A study of sequenced DNA from remains of cats dated from 13000 BC to 18th century AD reveals how cats spread throughout ancient Eurasia and Africa.
Previously unknown archaeological features were discovered in the remote area of Le Pianelle in the Tappino Valley in the Apennines, region of Molise, Italy. The discovery was made through aerial photographs made by drones.
Archaeologists are researching the so far unexplored border, or limes, of the Roman Empire in north-western Romania. Among the finds of the recent season is an unknown border sentry post near the legion fort of Resculum, near Bologa.
Archaeologists discovered an Ottoman period building in Ashkelon, Israel. The building was once used by local inhabitants engaged in fishing along the Mediterranean coast.
A site at Rendlesham, south-eastern United Kingdom, located about 6 kilometres from the Sutton Hoo burial site, might contain remains of a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace.
Excavation preceding construction works at an area of a Roman fort annexe at Camelon, Scotland, revealed new features, among which is an ancient Roman oven.
Over 50 archaeologists and metal detectorists surveyed the area of the Medieval Battle of Grunwald. The 1410 battle between an alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, against the Teutonic Knights was a decisive clash that shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe.
Underwater archaeologists discovered a human skeleton at the wreckage site of the ancient ship that carried the clockwork device known as the Antykithera mechanism. The individual found at the 2000-year-old wreckage, off the shore of the Greek island of Antykithera, might reveal first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim.
A fisherman, fishing in the Dudet river in 2014, near Tisul, Kemerovo region, central Russia, discovered a fossilised figurine in his nets. Now, the experts confirmed the object being a unique, genuine Bronze Age statuette.
Excavation in the Sakitari Cave in southern Okinawa, Japan, unearthed fish hooks that are said to be 23000 years old. The artefacts were created from sea snail shells.
Remains of a 200-year-old plantation manager’s building, owner’s mansion and a kitchen building were unearthed through excavation in La Caroline, north-eastern French Guiana. The plantation was one of hundreds functioning between 18th-19th centuries in that area of South America.
Polish archaeologists excavating the Roman legion fort Novae near Svishtov, Bulgaria, made numerous finds this season. The discoveries include a trove of coins, a Slavic kiln and numerous architectural features.
Excavations on a hill in Shazand, Markazi province, Iran, revealed remains of a settlement dating back 8000 years. The site contains relics from different periods, starting from the Neolithic.
A farmer from Bukowno Stare, southern Poland, whose grounds were dug up by boars discovered unearthed archaeological artefacts. After releasing the finds’ images into the internet archaeologists contacted him and conducted excavations at the place.
A ritual wooden spear was found by archaeologists in Bolków near Lake Świdwie, north-western Poland. The ornamented artefact is believed to be 9000 years old.
Construction works at the Sarny palace, south-western Poland, revealed a time capsule. The container was hidden within the bronze sphere on top of the palace’s tower.
Excavations at Stöðvarfjörður, East Fjords region of Iceland, revealed discoveries that might date the earliest settlement date of the island almost 100 years earlier to the past.
Excavations at Chelmsford, Essex, East England, revealed a post-medieval lime kiln at a sight scheduled for future housing development.
A trove of artefacts was discovered in Boston, north-eastern USA, during excavations at Old North Church. Archaeologists have found items revealing a snapshot of English, Irish, Jewish and Italian immigrant life in the second half of 19th century.
A swimmer at a resort located at the southern corner of Sea of Galilee, Israel, discovered five World War I artillery shells. They are said to probable have been dumped by retreating Turkish troops a century ago.