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New research reveals earliest directly dated rock paintings from southern Africa

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In a study published in the international journal Antiquity, experts have showed that paintings in south-eastern Botswana are at least 5500 years old, whilst paintings
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Archaeologist involved in groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient Peru

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A-tisket, A-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it comes from the ruins of an ancient civilization inhabited by humans nearly
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Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of years

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Middle Stone Age humans in the Porc-Epic cave likely used ochre over at least 4,500 years, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in
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‘Agricultural revolution’ in Anglo-Saxon England sheds new light on medieval land use

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University of Leicester academics work with University of Oxford in project to examine how historical farming methods changed England’s landscape
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Two missing World War II B-25 bombers discovered off Papua New Guinea

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Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by
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56 embalming jars for the mummification of high Vizier found at Deir el-Bahari

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An excavation project by a joint Egyptian and Spanish archaeological mission from University of Alcalá has uncovered 56 embalming jars for the mummification of the
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Returning large Alaskan archaeological haul found ‘frozen in time’

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A huge collection of artefacts 'frozen in time' which offer a unique insight into the indigenous people of Alaska will be returned to the region
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Archaeological project reveals historic earthquake in Cyprus

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An excavation conducted in Dreamer’s Bay, within RAF Akrotiri airbase, by professional and student archaeologists from the University of Leicester has uncovered valuable new information
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4,000-year-old funerary garden discovered on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor

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The Djehuty Project has discovered a 4,000-year-old funerary garden- the first such garden ever to be found- on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor,