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Archaeologists Just Found a 3,000-Year-Old Ball of Yarn

Fashion Artifacts<p>by Jasmin Malik Chua , 07/29/16 filed under: Fashion Artifacts<p>True story: Archaeologists in England just unearthed a …

Archaeology

Hidden in a Coin Hoard

<b>Gold torque within Celtic coin hoard</b><p><b>Archaeologists separating</b> the contents of the largest known Celtic coin hoard have uncovered a number of gold …

Archaeology

Welcome to the age of ancient DNA sequencing

A cave in Iran where the bones of ancient human farmers were found. Their DNA was sequenced to unlock the mystery of who the earliest farmers were in …

Genetics

The Vikings in Ireland

<b>An impressive ax head is one of hundreds of Viking artifacts found during excavations under the streets of Dublin.</b><p><b>When Irish archaeologists</b> working …

Ireland

This Ivory Tool Was Likely Used to Make Rope 40,000 Years Ago

Rope was just as important a tool during the Paleolithic Era as it is now. But unlike today, back then hunters and gatherers didn’t have machines to …

Archaeology

States of the Fertile Crescent, c. 1450 BCE

Illustration<p>by <b>Свифт/Svift</b><br>published on 29 July 2016<p>A map illustrating the various political states within the Fertile Crescent c. 1450 BCE.<p>Help us …

Ancient History

Camposanto in Medieval Pisa

The Camposanto in the centre of Pisa is famous for the destruction, which took place during WW2. However, studies of the remains continue to yield …

Middle Ages

Yorkshire is most Anglo-Saxon region in the UK, DNA analysis suggests

People in Yorkshire have more Anglo-Saxon heritage than any other region in the UK, according to DNA analysis.<p>The average person in the county – which brought us Alan Bennett, David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth and Guy Fawkes – has 41% Anglo-Saxon ancestry, compared with the UK average of 37%.<p>Family …

David Hockney

Artifact

What is it?<p>Head of Medusa<p>Culture<p>Roman era<p>Date<p>Late second to early third century A.D.<p>Material<p>Marble<p>Found<p>Antiochia ad Cragum, southwestern …

Archaeology

Ancient Roman bathhouse found in Italy

Construction of a new Orthodox church in Rome has led to the discovery of an ancient Roman bathhouse.The remains of the bath-house show its plumbing …

Rome

Aerial photos reveal Neolithic and Bronze Age remains

<b>A Neolithic monument and a Bronze Age cemetery are some of the remains spotted from the skies by archaeologists.</b><p>Historic England also discovered the remnants of a Roman military camp and medieval settlements.<p>Aerial pictures have been made public to mark the Festival of Archaeology.<p>Discoveries were …

Bronze Age

Fossils Reveal That Modern Humans Were Living In China 20,000 Years Before We Thought They Left Africa

After analyzing 47 teeth discovered in a karst cave in southern China, researchers have revealed that anatomically modern humans reached the area …

Asia

Colour: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts review – a rainbow of agony and ecstasy

Imagine how it felt to be one of the last illuminators, a trained miniaturist still painting exquisite images in blue and gold, with your pots of ground cinnabar and antimony, in precious handwritten books as the printing press revolutionised Europe 500 years ago. Your craft was redundant now that …

Science

Shipwreck Alley

<b>Defiance emerged from a dense fog in the early morning hours to an unexpected sight: John J. Audubon, one of a fleet of new, fast sailing ships,</b> …

Archaeology

In Search of a Philosopher’s Stone

<b>In the second century A.D. at the city of Oinoanda, the philosopher Diogenes inscribed his works on the wall of a stoa, or portico, in a public</b> …

Archaeology

Huge quake for the Himalayas? Ancient Hindu temples hold clues

Past earthquakes that damaged ancient temples perched high in the Himalayas could be harbingers of dangerous quakes to come, new research suggests.<p>"The supporting pillars and temple structures are tilted with respect to their original positions. The rooftop portion shows tilting or displacement. …

Scientific Research

China to investigate damage caused to the Great Wall as a third of site reduced to rubble

China is to investigate the level of damage caused to the Great Wall ten years after protection laws were introduced.<p>The campaign was launched after tourism and the theft of bricks to build houses have turned about a third of the Unesco site into rubble.<p>The State Administration of Cultural Heritage …

Asia

Divers in Sweden sniff out 340-year-old shipwrecked cheese

Divers exploring a historic royal shipwreck off the south-east coast of Sweden have discovered what they believe is probably a chunk of exceedingly smelly, 340-year-old cheese.<p>“We’re pretty sure it’s some kind of dairy product, butter or cheese,” said Kalmar county museum’s Lars Einarsson, who is …

Sweden

World’s Oldest Pretzels

Archaeologists discover ancient, unique kiln and workshop in Israel

Israeli archaeologists in the Western Galilee have uncovered a 1,600-year-old ceramics workshop and a distinctive kiln cut into bedrock that was used to fire the pottery made there.<p>“What makes the pottery works so special is its unique kiln, which was hewn in bedrock and is unlike most of the kilns …

Israel

Ancient Roman Man Tiptoed Through Life From A Hip Fracture

In a small cemetery south of Naples, two dozen skeletons dating to the era of the Roman Empire have been discovered. One, an older man, was buried like everyone else, but his body held a secret — a badly healed hip fracture caused him to walk on tiptoe, which also tore up his knee.<p>The skeleton …

Archaeology

2000-year-old Iron Age farmstead recreated at St Fagans

<b>Bryn Eryr, a lost 2000-year-old Iron Age farmstead, has been recreated at St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff.</b><p>The two roundhouses are based on an archaeological site found near Llansadwrn, Anglesey, in the 1980s.<p>The buildings feature six-foot thick clay walls and conical thatched …

Prehistory

Medieval skeletons found in dig at Lincoln Cathedral

A window has been opened into medieval Lincoln after a stunning discovery was unearthed at Lincoln Cathedral.Archaeologists have found two medieval …

Medieval

Field Notes 2016: Week 2 « Interactive Dig Crete – Zominthos Project

<b>ROOM 24</b><p>The excavation of the oblong Room 24 completed. The whole surface of the paved floor was uncovered <b>(fig.1)</b>. Several building phases can be …

Archaeology

3,000-Year-Old 'British Pompeii' Unearthed by Archaeologists

The village, destroyed by a fire, is giving researchers new info about the Bronze Age.<p>More than 3,000 years ago, a fire decimated a small British village.<p>The fire destroyed everything in less than an hour, but no bodies were left behind. This mysterious place, which is often compared to Italy’s …

Pompeii

British Museum and University of Leicester archaeologists discovered remarkable evidence on how the first generations of Europeans in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples

<b>British Museum and University of Leicester-led research uncovers new evidence in Caribbean</b><p>LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A project led by …

British Museum

What Disappears When Ancient Documents Get Digitized?

The Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine is a treasure trove for the cartographically inclined. Its collection, which contains close …

Ancient History

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No: 10-19.

<b>No.10: The city-fortress of Dara (Anastasiopolois), Mesopotamia, 6th century.</b><p>The city-fortress of Dara, was built by Emperor Anastasius, at the …

Mosaics

Knights and Dragons | The Sussex Archaeological Society

<b>Fun for four to eight-year-olds: stories about castle knights, armour to try on and lots of things to make, including a dragon mask.</b><p><b>Cost: £5.00.</b> …

Our islands’ rich heritage brings mystery, wonder and hard cash

When I first qualified in archaeology I just wanted an interesting job where I would get paid to bum around a bit. But that was before I met Orkney with its 8,000 years of inhabitation and its 200-year history of archaeological discovery. That was before I settled in a house 100 yards away from the …

Archaeology