Sunday, Dec 04, 2022



Norwegian archaeologists find richly decorated ancient chess piece

January 12, 2022 6:11 pm

By comparing the piece with ancient forms of chess, the researchers note that the piece appears to be a horse or a knight.

Can archaeology be used to study the effects of climate change?

December 24, 2021 5:21 pm

Archaeological data sets hold immense potential in informing present-day dialogues on resilience, food security, and “can be used to promote community-based adaptation.”

Israeli archaeologists find treasures in ancient shipwrecks

December 24, 2021 12:20 pm

The finds made near the ancient city of Caesarea were dated to the Roman and Mamluk periods, around 1,700 and 600 years ago, archaeologists said.

Norwegian archaeologists find late Iron Age longhouses

December 07, 2021 6:26 pm

They have also found several ploughed-out burial mounds in nearby fields.

As Earth warms, human history is melting away

November 02, 2021 8:26 pm

When the program started, the finds were mainly Iron Age and medieval, from 500 to 1,500 years ago. But as the melting widens, ever older periods of history are being exposed.

Hearth site in Utah desert reveals human tobacco use 12,300 years ago

October 13, 2021 2:10 pm

Some scholars have argued that tobacco may have been the first plant domesticated in North America - and for sociocultural rather than food purposes.

India hosted youngest populations of 'Acheulean' human ancestors: study

October 06, 2021 5:50 pm

The study illuminates the environmental conditions that allowed Acheulean populations to thrive at the margins of the monsoon in the Thar Desert until at least 177,000 years ago.

2,700-year-old toilet found in Jerusalem was a rare luxury

October 06, 2021 5:08 pm

Animal bones and pottery found in the septic tank could shed light on the lifestyle and diet of people living at that time, as well as ancient diseases, the antiquities authority said.

Ancient footprints push back date of human arrival in the Americas

September 24, 2021 10:42 am

The results, if they hold up to scrutiny, would rejuvenate the scientific debate about how humans first spread across the Americas, implying that they did so at a time when massive glaciers covered much of their path.

Moroccan cave yields oldest clues about advent of human clothing

September 17, 2021 1:18 pm

Genetic studies of clothing lice by other researchers suggest an origin for clothing by perhaps 170,000 years ago in Africa.