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.
Over 300 graves of of various types were discovered by archaeologists in a necropolis dated to late Antiquity, found at Bouc-Bel-Air in southern France.
Excavations prior to development of a housing estate at Soham in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, revealed remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement and jewellery dated to the 6th century AD.
Group of volunteer explorers surveyed a sector of the line called Copse – which is part of a 12km long First World War front near Lens, northern France. They discovered numerous items and several pen and pencil inscriptions made by tunnellers of Durham Light Infantry.
The Lascaux cave, south-western France, containing cave art being over 20000 years old, is to open a new site to public on December 15th, called Lascaux 4.
Archaeologists discovered a large Gallo-Roman villa with thermal baths in Langrolay-sur-Rance, north-western France. The villa is said to be preserved in exceptional condition.
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.
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.
Waters around Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA, revealed three shipwrecks of Spanish ships yielding numerous interesting artefacts, as underwater explorers surveyed the area.
Archaeologists found a restaurant-like structure roughly 2100 years old, making it one of the earliest such taverns in the western Mediterranean. The excavations took place in the ancient town of Lattara, Southern France.