UOW Ph.D. student Conor McAdams said for an experimental microarchaeological study of guano-driven diagenesis in tropical cave sediments; "Our bat poo experiment might seem like mad science, but it is helping to fill gaps in the story of the peopling…
The combination of chemistry and archaeology shows how hallucinogens shaped prehistoric cave art
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…
Ancient Mongolians used to make spoons out of bones, which traces back at least 3,800 years ago
Roman coin may redraw historic trade map
The grave was found almost empty. Only a few sherds and a shell were recovered from the soil surrounding the burials, but they were probably part of the fill of the grave pit
The remains of a man lying on a wooden bed were discovered at Herculaneum, closer to Vesuvius than Pompeii, in the 1960s. He is believed to have been the custodian of a place of worship, the Collegium Augustalium.
2,000-year-old burial found near ancient city of Laodicea in SW Turkey
Archaeologist says; The Danish warriors would have been buried during the Piast dynasty – the first Polish dynasty to rule from the 10th century to the end of the 14th century.
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.
The Roman amphitheatre of Cartagena is one of only eighteen which are known about in the Iberian Peninsula, and only seven of those have been the subject of in-depth archaeological investigation.
These are the results of the Kurdish-Italian Faida Archaeological Project, co-directed by Prof Daniele Morandi Bonacossi (University of Udine – Italy) and Assis. Prof Dr Hasan Ahmed Qasim (Directorate of Antiquities of Duhok – Kurdistan Region of…
Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations solved by a Slovak-German research team: Always counterclockwise!
Oldest known city view of Venice discovered. Researcher Dr. Sandra Toffolo from the University of St Andrews has unearthed the oldest known city view of Venice, dating from the 14th century.
The Mexican Culture Ministry has reported: Mexico returns 37 archaeological pieces to Peru
According to the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Mostafa Waziri; The blocks were allegedly part of a shrine dedicated to the god Osiris, likely built during the era of King Ptolemy I.
More than 220 new terracotta warriors with five different official titles, including senior military ranks, have been unearthed during the third archaeological excavation at the Mausoleum of the Emperor Qinshihuang. A new military rank, dubbed "lower…
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.
37 kilometers southeast of the city of Tizimin in Yucatan, Kulubá is located. It is quite an interesting Mayan archaeological site since everyday something new shows up. The name Kulubá, according to the Maya language specialist William Brito…
Eleven graves containing skeletons of the mysterious Moche civilisation have been found in darkest Peru from 1,000 years ago.
Archaeological items have been found in 57 ancient tombs in south China's Guangdong Province, a local cultural heritage and archaeology institute explained.
When statistically modelled, the length of time from the beginning of their reign until their death followed a set pattern, similar to that seen in reliability engineering, interdisciplinary research by Dr. Joseph Saleh, an Aerospace Engineer from…
The Alpine ice-patch sites of Tisenjoch, Schnidejoch and Loet- schenpass brought to light the most complete archery equipment known from European Prehistory.