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New Viking graves discovered in Denmark

A new archaeological excavation in Denmark reveals the remains of graves and buildings that span the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the Vikings, and right up to the Middle Ages. Archaeologists are busy unearthing the traces of three thousand years of activity at Silkeborg, west Denmark. Show More Summary

Burnt cheese casts light on 3,000 year-old family drama

When someone in Bronze Age Denmark quickly disposed of a burnt pot, they unintentionally provided archaeologists with a unique find. A moment of carelessness, 3,000 years ago has given Danish archaeologists an unexpected gift. A clay...Show More Summary

Utopia is unobtainable, but worth pursuing for all our sakes

A Bronze Age civilisation that came closer to utopia than we have yet, shows us that we should make sure the world has abundance, freedom and peace

Freeman's begins fall auction season with Asian arts sale on September 10

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Freeman's will kick off its fall auction season with Asian Arts on September 10. Boasting an eclectic assemblage of Chinese and East Asian art ranging from China?s bronze age into the 21st century, this sale coincides with Asia Week New York, which starts on September 9. Show More Summary

Couple find Bronze Age sword in Danish field

Ernst Christiansen and Lise Therkelsen were enjoying an evening constitutional in a field in Forsinge, western Zealand, when their metal detector signalled the presence of something underground. They dug less than a foot underground and found the tip of what looked a lot like a sword. As experienced and responsible metal detectorists, they recognized the [...]

Amateur Archaeologists Uncover 'Sharp' Bronze Age Sword in Denmark

(Photo: Museum Vestsjælland) Recently, a couple of amateur archaeologists were out "on a stroll," as the Local puts it, in rural Zealand, the largest island in Denmark. They had a metal detector, and were hunting for whatever they might find. When they got a hit, they started digging, eventually unearthing what appeared to be the tip of a sword. Show More Summary

4,200 yr-old rattle found in Turkey

Archaeologists excavating the Acemhöyük excavation site in central Turkey have unearthed a clay rattle that dates to the early Bronze Age. It has not been radiocarbon dated yet, but the layer in which it was found dates to around 2200 B.C. which makes the toy one of the oldest rattles ever found. Made out of [...]

Guest Post: Eric Cline on ‘World War Zero or Zero World War’

We invited Eric Cline, author of 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed to comment on the recent media flurry occasioned by claims of a Bronze Age ‘World War Zero’. World War Zero or Zero World War? My Twitter feed and Google Alerts began exploding on Thursday afternoon. The headline from Popular Archaeology read: Scientists proclaim a […]

Fabulously rich Bronze Age grave found in Cyprus

Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have unearthed an exceptionally rich grave dating to 1500-1400 B.C. near the Bronze Age city of Hala Sultan Tekke in eastern Cyprus, one of the richest from the period ever found in Cyprus. The grave was discovered after a geophysical survey pinpointed nearly 100 underground pits in an area [...]

Scientists think Bronze Age brain surgeons used cannabis, shrooms and dancing as painkillers

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Evidence of ancient surgery found in Siberia is causing feverish speculation about the nature of Bronze Age painkillers. This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter....

Mystery of 5,000 Year-Old Scottish Standing Stone Circles Solved

Across the British Isles and Brittany, there are at least 1000 surviving remains of standing stone circles, all constructed between the late neolithic period and the early Bronze Age, and they’re a bit of a puzzle. But for the first time ever, researchers have been able to...

Abandoned Village of Esco in Sigüés, Spain

While the village of Esco dates officially back to at least the 12th century, archaeological evidence suggest the land around the village has been inhabited more or less continually since the Bronze Age. Witnessing the rise and fallShow More Summary

Sensational Grave Find in Cypriote Bronze Age City

An archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has discovered one of the richest graves from the Late Bronze Age ever found on the island of Cyprus. The grave and its offering pit, located adjacent the Bronze Age city...Show More Summary

Link: Legendary Bronze Age Chinese flood

Annalee Newitz describes a study in Science that examines a semi-legendary flood at the dawn of Chinese civilization, which turns out to have been a real event: “Incredible discovery reveals the truth behind an ancient Chinese legend”. Purdue...Show More Summary

Incredible discovery reveals the truth behind an ancient Chinese legend

A deluge on the Yellow River 4,000 years ago led to a feat of Bronze Age hydro-engineering.

Knot possible! 3,000-year-old thread found in UK

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Two unusually delicate artifacts were unearthed the site of a Bronze Age village

A bronze age barrow and an Anglo-Saxon cemetery have been unearthed in Rothley

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have discovered the hidden gems of the Leicestershire village during an investigation into how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places. Archaeologists have dug into Rothley's...Show More Summary

The Founders of Western Civilization Were Prehistoric Pot Dealers

5,000 years before dispensaries, dorm room dealers, and certainly before the dark web, early Bronze Age nomads embarked on the first transcontinental cannabis trade, according to a new study by experts at the German Archaeological Institute and Free University of Berlin. After poring over archaeological literature to...

Pretty sure I posted about this earlier. . . .

History made: In an astonishing Bronze Age discovery a 3000-year-old community has been unearthed British archaeologists working on the Must Farm project in England’s Cambridgeshire Fens can hardly restrain themselves. Their online diary...Show More Summary

Extraordinary 'British Pompeii' settlement was preserved in water for 3,000 years

The Cambridge Archaeological Unit is excavating Must Farm, a well-preserved British site that has provided a glimpse into daily life during the Bronze Age. Described as 'British Pompeii,' Must Farm was destroyed quickly and its buildings sank into water, where the settlement was preserved for the next 3,000 years or so. Show More Summary

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