4,000-year-old child’s grave found on Orkney island

Published on February 20th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The 4,000-year-old remains of a child has been found buried on an Orkney island in Scotland. The grave – which it is believed could be up to 4,000 years old – was uncovered on Sanday’s shoreline ... Read More


Medieval chapel found in Yorkshire

Published on February 19th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A medieval chapel, built before the Norman Conquest of 1066, has been found in North Yorkshire. Two bodies were also found at the site. It is thought the remains were of a young man and an ... Read More


Identifying those buried in London’s Bedlam cemetery

Published on February 19th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Volunteers have been examining parish records in an effort to help determine the names of the extimated 5,000 people buried in Bedlam cemetery in London. Some of the names include Sir Ambrose Nicholas, who was Lord ... Read More


How modern humans ate their way to dominance

Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Science Magazine has posted an interesting article detailing about the genetic changes that occurred in modern humans to diversify our palettes, which in turn helped us rise to dominance on this planet. As humans adapted to ... Read More


3D measurements revise dog domestication date

Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

3D analysis of 30,000-year-old skulls thought to belong to domesticated dogs have revealed that the skulls actually belong to wolves. This revises the dates for the domestication of man’s best friend to about 15,000 years ago ... Read More


New dates for disappearance of Neanderthals from Iberian Peninsula

Published on February 17th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

New research suggests that Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula 45,000 years ago, 5,000 years earlier than they did from the rest of Europe. Analysis with high resolution techniques, which combined palaeoenvironmental and archaeological data, point ... Read More

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5th century wooden ornament found in Japan

Published on February 17th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A 1,500-year-old wooden ornament known as a tachikazari has been found in a burial mound in Japan. Tachikazari were installed on the top of parasols, called “kinugasa” (umbrellas), in ancient times. Haniwa are figurines and sculptures ... Read More

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