New 10 second sourcing technology set to transform archaeology
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a method of sourcing obsidian artefacts that takes only 10 seconds – dozens of times faster than the current methods – with a handheld instrument that can be used ...
Proof of Solomon's mines found in Israel
New findings from an archaeological excavation led this winter by Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef of Tel Aviv University's Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures prove that copper mines in ...
Final excavations underway at Ham Hill
Archaeologists from the Universities of Cambridge and Cardiff are currently undertaking their third, and final, round of excavations at Ham Hill, Britain's biggest Iron-Age hill fort.
Student helps discover priestess tomb
Matthew Go, a 20-year-old Simon Fraser University archaeology undergraduate student in the Faculty of Environment, can now add priestess-tomb discoverer to his list of accomplishments on his résumé.
Ancient mound in Greece fuels heady speculation
Greece's Culture Ministry has warned against "overbold" speculation that an ancient artificial mound being excavated could contain a royal Macedonian grave or even Alexander the Great.
Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago
The discovery in Peru of another tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in more than two decades, confirms that powerful women ruled this region 1,200 years ago, archeologists said.
Neandertals made the first specialized bone tools in Europe
New finds demonstrate: Neandertals were the first in Europe to make standardized and specialized bone tools—which are still in use today.
Ancient glass beads provide evidence of industry and trade routes at the time of the Romans
The raw materials for ancient glass beads found in former Rhaetian settlements in Bavaria clearly did not originate from this region. This is the conclusion following an analysis of the beads at the TRIGA ...
Work on new railway line digs up London history (Update)
Jewelry, pieces of ships, medieval ice skates, centuries-old skulls—some fascinating pieces of London's history aren't in museums, but underground.
Mystery deepens in coffin-within-a-coffin found at Richard III site
Archaeologists have unearthed a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin near the final resting place of Richard III.
Researchers search for link between mammoth bones, early hunters
Researchers at the University of Kansas have been digging for clues that would tie the remains of a 15,500-year-old mammoth discovered in west-central Kansas with prehistoric human artifacts found nearby.
Archaeologists dig up backyard of living museum at Hull House
Among several archaeological excavations undertaken this summer by the Archaeological Survey in the Department of Anthropology is the ongoing search for and excavation of outbuildings at Lancaster's Hull ...
Archaeological experts uncover Roman temple
An archaeological excavation team, led by Newcastle University's Professor Ian Haynes (pictured), has identified the most north western classical temple in the Roman world.
Full dinosaur tail excavated in northern Mexico
(AP)—Mexican paleontologists say they have uncovered 50 vertebrae believed to be a full dinosaur tail in the northern desert of Coahuila state.