Archaeology

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...

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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...