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Neolithic house unearthed in Scotland

A 6,000-year-old Neolithic house has been unearthed in southern Scotland. Excavations have unearthed a number of post-holes which formed part of a rectangular building and fragments of Neolithic carinated bowl, used for cooking and storage. It is thought that they date to around 4000 BC. The rectilinear hall, which measured 14m in length

Viking boat burial uncovered in Norway

A possible Viking boat burial dating back between the 7th-10th centuries A.D. has been found in Norway. The boat was at least 13 feet (4 meters) long and was buried in the ground in a roughly north-south direction, according to archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage (NIKU). It's not

WWI-era German submarine found in North Sea

The wreckage of a WWI-era German Submarine has been found in the North Sea. The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at a depth of 30m (100ft) off the Belgian coast. "The submarine is in such good condition that we reckon all the bodies are still on

Painted jade mask found in Maya tomb

A 700-year-old painted Jade mask has been found in a classic-era maya tomb in Guatemala. The mask, painted red in with cinnabar paint, was discovered beneath the head of the ruler. Archaeologists at the Mayan period’s most famous site, Tikal, discovered a similar greenstone mask during excavations in the 1960s in

Dugout canoe uncovered by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has revealed a dugout canoe that had been resting on the bottom of the Indian River in Florida. Lathrop spotted the dugout cypress tree canoe when he was bicycling and observing damage from Hurricane Irma. "And I was like, 'That can't be,'" Lathrop said. This unlikely archaeologist knew he had to

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