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Unique wheat discovery in Bronze Age lunch box

Container found in the Swiss Alps leads researchers to new analysis method

3,000 Year Old Necropolis Discovered Beneath Site Of Visigoth Graves In Spain

Spanish archaeologists excavating a Visigoth necropolis in Sena, in the northeastern province of Huesca, have uncovered what they say is a burial site dating to the 10th century BCE and that was part of the Late Bronze Age Urnfield culture. Show More Summary

Archaeologists find key to tracking ancient wheat in frozen Bronze Age box

A Bronze Age wooden container found in an ice patch at 2,650m in the Swiss Alps could help archaeologists shed new light on the spread and exploitation of cereal grains following a chance discovery.

Remnants of ladanum

During the period of the Aegean Bronze Age (ca.3000-1000 BCE), the ancient cultures of the Minoans and the Myceneans on the island of Crete made extensive use of fragrant substances such as ladanum (also called laudanum) and saffron. It is said that shepherds would often meticulously collect remnants of ladanum, a sticky resin that comes […]

Genetic evidence for the spread of Indo-Aryan languages

My own investigations on the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age peoples of Eastern Central Asia (ECA) began essentially as a genetics cum linguistics project back in the early 90s.  That was not long after the extraction of mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) from ancient human tissues and its amplification by means of PCR (polymerase chain reaction) […]

Coming Apart: The Imperial City At The Brink

``"The Methoni, one of the great nations of the late Bronze Age, had this same problem with the élites and the 1% that we have today, and they were overthrown. That's 3300 years ago, and it keeps happening again and again. And the very...Show More Summary

10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey made up of geological anomalies, known for its ‘fairy chimneys’, rock hewn churches and bronze age cave homes. Used in ancient times as a refuge and shelter, the region has a notable history, in recent years it has become one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations and it is […]

Discovering Dartmoor: on patrol with the landscape detective

Relics of ancient Britain surround us, from bronze age burial mounds to stone rows older than the Pyramids. They may be easy to miss but look closely and you can read the story of the past in today’s countryside Become a landscape detective,...Show More Summary

"Jammy Geoff" in Not-Very-Christian Dispute Over Bronze Age Gold Find

Matthew 13:44 for all those committed Christian metal detectorists out there with their misplaced feelings of entitlement (Rembrandt understood this back in 1630) There is a dispute between a metal detectorist and a group of Hampshire...Show More Summary

Aurochsen

Aurochs (pr. or-ocks; pl. aurochsen) An aurochs is a type of wild cattle that lived throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia and became extinct in Britain by the Late Bronze Age. They roamed and grazed in small herds across plains and in open woodland (T O’Connor and N Sykes 2010 Extinctions and Invasions; A social history of British fauna, Oxford). Show More Summary

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.

The Rollright Stones: Major Weirdness

Tucked away on the fringes of an old English village called Long Compton is a roughly circular formation of stones called the Rollright Stones – and which, collectively, date back to the Neolithic era and the Bronze Age. For just about everyone that visits the stones, the...

Clinton 12 Statue at Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton, Tennessee

High on top of a hill overlooking the small East Tennessee town of Clinton, 12 bronzed statues of high school students stand in front of an old school building.   They are symbols of courage and conviction in an age of racial strife. In...Show More Summary

Skrydstrup Woman wasn’t from Denmark either

In 2015, a team of researchers from the National Museum of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen announced that Egtved Girl, a Bronze Age woman whose well-preserved, beautifully appointed oak burial has made her an icon of Danish archaeology, was not from Denmark. Strontium isotope analysis of her molar and wool fibers found in the [...]

Did Dutch hordes kill off the early Britons who started Stonehenge?

A gene study has shown that incomers could have ousted Stone Age Britons During the building of Stonehenge, around 2500BC, gene records show Sone Age Britons were replaced by Bronze Age Beaker folk. Photograph: Peter Adams/Getty Images The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. Show More Summary

Star Trek: TNG Kataan Probe Pendant

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

This Star Trek: TNG Kataan Probe Pendant comes with a certificate of authenticity, a 24? chain and a gift box. Give it to a Trekkie who deserves it. It is a beautiful hand-polished bronze pendant aged to a dark patina. You may recognize it from [...]

Material definition of humanity

We define human history through the materials we use: the stone age, the bronze age, the iron age. Perhaps we now live in the plastic age. The next epoch may well be the nanocomposite age. Art and architecture, transport and healthcare,...Show More Summary

Ancient-genome study finds Bronze Age ‘Beaker culture’ invaded Britain

2 months agoAcademics : Nature

Famous bell-shaped pots associated with group of immigrants who may have displaced Neolithic farmers.

Saving Pakistan's lost city of Mohenjo Daro

The centre of a powerful ancient civilisation, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities—a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets and a water and waste system to rival many in modern Pakistan.

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