Ornamented antler found in Gołębiewo, central Poland, subjected to DNA and stable isotope analyses, revealed its origin as coming from between northern Scandinavia and north-western Russia, indicating it might have travelled from North Karelia to Central Poland during Mesolithic Era.
In the study to identify when wild rice first began to be grown for food in South America researchers discovered that Amazonian farmers found out how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4000 years ago.
Underwater archaeologists uncovered fragments of bronze statues, matching part of the original mechanism, and a section of the wooden hull revisiting the famous 1st-century BC shipwreck near Antikythera island off southern Greece discovered more than a century ago.
Archaeologists announced deciphering the text of a copy of a 3,200-year-old stone inscription from the archive of James Mellaart, telling about the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira, which launched a military campaign led by a prince named Muksus from Wilusa (ancient name for Troy).
Shape and material of a copper axe blade found in 2008 at a Neolithic site in Riedmatt, Switzerland was proven to be practically identical to one found by Ötzi, the 5000-year-old individual discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991.
Non-invasive archaeological research with use of geophysical measurements has possibly revealed that a Medieval Norse parliament might have met at the Iron Age Thing’s Va Broch near Thurso, North Scotland.
Recent study of ancient DNA obtained from 2000-year-old remains of a boy from Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, East Republic of South Africa, indicates that the split between modern humans and earlier human groups occurred between 350000-260000 years ago – earlier than previously thought.
Archaeologists discovered traces of an ancient Jewish settlement at the site of the abandoned military training base at Beit El in Samaria, East Israel. The site dates back to Iron Age, and was occupied in the Persian, Hellenistic and Hasmonean periods until the Roman Era.
A team of German and Egyptian archaeologist was able to recover toes belonging to the statue of king Psamtik I, which was discovered in March and mistaken for king Ramesses II. The discovery was made in the Matariya district of Cairo, Egypt.