A new technique developed by an international team allowed to trace the remains of groups of hominids in sediments even in caves or in strata which have no skeletal remains. the researchers analysed 85 samples of sediments from the Pleistocene, between 550000 and 14000 years ago, from eight Eurasian caves, including El Sidrón (Spain) and Denisova Cave (Russia).
Archaeologists working with the British Ministry of Defence unearthed a network of tunnels used to train soldiers to fight in World War I at Salisbury Plain, England.
Analysis of dental calculus from a Neanderthal upper jaw found in cave sites in Spy, Belgium, and El Sidrón, Spain, provided new details about the diet of the Neanderthal populations living in Europe between 50000-42000 years ago.
Excavations unearthed the remains of a World War II Lancaster NN775 bomber that crashed in boggy terrain at Bunsbeek, about 45 kilometres east of Brussells, Belgium.