Archaeologists discovered human remains around 90 metres off the south Sarasota County coastline, Florida, United States of America, which turned out to be part of a rare 7000-year-old Native American ancestral burial site.
Latest excavations at Fort San Juan – the earliest known permanent European settlement in the interior United States, located near Morganton, North Carolina, unravels early entanglements between Native Americans and European explorers, revealing how their interactions shaped the history of the American South.
Researchers have identified the source of one of tiny fragments of paper found on board of the wreckage of Queen Anne’s Revenge – the flagship of the pirate Edward Teach, known better as Blackbeard. It was revealed to be from a 1712 first edition of a book by Capt. Edward Cooke.
A lime-covered object the size of a bead that was excavated from a shaft grave of the so-called Griffin Warrior in 2015 at Pylos, Greece, turned out to be a gemstone engraved with a design that can be stamped on clay or wax depicting a warrior fighting with two others.
A historic sword, belonging to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, leader of the first American Civil War unit in the North made up of African-American soldiers, was donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society after resting for decades at attics of private owners.
Construction workers discovered a hidden cellar behind a Prohibition-era wall in Liberty Hall Museum, Union, New Jersey, USA, filled with over 50 bottles and 42 demijohns of wine, some of which date back to 1769.
Researchers have reconstructed the faces of a family of an ancient chief that were buried together 3700 years ago in a shell midden with thousands of stone beads at the shore of the Salish Sea, British Columbia, Canada.
Archaeologists discovered a small lead ball near Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston, USA, indicating that the site was used by the British troops as trenches in 1780, during the American Revolutionary War.