ARCHAEOLOGY

02/28/2024
Clay seal stamp from First Temple period found in Jerusalem
Archaeologists have discovered a clay seal stamp from the First Temple period during excavations in the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem.
02/28/2024
Obsidian blade linked to Coronado’s expedition to find the fabled city of gold
Archaeologists suggest that a flaked-stone obsidian blade could be linked to the expedition led by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado to search for the fabled city of gold.
02/28/2024
Roman defensive spikes unveiled at the Leibniz Centre for Archaeology
In 2023, archaeologists from Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main uncovered a series of wooden defensive spikes during excavations of a 1st century AD Roman fort in Bad Ems, western Germany.
02/26/2024
Excavation uncovers preserved wooden cellar from Roman period
Archaeologists from the Frankfurt Archaeological Museum have uncovered a well-preserved wooden celler in Frankfurt, Germany.
02/25/2024
Preserved temples from the Badami Chalukya era found in India
Archaeologists from the Public Research Institute of History, Archaeology, and Heritage (PRIHAH) have announced the discovery of two temples dating from the Badami Chalukya era.
02/25/2024
Rare copper dagger found in Polish forest
A rare copper dagger from over 4,000-years-ago has been discovered in the forests near Korzenica, southeastern Poland.
02/25/2024
Researchers find that Żagań-Lutnia5 is an Iron Age stronghold
Archaeologists have conducted a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey of Żagań-Lutnia5, revealing that the monument is an Iron Age stronghold.
02/25/2024
Excavation of medieval shipbuilders reveals a Roman head of Mercury
Excavations of a medieval shipbuilders has led to the discovery of a Roman settlement and a Roman head of Mercury.

PALAEOANTHROPOLOGY

11/29/2023
Early humans hunted beavers 400,000-years-ago
Researchers suggests that early humans were hunting, skinning, and eating beavers around 400,000-years-ago.
10/23/2023
FIRST MODERN HUMANS IN EUROPE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GRAVETTIAN CULTURE
A study conducted by CNRS has determined who the first modern humans to settle in Europe were.
09/22/2023
ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND 476,000-YEAR-OLD WOODEN STRUCTURE
Archaeologists from the University of Liverpool and Aberystwyth University have discovered a wooden structure dating from at least 476,000-years-ago, the earliest known example to date.
06/23/2023
RESEARCHERS FIND OLDEST KNOWN NEANDERTHAL ENGRAVINGS
A study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE has provided evidence to date the age and origin of engravings discovered on a cave wall in France.
06/23/2023
EVIDENCE OF NEANDERTHAL CANNIBALISM FOUND IN SPANISH CAVE
Archaeologists conducting excavations in the Coves del Toll de Moià have uncovered evidence of Neanderthal cannibalism from more than 52,000-years-ago.
05/08/2023
STUDY FINDS THAT NOSE SHAPE GENE IS INHERITED FROM NEANDERTHALS
A recent study led by UCL researchers has discovered that Neanderthal genetic material inherited by humans has an impact on the shape of our noses.
02/09/2023
2.9-MILLION-YEAR-OLD BUTCHERY SITE OFFERS WINDOW INTO THE DAWN OF STONE AGE TECHNOLOGY
According to a new study, our early human ancestors used some of the oldest stone tools ever found to butcher hippos on the shores of Africa’s Lake Victoria, some 2.9-million-years-ago.
02/03/2023
EARLIEST EVIDENCE OF HUMANS HUNTING ELEPHANTS
A study at the Middle Palaeolithic site of Neumark – Nord, located near Leipzig, Germany, has provided the first indisputable proof of elephant hunting by early humans.

HERITAGE

02/16/2024
What happened to the Nazi gold train?
In 2015, the global media was abuzz with the reports of a purported discovery of a Nazi gold train believed to be buried in Poland.
02/02/2024
Has the fate of Amelia Earhart finally been solved?
Deep Sea Vision, an underwater mapping and exploratory company, claims to have solved the fate of Amelia Earhart who went missing in 1937.
01/08/2024
Black Caesar the Pirate
Black Caesar gained infamy as a pirate and served on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship commanded by Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard.
12/27/2023
Katherine Ferrers – The unfairly named “Wicked Lady”
Katherine Ferrers was an English gentlewoman and heiress, who allegedly resorted to highway robbery to settle her dwindling fortune, leading to her legendary name as the "Wicked Lady."
12/04/2023
Origins of English Christmas traditions
Christmas embodies a tapestry of ritual traditions and customs shared by many countries and cultures. Some hearken back to ancient times, while others represent more recent innovations.
11/29/2023
Should the Elgin Marbles be returned?
The Elgin marbles are a collection of decorative marble sculptures taken from the temple of Athena (the Parthenon) on the Acropolis in Athens.
11/08/2023
LOST PIECES OF THE GOLDEN TREE OF LUCIGNANO DISCOVERED IN TUSCANY CAVE
In a press announcement issued by the Studio ESSECI press office, authorities have discovered lost pieces of the Golden Tree of Lucignano, a grandiose reliquary created by the famous Sienese goldsmith, Gabriello d'Antonio.
11/06/2023
REVIEW: THE HORIZON OF KHUFU
"The Horizon of Khufu" is an immersive virtual reality experience recently launched in Stratford, London. Spanning a vast area of 1,000 square metres, it transports you back 4,500 years to ancient Egypt and the awe-inspiring Great Pyramid of Giza, which served as the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu.

CLIMATE CHANGE

10/05/2022
ANCIENT FOOTPRINTS FOUND ON UK BEACH
Archaeologists and geographers from the University of Manchester have discovered hundreds of ancient animal and human footprints on a beach in Merseyside, England.
09/24/2022
ARCHAEOLOGISTS GIVE NEW INSIGHTS INTO FINAL BLOW OF AUTONOMOUS ANCIENT PALMYRA
Archaeologists conducting a study to estimate the maximum productivity of the land around Palmyra are revealing new insights that questions the historical narrative.
07/19/2022
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND CIVIL UNREST AMONG THE ANCIENT MAYA
An extended period of turmoil in the Maya city of Mayapan in Mexico was marked by population declines, political rivalries and civil conflict.
04/07/2022
NEANDERTHALS OF THE NORTH
Were Neanderthals really as well adapted to a life in the cold as previously assumed, or did they prefer more temperate environmental conditions during the last Ice Age?
02/12/2024
Source of Snowball Earth solved
Geologists have solved the source of Snowball Earth, a period when the planet’s environment was an extreme "icehouse".
09/18/2023
US NAVY SHIPS FROM WWII PROVIDE NEW CLIMATE EVIDENCE
Researchers have recovered the logbooks from US Navy ships stationed at Pearl Harbour, providing new evidence for understanding how the global climate is changing.
05/20/2023
ARID REGIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA WERE ONCE HOME TO ANCIENT LAKES
Recently discovered evidence supporting the existence of ancient lakes in remarkably dry areas of South Africa indicates that Stone Age humans may have inhabited a more extensive range across the continent than initially believed.
04/20/2023
CHICKEN BREEDING IN JAPAN DATES BACK TO FOURTH CENTURY BC
Conclusive evidence of chicken breeding in the Yayoi period of Japan has been discovered from the Karako-Kagi site.

SPACE & PLANETARY

02/12/2024
Source of Snowball Earth solved
Geologists have solved the source of Snowball Earth, a period when the planet’s environment was an extreme "icehouse".
01/27/2024
Traces of meteoric iron in the Villena Treasure
A study published in the journal Prehistory Works, indicates that two objects sampled from the Villena Treasure were smithed using meteoric iron.
11/06/2023
POSSIBLE TRACES OF PROTOPLANET FOUND IN EARTH’S MANTLE
In a study of the Earth’s mantle, scientists have identified two compositionally distinct continent-sized anomalies which could be traces of a protoplanet which impacted with Earth during its early formation.
10/23/2023
THE MOON IS 40 MILLION YEARS OLDER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
According to the giant-impact hypothesis (also known as the Theia Impact), the moon was formed when a giant object such as a protoplanet crashed into the Earth when the solar system was still young.