Rare pieces of pottery from the 18th century were recovered from the bottom of one of brick-lined pits of 12 toilets at the site of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, USA.
A chess piece depicting a knight has been found in the remains of a house, dating back to the 13th century, in Tønsberg, Norway.
Archaeologists discovered more than 1000 stone artefacts, some of which may be up to 1.76 million years old, have been discovered at Wadi Dabsa, Southwest Saudi Arabia.
Archaeologists conducting an aerial survey over 10 ancient sites in northern Guatemala have identified over 60000 new Maya structures, including pyramids, causeways, house foundations and defensive fortifications, through LiDAR scans of the jungle area.
Archaeologists uncovered a 3100-year-old tomb containing food vessels, including bronze soup bowls with extraordinary designs, in Baoji City in Shaanxi Province, China.
Archaeologists found a whetstone covered with runes during excavations prior to a railway-construction project in Oslo, Norway.
A recent study revealed that people of the Bronze Age Indus Valley civilisation relied on seasonal monsoon flooding and the rich, water-trapping clays of the old river valley, rather than – in contrary to popular belief – on major glacier-fed rivers. These are now said to have dried up more than 3000 years before the peak of the Indus Valley civilisation’s development.
Cremated human remains were found in Gongchi Village, Jingchuan Country, China. They were inside a ceramic box bearing an inscription that says they are of Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha. The box was found along with more than 260 Buddhist statues.
Ornamented antler found in Gołębiewo, central Poland, subjected to DNA and stable isotope analyses, revealed its origin as coming from between northern Scandinavia and north-western Russia, indicating it might have travelled from North Karelia to Central Poland during Mesolithic Era.
Archaeologists announced deciphering the text of a copy of a 3,200-year-old stone inscription from the archive of James Mellaart, telling about the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira, which launched a military campaign led by a prince named Muksus from Wilusa (ancient name for Troy).
A cache of unusual stone tools from the Bronze Age was found by the Iron Age Moel Arthur hillfort, North-East Wales, in a place that would have been a stream around 4500 years ago.
Wreck of a World War I German U-Boat off the coast of Belgium has been discovered by maritime archaeologists through reanalysis of sonar scans from an undersea survey carried out in 2014.
Excavations of the market square in Trondheim, Norway, lead to the discovery of a boat grave and possible human remains dating roughly to between the 7th and 10th century.
Archaeologists unearthed artefacts and remains of a settlement at Moturua Island, New Zealand, which might point to the arrival of the first Polynesians in the region, around 700 years ago.
A Roman law code manuscript dating to 6th century has been discovered within a book binding of 1537 copy of Hesiod’s of “Works and Days” using a combination of imaging techniques, including visible-light hyperspectral imaging, and X-ray fluorescence imaging.
A historic sword, belonging to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, leader of the first American Civil War unit in the North made up of African-American soldiers, was donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society after resting for decades at attics of private owners.
Researchers identified two figures at the frescoes’ edges in the Room of Constantine, Vatican, as painted by Raphael, the Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.
A cache of writing tablets, dating to 1st cent. AD, containing secret letters were discovered buried in the ground near the ancient Roman fort of Vindolanda, Northumberland, United Kingdom.
Archaeologists reconstructed the face of a man who died 4500 years ago in England and whose remains were found in the 1930s and 1980s at a burial mound called Liff’s Low bowl barrow in Derbyshire.
Archaeologists examined a tooth found in the Denisova Cave, Altai mountains, Russia, within deposits dating back to 126000-225000 BC revealing it belonged to remains of a fourth Denisovan individual – a species of extinct hominin – found at the site.