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Sediment Core Offers Clues to Fate of Australia’s Megafauna

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA—<i>The International Business Times</i> reports that scientists led by Sander van der Kaars of Monash University and Gifford Miller of …

Archaeology

Study Suggests Pompeii’s Artifacts Were Well Worn

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—<i>USA Today</i> reports that a team of researchers including Theodore Peña of the University of California, Berkeley, is analyzing …

Archaeology

A farmer's story of moles could have led to lost city

Stuart Wilson says people thought he was crazy when he gambled $39,000—his life savings—on a 4.6-acre field in Wales. Having heard a farmer's story about moles digging up bits of pottery on the land, the amateur archaeologist tells the <i>Guardian</i> he had a hunch that something important lay beneath, …

Ancient History

NEWS: Heartbroken in a French convent

Body identifications were made possible by the inscriptions on the reliquary in lead.<p>Analyses of graves in the Jacobin convent in Rennes (western …

Ancient History

Massive Burial Ground Unearthed at Medieval Monastery in Sudan

Four cemeteries, from which at least 123 individuals have been excavated so far, have been unearthed near the remains of a medieval Christian …

Archaeology

Open Hearths, Ovens and Fireplaces

The story of heating is a story about the ingenuity of people when met with challenging climatic conditions. While Vikings huddled around the long …

Archaeologists Find Huge Crypt with Early Christian Martyrs’ Bones in Roman, Byzantine City Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria

Several human bones, which probably belonged to Early Christian martyrs, and a silver medallion with Alpha and Omega, and Chi Rho, have been found in …

Ancient History

Neanderthals collected pretty rocks just for the sake of it

Limestone rock was found in same cave where eagle talon jewellery was discovered.<p>A Neanderthal living in Croatia 130,000 years ago appears to have …

Ancient History

Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka, Sweden

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY—During the spring of 2016 a number of large presumed house terraces were identified by the authors at Korshamn, Sweden. As a …

Archaeology

1,000-Year-Old Tomb Unearthed in Denmark

AARS, DENMARK—<i>The Copenhagen Post</i> reports that a large tomb has been found in north Jutland by Bjarne Henning Nielsen of the Vesthimmerlands Museum. …

Archaeology

Neolithic Long House Discovered in Moldova

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA—<i>Science & Scholarship in Poland</i> reports that an international team of researchers has found traces of a 7,000-year-old long house …

Recovering Hidden Texts

<b>Sometime in the eighth</b> century, a monk at St. Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was preparing to transcribe a book of the Bible in …

Ancient History

The Minoans of Crete

<b>The well-preserved remains of the ancient Minoan town of Gournia in eastern Crete still stand after more than 3,500 years.</b><p><b>I know a place</b> where there …

Crete

The fiery demise of a vitrified hillfort in Scotland

Archaeological research has just been published which reveals new evidence for vitrified hillforts and warfare in early medieval Scotland. The …

Archaeology

Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World (Review)

Review<p>by Jasmine Sahu<br>published on 19 January 2017<p><b>Rating:</b> <b><br>Audience:</b> University<b><br>Difficulty:</b> Medium<p><b>In this book, Adrian Goldsworthy explains what the</b> …

Ancient Rome

Cerveteri

Cerveteri (Etruscan name: Cisra or Caisra, Greek: Agylla, Roman: Caere) was an important Etruscan town which flourished between the 7th and 4th …

Ancient History

New study sheds light on mystery of Aberdeenshire's Beaker people

Authors Neil Curtis, head of museums at the University of Aberdeen, and Neil Wilkin, curator of the British and European Bronze Age collections at …

United Kingdom

Din Lligwy: Celtic Settlement In Isolated Woodland Of Anglesey, Wales

<b>MessageToEagle.com –</b> Prehistoric ruins of Din Lligwy settlement have long history that span three different eras. This is a very special place on the …

Archaeology

Acropolis Athens - Greece

This post is also available in: German<p>On the way up to the <b>Acropolis</b> you have a fantastic view of <b>Odeon of Herodes Atticus</b>. It was built in 161 AD in …

Greece

The Concept of a Boundary Between the Latin and the Byzantine Civilizations of Europe

This boundary runs from the Barents Sea in the north to the Adriatic Sea in the south. On its western side nations are associated with the Latin …

Middle Ages

700-Year Old Medieval Kalø Tower Get's Updated With Modern Spiral Access

For those with the heart of adventurers, you’ll be overjoyed to find that one of Denmark’s archaeological gems in the Kalø Tower has just received an …

Medieval

Oldest Slave Cemetery Discovered On Canary Islands

An archeologist looks at partial skeleton remains, with skull and bones, from an ancient burial area that was excavated at a building site in …

Archaeology

Globetrotting Vikings: Crusading to Jerusalem

The Viking Age brought change not only to the regions of Europe plundered and conquered by the Nordic warriors, but to Scandinavia itself. “From the …

Archaeology

You can tour the lost stone city of Petra without ever leaving your chair

Why it matters to you<p>Google's virtual tour of Petra is the latest in the company's attempt to bring culture and history to the masses.<p>The concrete …

Virtual Reality

ROMAN CONCRETE

<b>(B46)</b> Concrete, as the Romans developed it, had some very definite technical and practical advantages over the traditional, and mainly Greek, methods …

Construction

Wreck of 16th-century Spanish ship found off Florida coast

The third of six sunken Spanish ships that were lost in a hurricane in 1559 has been discovered off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.<p>In the summer of 2016, the wreck of the ship, dubbed the Emanuel Point III, was found resting under the sand 7 feet below the ocean surface in Pensacola Bay. …

Archaeology

Norway’s Saint Olaf Uncovered: Archaeologists Believe They have Discovered the Shrine of the Lost Viking King

A team of Norwegian archaeologists believes they have discovered the remains of a 1,000-year-old church that once served as the final resting place …

Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground

Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.<p>NEW LONDON, Conn. — Keith Wille was metal detecting in the woods of Connecticut a few years ago when he found a triangle of brass about two-and-a-half inches long with a small hole in the middle. He thought little …

Britain discovers its 'first selfie': a 4,000-year-old stone carving

A 4,000-year-old Stone Age selfie has been unearthed from one of Britain’s spookiest areas.<p>Stunned Gordon Holmes, 64, discovered the ancient picture of a face etched into a rock on Baildon Moor in Yorkshire.<p>Gordon said: “I realised that I was looking at a Stone Age selfie.”<p>“It also shows a stick …

Archaeology