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Chinese Axes Polished Better in 4,500 B.C. Than Today

Many people think modern technology is very advanced, but according to Dr. Peter J. Lu, post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Chinese …

Bahrain digs unveil one of oldest civilisations

<b>Excavations at an archaeological site in Bahrain are shedding light on one of the oldest trading civilisations.</b><p>Despite its antiquity, comparatively little is known about the advanced culture represented at Saar.<p>The site in Bahrain, thought to be the location of the enigmatic Dilmun civilisation, …

Archaeology

Archaeologists unearth more clues from ancient Cahokia civilization

On a blustery day in April, Italian archaeology student Marco Valeri stepped into an archaeological dig at the Cahokia Mounds.<p>He bent down to adjust …

The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago

The French weren't the first to make wine? Mon dieu! But as anyone who has sipped a Bordeaux, Champagne or Burgundy can tell you, the French got pretty good at it once they learned how. And thanks to some molecular archaeology, researchers can now confirm they picked up these skills as early as 425 …

Archaeologists uncover land before wheel; site untouched for 6,000 years

A team of archaeologists from the U.S. and Syria is uncovering new clues about a prehistoric society that formed the foundation of urban life in the …

Stone-Age Skeletons Unearthed In Sahara Desert

Archaeologists have uncovered 20 Stone-Age skeletons in and around a rock shelter in Libya's Sahara desert, according to a new study.<p>The skeletons …

Modern humans reached Arabia earlier than thought, new artifacts suggest

Artifacts unearthed in the United Arab Emirates date back 100,000 years and imply that modern humans first left Africa much earlier than researchers …

Early Americans took two tool tracks

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Maya Blue Paint Recipe Deciphered

The ancient Maya used a vivid, remarkably durable blue paint to cover their palace walls, codices, pottery and maybe even the bodies of human …