Archaeologists found food from between 800-1000 BC in a set of pots, textiles and other material at a Cambridgeshire settlement destroyed by fire during the Bronze Age © Cambridge Archaeological Unit An “extraordinary testimony” to the...Show More Summary
Researchers have studied human skeletal remains from the Cova do Santo collective burial cave in northwestern Spain. Remains found in the Sil river valley -- in the province of Ourense -- reveal a vegetable-based diet with little meat or fish.
A gold sun disc discovered in an early Bronze Age grave in 1947 went on public display Friday for the first time in its history. The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes celebrated the Summer Solstice by adding the gold circle about the size of a penny that represents the sun to its permanent exhibition of prehistoric [...]
shiningjasmin: shiningjasmin Minoan frescoes, Knossos, “The throne room”. Is depicted the griffon: mythological animal symbol of determination. Minoan civilization (the Cretan civilization of the Bronze Age: 1700-1450 BC).
The design on this disc might look like a six-year-old's scribbles, but in reality, it's one of the most sophisticated and influential artifacts of the Bronze Age. And it might never have been discovered if not for a couple of illegal treasure hunters who dug it up and sold it on the black market. Show More Summary
Every week, I plan 2-3 posts, and every week those somehow grow to 5-6 posts. Here's what I wrote about this week on my Forbes blog: Bronze arrowhead embedded in spine shows elite Iron Age warrior survived battle. This pre-Scythian burial...Show More Summary
It's tricky studying the history of a time when no one wrote things down. Archaeology pieces together how people lived in the past by studying artifacts they left behind; linguistics by analyzing newer languages to reconstruct the o...
Was it a massive migration? Or was it rather a slow and persistent seeping of people, items and ideas that laid the foundation for the demographic map of Europe and Central Asia that we see today? The Bronze Age (about 5,000 - 3,000 years ago) was a period with large cultural upheavals. Show More Summary
Modern Eurasian peoples are genetically speaking not more than a couple of thousand years old. It was during the Bronze Age that the last major chapters were written in the story of the genetic past of Europe and central Asia. In a new...Show More Summary
New data has been posted online. This seems related to this earlier post. Hopefully the study linked to this data will appear soon, but genome bloggers can get to it thanks to the early data release.Investigation of Bronze Age in Eurasia by sequencing from 101 ancient human remains. Show More Summary
A bronze projectile found in the spine of an elite man who lived in the Early Iron Age reveals he was incredibly lucky to have survived.
Archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between the south-west of the UK and Ireland. A study suggests people were trading gold between the two countries as far back as the early Bronze Age (2500 BC).
Dominations is one my new favorite games on my iPhone; it combines the gameplay of Clash of Clans (build a city, attack other cities) along with a more historic approach. You’ll take your city from Bronze Age to the Space … Read mor...
Ooh boy. This is going to be a tough one. Previously, the Bronze Age ended with the publication of Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns. From now on, due to the success of those two books, comics would take a turn for the dark and the edgy. Show More Summary
1. Claims about the Irish recovery (not my view, but worth a read) 2. Sticker shock for Obamacare? 3. Bronze Age Danish woman wore garment from outside of Denmark. 4. New material on John Nash, interview with Sylvia Nasar. 5. Sleeping Beauty papers: “The longest sleeper in the top 15 is a statistics paper from […]
One of Denmark's proudest relics may not be Danish after all, researchers have found. In a feat of laboratory sleuthing, scientists on Thursday provided a background to a mysterious Bronze Age teenager who died in modern-day Denmark 3,400 years ago. Show More Summary
During the summer of 1370 BCE, a young woman died in Egtved, Denmark. She was between 16 and 18 years old, and her immaculate burial suggests she was from a high status family. Slim, blonde, and 5’3” tall, the girl has become known to...Show More Summary
The remains of a Bronze Age cultic priestess found in Egtved, Denmark, in 1921 belong to a teenager who'd likely traveled all the way from southern Germany—a great distance for the year 1370 BC, researchers report in a press release. They now know this because her oak coffin was...
Egtved Girl, the Bronze Age woman whose exceptionally well-preserved grave was discovered near the village of Egtved on the Jutland peninsula of southeastern Denmark, was not born in Denmark. Researchers from the National Museum of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen studied the remains of her body, clothes and accessories using a combination of biomolecular, [...]
New analyses of famous find, 3,400-year-old "Egtved girl," show she was well traveled and likely a priestess of the sun