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Rare rock inscriptions discovered near El-Khawy

The archaeological mission From Yale University has discovered a new rock inscription site near the village of El-Khawy, approximately 7 kilometers north of the ancient city of Elkab during their excavation work on Elkab Desert Survey...Show More Summary

Revealing the face of Tudor Dublin

In July 2014 archaeologists from Rubicon Heritage, monitoring Luas Cross City Utilities Works for GMC Ltd. on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) uncovered a series of burials during works at College Green. The post Revealing the face of Tudor Dublin appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication

DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. The post Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Brewing Viking beer — with stones

When archaeologist Geir Grønnesby dug test pits at 24 different farms in central Norway, he nearly always found thick layers of fire-cracked stones dating from the Viking Age and earlier. Carbon-14 dating of this evidence tells us that...Show More Summary

Archaeology excavation uncovers 14th century abbey precinct wall

Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT) has uncovered the footings of the St Augustine’s Abbey precinct wall, dating back to the 14th Century, on Canterbury Christ Church University’s North Holmes Campus. The post Archaeology excavation uncovers 14th century abbey precinct wall appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Fascinating medieval finds unearthed by archaeologists and volunteers at Auckland Castle

The archaeological excavation of 900-year old Auckland Castle, County Durham, has revealed some surprising details about the former home of the Prince Bishops of Durham. The post Fascinating medieval finds unearthed by archaeologists and volunteers at Auckland Castle appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Archaeologists discover remains of ancient Aztec temple & ball court

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a large circular temple, dedicated to the Aztec wind god Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatlin. The post Archaeologists discover remains of ancient Aztec temple & ball court appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Earlier date for ancient wooden structures

Historic England’s Scientific Dating team have been running a project on the dating of the Late Neolithic palisaded enclosures around West Kennet in Wiltshire. The post Earlier date for ancient wooden structures appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Rare glass spearhead found on Rottnest Island

Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made an exciting discovery during a University excursion on Rottnest Island (Wadjemup).

Erasing history: why Islamic State is blowing up ancient artefacts

One of the many tragedies that have unfolded in the wake of the Islamic State (IS) is their smashing of statues and the destruction of ancient archaeological sites. Indeed, the rapid and terrifying advance of the IS has proved fatal for much invaluable heritage.

Bronze Age Trading Post found on Sir Bani Yas Island

Excavations by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) archaeologists have revealed stunning evidence for a 4,000-year-old trading post on Sir Bani Yas island off Abu Dhabi’s coast. The excavations focused on a stone-constructed building at a site on the island’s south-west coast.

New research reveals earliest directly dated rock paintings from southern Africa

In a study published in the international journal Antiquity, experts have showed that paintings in south-eastern Botswana are at least 5500 years old, whilst paintings in Lesotho and the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, South Africa, date as far back as 3000 years.

‘Agricultural revolution’ in Anglo-Saxon England sheds new light on medieval land use

University of Leicester academics work with University of Oxford in project to examine how historical farming methods changed England’s landscape

56 embalming jars for the mummification of high Vizier found at Deir el-Bahari

An excavation project by a joint Egyptian and Spanish archaeological mission from University of Alcalá has uncovered 56 embalming jars for the mummification of the vizier Ipi.

Returning large Alaskan archaeological haul found ‘frozen in time’

A huge collection of artefacts 'frozen in time' which offer a unique insight into the indigenous people of Alaska will be returned to the region by the University of Aberdeen.

GIS — a powerful tool to be used with caution

Canadian archaeologists challenge the credibility of GIS methods to assess the impact of weather on shoreline erosion.

Archaeologists uncover Viking Army Camp

A huge camp which was home to thousands of Vikings as they prepared to conquer England in the late ninth century has been uncovered by archaeologists.

Archaeological project reveals historic earthquake in Cyprus

An excavation conducted in Dreamer’s Bay, within RAF Akrotiri airbase, by professional and student archaeologists from the University of Leicester has uncovered valuable new information about remains in the ancient port.

4,000-year-old funerary garden discovered on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor

The Djehuty Project has discovered a 4,000-year-old funerary garden- the first such garden ever to be found- on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, Egypt. The discovery comes during the 16th year of archaeological excavations in the region.

Official launch of public database of ‘at risk’ archaeological sites

It is hoped that the database will drive awareness of the scale of the problem and help governments, NGOs, and other regional stakeholders preserve the heritage of the people of the Middle East and the wider world.

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