Cave art dating back 8000 years was discovered near Mersin, southern Turkey. The cave located in the city’s Gülnar district holds the first cave paintings in Middle Taurus mountains in the region of Cilicia.
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.
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.
Unusual burials were discovered by a joint team of Polish and Georgian archaeologists that conducted excavations on the Beshtasheni burial site, south-eastern Georgia. This season over 16 graves were excavated, dating back to Late Bronze and Early Iron Age.
A stone with ancient scripture was discovered at Amyint Taung pagoda no 5 in Mrouk-Oo of Arakan, Burma, containing writing both on the front and back.
Archaeologists uncovering the Haihunhou Tombs in Nanchang City, the capital of east China’s Jiangxi Province, discovered over 5000 bamboo slips containing writings. Some of them have been identified as Qi version of the “Analects of Confucius” written between 5th and 3rd cent. BC.
Excavations in Kaharole, Dinajpur district, Bangladesh, revealed a temple believed to be at least 800-years-old. The structure contains unique architectural features and is a place where an idol of the Vishnu avatar Mohini was found.
Archaeological investigation in Chinnaariyapatti village, Tamil Nadu province in southern India, ended in discovery of a sculpture dated to the 10th century AD. The sculpture contains the image of Ayyanar, a folk deity and an inscription in ancient Tamil writing.
A 12th century storage jar of Chinese manufacturing was discovered in a private house in Pandillapali, Prakasam district in western India. The owner claimed he discovered it in Motupally, Krishna district, where an international seaport existed since antiquity, visited even by Marco Polo in 1289.
At a site located 600 kilometres within the Arctic Circle, archaeologists discovered artefacts dating back to the 3rd or 4th millennium BC. The Neolithic site is located on Taymyr peninsula, on the bank of Novaya River, far North of Krasnoyarsk region in Russia.
A fragment of a bronze cup from the Medieval times was discovered in the Gydan Peninsula by a team of explorers set to monitor the permafrost. The artefact is 1000 years old and comes from Persian Iran.
Archaeologists working in the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains, around 160 kilometres South of the city of Barnaul, South-Central Russia, discovered a needle made roughly 50000 years ago. The cave is known for artefacts that indicate that all three human forms (Homo Sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans) have lived there one time or another.
Archaeologists excavating a burial ground in the Russian Federation’s Republic of Khakassia in eastern Siberia discovered a burial of a woman buried 4500 years ago. The Early Bronze Age burial was equipped with an incense burner decorated by solar symbols, 1,500 beads and 100 pendants made from animal teeth.
Archaeologists reported a discovery of a 1500-year-old tomb of a woman who was adorned with unique jewellery, including a necklace of 5000 beads and golden earrings. The find was made in Datong City in China while surveying the area before a construction project.
Archaeologists in Kazakhstan unearthed an architectural structure dated to the Bronze Age that contains a series of five, gradually rising towards centre, walls. The remains are said to be 3000 years old.
Excavations at the ancient city of Stratonikeia in modern Turkey’s Muğla Province revealed a 1300-year-old skeleton of a young woman. The works are being conducted in the ancient city’s Western Street and they resulted in finding many relics from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Beylik periods.
Latest research shows that late Stone Age hunter-gatherer communities spent time working out the basics of farming on the fertile lands of what is now Turkey before taking this knowledge migrating to Europe as gene material gathered among burials of early European settlers and early farmers in Central Turkey shows resemblance.
Researchers in China found first evidence for the legendary catastrophic Great Flood that occurred on the Yellow River, an event that resulted in emergence of the first ruling Xia dynasty of China.
The crowd-sharing system called Arches, utilising satellite imagery, photographs, technical data and eyewitness descriptions documents damage and destruction of monuments by the so-called Islamic State and due to fights near the Syrian city of Aleppo.