Ancient artefact gets a good bake

An information technology academic's love of ancient languages and cultures has resulted in the preservation of a 4000 year-old artefact.

Light cast on lifestyle and diet of first New Zealanders

(Phys.org) —A University of Otago-led multidisciplinary team of scientists have shed new light on the diet, lifestyles and movements of the first New Zealanders by analysing isotopes from their bones and teeth.

Israel dig uncovers 8,500-year-old well

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a well dating back to the Neolithic period some 8,500 years ago, Israel's Antiquities Authority said on Thursday, adding that two skeletal remains were found inside.

How chemistry can reveal the secrets of ancient worlds

The day-to-day lives of prehistoric humans have been revealed following new research developed by chemists at the University of Bristol. The research, which combines archaeology with cutting-edge chemistry allowing scientists ...

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