Indiana Jones? Archaeologist kills rampaging polar bear

Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Admin

In what could be a scene right out of an Indiana Jones movie, two archaeologists investigating Nazi meteorological stations in Greenland were attacked by a polar bear. Bjarne Groennov killed the animal after it threw fellow [&hellip... Read More


Scottish settler’s home found on Prince Edward Island

Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Admin

The 18th-century home of a Scottish settler has been found in a park in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The location of the late 1700s homestead at Stanhope was revealed in 2008, when the remnants of an [&hellip... Read More


Byzantine winery unearthed on Black Sea coast

Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Admin

An ancient winery has been discovered during exploration of a Late Antiquity/Early Byzantine fortress on Bulgarias northern Black Sea coast. The supposed winery, according to reports, consisted of two stone buildings connected through a wooden passage. [&hellip... Read More


Medieval treasure found in Bulgaria

Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Admin

Coins and weapons have been found buried in the floor of a home in the medieval city of Kastritsi in northeastern Bulgaria. According to associate professor Valentin Pletnyov, head of the Regional History Museum in Varna, [&hellip... Read More


Prehistoric cave art found in Dominican Republic cave

Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Admin

Petroglyphs and other prehistoric artworks have been discovered in a cave in the Dominican Republic. The cavern has 61 petroglyphs and two bas-relief sculptures, the newspaper learned from Spanish archaeologist Adolfo Lopez, who is in charge [&hellip... Read More


Baby names: The legacy of the Norman conquest

Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Admin

Why have Norman names such as William, Henry, Robert, Alice and Matilda been popular for 1,000 years after the Norman conquest? Further wreathing the 11th Century in mystery, says Professor Bartlett, is how unfamiliar the names [&hellip... Read More


Medieval roof decoration found in River Thames

Published on August 4th, 2010 | by Admin

A 600-year-old roof finial, an ornament at the top of a spire or gable, has been found in the River Thames. The object, which dates from the late 12th Century or 13th Century, is in the shape [&hellip... Read More


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Extinct crocodile was mammal-like

Published on August 4th, 2010 | by Admin

The discovery of perhistoric crocodile fossils show that the croc was more mammal-like than reptile-like. Our group, our research team, has been working in southern Tanzania for a few years now and we’ve found a very [&hellip... Read More


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