Archaeology News

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 camp on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Top: wild-type (left) and domestic-type (right) scars in rachises of wild barley (Hordeum spontaneum) from Ohalo II. Scale bar – 1 mm. Bottom: sickle blade from the site. Scale bar – 10 mm. Image credit: Snir A et al. Ohalo II is located 5.5 miles (9 km)...

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...

Apr 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have found a large number of Egyptian artifacts and pottery vessels dating back to the Late...

Apr 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of amateur speleologists has found a small cache of rare coins, silver and bronze artifacts in a remote stalactite cave in northern Israel. The...

Apr 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of archaeologists led by Dr Alfred Galik of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna has found a complete camel skeleton in a large refuse...

Mar 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Evidence that human ancestors living 500,000 years ago in what is now the Revadim archaeological site used their stone tools on bones of elephants and...

Mar 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Israeli archaeologists from the University of Haifa have uncovered an enormous bronze mask of Pan (Faunus, Satyr) – the Greek/Roman god of the woods,...

Mar 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Eight, mostly complete talons of the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) from the Krapina Neanderthal site in present-day Croatia may be part of...