Archaeology News

Aug 31, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Philistines – one of the so-called Sea Peoples, and mentioned in the Bible and other ancient sources – were a seafaring Indo-European people who appeared in the southern coastal area of modern-day Israel around 1,250 BC, most probably from the Aegean region. They brought to the region not just themselves but also their plants, says a team of archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Left: captive...

Aug 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Archaeologists working at the site of Agios Vasileios in the valley of Sparta, southern Peloponnese, have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace of...

Aug 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using Paleolithic conical mortars carved into bedrock, a team of experimental archaeologists has reconstructed how the Natufian people – hunter-gatherers...

Aug 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A submerged, 39-foot-long (12 m) monolith has been discovered in the waters off the coast of Sicily at a depth of about 130 feet (40 m). Underwater composite...

Aug 7, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A ritual bath, or a miqwe, dating to the Second Temple period (the first century CE), has been discovered in an underground cave in the Arnona quarter...

Aug 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of archaeologists directed by Prof Aren Maeir of Bar-Ilan University has discovered a fortification wall and an entrance gate of the Biblical city...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed evidence of early small-scale agricultural cultivation at Ohalo II, a 23,000-year-old hunter-gatherers’ sedentary...

Jul 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Marine scientists have found the remains of a shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast, dating to the American Revolution. One of nine...

Jul 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Archaeologists from the Jezreel Valley Regional Project say they have unearthed the remains of a 1,900-year-old camp of Legio VI Ferrata (Sixth Ironclad...

Jul 7, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The well-preserved, 2,000-year-old miqwe (ritual bath) was found below a living room floor during renovations in a private house in Ein Karem, an old Arab...

Jul 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of archaeologists headed by Dr Paola Villa from the University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, Colorado, has discovered a mixture of ochre and casein...

Jun 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Carbon 14 dating of scarlet macaw remains from Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico indicates that interaction between the pre-Hispanic Pueblo people...

Jun 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Israeli archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old (around the time of King David’s reign) ceramic jar at the archaeological site of Khirbet Qeiyafa...

Jun 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Thousands of stone tools crafted 40,000 – 45,000 years ago (early Upper Paleolithic) and unearthed from the recently discovered cave site of Mughr...

Jun 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announce they have found the 1,500-year-old ruins of a Christian church near Abu Gosh, a small...

Jun 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of archaeologists led by Dr Christopher Standish from the University of Bristol and the University of Southampton suggests people were trading...

May 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists excavating at the archaeological site of the Bet Ha-‘Emeq have unearthed a fragment of an Early Bronze Age...

May 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Sonia Harmand of Stony Brook University has unearthed the earliest tools ever found – dated at 3.3 million years old. A...

May 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Previously, the dawn of the Viking Age has been dated to a June 793 raid by Norwegian Vikings on Lindisfarne. But a new study, led by Dr Steve Ashby of...

May 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that Cahokia – the largest prehistoric settlement in the Americas...