Largest ancient DNA study tracks the spread of 'Beaker' pottery
Unless you're one of the few people who has been upgrading through the Stone Age since Age of Empires first launched in 1997, odds are your strategies will be a little ancient. So to help you sharpen the edge on that rusty bronze sword, here's some tips for the remastered Age of Empires. More »
Sanita Nezirovic has been investigating the Bronze Age remains Forensic scientists have been analysing Bronze Age bones found in a field - but how do they work out who the person was? In September 2017, a farmer near Rock, Northumberland, preparing his field for drainage discovered a burial cist - or stone coffin - containing a skeleton and a jug. Show More Summary
From the creators of 'Chicken Run' comes this new claymation film that follows a tribe of cavemen in the Stone Ages who are forced to defend their home from a Bronze Age army.
Freight+Volume is presenting The Speculative Gaze, a new body of work by David Baskin. Consisting of bronze sculptures, prints, and assemblages of chrome objects, the exhibition uses the Dutch Golden Age and its art as a framework to present a vision of contemporary consumerism and socio-economic phenomena. Show More Summary
Ilkley, West Yorkshire: The Cow and the Calf have become monuments to our longing to anchor ourselves in the world On the horizons surrounding Wharfedale, snow, sky and space are warring in spectacular ways; white clouds roll over the...Show More Summary
Bronze Age hoard found in Furness is treasure, rules coroner Dig site at Urswick. Picture The Portable Antiques Scheme In the States experiments are being carried out to train dogs to sniff out freshly-excavated artefacts being smuggled into the country. Show More Summary
BBC 'Barrow Bronze Age gold hoard declared treasure' 24 January 2018 A hoard of Bronze Age jewellery unearthed in Cumbria by two metal detectorists John Rigg and Darren Fine has been declared treasure. The 3,000-year-old haul of three...Show More Summary
“This is sort of a dark archaeology, where we benefit from climate change that's making this ice melt."
The Storfonne ice patch, photographed in September 2014 during a major melt. Notice the light grey lichen-free zone surrounding the ice. This area was exposed by ice melt in the last 15-20 years. Photo: Lars Pilø, Secrets of the Ice/Oppland County Council. Show More Summary
Dhaskalio is a protected site and uninhabited today, but was once widely known for ritual activities.
When I started gaming back in the RPG bronze age of 1986, the role of Dungeon Master was a job cloaked in mystery and the polished veneer of extreme expertise. I was admonished, under no uncertain terms, to never ever look into the Dungeon Master’s Guide. EVER! The secrets of running a game were a […]
New excavations on the remote island of Keros reveal monumental architecture and technological sophistication at the dawn of the Cycladic Bronze Age.
Excavations by the University of Cambridge on the island of Keros, an uninhabited Greek island in the Cyclades southeast of Naxo has discovered a complex series of monumental structures and technological sophistication previously unknown. The...Show More Summary
On the face of it, Fourwentways is a shrine to neon-lit modernity at it's least romantic. Crowded beside this notoriously congested intersection is a gas station, burger joint, truck stop cafe, and a budget hotel. Hidden behind the shared...Show More Summary
Archaeologists excavating the Bronze Age burial ground of Itkol II in the Republic of Khakassia, southern Siberia, have unearthed two children’s toys from the Okunev culture. They’re the heads of figurines. One is a soapstone cylindrical piece about two inches long with finely carved facial features. The striking eyes and long eyelashes or brows may […]
Humans have been sporting belts since the Bronze Age and not much has changed concerning their functionality. Sure, there have been minor improvements, like reversible designs or buckles that double as bottle openers, but no major breakthroughs have been made in terms of fit. Show More Summary
In an era where we’re inundated with mostly identical CG animation, it’s always a breath of fresh air when Nick Park arrives back on the scene. The creator of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, Park’s distinct stop-motion style of animation is always something we welcome with open arms. Show More Summary
Mary Shepperson is a 'freelance archaeologist specialising in urbanism in Bronze Age Mesopotamia. She loves excavation and spends most of the year in Iraq covered in dirt'. When she's not doing that, she has just written an article for...Show More Summary
The collapse of three civilisations has long been a mystery. Eberhard Zangger thinks he has the answer, but is he the victim of an elaborate hoax?