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1,000-year-old human skull found on banks of lake

Two fisherman have caught a 1,000-year-old human skull on the banks of Lake Georgetown in Texas. Black said further down from Lake Georgetown, near the San Gabriel River, researchers discovered a cemetery dating back between 1,000 and 1,500 years old. He said the skull might have come from a similar site. “When

900-year-old Sican tomb found in Peru

An ancient Sican tomb belonging to an elite figure has been found in northern Peru. "We have been digging since last February and in the zone we called the Palace, a chamber had been detected and that led to the discovery of the tomb of someone very important of the Lambayeque

Skeletons of couple holding hands found in Italy

The 1,500-year-old remains of a couple found holding hands has been unearthed in Modena, Italy. Italian archaeologists say the man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century A.D. in central-northern Italy. Wearing a bronze ring, the woman is positioned so she appears to be

9,000-year-old stone tools found in Mexico

Stone tools which date back to the Holocene era have been discovered in northwestern Mexico. The objects were found at an archaeological site known as El Coyote, located in the Los Cabos region, the INAH said, adding that they "bolster the hypothesis" that the first colonists of the hemisphere populated the

Blackbeard’s cannon lifted from ocean floor

The pirate Blackbeard's 300-year-old cannon has been raised from the ocean floor off the coast of North Carolina. [Thx Mike!] The eight-foot-long cannon was covered in sand and ocean debris called "concretion," which will take archaeologists and students at East Carolina University as many as eight years to crack through before

Fully intact Viking boat burial found in Scotland

An incredible fully intact Viking boat burial has been found in the Scottish Highlands. The term "fully-intact", used to describe the find, means the remains of the body along with objects buried with it and evidence of the boat used were found and recovered. Dr Oliver Harris from the University of Leicester