Rock with crystals points to behaviour of Neanderthals

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.

Medieval layers of Kremlin unearthed

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.

Archaeologists in Jordan discover earliest stone tools

Team of archaeologists from University of Victoria made a discovery of sophisticated stone tools crafted 250000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq in Jordan. Analysis of the blades found residual remains of butchered animals including horse, rhinoceros, wild cattle and duck.

Trove of treasures within tomb of a Moche princess

A chamber tomb was unearthed in San José de Moro in Peru, revealing the remains of a woman who had been laid to rest with lavish offerings. She is believed to be a priestess or a queen or both of the pre-Columbian Moche civilization thriving on the northern coast of Peru.

Teotihuacan skeleton reveals encrusted teeth

Remains of a women, living 1600 years ago were discovered in an area called Tlailotlacan, near ancient ruins of Teotihuacan in Mexico. The teeth of the skeleton’s skull were encrusted with mineral stones and the skull shows signs of intentional deformation.