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Ireland inhabited 2,500 years earlier than thought

A butchered brown bear bone is pushing back the date of habitation in Ireland to 12,500-years ago, 2,500 years earlier than previously thought. Radiocarbon dating of a butchered brown bear bone, which has been stored in a cardboard box at the National Museum of Ireland for almost 100 years, has established

Maryland site continuously occupied for 10,000 years

A nearly 10,000-year-old stone hearth has been unearthed at Pig Point, Maryland. Now the hunt is on for pre-Paleo evidence of habitation. Claims of "pre-Paleo" discoveries elsewhere in the United States and South America have been enormously controversial among scientists. But at Pig Point, where deep, "layer cake" deposits with solid

The oldest evidence of human habitation in the southern hemisphere

Analysis has confirmed that an Aboriginal site in Tasmania contains the oldest evidence of human habitation in the southern hemiphere. About 3 million Indigenous artefacts were discovered at the Jordan River levee north of Hobart. The State Government commissioned archaeologists to examine the site after the Aboriginal community raised concerns

The oldest, most southerly human habitation in the world

Archaeologists in Tasmania have found what they believe to be the oldest, most southerly site of human habitation in the world. Archaeologists and Aboriginal heritage officers have been removing sediment from eight trenches along the Jordan River levee at the Brighton roadworks site, north of Hobart. Initial findings suggest

The 10 oldest still-inhabited cities

WebUrbanist has compiled a list of the ten oldest still-inhabited cities, some with traces of habitation dating back over 10,000 years! Urban society may seem a modern phenomenon but cities have been around for a lot longer than one might think. Indeed, once nomadic tribes began to settle in one location,

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