Over 15 Palaeolithic cooking hearths discovered in Alaska

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.

Part of a Mexican sword discovered in Alamo

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.

Excavation at the estate of father of USA's  constitution

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.

Utah desert reveals an Ice Age hunting site

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.

12000-years-old tools discovered

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.