Ethnographic evidence reveals the use of boomerangs as retouchers in Australia. Use-marks on boomerangs comparable with stigmata on Palaeolithic bone retouchers.
Early plant use by humans is not well studied because of poor preservation over time, however Border Cave's unique ecosystem has allowed for excellent preservation of this material - providing further insight into the lives of early humans in these…
Stone fluted points dating back some 8,000 to 7,000 years ago, were discovered on archaeological sites in Manayzah, Yemen and Ad-Dahariz, Oman. Until now, the prehistoric technique of fluting had been uncovered only on 13,000 to 10,000-year-old…
Roman coin may redraw historic trade map
As part of a DFG-funded project, a German-Tunisian team co-directed by LMU archaeologist Stefan Ritter have surveyed the ancient city of Meninx on the island of Jerba and reconstructed its trading links in antiquity.
Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations solved by a Slovak-German research team: Always counterclockwise!
Phoenician family tomb discovered in Israel. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an entire Phoenician family buried together in a tomb in Achziv, an ancient population center on the Mediterranean coast near the northern city Nahariya.
The rarity of such artefacts in the prehistoric Near East suggests a profound symbolic meaning for this practice and these objects, and provides new insights into the funerary customs and symbolic importance of the use of human body parts during the…
University of Cincinnati archaeologists discovered two large family tombs at Pylos, Greece, strewn with flakes of gold that once lined their walls. The archaeological excavation took more than 18 months
The seeds were initially found in a carbonized form during excavations in the village of Murat in Bingol's Solhan district by a group of archaeologists led by Ziya Kilinc from the Museum Directorate in Elazig province, in neighbouring Bingol.
A structure believed to be around 8,000-years-old was unearthed island of Gokceada (Imbros / Imroz) off the western coast of Turkey. Archaeological Excavations in the Ugurlu-Zeytinlik mound in the northwestern province of Canakkale’s Gokceada…
A pyramid-like structure at least 5,000 years old, allegedly devoted to ceremonial purposes, was unveiled thanks to excavation works conducted at Sechin archaeological complex in Casma Province of Ancash Region in northern Peru.
Mysterious Viking boat graves unearthed in central Norway
There are two Greek names (Diogenes and Tykhe) on the inscription. It is a tomb inscription dedicated to a child by a Roman and to his deceased mother. Probably this is a memorial tomb.
In October 2019 the underwater archaeological research at the legendary Antikythera Shipwreck was re-activated and this time it was carried out by a Greek-only team, led by Dr. Angeliki Simosi, Head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea.
Reconsidering Demography and the Evolution of the World’s First Villages: Neolithic Baby Boom?
Researchers argues; private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural... Farming would be an unlikely choice without possession-based private property, which appears to have existed among rare groups of sedentary…
Archaeologists solved mystery of 1,850-year-old stage of antic odeion in ancient port city of Parion (Parium) of Çanakkale province in Turkey's western
The distillery was discovered by construction workers by accident in Suixi County, east China's Anhui Province, according to the provincial institute of heritage and archaeology.
The complete statue is thought to have stood about a foot tall when it was crafted sometime in the brief Middle Chalcolithic period, between 4700 and 4600 B.C. The newly discovered prehistoric figurine is deemed a very valuable find because of the…
The art of the Roman deal
3,000-year-old Saka settlement discovered in Kazakhstan.
Among the newly discovered finds in the village of Slatina, there are various items of household and cult like a bone spoon and ceramic utensils, pintadera, parts of cult sacrificial tables. Slatina is believed to be the site of the oldest human…
Mysterious 3,000-year-old fingerprints... Fingerprints of Ancient Masons Reveal Advanced Iron Age Construction Technique: Three-thousand-year old fingerprints have been found on ancient bricks at an Iron Age village in Al Ain.