The Environment Agency has used lasers to scan and map the English landscape from above since 1998. This LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology is also publicly available and has proved particularly helpful to archaeologists seeking to map ancient features, such as Roman roads that have been ‘lost’, some for thousands of years.
Archaeologists from Collegium Polonicum in Słubice revisited the site of the Battle of Kunersdorf in a project lasting since 2009 aimed at identifying the place of a mass grave where the fallen soldiers were buried.
A team of Museum of London Archaeology researchers discovered an ornate fresco at a site by Lime Street.
Archaeologists led by Yang Yimin of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing found wooden carvings of male genitals found in the hands of female mummies in graves at the Xiaohe Tomb complex in Lop Nur, Xinjiang (China’s Uyghur autonomous region).
A 3500-year-old Egyptian seal was discovered by a hiker. The accidental discovery was made in the hills of Lower Galilee in northern Israel.
Archaeological survey of Arequipa’s district of Ayo revealed 90 new sites. Research revealed sites dating back to the Middle Horizon period (Wari Culture, 600 AD – 1000 AD) and sites of possible subsequent occupation during Late Intermediate and Late Horizon periods.
A previously undiscovered and large ancient theatre has been excavated on the Ionian island of Lefkada.
Two small sized sculptures (approx 0.54cm height), one of Artemis made of copper and a second of her brother Apollo made of marble, were found at the archaeological site of Aptera, Chania on the island of Crete.
In an enormous effort an area of over 110 square kilometres has been studied by archaeologists from The National Archaeological Museum in Warsaw with the use of both non-invasive techniques and through excavations.
A Roman Imperial winery was found by archaeologists near the village of Vagnari in the Basentello river valley, Southern Italy.
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.
A Roman-Byzantine grave was unearthed in Istanbul in the Istiklal Avenue.
Archaeologists investigating a parcel near Interstate 10 discovered probably the oldest human tracks found so far in the American Southwest.
Probably the oldest European foot prosthetic, dated to 6th century AD, was found in Austria by archaeologists from the Austrian Archaeological Institute.
Remains of a 3500-year-old settlement were found by archaeologists near the ancient Roman city of Aquileia in Northeast Italy.
Remains of a man with a deformed knee to which a prosthetic leg was attached was found in a tomb in an ancient cemetery near Turpan in China.
Among the artefacts buried with a Chinese emperor Jing Di of the Han Dynasty the archaeologists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered tea which might be the oldest tea remains found so far.
Three hillforts in Central Poland were subject of non-invasive research by scientists from Institute of Archaeology of University of Łódź and Łódź branch of Scientific Association of Polish Archaeologists.
The remains of a 3400 year old citadel were recently discovered during archaeological excavation at a site on Balfour Street in Nahariya, Northern Israel.
Hotel constructions in Old Town Alexandria unearthed a large, heavy ship, scuttled between 1775 and 1798.