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A new discovery has revealed that the Vikings may have travelled hundreds of miles further into North America than previously thought.
 America archaeology travel Viking
Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds. They combined different instruments to scan the area to a depth of three metres, with unprecedented resolution.
 Stonehenge map underground archaeology megaliths
Scientists have used DNA to re-trace the migrations of a sea-faring civilisation which dominated the Mediterranean thousands of years ago. The Phoenicians were an enterprising maritime people from the territory of modern-day Lebanon. They established a trading empire throughout the Mediterranean Sea in the first millennium BC. A new study by an international team has now revealed the genetic legacy they imparted to modern populations. The...

2008-10-31

 tracking migration DNA Phoenicia Lebanon archaeology Mediterranean
A study has concluded that many of the UK's historic sites are under threat from illegal metal detector users. History enthusiasts are frustrated that little is being done to prevent the damage...

2009-02-16

 UK archaeology looting metal detector Roman Saxon
A remarkable ivory carving is arguably the oldest sculpture of a human figure yet found, scientists say. The distorted object, which portrays a woman with huge breasts, big buttocks and exaggerated genitals, is thought to be at least 35,000 years old. The 6cm-tall figurine, reported in the journal Nature, is the latest find to come from Hohle Fels Cave in Germany.

2009-05-14

 venus ivory archaeology sculpture fertility sex
... suggests that the playing of music was common as far back as 40,000 years ago when modern humans spread across Europe.
 music flute Neanderthal evolution human archaeology
Bronze Age Irishmen were as fond of their beer as their 21st century counterparts, it has been claimed.

2007-08-14

 beer ancient archaeology Ireland
Massive blood loss from a ruptured artery killed the 5,300-year-old Alpine "Iceman" known as Oetzi, tests confirm...

2007-06-06

 archaeology Alps Oetzi
Startling evidence has been found which shows mammoth and other great beasts from the last ice age were blasted with material that came from space.

2007-12-11

 mammoth asteroid archaeology
A mysterious underground chamber has been found inside the Chinese imperial tomb guarded by the famous Terracotta Army, Chinese archaeologists say.

2007-07-01

 China Terracotta Army archaeology
There is more than a whiff of Atlantis about the story of Pavlopetri - the world's oldest submerged town...

2009-10-16

 archaeology city Greece sea
The ancient Nazca people of Peru are famous for the lines they drew in the desert depicting strange animal forms. A further mystery is what happened to this once great civilisation, which suddenly vanished 1,500 years ago. Now a team of archaeologists have found the demise of the Nazca society was linked in part to the fate of a tree. ... Our research contradicts the popular view that Native American peoples always lived in harmony with...

2009-11-02

 Nazca environment tree Peru archaeology drawing desert history aerial mystery

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