Archaeologists revealed the world’s oldest snowshoe that was discovered in the Dolomites. The find is believed to have been created in the Neolithic between 3800-3700 BC.
A Neolithic female figurine was discovered during excavations at the fameous Çatalhöyük site in central Anatolia, Turkey. The statue is dated to about 8000-5500 BC.
A skeleton dated to the Hittite period marks this seasons’ second important discovery at the ancient ruins of the Hittite city at Alacahöyük in Anatolian province of Çorum, Turkey. The skeleton marks the first Hittite-era individual discovered in the region.
Excavations at the site of a settlement mound near Hacilar in Burdur province, Turkey, revealed a 5000-year-old seal. The site is known for its Neolithic remains of houses made of wood and daub or mud-brick.
Archaeologists unearthed a stone panel in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, called the Cochno Stone which contains among others cup and ring markings made in Neolithic and Bronze Age. The find dates back even to 3000 BC.
Excavations at the Silkeborg site in Denmark revealed remains of graves and buildings that were dated back to Neolithic, Bronze Age, Viking era and Medieval times. Among the find two high status Viking burials and Trelleborg-type homes were found.
Archaeologists conducting excavation at a Neolithic site at Durrington Walls discovered that the site was possibly surrounded by timber posts and not by standing stones as previously thought. The 4500-year-old site and located in the vicinity of Stonehenge.
Excavations at the the Copper Age settlement near the village Pazardzhik, southern Bulgaria, dated back to the circa 4500-4600 BC revealed a golden bead.
Latest research shows that late Stone Age hunter-gatherer communities spent time working out the basics of farming on the fertile lands of what is now Turkey before taking this knowledge migrating to Europe as gene material gathered among burials of early European settlers and early farmers in Central Turkey shows resemblance.
Researchers in China found first evidence for the legendary catastrophic Great Flood that occurred on the Yellow River, an event that resulted in emergence of the first ruling Xia dynasty of China.
Numerous cave paintings dating back some 8000 years have been found in Baltalıın and İnkaya caves, located five kilometres apart, in the Balıkesir province in Turkey.
A Bronze Age burial discovered at a cape on Maloe More near Chernorud at Lake Baikal in Russia revealed an ancient couple of an elderly man and his wife or concubine.
Archaeologists from Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Polish Academy of Sciences conducted research in a remote area between modern Egypt and Sudan revealing Neolithic sites belonging to the early pastoral societies.
A rescue dig in Sandomierz in South-western Poland revealed a mass grave dated to 2500 BC. Archaeologists discovered incomplete remains of over a dozen dismembered individuals.
Archaeologists discovered remains of one of the oldest funeral banquets that reveals a preplanned event reflecting social interaction in late Palaeolithic. The find was made in Hilazon Tachtit cave in northern Israel by a team of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The 7th edition of the Prospekcja Małopolska project (Lesser Poland Prospection) project, involving aerial prospection of archaeological sites and historic monuments is planned for the end of June. Archaeologist Piotr Wroniecki, head of the project is planning to conduct aerial prospection in order to enhance the knowledge about the past of the region of the Nida river basin in southern Poland.
A figurine that once lost among the collections has been rediscovered in Stromness Museum on the Orkney Island of Mainland. The artefact was found at the Neolithic site of Skara Brae in the 1860s and later donated to the museum without provenance in the 1930s.
Archaeologists from the University of Wrocław studied a part of the area of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia revealing it’s interesting past. Nowadays a remote place deprived of any road infrastructure and settlements, few thousands years ago it was a thriving area with conditions more suitable for habitation than at present.
Relics of ancient fortifications and monumental tombs were found among numerous sites by a group of archaeologists from the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. The fieldwork in a the project, coordinated by prof. Piotr Bieliński, was led by dr Łukasz Rutkowski.
Archaeological excavations in Warzymice (North-Western Poland) revealed two prehistoric sites.