In 2014 the HMS Erebus was discovered. One of two ships of the ill-fated mission to discover the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, led by Sir John Franklin in 1845. Now, the second ship, HMS Terror, that sailed under the command of Captain Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier, has been discovered.
Construction workers unearthed 19th century burials just 40 centimetres beneath the ground in downtown Montreal, Canada. Over 40 burials were discovered at a site that is believed to be an abandoned protestant cemetery.
Excavations of the remote site of Qaiqsut, north of Baffin Island, in north-eastern Canada’s Nunavut region revealed numerous artefacts that belonged to the proto-Inuit Thule culture. The site consists of a a sod house located in Sirmilik National Park at an area that slowly erodes into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Upward Sun River site in central Alaska revealed remains of hearths that served as cooking pits for people living in the area between 13200-11500 BC. Abundance of salmon remains, discovered within these features sheds new light on the diet of the Palaeolithic people, as this is the oldest evidence of cooking salmon in the New World.
An ongoing project of World War II battlegrounds off U.S. shores is under-way two wrecks of have been already discovered. The twin wrecks are the freighter SS Bluefields and the German U-bot U-576.
Waters around Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA, revealed three shipwrecks of Spanish ships yielding numerous interesting artefacts, as underwater explorers surveyed the area.
A team of three underwater explorers from New York discovered a ship on the bottom of Lake Ontario in North America’s Great Lakes region. The wreckage was identified as a 200-years-old sloop “Washington” that was built in USA and owned by Canadians.
Archaeologists discovered 15 obsidian hand axes while conducting excavations in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, USA. These tools are first of their kind discovered in the region.
A tip of a Mexican sword was discovered during excavations at the south gate of the Alamo Mission in Texas (USA), famous for the 1836 battle during the Texas Revolution. The artefact is believed to be a part from a sword issued to a officer in the Mexican infantry.
Archaeologists uncovered the final piece of long-lost part of the estate’s past as the excavations at James Madison’s estate continue. The Montpellier estate in Orange County, West Virginia, USA, was the estate that belonged to Madison, known for drafting the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and becoming the 4th president of the country.
Researchers discovered a campsite used by prehistoric hunter-gatherers 12,300 years ago in Utah Desert (USA), when the area was a lush wetland. The site was discovered in the area of U.S. Air Force’s Utah Test and Training Range, a proving grounds in the salt flats west of Salt Lake City.
The crowd-sharing system called Arches, utilising satellite imagery, photographs, technical data and eyewitness descriptions documents damage and destruction of monuments by the so-called Islamic State and due to fights near the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Archaeologists investigating an area located in British Columbia in Canada discovered a deposit containing shells, animal bones and other items that indicate the site of human settlement. Among them 80 tablets and pebbles with images were documented.
Excavations of a known Gault site in Texas revealed layers of artefacts older than the previously discovered, containing traces of human occupation, dating back even 16700 years. So far over 90 stone tools were documented.
Archaeologists from the University of Oregon have found evidence of oldest human activity in coastal Southern California. Three sites scattered with ancient tool-making debris and the shells of harvested shellfish have been found on Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the Channel Islands.
Trove of previously undocumented rock art was discovered by archaeologists exploring the remote Wupatki National Monument northeast of Flagstaff in northern Arizona.
A ranch in Arizona revealed a 3,000-year-old bison kill site, featuring hundreds of bones and bone fragments, along with dozens of cobblestones and flaked and ground stone tools.
Archaeologists working in southern Nevada, 160 km North-east of Las Vegas found nearly 20 sites used by ancient hunter-gatherer societies dated back 12000 years.
Archaeologists investigating a parcel near Interstate 10 discovered probably the oldest human tracks found so far in the American Southwest.
Hotel constructions in Old Town Alexandria unearthed a large, heavy ship, scuttled between 1775 and 1798.