Archaeologists discovered caches of American Revolutionary War artefacts at Gloucester Point, Virginia, United States of America. Excavations were conducted prior to construction of a new Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Mid-January is the moment that our Staff would like to announce the 2016 Archaeological Awards for projects undertaken in Poland and worldwide. It is time to announce the research projects that our site would like to award for their contribution in archaeology, expanding our knowledge about the past, crossing new frontiers, and preservation of the cultural heritage.
Archaeologists discovered remains of a hunter camp in a small cave in Bluefish Caves in northwestern Yukon, Canada, that contained a jaw bone of a now extinct Yukon horse. The surface of the artefact was covered with cut marks and it was dated by radiocarbon to 24000 years ago.
Half of a human jaw bone with gold teeth was found by a metal detectorist near Edwards Crossing, a historic toll bridge used to cross the Yuba River, Nevada, United States of America.
Excavations in Philadelphia, United States of America, revealed a small white bowl being the proof for first real hard-paste porcelain made in America. This is a first such find marking a successful attempt at replicating the production process carried out by Chinese potters since 7th cent. AD.
The cannon was found by a dredging company under contract with the Army Corps of Engineers. The artefact was recovered ear the property boundary between Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site and the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina, USA.
Archaeologists found new evidence for long distance trade of the Chaco Canyon population living in the Southwest of U.S.A., including corn to feed the thousands of people inhabiting the area.
Canadian archaeologists are surveying high alpine pastures in the Selwyn and Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories (Canada) in search for archaeological sites revealed by melting ice.
Excavations prior to a road-building project in British Columbia, Canada, discovered a wetland-gardening site in Pitt Meadows. The site dates back to 1800 BC.
Archaeologists document the 100-kilometre long Sahtu Dene caribou fences in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The task aims at marking a physical record of indigenous history in the area.
Researchers explored underwater shipwrecks of four ore carriers sunk off coast of Bell Island, Newfoundland, by German U-boats in 1942.
Archaeologists conducting salvage excavations at a site on the Exploits River in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, discovered artefacts, including stone tools used 2200 years ago by Groswater Paleoeskimos.
On the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 two Japanese mini submarines were explored with a robotic vehicle. The exploration of the sunken war vessels was live-streamed.
Chemical analysis a nail found in a remote grave of a member of the ill-fated expedition of Sir John Franklin, John Hartnell, found on Beechey Island, revealed zinc deficiency in the body of the deceased.
Newest research of 3000-year-old clay figurines excavated near Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., states that they might have been used as fertility symbols by desert farmers.
Underwater explorers discovered a 144-year-old shipwreck in Lake Ontario, off Oswego, New York. The ship has been identified as a rare sailing vessel, a scow-sloop, called the Black Duck.
A strange coin was found in Deadwood’s Chinatown in 2001 within a trove of 227 coins but only recently experts were able to identify it as a rare 1883 “Racketeer Nickel”.
Archaeologists discovered remains of a 16th century ship that sunk in Pensacola Bay, West of Florida, USA. The wreck is one of the ships of a Spanish colonisation expedition sunk by a storm in 1559.
Buffalo Trace Distillery unearthed remnants of the O.F.C. Distillery dating to 1873 while renovating a building in Frankfort, Kentucky, USA. The discovery was made as the long used storage building was prepared for renovation.
The flood in 2013 that occurred in southern Alberta, Canada, caused the local government to conduct a program to preserve artefacts in affected areas. As a result, archaeologists studied sites unearthing items such as tools and bison bones at the banks of the Bow River, East of Calgary.