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Bronze dog statue found in England

A hoard of Roman bronze artifacts, including a statue of a dog, has been found in southwest England. The 1,700-year-old licking dog is a ’healing statue’ and experts think it may be linked to the Roman temple at Lydney or that there could be a previously undiscovered temple elsewhere in the

23,000-year-old artifacts found in Brazil

23,000-year-old artifacts have been found in the Santa Elina rock-shelter in Brazil. Evidence of people’s presence at Santa Elina rock shelter, located in a forested part of central-west Brazil, so long ago raises questions about how people first entered South America. Early settlers may have floated down the Pacific Coast in

Obsidian artifacts found at Maya site

42 obsidian artifacts has been found at the Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala. The precious rocks were thought to hold special spiritual or supernatural significance for the Preclassical Mayan people. The obsidian stones were discovered in Ceibal, Guatemala, with details reported in a study in the Journal of Field Archaeology. In

Neanderthals used adhesives 200,000 years ago

New research suggests that Neanderthals used tar as an adhesive 200,000 years ago. Excavations over the past few decades have unearthed tar lumps and adhesive residues on stone tools at Neanderthal sites in Germany. Some anthropologists have claimed that adhesive production is a high-tech skill associated with anatomically modern humans, yet

Roman-era necklace found in Bulgaria

A well-preserved gold necklace has been found in an ancient shop at Heraclea Sintica in Bulgaria. A Hellenistic and later Roman city, Heraclea Sintica, about 180km south of today’s Bulgarian capital Sofia, was founded in the fourth century BCE and lasted about 800 years when it was destroyed by an earthquake.

Ritual Canaanite artifacts found in Israel

Canaanite artifacts have been found at the ancient city of Libnah, in Israel. The discovery of masks and more cultic vessels has bolstered confidence that ritual activity was taking place 3,200 years ago at Libnah, a Canaanite city that would become Judahite in the biblical era. Previously the archaeologists had been uncertain

Ancient trading network found in Vietnam

Evidence of a 4,500-year-old trading network has been found in Vietnam. "We knew some artifacts were being moved around but this shows evidence for a major trade network that also included specialist tool-makers and technological knowledge," Catherine Frieman, lead researcher and an expert in ancient stone tools, was quoted by the

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