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Neolithic flint axes found in Denmark

Published on May 12th, 2016 | by Admin

Two Neolithic flint axes, the largest yet found, have been found in a drained bog near Tastum Lake. Archaeologists at nearby Viborg Museum theorise that the axes were placed in the bog as part of a ... Read More


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Roman Venus figurine found in England

Published on May 11th, 2016 | by Admin

A “pseudo Venus” figurine missing its head and pedestal has been found the Suffolk village of Long Melford. “The Venus statue, which would have had religious significance, is missing her head and would have been standing ... Read More


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Researchers test hair found in Romsey Abbey

Published on May 11th, 2016 | by Admin

Researchers have tested a sample of hair taken from a mysterious braid found in a lead coffin in Romsey Abbey. The hair is shaped as if it is still sitting on a head but there is ... Read More


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300-year-old Jewish Ghetto unearthed in Amsterdam

Published on May 10th, 2016 | by Admin

Construction work in central Amsterdam has uncovered remains of a 17th century slum on Valkenburger Street. “People who lived here were so poor that they had no infrastructure,” said Jerzy Gawronski, a municipal archaeologist whom the ... Read More


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Cheesemaking in the Swiss Alps dated back 3,000 years

Published on May 9th, 2016 | by Admin

Analysis of residues found on ancient pottery fragments found in the Swiss Alps have revealed that herders were making cheese in the area 3,000 years ago. Even though cheese-making had been documented earlier at lower altitudes, ... Read More


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4,500-year-old burial of woman found in Peru

Published on May 9th, 2016 | by Admin

Archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old remains of a high-status woman in Peru, near the ancient city of Caral. “This find shows evidence of gender equality, that is, both women and men were able to play leading ... Read More


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3D printing Ötzi the Iceman

Published on May 6th, 2016 | by Admin

Researchers have created 3D printed models of Ötzi the Iceman using CT scans of the 5,000-year-old mummy. Pre-existing CT scans were used to make the resin replica which was then sculpted and hand-painted by US artist ... Read More