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.
Archaeologists believe to have found the shipwreck of the historic vessel named the Blekinge, which sunk in 1713 at Karlskrona, southern Sweden. Among other campaigns, it served during king Karl XII’s sea assault against Denmark in 1700.
Excavations on a construction site in Cambridge, United Kingdom, revealed foundations of 3 Medieval building belonging to a friary. Archaeologists discovered also more than 25 skeletons and expect to find about twice as many.
More than 100 Assyrian and Early Islamic artefacts have been discovered in the house of an ISIS official in Mosul’s West Bank after it was recaptured by the Iraqi Army. Among the relics are household pottery items such as jugs, vases and bowls.
An intact Viking boat burial was discovered in the Ardnamurchan peninsula, Western Scotland in 2011, and the results of its excavations were just published. This is the first boat burial from mainland UK ever found.
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.
Archaeologists discovered a piece of split limestone excavated over 100 years ago in Krapina, northern Croatia, suggesting that a Neanderthal collected the rock due to the crystal inclusions on the surface and brought it to the cave, possibly motivated by curiosity or intrigued by it, 130000 years ago.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient tomb in northern Iraq, dating back 2400 years, in the end or right after the collapse of the Achaemenid Empire conquered by Alexander the Great. The tomb contains remains of at least 6 people.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient Egyptian encroachment wall at the Qubbet Al-Hawa site in Aswan. The presence of the structure suggests that new tombs might be located in the direct vicinity.
Archaeologists unearthed a site, known as Yongshan Blood Pool, Fengxiang, Shaanxi province, China, that may have been used by ancient Emperors of China to carry out animal sacrifices through slaughtering and burying cattle.
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 conducting excavations at the ancient harbour town of Berenike at Red Sea, Egypt, discovered over 80 burials of cats dated to Roman times. The site functioned between the end of the 1st century AD into the first half of the 2nd century AD.
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 explorers of the Baltic Sea discovered a 150-year-old sunken ship off the Åland Islands, located in Central Baltic between Sweden and Finland. The hold of the ship is said to be full of bottles.
Archaeological experts observing land drainage at Star Carr, Yorkshire, northern United Kingdom, discovered that changes in the soil are quickly degrading cultural artefacts and fossils. The process is putting the rich source of archaeological finds at risk.
A shipwreck dated to the 7th century BC off the coast of Gozo island in the Maltese archipelago is studied by underwater archaeologists. Its cargo revealed that the Maltese islands were an integral part of the Phoenician trade route in the Mediterranean.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient boat burial linked to Pharaoh Senusret III in Abydos, Egypt. Alongside boat burial remains about 120 boat images depicting Pharaonic watercraft were found on the interior walls of the building complex.
Possibly the oldest depictions of Spanish conquistadors, pictured in typical 16th century outfits, were found by archaeologists in five remote mountain caves in the State of Guerrero, Mexico.
New study analysed voyager strategies and combined them with environmental conditions in order to find out how ancient seafarers travelled across distant sea routes.
Archaeologists conducted investigation and specialised analysis of the structures within the ancient city built atop a coral reef at Temwen Island in Federated States of Micronesia. A monumental tomb said to belong to the first chief of the island of Pohnpei was studied.