The remains of a 1,500-year-old basilica, complete with Christian mosaic floors, has been found is Israel. The ruins were discovered during a salvage excavation ahead of a construction project in Aluma, a village about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Tel Aviv, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Wednesday (Jan. 22).
An 8,000-year-old grain store has been found at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey. In total, from each of the two studied containers archaeologists recovered almost 5 kg of grain. Such amount and such a good state of preservation is a global scale phenomenon. In addition, a different grain cluster
A large high-status home containing at least 21 rooms has been found south of the Sphinx in Egypt in a 4,500-year-old urban site. Archaeologists excavating a city just 400 meters (1,312 feet) south of the Sphinx uncovered the house and nearby mound containing the hind limbs of young cattle, the seals
35 Sican tombs dating back 1,000 years have been found at an ancient cemetery in Peru. The tombs -containing skeletal remains, ceramics, textiles and gold-plated copper pieces- are thought to be of a pre-hispanic Sican descent. Last December, just after Christmas, workers involved in the Olmos irrigation project found 12 other tombs
New DNA analysis suggests that dogs and wolves split from a common ancestor before humans transitioned to agricultural societies. Dogs and wolves evolved from a common ancestor between 9,000 and 34,000 years ago, before humans transitioned to agricultural societies, according to an analysis of modern dog and wolf genomes from areas