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The Lost Palace of Henry The VIII

A small village in Kent might now be the location for a building that would be looked upon as the jewel of Tudor design.

300,000-year-old throwing stick documents the evolution of hunting

Homo heidelbergensis used wooden weapons to hunt waterbirds and horses.

Unravelling the mysteries of the Mayans

Beneath the tropical rainforests of Guatemala lies what remains of ‘one of the foremost archaeological sites in the world’ (Sharer & Traxer, 1946). Its modern name is Tikal, but when it was one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya, it was known as Yax Mutul meaning "First Mutal".

Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses for Chocolate in Mesoamerica

Chocolate finds its way onto even the most simplistic dessert menus today to satisfy the sweetest sweet-tooth. In ancient Mesoamerica, chocolate was deemed a specialty food, achieving a sacred status.

Debate still rages over date of Thera eruption at ancient Akrotiri

During the height of the Greek Bronze Age, a volcano erupted on the ancient Greek island of Thera (modern Santorini). The violent eruption sent six times more magma and rock into the Earth's atmosphere than the notorious Krakatoa eruption in 1883.

Unmasking Tutankhamun : the figure behind the fame

Following the amazing discovery of the Egyptian king's near-intact tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, Tutankhamun became a household name worldwide. By Robyn Antanovskii

Archaeological examination of palatial Crete

The palace civilisations of Crete in mainland Greece are buildings that illustrate phenomenal architecture and artistic designs that are distinctive when compared to surrounding Asian and Near Eastern structures (Branigan, 2004).

The Maxilla of Kent’s Cavern: A Dating Controversy

The site of Kent’s Cavern is one of the most important early archaeological sites in the United Kingdom and caused a heated debate between palaeoanthropologists over the age of the KC4 fragment of human jaw in 2011. In 2017, a team of archaeologists re-assessed the archaeological sediments.

Pet-Keeping and Animal Sacrifice as Seen Economically and Archaeologically

Pet-keeping and animal sacrifice in antiquity were common practices. How the animals were treated can often be seen archaeologically.

Homo neanderthalensis – A Misunderstood Hominin Species

The science of Palaeoanthropology is an ever-changing field with advances in technology and the discovery of fresh evidence allowing interpretational change.

Gender Roles and the Mass-kill Event: A Cross-cultural Analysis

Gender assumptions’ when interpreting past human behaviour

Revisiting La Tene Art: Ideas of Ethnicity and Diaspora

Prehistory has been afforded a cursory mention amongst a rather impressive coverage of history from the Romano-British period to the 20th Century.