Egyptian bead found in Denmark Bronze Age grave

Published on December 19th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Analysis of glass beads found in a Bronze Age grave in Denmark have revealed that one of them was made in Egypt. Twenty-three glass beads from Denmark were analysed using plasma-spectrometry. Without destroying the fragile beads, ... Read More


Quileute petroglyph found in Washington

Published on December 18th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A man and his son on a fishing trip in Washington stumbled across a petroglyph on a rock that depicts figures from Quileute mythology. It was big — about 2 feet in diameter, with a domelike ... Read More


Humans mastered fire 350,000 years ago

Published on December 18th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Flint tools and debris found in Tabun Cave in Israel suggests that humans mastered fire 350,000 years ago. In layers older than roughly 350,000 years, almost none of the flints are burned. But in every layer ... Read More

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1,300-year-old imperial building found in Japan

Published on December 17th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

The foundation holes of a 1,300-year-old imperial building has been found in Japan’s first capital: Kashihara. The holes, 1.2 meters to 2 meters across, were discovered in the Toho Kanga section, which is known as the ... Read More


Viking feasting hall found in Sweden

Published on December 17th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working in Sweden has located the foundation of a Viking feasting hall. The Aska barrow, where the hall has been found, was long seen as a burial mound. But archaeologists have now revealed that it ... Read More


Cancer found in 4,500-year-old skeleton

Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers examining the bones of a man who died in Siberia 4,500 years ago have discovered that he suffered from lung or prostate cancer that had spread throughout his body. “This is one of — if ... Read More


Largest Roman water basin found

Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working in Rome have uncovered the largest Roman water basin yet found. A dig in Rome related to work on the city’s new C metro line has uncovered the largest ancient Roman water basin ever ... Read More


Hoard of Roman and Pictish silver found in Scotland

Published on December 15th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A hoard of more than 100 pieces of Roman and Pictish silver has been discovered in a field in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. “Silver objects were chopped up into bullion and then used and exchanged as payment, bribes, ... Read More

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