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.
During construction of a 38-storey apartment building in Melbourne, Australia, around 250000 artefacts artefacts were discovered, dating to the gold rush period of the recent Australian history.
Archaeologists from The Australian National University discovered fragments from the edge of the world’s possibly oldest-known axe. The discovery was made in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The artefact dates back between 46000 and 49000 years, around the time people first arrived on the continent.
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