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Mungo Man memorial should include others

The archaeologist who unearthed Australia's oldest human remains more than 40 years ago is urging the government to memorialise Aboriginal people who …

Archaeology

Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer in Spain than previously thought

Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia – what is now Spain – long after they had died out everywhere …

Anthropology

Rock shelters reveal secrets of ancient human movement through the Pilbara to archaeologists

Thousands of rock shelters in the Hamersley Ranges of north-west Western Australia are revealing new evidence of how Aboriginal people moved inland …

Archaeology

Discovery of early Wellington infrastructure will contribute to understanding of early settlements

An image of the Te Aro foreshore between 1842 and 1850. Painted by Robert Park, it shows the waterfront (now Wakefield St and Victoria, formerly …

New Zealand News

Scientists discover more bodies on Australia’s ‘Murder Island’

Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and …

Archaeology

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

Precisely when and where did our species emerge? Anthropologists have struggled with that question for decades, and scattered clues had suggested the …

Archaeology

The Conversation: How rising seas washed away part of Micronesia's history

At first glance it may not seem so, but the story of the now-vanished island of Nahlapenlohd, a couple of kilometres south of Pohnpei Island in …

Climate Change

The climate has changed before. But this is different – look at the archeological record

A major new report states unequivocally that humans are changing the planet. Archaeology puts those changes into context – and explains why action is crucial<p>The United States government recently published the Climate Science Special Report authored by 13 federal agencies, which states unequivocally …

Climate Change

Archaeologists found more than 90 horse skeletons buried in the tomb of a Zheng State lord in China

Archaeologists digging in the Henan Province in China have uncovered a funeral pit containing chariots and as many as 100 horses, likely belonging to …

Archaeology

The New Zealand fossil revolution

In the last few years there's been a revolution in our understanding of New Zealand's ancient animals - there were once crocodiles as well as small …

Evolution

The 95-Year-Old "Real Life Tomb Raider" Isn't a Hero, She's a Thief

Archaeologists are appalled.<p>By on<p>Filed Under History<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>For at least 11 years, Joan Howard pilfered ancient artifacts …

Archaeology

Massive pounamu collection gifted to New Zealanders for future study

A collection of one of country's most cherished natural taonga has been gifted to the people of New Zealand.

New Zealand News

Diving archaeologists find unique lion helmet from Punic wars 2,300 years ago

A unique bronze helmet discovered in the deep by marine archaeologists off the Sicilian coast, which they have dated to a sea battle of 241 B.C.E. …

Archaeology

Chinese archaeologists discover cave-dwelling agrarian society

Chinese archaeologists have found a large amount of carbonized rice grains in caves dating from the New Stone Age, challenging the conventional view …

Anthropology

Metal Salvagers Are Destroying World War II Shipwrecks in Asia

Military shipwrecks are viewed as underwater graveyards, but some illegal salvage divers view their metal hulls as goldmines. Their quest for scrap …

Archaeology

Archaeological dig reveals Auckland's early industrial history

Duder Brickworks in the 1920s, viewed from Lake Rd and looking over Ngataringa Bay to Devonport.<p>A "honeypot" kiln and a road with its surface covered …

Archaeology

Illegal treasure hunters flock to Sukoharjo heritage site in Central Java

Residents of Mandan and Joho sub-districts in Sukoharjo, Central Java, have reported an influx of treasure hunters who are scouring paddy fields …

Archaeology

Kokoda historians discovering new sites 75 years after brutal battle along PNG track

The battle along Papua New Guinea's Kokoda Track has been immortalised in books, movies, and television.<p>But even though thousands make the celebrated …

History

Archaeological dig reveals mystery death in picturesque Sydney Harbour park

Not far from Sydney Cove is a little-known harbourside parkland called Balls Head, a place of extraordinary beauty, where thousands of years of …

Archaeology

Archaeologists discover 2,400-year-old horse, chariot pit in China

A 2,400-year-old pit containing skeleton of horses and chariots, beside a tomb possibly of a lord, has been found by archaeologists in central …

Archaeology

This fascinating pre-Incan society, high-up in the Andes, lacked social hierarchies

The Argentine settlement was based on decentralised networks and power sharing.<p>New evidence uncovered by archaeologists has shone a light on a …

Archaeology

Russian Scare Fortresses in New Zealand

New Zealand

Otago researchers hope to study life and health of Chinese gold miners

University of Otago bioarchaeology researchers are hoping to undertake a new project to study the lives of members of the Otago Goldfields Chinese …

Anthropology

King Tut’s Dagger Has An “Extraterrestrial Origin,” Experts Say

Though it was previously believed to be iron, King Tut's dagger is most likely made from meteorite metals.The post King Tut’s Dagger Has An …

Egypt

Kiwis help reveal 'world's oldest tsunami victim'

Kiwi researchers have helped reveal what is thought to be the world's oldest known tsunami victim.A new geological analysis of a site where a …

New Zealand News

Crops evolving ten millennia before experts thought

10/23/2017 09:00:00 PM<p>Professor Robin Allaby, in Warwick's School of Life Sciences, has discovered that human crop gathering was so extensive, as …

Four new sets of cave paintings identified in Spain

Four new sets of cave paintings have been found in Spain through the use of 3-D laser scanning technology.The paintings, like much prehistoric …

Prehistory

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When bacteria tell a story: tracing Indigenous Australian ochre sources via microbial 'fingerprinting'

We have found a new method for pinpointing the geological origins of ochre found in Indigenous Australian artefacts.<p>The technique relies on RNA (a …

Anthropology