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Archaeologists discover Mesolithic eco home near Stonehenge

Pit left by fallen tree, lined with cobbles, shows hunter-gatherers’ sophisticated understanding of landscape<p>Evidence that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers were environmentally aware home builders has emerged a mile from Stonehenge – together with a stone age version of the storage heater.<p>Archaeologists …

Archaeology

Life on Earth appeared 4.1 billion years ago, suggests ancient crystal

<b>Boston:</b> An ancient zircon crystal unearthed in Western Australia may hold evidence that life appeared on the planet 4.1 billion years ago, or about …

Earth Science

Haunting new find of death masks from ancient Siberian warrior race

By Anna Liesowska / The Siberian Times<p>A crypt with up to 30 burials is giving archaeologists fresh insights of intriguing ancient Siberians famed for …

Hiker stumbles upon 1,200-year-old Viking sword while walking an ancient trail in Norway

A hiker in Norway has discovered an ancient sword while walking an ancient route in the mountains of Haukeli. The well-preserved sword has been dated …

The Dilmun Civilization: An Important Location for Ancient Mythology and Trade

Dilmun (Telmun) was a civilization located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Although this was quite an old civilization, it is much less …

Some oxygen isotope evidence for long-distance migration to Britain from North Africa & southern Iberia, c.1100 BC–AD 800

The following post offers a brief discussion of some of the oxygen isotope evidence for long-distance contact and migration between Britain and other …

Archaeology

BBC Two - The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver

Three-part documentary series in which anthropologist professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Neil Oliver go in search of the Celts - one of the world's most mysterious ancient civilisations.

Curating Celts: what's in a name?

Ancient celts house

The Celts - BBC Series Ep 1 - " In the Beginning"

YouTube

'Roman' roads were actually built by the Celts, new book claims

The myth of straight Roman roads has been exposed by a new book which claims the extraordinary engineering feats were the work of the Celts.<p>The findings of Graham Robb, a biographer and historian, bring into question two millennia of thinking about Iron Age Britain and Europe and the stereotyped …

The Celts were smarter than we think

A new book offers evidence that the Iron-Age Celts possessed highly sophisticated scientific skills<p>Graham Robb is an ambling historian. His best-known book, "The Discovery of France," was based on his travels over 14,000 miles of road by bicycle. France, he argued, is not the culturally homogenous …

Dental Implant Discovery Suggests Ancient Celts May Have Sported Serious Bling

Sparkly, gold grills aren't just for Flavor Flav; ancient Celts may have sought out flashy smiles as well. Archaeologists have unearthed a dental implant in a grave in France that dates to the third century B.C.<p>The implant — an iron pin that may have screwed into the gum to hold a decorative tooth …

Who Were The Celts? The British Museum Explains All

Who were the Celts? In our minds the phrase conjures up two images; a fearsome warrior people, and a mystic cult of druids. Much like it did with the …

British Museum exhibition traces history of the use of the term Celts

A new exhibition on the story of the Celts opened at the British Museum, tracing the shifting use of the term through artworks covering 2,500 years …

Celts: Art and Identity review – a wild world of visions and myth

British Museum, London This exemplary show of Celtic art digs deep into 2,500 years of astounding abstract beauty<p>He towers above you with his slit of a mouth and his alien frown, eight feet of glowering blond sandstone. The nose is a wedge, the eyes deep shadows and the brows conjured in a single …

Northern Europe

The ancient Celts: Bloodthirsty naked warriors or lovers of fine arts?

Celts: Art And Identity at the British Museum is the first major UK exhibition in 40 years to tell the story of the Celts. So who were they really? …

The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice

This week BBC Two screened the first episode of The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice, hosted by Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver. The Celts is a subject …

Biblical city of Sodom finally uncovered in Jordan Valley?

Not so destroyed after all, Sodom appears to have been uncovered by US archaeologists in southern Jordan. The city, which - together with Gomorrah - …

DNA from 4,500-year-old Ethiopian reveals surprise about ancestry of Africans

DNA from a man who lived in Ethiopia about 4,500 years ago is prompting scientists to rethink the history of human migration in Africa.<p>Until now, the conventional wisdom had been that the first groups of modern humans left Africa roughly 70,000 years ago, stopping in the Middle East en route to …

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Breakthroughs

What scientists found deep inside a cave challenges ideas of human evolution

Deep inside the Rising Star cave system, 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, there's a hidden chamber that's almost impossible to reach.<p>…

How my tattoos became my body confidence armor

Every tattoo has a story. Mine are no different. I have six tattoos and each is different and unique, but they all serve as a piece of my story. My …

10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

Travel

The Brick Barn: A Modern English Farmhouse in Norfolk

When Lynch Architects of London set out to convert a pair of 17th-century barns in the North Norfolk village of Thursford into an idyllic, …

Urbanism

9 Kitchen Trends That Can’t Go Wrong

Your kitchen is the one place where you want to be really careful about trendy choices. The last thing you want is a kitchen that’s out of sync in …

Kitchens