The oldest fossil human cranium in the cave of Aroeira, Portugal was found, representing also the westernmost human fossil ever found in Europe from the middle Pleistocene epoch, being about 400000 years old.
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.
Study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site Caverna delle Arene Candide in Liguaria, Italy, suggests that objects might have been ritually destroyed to remove their symbolic power some 5000 years earlier than previously thought.
Researchers discovered an engraved image of an aurochs on a limestone slab found in a rock-shelter called Abri Blanchard, south-western France. The image is dating 38000 years to the past and is one of the earliest known images of nature made by modern humans.
Excavations at Grojec hill in Żywiec, southern Poland, revealed numerous glass artefacts and half-products that indicate a glass workshop operated there 2000 years ago. This might be the possible oldest glass production site in Poland.
Archaeologists discovered over 300 artefacts during excavations at Olbia, an ancient Greek town in modern-day Ukraine. The finds date back 2500 years.
Scientists examined tartar from 1.2-million-year-old teeth, one of the oldest hominin remains discovered in Europe. Food remains from tartar revealed the palaeodiet of the individual.
A treasure trove containing a golden amulet and other golden jewellery was found at Magletving on Lolland, Denmark. The finds are said to date back 1500 years.
Over 80 artefacts crafted from animal bone and half-products were found by archaeologists at a Prehistoric settlement site near Manzherok in Russian Federation’s southern Siberia. The site dates back 2000 years.
First season of a three-year project of archaeological investigation of the Westerplatte area revealed numerous artefacts from the early days of World War II. The site is the place of the Battle of Westerplatte, the first battle in the invasion of Poland and marked the start of the Second World War in Europe.
Excavations near near Immingham in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, revealed a mass burial pit of victims of the Black Death pandemic. Carbon dating shows that the skeletons come from 14th century while DNA tests confirmed presence of the plague bacteria.
A cemetery of first Christians in the United Kingdom was unearthed in Norfolk. So far archaeologists uncovered over 80 coffins of Anglo-Saxon Christian community members dating back 1300 years ago.
Underwater archaeologists studied remains of a Mesolithic hunting site found on the bottom of the Baltic Sea at a place where once a lagoon existed and was used as a fish-hunting area.
As a 1930s administrative building at Kremlin, Moscow, was dismantled in 2014 archaeologists moved in to study the area occupied by concrete structures, revealing Medieval layers and numerous artefacts.
DNA analysis of of 50000-year-old European bison (wisent) remains from a cave in France revealed that it originated from a previously unknown hybrid species of wisent which was depicted through Upper Palaeolithic rock art 15000 years ago.
Archaeologists discovered 5000-year-old bones of rodents that were eaten at the Neolithic settlement in Skara Brae, Orkney, United Kingdom. The team identified remains of at least 1674 voles eaten at the site.
Archaeologists discovered over 40 barrows near Sarbia, north-western Poland, that served as places of burial for people living 2500 years ago. The structures were discovered by an amateur who is said to have studied satellite images of the area.
A study of sequenced DNA from remains of cats dated from 13000 BC to 18th century AD reveals how cats spread throughout ancient Eurasia and Africa.
Over 50 archaeologists and metal detectorists surveyed the area of the Medieval Battle of Grunwald. The 1410 battle between an alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, against the Teutonic Knights was a decisive clash that shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe.
Remains of a 200-year-old plantation manager’s building, owner’s mansion and a kitchen building were unearthed through excavation in La Caroline, north-eastern French Guiana. The plantation was one of hundreds functioning between 18th-19th centuries in that area of South America.