ARCHAEOLOGY

04/18/2024
Excavation uncovers possible traces of Villa Augustus at Somma Vesuviana
Archaeologists from the University of Tokyo have uncovered possible traces of the Villa of Augustus during excavations at Somma Vesuviana.
04/18/2024
Study reveals new insights into wreck of royal flagship Gribshunden
Underwater archaeologists from Södertörn University, in collaboration with the CEMAS/Institute for Archaeology and Ancient Culture at Stockholm University, have conducted an investigation of the wreck of the royal flagship Gribshunden.
04/18/2024
Stone sphere among artefacts repatriated to Costa Rica
395 pre-Columbian artefacts have been repatriated to Costa Rica thanks to a grant by the United States Embassy to the Cultural Agreements Fund.
04/18/2024
Excavations uncover Aegean bronze mirror at Hal Sultan Tekke
Archaeologists have uncovered an Aegean bronze mirror during excavations at Hal Sultan Tekke, Cyprus.
04/18/2024
Human remains among thousands of ornaments in Maya pyramid
Archaeologists have discovered human remains among thousands of jade and marine ornaments during excavations of a pyramid at K’anwitznal.
04/17/2024
Traces of prehistoric human occupation found in lava tube
A study led by Griffith University’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) has uncovered traces of prehistoric human occupation in a lava tube in northern Saudi Arabia.
04/17/2024
Medieval imp found in hidden trapdoor above toilet
A couple living in Lincoln, England, have discovered a trapdoor in their bathroom revealing a medieval imp.
04/17/2024
LiDAR reveals first Pacific cities founded in AD 300
A new study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory has provided new evidence to suggest that the first Pacific cities were founded in AD 300, 700 years earlier than previously thought.

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

04/17/2024
The Alaca Höyük meteoric dagger
The Alaca Höyük meteoric dagger is an iron forged dagger with extraterrestrial origins.
04/15/2024
Inside the tomb of the First Emperor
The tomb of the First Emperor, also known as the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, is the burial complex and mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the founder of the Qin Dynasty and the first emperor of a unified China.
04/15/2024
Ford Nucleon – The atomic-powered car
The Nucleon is an unrealised concept car designed by the Ford Motor Company in 1957.
04/04/2024
Unique Māori cloak made from kākāpō feathers goes on public display
A unique Māori cloak, made from the feathers of the critically endangered kākāpō has gone on public display following vital conservation work by Culture Perth and Kinross, the British Museum, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
03/19/2024
Stolen cultural treasures from Japan found in Massachusetts attic
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have announced the recovery of 22 cultural treasures from Okinawa, Japan, which were discovered in an attic in Massachusetts, United States.
03/17/2024
New life for the Sycamore Gap tree
In September 2023, an act of vandalism felled the iconic sycamore tree at Whin Sill Gap on Hadrian’s Wall.
03/11/2024
The rise and fall of King John
John was born in 1166 at Beaumont Palace in Oxford, England, and was the youngest son of Henry II and the Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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.

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?
03/02/2024
Climate change threatens thousands of Native American and colonial sites in coastal Georgia
Thousands of Native American and colonial sites in Georgia are under threat from increasing storm surges caused by climate change, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS One.
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.

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.