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Archaeologists find 5000-year old tomb in Romania’s Prahova county

Romanian archaeologists from the Prahova County Museum of History discovered a 5000-year old tomb on Tuesday, on a field outside Ploiesti. The …

Romania

Medieval 'time capsule' unearthed in Wales

A team digging at the site of an ancient cemetery, near Llangefni in Anglesey, have unearthed medieval graves (pictured) and artefacts of ‘national …

3D prints of shipwrecks off Drumbeg and Folkestone

<b>Two shipwrecks in UK waters are among the world's first underwater archaeological sites to be recreated using 3D printing technology.</b><p>Archaeologists …

14th century Black Death population decline revealed through test-pitting project

An innovative new archaeological study has revealed in detail for the first time how individual towns, villages and hamlets across swathes of …

Stonehenge wasn't so hard to build after all, archaeologists discover

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Secrets of the Sea

Two lost cities have been rediscovered in the Bay of Abukir.<br>Aurelia Masson-Berghoff comments.<p>The BP exhibition <i>Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds</i> is …

Phoenician Architecture

Phoenician architecture is typified by large temples with double-columned facades approached by a short staircase, enclosed sacred spaces containing …

Let a Turtle Be Your Psychopomp

Egyptian Spells Deciphered

OXFORD, ENGLAND—Two newly deciphered papyri from Egypt dating to the third century A.D. contain spells that deal with love and control, according to …

5,000-year-old beer recipe found on ancient Chinese pottery

Image: Jiajing Wang<p>RESIDUE ON POTTERY unearthed at an archeological site in northern China has revealed traces of a 5,000-year-old beer recipe that …

New research maps in unique detail the devastation of the Black Death on medieval England

An innovative new archaeological study has revealed in detail for the first time how individual towns, villages and hamlets across swathes of …

BBC News - Human remains found at Caithness Iron Age broch site

<b>Human remains including parts of a skull and leg bones have been found during an archaeological dig at an Iron Age site in Caithness.</b><p>The police and procurator fiscal service have been notified of the finds at Thrumster, near Wick, as normal procedure by archaeologists.<p>The remains have still to be …

BBC News Online | Science & Environment | Neanderthals 'were flame-haired'

<b>By Paul Rincon</b><br>Science reporter, Murcia, Spain<p><b>Some Neanderthals were probably redheads, a DNA study has shown.</b><p>A team reports in the journal Science that it extracted DNA from the remains of two Neanderthals and retrieved part of an important gene called MC1R.<p>In modern people, a change - or mutation …

The Emergence of Early Medieval States

The complex questions of the emergence of states in Ancient Rus and Medieval Europe were at the forefront of a conference in 2012. The Papers have …

DNA of 35,000-year-old Homo sapiens reveals Palaeolithic migration back to Africa

A 35,000-year-old Homo sapiens whose remains were discovered in Romania may belong to a genetic population with a common ancestor never identified up …

DNA

So much is unknown about the period of history we call the Dark Ages, including when they actually took place. Historians, for the most part, can agree on a starting time of after the fall of the Roman Empire and an ending time of some point during the Middle Ages, before the glory of the Renaissance. The Dark Ages, whenever they happened, are continuously characterized by a relative lack of historical records and cultural achievements. Good times, clearly. Harsh judgments by Renaissance thinkers these may be, but the Dark Ages’ accepted status as a void in history makes it prime pickings for modern retrospective storytelling. We may not have complete records of what happened during the Dark Ages, but we can sit around a table, roll dice, and create our own. New Zealand-based interactive and graphic designer Tim Denee has created a Tumblr page called "The D&D Edit," where he posts free, high-resolution resources for Dungeons & Dragons and other role-playing games. His most

So much is unknown about the period of history we call the Dark Ages, including when they actually took place. Historians, for the most part, can …

Middle Ages

Ancient Revolutionary Era Porte Road Visible Temporarily in Gowanus/Park Slope

<i>Location of former Gowanus Road from From the Atlas of NYC, 1880. Via NYPL.</i><p>In the Park Slope and Gowanus area, the history of the Revolutionary War …

Ancient Civilization

Ancient burial sites reveal Egyptian and Nubian cultures merged after fall of New Kingdom Empire

Nubian burial sites in the Nile River Valley bear traces to the idea that Egyptians and Nubians may have interacted, married and eventually formed an …

Egypt

Underwater worlds: remarkable images from Ancient Egypt's sunken cities

In a major new exhibition, ‘Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds’, around 250 objects recently excavated from the Mediterranean Sea will be displayed …

Egypt

Scientists Assess Skulls in Prehistoric and Modern Populations

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA—Cribra orbitalia (CO), a condition in which the bone inside the eye sockets becomes porous, can be caused by iron deficiency …

Archaeology

Burial sites show how Nubians, Egyptians integrated communities thousands of years ago

PURDUE UNIVERSITY—New bioarchaeological evidence shows that Nubians and Egyptians integrated into a community, and even married, in ancient Sudan, …

Archaeology

BBC News - Neanderthal sex boosted immunity in modern humans

<b>By Matt McGrath</b><br>Science reporter, BBC World Service<p><b>Sexual relations between ancient humans and their evolutionary cousins are critical for our modern immune systems, researchers report in Science journal.</b><p>Mating with Neanderthals and another ancient group called Denisovans introduced genes that help …

Neanderthals

BBC News - Neanderthal 'make-up' containers discovered

<b>Scientists claim to have the first persuasive evidence that Neanderthals wore "body paint" 50,000 years ago.</b><p>The team report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that shells containing pigment residues were Neanderthal make-up containers.<p>Scientists unearthed the shells at two …

Lifestyle

Bronze Age “World War Zero” Could Have Wiped Out A Mysterious Civilization

Technology Photo credit: A "Trojan Horse" has been built for tourists in Turkey, but how much do we know of the culture that once occupied the famous …

Remembrance Day

Borth beach antlers date to Bronze Age, scientists say

<b>A set of red deer antlers found on a beach in Ceredigion date back to the Bronze Age, scientists have said.</b><p>The remains, discovered in Borth, have been confirmed as coming from a deer which died between 1200 and 1000 BC.<p>The skull and antlers were spotted in April and were initially believed to be …

Prehistory

Painted Human Jawbones Used as Ancient Jewelry

Painted human mandibles that may have been worn like necklace pendants have been discovered at a ceremonial site in Mexico that dates back around …

Cool Stuff

How do you act if you think you are doomed? HMS Erebus wreck may tell us

The eerie video hints at some of the secrets that may lie hidden in the wreck of HMS Erebus.<p>In the images shown recently by Parks Canada, there's a …

Canadian News

Red paint found at Roman Baths during excavations

<b>The building housing some of Britain's most famous Roman baths may have been painted red, archaeologists have said.</b><p>A dig at the site, in Bath, uncovered remnants of red paint on the outside wall - contradicting a widely-held assumption they were white in colour.<p>The discovery was made during a dig …

Roman Empire

This 100-year-old antiwar graffiti is going to be saved

Richmond Castle has been standing since shortly after William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066.<p>Throughout its long history, the fortress in North Yorkshire has held a lot of prisoners. Surprisingly, it was still being used for this purpose as recently as 100 years ago, during World War …

Art

Iron Age hill fort in Gwynedd is 'medieval'

<b>An archaeological dig in Gwynedd has discovered that what was thought to be an Iron Age fort was a medieval castle.</b><p>Researchers are now certain the remains uncovered at Llanwnda near Caernarfon date to the 11th or 12th Century - but its owners remain a mystery.<p>The Hen Gastell - Old Castle site - was …

Middle Ages