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Bronze Age weapons found in Scotland

3,000-year-old bronze weapons have been found in a field in northeastern Scotland. “The hoard of artefacts, which are around three thousand years old, is the find of a lifetime. It is very unusual to recover such artefacts in a modern archaeological excavation, which can reveal so much about the context of

Partial saber-toothed cat remains found near wooden spears

The partial remains of saber-toothed cats have been discovered in the same layer as eight wooden spears with sharpened points in Germany's Schöningen mine. Limited signs of wear on teeth from one saber-toothed cat, found about 100 meters from the spear excavation, indicate that the creature was relatively young. Pits, scrapes

Aboriginal artifacts found in Australian park

Aboriginal spear barbs and other blades and flakes have been found at the future site of a playground in Sydney. Archaeologist Jillian Comber said many of the artefacts found during the past two weeks were thousands of years old and included back blades and flaking, which is the remnants of stone

Neolithic fishing spear found during tunnel construction

A neolithic fishing spear, complete with center bone point, was found during construction of a tunnel in Denmark. "It was found obliquely embedded in the seafloor and must have been lost during fishing at some point in the Neolithic," Line Marie Olesen, archaeologist at the Museum Lolland-Falster, told Discovery News. "The finding

2,000-year-old warrior’s grave found in England

The grave of a warrior who died 2,000 years ago has been found underneath the future site of a new golf clubhouse in Colchester, England. Archaeologists have been investigating land at the Playgolf course in Bakers Lane, Colchester, before work starts on the new range. And Philip Crummy, director of the Colchester

Early hunters were using spears at least 90,000 years ago

New research has confirmed that humans were hurling stone-tipped spears 90,000 years ago at the earliest. Archaeologist Corey O'Driscoll of South East Archaeology in Canberra became interested in the traces left by hurled spears after reading studies of the wounds that medieval weapons inflicted on humans. In preliminary work, European archaeologists

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