Construction workers at Bob Scott Retirement Village, Lower Hutt’s Petone on North Island, New Zealand, found a large trove of 19th century artefacts. The area is located on the site of the former Petone College.
Construction workers discovered military tranches dating back to the 19th century near Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty area of the Island of New Zealand.
Three shipwrecks were discovered off shore of north-eastern Australia, at Kenn Reefs in the Coral Sea. The wrecks are believed to be at least 150 years old.
Excavations at Triabunna, second largest township on the east coast of Tasmania, revealed various items at a site that is believed to have once been British 51st Regiment’s barracks.
Archaeologists found artefacts connected with the first settlers of Australia’s South West in the 1830s. The items were found in Augusta and are believed to be linked to the Turner family.
The historic Artillery Drill Hall in Fremantle, West Australia, became the site of archaeological excavations aimed at revealing the structure’s history. The building dates to 1895 and was extended during World War II.
A stone adze was discovered by forestry crew at Tututawa in eastern Taranaki farmland, New Zeland. The origin of the tool is yet unknown but it pre-dates the arrival of Europeans.
Department of Conservation ranger discovered an ancient Maori oven while searching for weeds in Mason Bay on Stewart Island, the third-largest island of New Zealand.
Archaeologists study the wreck of James Matthews, a former slave ship lying just off the coast of Perth. The ship sunk in 1941 and was discovered in 1973 on the depth of 2-3 metres south of Fremantle, south-western Australia.
People campaigning against housing development in Ihumatao, Mangere, North New Zealand, discovered shell midden pointing to existence of pre-European colonisation Maori settlements in the area.
A rare paper banknote was discovered by art experts in Australia while examining an antique wooden sculpture that was being prepared for auction. The banknote is dated to the third year of the reign of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty – 1371 AD.
Excavations unearthed the remains of a World War II Lancaster NN775 bomber that crashed in boggy terrain at Bunsbeek, about 45 kilometres east of Brussells, Belgium.
Archaeologists discovered a 46000-year-old piece of jewellery in the Kimberly region of West Australia. It is made of a pointed kangaroo bone and was possibly worn pierced through the nose.
New study analysed voyager strategies and combined them with environmental conditions in order to find out how ancient seafarers travelled across distant sea routes.
Archaeologists conducted investigation and specialised analysis of the structures within the ancient city built atop a coral reef at Temwen Island in Federated States of Micronesia. A monumental tomb said to belong to the first chief of the island of Pohnpei was studied.
Archaeologists believe to have found an ancient observatory at Wurdi Youang, west of Melbourne, Australia, that was used by indigenous Australians to track the movement of the Sun and Moon even 14000 years ago.
Archaeologists and aboriginal landowners surveyed over 250 sites in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, documenting more than 30000 images of prehistoric art.
Anthropologists analysing the body of a 800-year-old individual came to a conclusion that the person was possibly killed by a boomerang strike to the head. The remains were found in Toorale National Park, eastern Australia and pre-date by 600 years the arrival of Europeans to the continent.
Circular stone foundations were discovered by archaeologists on Rosemary Island in the Dampier archipelago off Australia’s North-West coast. The structures are said to be even 9000 years old.
Hawaiian island Oahu’s beach revealed petroglyphs created by indigenous people at least 400 years ago. The carvings were discovered by accident by tourists on the western side of the island in the area of Waianae Coast.