Archaeology Press Release

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.

A lost world and extinct ecosystem for archaeologists

Archaeological sites on the far southern shores of South Africa hold the world's richest records for the behavioral and cultural origins of our species.

Four Warriors Buried in 11th Century Tombs in Pomerania, Came From Scandinavia

Four warriors buried with rich grave offerings in the central part of the cemetery in Ciepłe (Pomerania) came from Scandinavia, expert analyses show.

Ancient Pictish Hillfort on Tap O’ Noth had one of the largest post-Roman settlements in Scotland

A hillfort previously discovered on the summit of Tap O’ Noth in Aberdeen, has been described as one of the largest ancient Pictish settlements ever found in Scotland.

Ancient human footprints suggest ancestors divided labour

The discovery of fossilised footprints, dating from the Pleistocene period (126,000 to 11,700 years ago), suggests that our ancient ancestors had a division of labour amongst communities.

Snake bone beads made from the boa identified in the Lesser Antilles

A new study of 8 archaeological Boa finds on the islands of the Lesser Antilles has been conducted to provide insights into the relationship between Amerindian groups and Boa before Western colonization.

The rise of Cahokia, North America’s First City paralleled the onset of corn agriculture

The cultivation of corn to the American Southwest has been the subject of debate amongst archaeologists and historians.

Over 6000 ancient tombs discovered by archaeologists in China

Archaeologists excavating in Chengdu, Sichuan province have discovered over 6000 ancient tombs spanning more than 2000 years.

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