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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excavations near the ancient Roman city wall of Gloucester, United Kingdom, revealed a rare artefact from the Roman Age. It’s a small bronze wing that came from a winged statuette.
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.
Remains of a burnt down stronghold belonging to the Teutonic Order was discovered near the Lichtajny Lake, in northern Poland. Archaeologists suspect the remains formed once a wooden castle that was burnt down during Order’s colonisation of the pagan Prussia in 13th century.
After seven days of intensive digging, explorers unearthed a time capsule from 1934. The find was once buried as a cornerstone of Ordensburg Krössinsee – an educational centre for cadres of the Nazi Party in Złocieniec (then known as Falkenburg), north-western Poland.
Excavations at a construction site near Nowa Huta, South Poland, proceeding construction of a road linking Warsaw with Cracow, bring new discoveries. Recently graves dating back 2000 years were found.
Excavations in central Jutland in Denmark revealed a vessel filled with burnt cheese that dated back to the Bronze Age. The find is a unique evidence for cooking practice in the prehistoric times and for mistakes that might have happened during.
Archaeologists revealed the world’s oldest snowshoe that was discovered in the Dolomites. The find is believed to have been created in the Neolithic between 3800-3700 BC.