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The world’s most famous mummified neolithic human, Ötzi the Iceman, carried an unusual copper axe. Here’s how to make one just like it.In 1991 two …Archaeology
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This is a model (SL.746) of a Bronze Age spearhead from …Ancient Civilization
This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. Future Tense explores the ways emerging …Social Media
Cícero Moraes is adding new portraits to the human family album. The 3-D designer based in Sinop, Brazil, has digitally reconstructed the faces of …
Stone tool‒makers ventured from Southeast Asia to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi deep in the Stone Age, far earlier than previously thought and …
"There was jubilation and high-fiving," Moore said. "We knew within a couple of minutes of seeing the sonar image that we had either the Erebus or …Archaeology
Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …
Modern European and Asian people may owe more than skin or hair colour to Neanderthal ancestry. Interbreeding 50,000 years ago between two species of human may also have bequeathed a sunburn hazard called keratosis, addiction to nicotine, and a greater risk of depression.
That the forebears of …Genetics
Archaeologists in Germany have uncovered the bodies of children and of one adult man who was buried, strangely, standing upright.
One of the oldest cemeteries in Europe has recently been discovered, with graves dating back almost 8,500 years. Two of the most intriguing finds are the …Europe
The tactile map, an innovation of the nineteenth century, allowed both blind and sighted students to feel their way across a given geography. Writing …Maps
A number of architectural structures in the 3,000-year-old ancient site of Kayaköy in the western Turkish province of Muğla are being threatened by …
Pankration is an ancient martial art which mixes wrestling and boxing. The sport can be traced as far back as the second millennium BCE in the …Martial Arts
Archaeologists in Gwynedd have discovered what is thought to be a buried village on Anglesey.
The discovery was made at Rhuddgaer, near Newborough following a survey using technology to map out buried features without digging holes.
The village is believed to date back to either the 17th or 18th …UK News
Sometime around the year 1491, the German cartographer Henricus Martellus produced an influential map of the world, which was likely used by Christopher Columbus on his 1492 expedition to the Americas.
Naturally, Martellus made sure to note all the wildest rumors about the locations he had charted …Ancient Civilization
PLOS—Isotope analysis of 2000-year-old skeletons buried in Imperial Rome reveal some were migrants from the Alps or North Africa, according to a …Migration
Ever been unsure about how to deal with a drunken family member returning from an orgy? A collection of newly translated textbooks aimed at Greek speakers learning Latin in the ancient world might hold the solution.
Professor Eleanor Dickey travelled around Europe to view the scraps of material that …Ancient Rome
CAMBRIDGE — Tunneling deep below ground, archaeologists with a joint Harvard University/Museum of Fine Arts excavation team knew they were onto …Egypt
Rome's Lost Aqueduct
Searching for the source of one of the city’s greatest engineering achievements
Archaeologist Katherine Rinne stands beside a …Rome
They gave us the word "person" and invented a symbol of iron rule later adopted by the fascists. Some even argue it was they who really moulded Roman civilisation.
Yet the Etruscans, whose descendants today live in central Italy, have long been among the great enigmas of antiquity. Their language, …Italy
GHENT, BELGIUM—A team of mining archaeologists has investigated a 5,000-year-old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece. The cramped mines were likely to …
FOULUM, DENMARK—Three members of the Central Jutland Detector Society discovered a cache of 700-year-old coins in a field near the excavation of an …Civil War
CAIRO: A large temple with rare archeological pieces has been discovered, Alaa al-Sebaei, Tourism and Antiquities Police directorate official in …
More than 200 elaborate sculptures hint at the rituals and the tragic end of a lost city in Honduras.
Over the past month, the excavation of an ancient city in Honduras has yielded a trove of remarkable stone artifacts from a mysterious, unnamed Pre-Columbian civilization. A joint …University of Washington
Scientists say it could have been a matter of culture.
A Neanderthal skull. A new study suggests the species went extinct because it couldn't compete with modern humans.
Why did the Neanderthals suddenly go extinct 40,000 years ago?
We may never know for certain the answer to that provocative …Neanderthals
Archaeologists say they have uncovered Britain's "Pompeii" after discovering the "best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found" in the country.
The …Ancient Civilization
The cremated remains and 4,000-year-old tools (pictured) belonging to an ancient archer were found in a burial mound on Netheravon Down in Wiltshire …UK News
The remains of hazelnuts found during an archaeological dig in Skye are more than 8,000-years-old, laboratory tests have confirmed.
Hazelnuts were a …Prehistory
Construction work at Ionia Odos in Greece has led to the discovery of numerous archaeological finds. A few days ago, the Greek Infrastructure …Greece