Tag : Archaeologica


European hunter-gatherers acquired domesticated pigs from nearby farmers as early as 4600BC.

The international team of scientists, including researchers at Durham and Aberdeen universities, showed there was interaction between the hunter-gatherer and farming communities and a 'sharing'
Archaeology Space & Planetary

Earliest known iron artefacts come from outer space

Researchers have shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads held at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites, rather than iron ore. The
Archaeology Palaeoanthropology

Handaxe design reveals distinct Neanderthal cultures

A study by a postgraduate researcher at the University of Southampton has found that Neanderthals were more culturally complex than previously acknowledged. Two cultural traditions
Archaeology Heritage

Crannogs – Timber and stone riddles wrapped in water

Dr Robert Lenfert
The cold, dark waters of Scottish lochs hold a certain place in the imagination – conjuring up images of the Loch Ness monster, or for
Archaeology Tech & Engineering

Ancient glass beads provide evidence of industry and trade routes at the time of the Romans

Scientists at Mainz University for the first time prove techniques used to produce ancient glazed beads / Investigations conducted using neutron activation analysis with the