of Reading have excavated a ‘lost” Anglo-Saxon monastery, in the present-day Berkshire village of Cookham, England.

Plague in Medieval Cambridge

DNA analysis has revealed the presence of ‘Yersinia Pestis’ – the pathogen that causes plague – in skeletal remains from individual burials in medieval Cambridgeshire, confirming for the first time that not all plague victims were buried in mass graves.

New insights into survival of ancient Western Desert peoples

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have used more than two decades of satellite-derived environmental data to form hypotheses about the possible foraging habitats of pre-contact Aboriginal peoples living in Australia's Western Desert.

Oldest human traces from the southern Tibetan Plateau in a new light

Stone tools have been made by humans and their ancestors for millions of years. For archaeologists these rocky remnants - lithic artefacts and flakes...

Prehistoric animal carvings discovered for the first time in Scotland

Prehistoric animal carvings, thought to be between 4,000 and 5,000-years-old, have been discovered for the first time in Scotland hidden inside Dunchraigaig Cairn in Kilmartin Glen, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced.

Jebel Sahaba: A succession of violence rather than a prehistoric war

Since its discovery in the 1960s, the Jebel Sahaba cemetery in the Nile Valley of the Sudan was considered to be one of the oldest testimonies to prehistoric warfare.

Archaeologists find southwest Germany’s oldest golden artefact

Archaeologists working in the district of Tübingen in southwest Germany have discovered the region’s earliest gold object to date.

The entire genome from Peştera Muierii 1 sequenced

For the first time, researchers have successfully sequenced the entire genome from the skull of Peştera Muierii 1, a woman who lived in today's Romania 35,000 years ago.

Swiss farmers contributed to the domestication of the opium poppy

Fields of opium poppies once bloomed where the Zurich Opera House underground garage now stands.

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