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Stone Age groups made similar toolmaking breakthroughs

No mysterious migration required to explain how chipping technique appeared in different continents.<p>Different palaeolithic populations around the …

SFU researcher helps rewrite history of stone-age toolmaking

Print<p>Archeologists are painting a very different picture of the spread of stone-age technology thanks to site dating work completed by Simon Fraser …

Stone-Tipped Spears Were Around Before Homo Sapiens

A stone-tipped spear has been discovered - and it appears to be 85,000 years older than our entire species. This could mean that Homo sapiens evolved …

New carbon dates from a site in southeastern Cyprus suggest the island was settled by 8600 B.C, or some 1,000 years earlier than previously thought. http://www.archaeology.org/news/1629-cyprus-late-stone-age-neolithic

In Cornwall, England, burrowing rabbits excavated a trove of Neolithic stone tools and led archaeologists to a Bronze Age burial. http://archaeology.org/news/1783-140203-england-cornwall-lands-end

Oldest Burial Yields DNA Evidence of First Americans

Ancient genome confirms link between Asians and Native Americans.<p>DNA harvested from the remains of an infant buried 13,000 years ago confirms that the earliest widespread culture in North America was descended from humans who crossed over to the New World from Asia, scientists say.<p>The research, …

King Senebkay: how did the Egyptian pharaoh stay undiscovered for so long?

These are exciting times to be an Egyptologist. Earlier this month, archaeologists disclosed that everybody's favourite mummified teenage pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, had been buried with his penis at 90 degrees to make him look more like Osiris, god of the afterlife, for reasons too complicated to …

Another image from the recently discovered tomb of the little known pharaoh Woseribre Senebkay in Abydos. http://archaeology.org/news/1729-140116-egypt-abydos-senebkay

Archaeologists find remains of previously unknown pharaoh in Egypt

The 3,600-year-old remains of a forgotten pharaoh unearthed this month in southern Egypt may be the first of several significant discoveries in a previously ignored burial ground that rivals the Valley of the Kings, the find's lead archaeologist said on Wednesday.<p>The discovery of King Senebkay is …

Stone Age Harpoon Discovered in Timor

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—A piece of a 35,000-year-old complex hunting weapon has been discovered on the Australasian island of Timor by a team led by Sue …

Stone Age flints lead to major find

1/14/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>A firefighter who found Stone Age flints at the fire station he worked at 40 years ago says he is "thrilled" that find has now …

Thousands of Flints Uncovered in England

GUILDFORD, ENGLAND—More than 2,400 flints have been discovered in a very fine sand deposit in a fire station yard during a construction project. Many …

Native Alaskans and Australians may be vulnerable to new bird flu

The genetic make-up of some indigenous people in Alaska and Australia might make them more susceptible to the H7N9 avian flu virus currently found in …

Bird Flu

A Short Definition of Landscape Archaeology

Landscape archaeology has been defined in a number of ways over the past couple of decades. It is both an archaeological technique, and a theoretical …

New tests suggest that a bronze cannon barrel discovered on a beach in northern Australia may pre-date Captain Cook's arrival, and could have belonged to an Indonesian ship. http://www.archaeology.org/news/1644-131212-australia-bronze-cannon

Experts trace Petrie Museum's Egyptian tomb beads to ancient outer space meteorites

Hammered into thin sheets and rolled into tubes, a set of nine Egyptian beads at the Petrie Museum, dating from more than 5,000 years ago and strung …

Melting Snow Reveals Ancient Bow and Arrows in Norway

A melting patch of ancient snow in the mountains of Norway has revealed a bow and arrows likely used by hunters to kill reindeer as long ago as 5,400 …

The Clovis Point and the Discovery of America’s First Culture

When Edgar B. Howard heard that a road crew in eastern New Mexico had stumbled across a cache of big ancient bones, he dropped everything and grabbed …

Revealed: how prehistoric 'des res' gave Stone Age Brits a perfect diet

Stone Age Brits were past masters at choosing the perfect ‘des res’, according to new research carried out by archaeologists.<p>Their investigations …

Ancient Egyptians’ links to Yorkshire uncovered

DATING back five millennia in a land thousands of miles away, Ancient Egypt could scarcely seem further removed from modern day Yorkshire.<p>But now the …

Archaeologists discovered an early hominin site that could have been used as early as 200,000 years ago in northwest Israel. Stone tools found there resemble Mousterian technology, though the researchers aren't sure what type of human or human ancestor lived there. http://archaeology.org/news/1684-nesher-ramla-mousterian-levallois-ochre

Ancient skull from NSW could rewrite history

<b>THE CENTURIES-OLD SKULL</b> of a white man found in New South Wales is raising questions about whether Captain James Cook really was the first European …

Aboriginal rock art may depict first sea arrivals

<b>AN EXPEDITION TO A REMOTE</b> Northern Territory island has uncovered rare indigenous rock art that could depict the first seafarers to reach Australian …

Aboriginal culture preserved online

<b>THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND</b> most representative collection of Aboriginal artefacts will soon be accessible at the click of a mouse.<p>The South Australian …