Archaeology News

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 stone tool during the process of excavation at the Lomekwi 3 site in Kenya. Image credit: MPK-WTAP. The artifacts were found at the archaeological site Lomekwi 3 on the western shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. They show that at least one group of ancient hominin started intentionally ‘knapping’...

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...