Västra Vång in Blekinge is now a sleepy rural community on Sweden’s southern Baltic coast. It has never been mentioned in ancient or medieval writings. So why are gold figurines and bronze busts turning up there? Perhaps the locals should have had suspected there was a wealth of history in the soil beneath them. Show More Summary
A currently not available preprint that has important implications about the Neolithic of Europe.A late Neolithic Iberian farmer exhibits genetic affinity to Neolithic Scandinavian farmers and a Bronze Age central European farmer Sverrisdóttir, Oddný Ósk et al. Show More Summary
Yes! World War Two Ipswich airfield site reveals Bronze Age finds An archaeological dig on the site of a former World War Two airfield in Suffolk has revealed evidence of Bronze Age burial chambers. The site, on the outskirts of Ipswich, is being excavated in readiness for a new care home due to open in 2015. Fragments of [...]
T he discovery of 3 cists found within close proximity to one another has intrigued archaeologists. One of the cists contained the burial of a juvenile, while the other two were completely devoid of human remains. The investigation began...Show More Summary
Pollen Study Points to Drought as Culprit in Bronze Age Mystery Experts have long pondered the cause of the crisis that led to the collapse of civilization in the Late Bronze Age, and now believe that by studying grains of fossilized pollen they have uncovered the cause. In a study published Monday in Tel Aviv: Journal [...]
The Corrard gold torc. © National Museums Northern Ireland: Collection Ulster Museum Dr Greer Ramsey, Curator,National Museums Northern Ireland I am not sure if this happens to anyone else, but my work routine seems to revolve around how quickly I can get the computer turned on in the morning to view my inbox of emails. Show More Summary
In the Late Bronze Age, a thriving society near present-day Tel Aviv and far beyond suddenly fell apart, and researchers have long been stumped as to the precise cause—until now. The explanation for the crisis lies in fossilized pollen, which remains stable for millennia and points the finger of...
s part of a larger pan-European study investigating the Bronze Age of Europe, an archaeologist from the University of Gothenburg has provided the first evidence of long distance travel by an individual – probably from southern Sweden – into the territory of the Ún?tice culture of Silesia. Show More Summary
Archaeologists excavating the Bronze Age mound of Seyitömer Höyük near the Western Anatolian city Kütahya in Turkey discovered a skull with a preserved brain still inside in 2010 and have now published the results of extensive scientific analysis of the brain and its archaeological context in the Journal of Comparative Human Biology. The brain was [...]
Two important new papers appeared in Science today. In the first one (Brandt, Haak et al.), researchers compiled mtDNA results from 364 prehistoric central Europeans from the early Neolithic to the early Bronze Age, spanning about four millennia of history. Show More Summary
The Bronze age site of Cladh Hallan is located on the island of South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides of western Scotland. Read Full Post
During the Early Bronze Age there was a very high level of territorial mobility of the Unetice culture in Silesia, a large community inhabiting the south western territories of Poland approximately 4,000 years ago. This research confirms the first case of human long-distance overseas journey to Silesia from Scandinavia, probably from southern Sweden.
Proof of human migration from Sweden to Poland during the Early Bronze Age During the Early Bronze Age there was a very high level of territorial mobility of the Ún?tice culture in Silesia, a large community inhabiting the south western territories of Poland approximately 4 000 years ago. Show More Summary
Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered one of the oldest human brains ever found, New Scientist reports. The 4,000-year-old organ was found in Seyitömer Höyük, a Bronze Age settlement, and researchers think its owner was likely killed when an earthquake buried him under rubble. A fire probably then spread, eating...
Archaeologists in northern Sweden have located the remains of a farm from the Bronze Age, a find which challenges the established history of the area around Umeå and the province of Norrland. "It is completely unique," Jan Heinerud at Västerbotten's Museum in Umeå told The Local on Friday. Show More Summary
Scrambling through the dense forest undergrowth looking for signs from the past may not sound like your average archaeological expedition. The Lidar map shows how another Bronze Age barrow, to the left of the damaged one,has been flattened...Show More Summary
Peter Molyneux's god game Godus has received a sizable update on Steam, where the game has been available as an Early Access product since last month. In addition to a multitude of bug fixes, the version 1.3 update adds bronze age amenities...Show More Summary
The Godus beta update 1.3, which designer Peter Molyneux has said significantly improves the game, has been released. The update adds the Bronze Age, which includes the era of agriculture, and improves flow, that is, the shaping of the land, so there is "much less meaningless clicking", Guildford-based developer 22cans said. Show More Summary
Herald Express, 'Paignton Bronze Age copper ingots declared 'treasure'..', This is Devon, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Reporter annoyingly keeps calling them "Treasure Trove" and Torbay Museum curator Barry Chandler has apparently had...Show More Summary
Reconstruction of the channels in the clay earth by Peter Bere An artist's impression of how the channels could have been left in the ground at Monmouth Archaeologists believe they have found the remains of a Bronze Age boat building community in Monmouth. Show More Summary