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Into the light: how lidar is replacing radar as the archaeologist’s map tool of choice

From the ground, structures in the dense Belize jungle were hard to map, but airborne lidar devices revealed details of a site that covered 200 sq km with agricultural terraces everywhere. Photograph: Caracol Archaeological Project, University of Central Florida Colorado State University archaeologist Chris Fisher found out about lidar in 2009. Show More Summary

Northumberland Bronze Age skeleton: Whose bones are these?

Sanita Nezirovic has been investigating the Bronze Age remains Forensic scientists have been analysing Bronze Age bones found in a field - but how do they work out who the person was? In September 2017, a farmer near Rock, Northumberland, preparing his field for drainage discovered a burial cist - or stone coffin - containing a skeleton and a jug. Show More Summary

Bizarre 'Spider Stones' Found at Site of Neolithic Sun-Worshipers

Two of the 5,000-year-old "spider stones" unearthed on the Danish island on Bornholm. Credit: Bornholm Museum Strangely marked stones and other artifacts unearthed on the island of Bornholm in Denmark have raised new mysteries aboutShow More Summary

8,000-Year-Old Heads on Stakes Found in Mysterious Underwater Grave

None of the human skulls had jaw bones. There was one human jaw bone at the site, but it wasn't associated with any of the skulls. The discovery of a burial containing 8,000-year-old battered human skulls, including two that still have pointed wooden stakes through them, has left archaeologists baffled, according to a new study from Sweden. Show More Summary

Neanderthals' lack of drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques

Replica of drawing of lions painted in the Chauvet Cave. Art in the cave has been identified as created by early modern humans [Credit: UC Davis] Neanderthals had large brains and made complex tools but never demonstrated the ability...Show More Summary

Major Neolithic ceremonial enclosure uncovered at Windsor

An aerial view of the site of the Neolithic causewayed enclosure [Credit: Wessex Archaeology] A major 5,500 year old Neolithic ceremonial gathering place known as a causewayed enclosure has been partially uncovered within sight of Windsor Castle in Berkshire. Show More Summary

Mystery of 8,000-Year-Old Impaled Human Heads Has Researchers Stumped

Archaeologists have never before encountered this grisly phenomenon in Mesolithic Scandinavia, and they're hard-pressed to explain it. Impaled Mesolithic Skull found on the bottom of a shallow lake in Kanaljorden #Sweden ca. 7,000 years old In 2009, a new railway bridging southern Sweden's Motala Ström River was slated for construction. Show More Summary

Discovery of Windsor neolithic monument excites archaeologists

Scientists expect to uncover entire circuit of causewayed enclosure at Berkshire quarry An aerial view of the site of the Neolithic causewayed enclosure. Photograph: Wessex Archaeology A neolithic monument has been discovered less than two miles from Windsor Castle. Show More Summary

Ancient artefacts found during Hornsea Project One wind farm work

Thousands of artefacts and archaeological remains have been found during work to bury underground cables for an offshore wind farm. Coins, brooches, pottery and evidence of an Anglo-Saxon settlement are among the finds unearthed during preparatory work for Hornsea Project One. Show More Summary

Book of Kells: History of world’s most famous medieval manuscript rewritten after dramatic new research

Lavishly illustrated 1,200-year-old copy of Gospels previously thought to have been thought to have been created as one book The Book of Kells is the centrepiece of an exhibition which attracts over 500,000 visitors to Trinity College...Show More Summary

Second century AD Roman villa discovered in Warwick

It is thought the Roman villa was in use for about 200 years The remains of a "second century" Roman villa including a building "the size of a medieval church" have been found. The building - in Warwick - shows agricultural use with corn drying ovens and also a "suite of domestic rooms", where the Romans would sleep and eat. Show More Summary

Rare Roman find unearthed at new school building site

The previously unknown Roman villa which has been unearthed in Warwick. THE remains of a previously unknown Roman building – the largest ever seen in the region – have been discovered during building work on a new school. Wall foundations...Show More Summary

Housebuilder uncovers Iron Age chamber on Lewis

A 2,000-year-old underground chamber has been uncovered during work to build a house on the Isle of Lewis. The Iron Age soutterrain was revealed during the digging of the foundations for the property in Ness. Local archaeologists, husband and wife team Chris and Rachel Barrowman, are recording the soutterrain. Show More Summary

Stonehenge A303 tunnel plans will 'protect and enhance' monument

This is the proposed western approach to the new Longbarrow junction Plans for a tunnel near Stonehenge will "enhance and protect" the ancient site but need further work, heritage experts have warned. Initial designs for the scheme have been unveiled for the first time as a major public consultation starts. Show More Summary

Mass grave of Viking army contained slaughtered children to help dead reach afterlife, experts believe

The grave of the four youngsters who may have been killed in a burial ritual CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL A mass grave of Viking warriors found in Derbyshire was accompanied by slaughtered children in a burial ritual enacted to help the dead reach the afterlife, archaeologists believe. Show More Summary

Cheddar Man: First modern Briton had 'dark to black' skin, DNA research reveals

The first modern Briton had “dark to black” skin, groundbreaking new analysis of his 10,000-year-old remains has revealed. Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Show More Summary

Could these be the oldest Neandertal tools made with fire?

These 171,000-year-old digging sticks may have been made by Neandertals. In the spring of 2012, while digging a hole for a thermal pool, construction workers in Grosseto, Italy, hit scientific pay dirt: layers of stratified soil and rock filled with prehistoric bones and artifacts close to 171,000 years old. Show More Summary

First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

The genome of Cheddar Man, who lived 10,000 years ago, suggests that he had blue eyes, dark skin and dark curly hair The first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed. Show More Summary

Viking imported finds discovered in cemetery works

EXPANSION WORKS OF BYNESET CEMETERY AT STEINE CHURCH IN TRONDHEIM, NORWAY HAS LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF AN IMPORTED CLASP OR BROOCH DATING FROM THE VIKING ERA. The find is thought to be a gold-plated silver fitting from a book brought to the area during the Viking age. Show More Summary

FORTRESS TOWER OF ANCIENT ODESSOS FOUND BY CHANCE

Part of a U-shape fortress tower from the Late Antiquity fortress wall of ancient Odessos (Odessus) has been discovered in the cellar of a house in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna. Photo: Varna Museum of Archaeology A Late Antiquity...Show More Summary

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