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Scientists Who Doubt Neanderthal Art Must Reckon With New Evidence From These Sweet Cave Paintings

Back in 2012, archaeologists concluded that a series of cave paintings in Spain were created by Neanderthals, not early humans as was previously assumed. Critics complained about the dating method used, and more contentiously, claimed that only modern humans had the capacity for symbolic thought. Show More Summary

Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Egypt uncovers ancient necropolis south of Cairo

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis containing 40 stone sarcophagi, about 1,000 small statues and a necklace charm bearing the hieroglyphic inscription “happy new year”. Antiquities minister Khaled El-Enany said on Saturday the discovery near Tuna al-Gabal,...

Best Practice for 'Citizen Archyologists'. Ditching Buckets.

Silas Brown this week has some wise words about artefact-hoiking metal detectorists and how much these so-called 'citizen archaeologists' really want to 'save history' ('Farmer Brown: If it walks like an oik and it talks like an oik …' 24/02/2018). Show More Summary

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Pioneers and early archaeologists credited distant civilizations, not Native Americans, with building these sophisticated complexes

Today's "Planet Earth Report" --The Race Against Time to Save One of the Great, Ancient African Civilizations

“This is one of the great, earliest-known civilizations in the world,” says Neal Spencer, an archaeologist with the British Museum. For the past 10 years, Spencer has traveled to a site his academic predecessors photographed a century ago, called Amara...        

Clay print from seal may be first ever extra-biblical reference to the prophet Isaiah

Author and archaeologist Eilat Mazar has published an article in Biblical Archaeology Review suggesting that a small piece of clay with a seal imprint on it (called a bulla) might be the first-ever extra-biblical reference to the prophet Isaiah. Show More Summary

Matter: Neanderthals, the World’s First Misunderstood Artists

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Cave paintings in Spain were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, archaeologists reported. The finding adds to evidence that Neanderthals were capable of symbolic thought and perhaps language.

Were Neanderthals the Earliest Cave Artists? New Research in Spain Points to the Possibility

Archaeologists pushed back the date of cave paintings at three sites to 65,000 years ago—20,000 years before the arrival of humans in Europe

DNA study reveals the scale of Bell Beaker migration into the British Isles

Wessex Archaeology was part of an international team of 144 archaeologists and geneticists from Europe and the United States that collaborated on the largest ever study of Bell Beaker DNA. Working with David Reich and Iñigo Olalde (both Harvard Medical School), the results have just been published in the scientific magazine Nature. Show More Summary

Did Archaeologists Just Prove the Existence of Prophet Isaiah?

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

DeAgostini/Getty If you asked people whom their favorite Biblical prophet is, there’s a strong chance they would answer Isaiah. Sure, Moses gets all the accolades, received the tablets, and is the most important; but Isaiah is the prophetic book most quoted by authors of the New Testament. Show More Summary

Have Archaeologists Discovered the 'Signature' of a Biblical Prophet?

A 2,700-year-old clay seal from Jerusalem may reference Isaiah, making it the earliest reference to the prophet outside of the Bible.

Ancient Mayan bones uncovered in Mexico at world's largest underwater cave

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Archaeologists exploring the world's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age. A group of divers recently...Show More Summary

Laser technology takes Maya archeologists where they've never gone before

With the help of airborne laser mapping technology, a team of archaeologists, led by University of Arizona professor Takeshi Inomata, is exploring on a larger scale than ever before the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala.

Archaeologists find oldest mosaic at Roman Baths in Bath

The earliest mosaic ever found at the Roman Baths in Bath has been discovered during excavations taking place in advance of the Archway Project, which will extend the public access into a new area of the site. The post Archaeologists find oldest mosaic at Roman Baths in Bath appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Rare Ancient Roman Boxing Gloves Uncovered at Vindolanda

During the summer of 2017 Vindolanda archaeologists enjoyed one of their most successful annual research excavation seasons to date with one remarkable discovery after another coming to light. The post Rare Ancient Roman Boxing Gloves Uncovered at Vindolanda appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

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