Replica of 10,000 year old mesolithic dwelling built by UCD experimental archaeologists on campus
Archaeologists from University College Dublin have built a replica of a Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age house on the Belfield campus to better understand how humans lived at the time.
Discovery of stone monument at El Perú-Waka' adds new chapter to ancient Maya history
Archaeologist tunneling beneath the main temple of the ancient Maya city of El Perú-Waka' in northern Guatemala have discovered an intricately carved stone monument with hieroglyphic text detailing the exploits ...
Fertile Crescent: Farming started in several places at once, researchers report
For decades archaeologists have been searching for the origins of agriculture. Their findings indicated that early plant domestication took place in the western and northern Fertile Crescent. In the July ...
Archaeologists unearth carved head of Roman god in ancient rubbish dump
An 1,800-year-old carved stone head of what is believed to be a Roman god has been unearthed in an ancient rubbish dump.
US-EU fraud crackdown seizes 328 websites
A total of 328 website domains accused of selling counterfeit goods were seized by US and European authorities in the latest crackdown on online fraud, officials said Wednesday.
Snail genetic tracks reveal ancient human migration
Some snails in Ireland and the Pyrenees are genetically almost identical, perhaps because they were carried across the Atlantic during an 8000-year-old human migration. The snail genetics tie in with studies ...
Shellfish show population growth did not send humans out of Africa
Stone Age technological and cultural innovation accelerated by climate, research says
According to a study by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of Cardiff and the Natural History Museum in London, technological innovation during the Stone Age occurred in fits and starts and was climate-driven. ...
New study refutes claims of early humans in India prior to Mount Toba eruption
Beachcombing for early humans in Africa
(Phys.org) —From the earliest modern humans to the present day, our species has evolved dramatically in both biological and behavioural terms. What forces prompted these momentous changes?
Ultrasound 'making waves' for enhancing biofuel production
All chefs know that "you have to break some eggs to make an omelet," and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high-frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in order to cook up a better ...
Stone artifacts unearthed from the early Paleolithic site of Danjiangkou reservoir area, China
Danjiangkou reservoir is located in the northwest of Hubei Province and southwest of Henan Province at the headwaters area of the Middle Route of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project. In 1994 and 2004, ...
New archaeological 'high definition' sourcing sharpens understanding of the past
A new method of sourcing the origins of artefacts in high definition is set to improve our understanding of the past.
Wet weather helped human culture grow (Update)
We moan about the wet weather all too often but it may have been crucial in the development of human culture from about 70,000 years onwards, according to scientists reporting in Nature Communications today. ...