Archaeology

Broken pebbles offer clues to Paleolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Paleolithic funeral rituals

Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine...
Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

'One of the most exciting archaeological discoveries -- and the most important in the last 60 years -- in the caves of Qumran' Excavations in...
Hundreds of ancient earthworks built in the Amazon

Hundreds of ancient earthworks built in the Amazon

The Amazonian rainforest was transformed over two thousand years ago by people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks. Findings by Brazilian and UK experts...
2 Maya collapses came in waves of unrest

2 Maya collapses came in waves of unrest

Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, archaeologists have developed a precise timeline that clarifies patterns leading...
Ancient figures reveal trading routes of prehistoric African civilization

Ancient figures reveal trading routes of prehistoric African civilization

Researchers from The University of Manchester have completed the very first biological analysis of ancient terracotta figurines found in Ghana, which were created by...
Advanced geometry no secret to prehistoric architects in US Southwest

Advanced geometry no secret to prehistoric architects in US Southwest

Imagine you are about to plan and construct a building that involves several complicated geometrical shapes, but you aren't allowed to write down any...
Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse

Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse

Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light...
Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka, Sweden

Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka, Sweden

During spring of 2016 a number of large presumed house terraces were identified by the authors at Korshamn. As a consequence high resolution geophysical surveys...
The first humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

The first humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years. This has been...